I have a tough time picking a favorite meal.
Lunch is a dud and clearly out of the running. (But any lunch advocates out there: please discuss.)
However, deciding between breakfast and dinner is tough. I mean, dinner just has so many options. You can have sashimi or tagliatelle bolognese or crab cakes or ratatouille. You can even have breakfast for dinner.
That being said, there’s just something special about waking up and starting your day with a steaming hot latte and a freshly baked almond croissant, or warding off a nasty hangover with a cheesy bacon, egg and avocado burrito. (Not that any of us get hangovers, we’re all responsible adults here. Ahem.)
So here’s a compromise: I can’t pick between breakfast and dinner but I can say that dinner is my favorite meal during the week, and breakfast is my favorite on the weekends.
Kind of a cop out, I know, but the anticipation of a dinner out is the best way to make it through a brutal work day, and there’s just no such thing as a leisurely weekday breakfast – at least not for those of us with office jobs.
But. It IS is possible to start your workday with something filling and tasty that requires zero morning prep. They’re called overnight oats and they’re becoming my favorite way to pretend it’s not Tuesday on, well, a Tuesday.
So I’ll cut my inane rambling short and leave you with my newest overnight oats conquest – with a generous scoop frozen berries that melt into juicy sweetness and swirls of peanut butter to keep you full until that letdown of a meal known as lunch.
PB+J overnight oats
(Adapted from Organize Yourself Skinny)
1/2 cup rolled oats, plus a sprinkle
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup frozen berries
3 teaspoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon peanut butter
Combine 1/2 cup oats with almond milk, berries, maple syrup and peanut butter in a small bowl. Stir until everything is blended, but don’t worry about leaving chunks of PB.
If it seems to liquidy, add a sprinkle of oats. Once everything is combined, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight
Stir the next morning and enjoy.
Raspberry Almond Overnight Oats: http://www.organizeyourselfskinny.com/2014/11/12/raspberry-almond-overnight-oats/