In my ever continuing, yet unsuccessful quest fora healthy lifestyle I started to make some yoghurt jars to bring to work as a snack. Below is how to make them! (Need to start making these again because instead of eating them for breakfast I end up having a sausage and hashbrown sandwich and instead of having as a 3pm slump snack, I have a bar of chocolate and a cup of tea! 8 weeks to my hols so need to start behaving and working towards fitting into my summer clothes!)
What you need
- Porridge oats
- Fruit (fresh or frozen works)
- Yoghurt (I use natural yoghurt but flavoured would be nice too!)
- I reuse jam jars but a friend of mine in work has bought little mason jars for this so any kind of lidded container at all will suffice.
- Pour some oats (super exact I know) into the bottom of your jam jar (ensuring the jar is cleaned..duh)
- Take a handful of fruit, either straight from frozen or washed/chopped fresh fruit, and put in as much as you can fit into your jar
- If you’re using fresh fruit, it can be found good to add a small bit of fruit juice into the oats to ensure that they soften.. When the frozen fruit defrosts it soaks into the oats but fresh fruit didn’t always have the same affect!
- I sprinkle some sunflower seeds over the top… partly to give it a little crunch, partly to use up an old bag of sunflower seeds that’s been sitting in our cupboard for months.
- Pour yoghurt over the contents to your desired yoghurt: fruit: oats ratio.
- I just used natural yoghurt that was from Also but have since made these again using Glenilen Farm Natural Yoghurt and it is simply delish!
- I sprinkle some sunflower seeds over the top… Partly for the crunch, partly because there’s an old bag opened in our cupboard for ages and I want to get rid of it!
- Put the lid on your jar and leave in the fridge until you want to eat them, at least a couple of hours to let everything soak together – Overnight is ideal!