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NJBC Eats: Overnight Oats

By Karen Kelly, R.D. | September 3, 2021


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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Karen Kelly, RD, is a registered dietitian at New Jersey Bariatric Center, a medical & surgical weight loss center with offices in Springfield, Somerville, Hoboken, East Brunswick, Sparta and Totowa, New Jersey. She provides pre-operative and post-operative nutritional counseling to New Jersey Bariatric Center’s Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, LAP-BAND (gastric band) and revision patients, in addition to dietary counseling for patients in our Medical Weight Loss program.
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