Ever since I was a little girl, one of my favorite desserts has been peach pie. With chocolate ice cream. Don’t wrinkle your nose like that until you try it – it is fabulous!
Anyway, I love peach pie, but the sugar and carbs make it a pretty rare treat for me these days. But it’s that time of year now. You know the time I mean. The time when fresh peaches abound and they call your name as you walk by in the grocery store. Not too long ago I took a drive through Georgia and saw a ton of places where I could have stopped and bought a bushel or two of peaches. I resisted. But I knew I couldn’t resist forever, so I started thinking about THM-friendly ways to enjoy one of my favorite summer treats. This is what I finally came up with:
I knew that I didn’t want to have to find a way to make a pie crust, and I also did not want to have to bake anything in the summer heat here. Enter Overnight Oats, which require no cooking, and are chock-full of healthy yumminess like oatmeal, greek yogurt, and chia seeds. They are rich and creamy and super-easy to make, which is a major criterion of my cooking style. And paired with fresh peaches, they make a peaches and cream treat that is out of this world! Here’s the full recipe:
Peaches and Cream Oatmeal
1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats
1.5 tsp of Truvia
1.5 tsp of chia seeds
a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon
a pinch of salt
a dash of vanilla
1/3 cup of 0% greek yogurt
1/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 peach, diced
Just toss all the ingredients into a mason jar, put the lid on, shake it up a bit, and leave it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, it’s ready to eat. No cooking, no mess, no extra dishes to wash. Just the yummy goodness of peaches and cream.
For you Trim Healthy Mamas out there, due to the combination of the oats and the peach, this recipe fits into the E (= Energizing) category. You could even add in a bit more oats if you wanted to, but I find this serving size to be pretty perfect for my needs.
I’ll add that I make Overnight Oats on a regular basis, and they are one of my favorite grab-and-go meals. Typically I just line up a few jars and add in the dry ingredients, and then stick these sets of dry ingredients on a shelf.
At night, I grab a jar (or two) and add the wet ingredients. Often, I use raspberries instead of peaches since the raspberries are FP, but the peaches have really been hitting the spot lately.
See that really large jar back there? That’s my homemade greek yogurt, which is super-easy and tastes fabulous! And yes, I know those are nectarines in that picture and not peaches – they are great in overnight oats too!