This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are my own.
I was over my sister’s house the other day. It was around 7:30a when I got there.
I was just getting into town from a pretty crazy travel schedule, but knew everyone would have been up for at least an hour by this point.
She’s got two little girls, Leah (3 ½) and Claire (going on 2). They’re adorable and sweet and crazy in the best way. And whoa, do I now realize just what a superwoman my sister is.
I don’t have kids, but come from a huge Italian family with tons of cousins and nieces and nephews.
Feels like I’ve been helping to raise little ones in one way or another for practically my entire life (is this just an Italian thing?).
One thing I can tell you, that was echoed in my sister’s superhuman command of her house the other day, is that mornings with kids can be a bit… loco.
Watching her prep, feed, bathe and clothe them while tackling the mountain of other tasks (she runs a very successful business, as well) was astounding.
She’s got a world of tips and tricks up her sleeve. One of which is occasionally making overnight oats with the girls. If you’ve ever made them (read about my foray into Quaker’s Overnight Oats here), you know how well they work at simplifying mornings.
And as easy as DIY OO are, I have to give Quaker a pound for helping to make a part of my sister’s day even easier.
I left her a few packs of their overnight oats with simple instructions:
- At night, simply add milk or your non-dairy option of choice to the fill line within the single-serve containers (it also pairs deliciously with nut milks, coconut and soy milk)
- Let the mixture cold steep while you sleep in the refrigerator for 6 hours+ (but not longer than 24 hours)*
- Take out of the refrigerator the next morning and enjoy a cool and hearty breakfast choice with no morning prep required
The next morning, I got the most adorable FaceTime from her and the girls chowing DOWN! They all loved the taste and my sister appreciated the time.
Not everything is going to be easy. Breakfast, however, shouldn’t be a hassle.
(two steps away from the world’s easiest breakfast choice…)