Mornings can be hectic. Between getting yourself ready, kids back in school and dealing with a morning commute, making a healthy breakfast can be low on the priority list. Here’s one solution – prep breakfast the night before and be ready to start your day with a healthy, high protein meal. These overnight oats are my go-to breakfast right now and I usually prepare it the evening before while I am cooking dinner.   


Overnight Oats


  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (almond or Fairlife recommended
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 
  • Cinnamon to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mug or small bowl, mix well, cover with foil and place in the fridge overnight. Enjoy them in the morning!  


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    By: Karen Kelly, R.D.

    Registered dietitian Karen Kelly is available for nutrition counseling every Tuesday in our Springfield and Hoboken locations. She is a graduate of Ohio State University and the College of Saint Elizabeth where she received her registered dietitian degree. Karen found her true calling by helping people make better nutrition choices to improve their health. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association, the New Jersey Dietetic Association, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Nutrition in Complementary Care as well as Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition.

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