Meal Prep Series - Big Bowl of Oats

Oatmeal is one of my favourite breakfast meals to eat - especially on the go! It's easy, filling, and inexpensive ... what more could you ask for from oats!?

For this meal prep series, I am going to show you the basics of how to prep an epic bowl of oatmeal along with different flavour combos depending on what you're feeling for that morning.

Oatmeal is a great source of carbohydrates (an athlete superfood if you ask me). It's packed with fibre, potassium and other nutrients. A slow digesting carbohydrate, oatmeal helps keep you feeling fuller for longer. It's also low on the glycemic index which helps keep your gut happy and healthy.

Who wouldn't want to avoid hanger early in the morning? Check below for the recipes and how-to's!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Budget: ~$10

Groceries/ Whats Needed

• 1/2-1 Cup of Oats (dependent on serving size)

• 1 Cup of Almond Milk (unless you want to use water to cook oats)

• 1/2 Tbsp of Cocoa Powder

• 1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter

• 1 Tsp of Maple Syrup

• 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract

• Toppings: Cinnamon, Banana, Peanut, Almonds, etc.

Instructions

• Place oats and milk or water into a bowl (1:2 ratio of oats to liquid) along with the cocoa powder, vanilla extract and maple syrup

• Cook in microwave for 1:45-2minutes or over medium heat on the stove

• Add peanut butter midway through the cooking process (1 minute into microwave)

• Top with ingredients of choice and enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Budget: ~$10

Groceries/ Whats Needed

• 1/2-1 Cup of Oats (dependent on serving size)

• 1 Cup of Almond Milk (unless you want to use water to cook oats)

• 2 Tbsp of Pure Pumpkin

• 1 Tsp of Pumpkin Spice or 1/2 Tsp of Cinnamon + 1/2 Tsp of Nutmeg

• 1 Tbsp of Maple Syrup

• Toppings: Walnuts, Cinnamon, Flax

Instructions

• Place oats and milk or water into a bowl (1:2 ratio of oats to liquid) along with the pumpkin and pumpkin spice

• Cook in microwave for 1:45-2minutes or over medium heat on the stove

• Add maple syrup, and top with ingredients of choice

Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oatmeal 

Budget: ~$12

Groceries/ Whats Needed

• 3/4 Cup of Oats

• 1 Cup of Almond Milk

• 1 Banana

• 1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter

• 1 Tbsp of Chia Seeds

• 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract

• 1/2 Tsp of Cinnamon

• Mason Jar

Instructions

• In a blender, combine almond milk, banana, peanut butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon

• Place oats and chia seeds in a mason jar

• Pour blended mixture over oats and chia seeds and mix well

• Let set in fridge for 2+ hours (overnight works best)

Note: You can heat this up if you prefer, but it tastes great eaten cold as well!

What's you favourite way to eat oatmeal? Comment below!