4 Overnight Oats Recipes

Mornings are the best time to get in a good workout, but it’s important to have a healthy breakfast before hitting the gym, so that you can keep your energy up throughout your workout routine. You don’t have to wake up early to cook your breakfast before you hit the gym though, all you have to do is put together one of these 4 overnight oats recipes the night before, and grab it and go in the morning. You’ll be grateful for the foresight when you’re pushing through that intense morning session.

BLUEBERRY CARDAMOM OVERNIGHT OATMEAL

Serves 1

I recently had an early morning flight to catch, and I knew I wasn’t going to love the airport breakfast (or worse, in-flight!) options available at 6AM. I took literally a few minutes the afternoon before my trip to whip up a batch of my personal favorite overnight oatmeal. I packed it in a disposable container, packed a disposable spoon in some napkins, and stored my toasted walnuts in a Ziploc bag – nothing I needed to worry about washing out or saving when I got off the flight. Let’s just say I was “that girl” on the plane, while everyone else was reluctantly chowing down on their free pretzels. This breakfast is so tasty, so good for you, and so filling; pop this lovely start to your day in your ISOBAG and become the envy of other travelers.

SESAME PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

Makes 12

I love honey sesame sticks, but those calorie laden, sodium-filled little naughties don’t do me any favors! I did a mash-up of those little loves of mine with another favorite – peanut butter – and created these semi-sweet, semi-savory, completely satisfying little balls. Take the time to deeply toast your sesame seeds – I promise you it will be worth it in the flavor department, and it adds almost no time to an already quick recipe. Store these little balls in your fridge in your Isolator Fitness Meal Prep Containers and reach for one whenever you need a quick snack.

I hope you enjoy this delicious addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef

ISOPASTA OVERNIGHT ORZO

Serves 2

Adios overnight oatmeal! With our fantastic ISOPASTA Rice, it’s time for Overnight Orzo. Lightly sweetened and high in calcium and fiber, this is a breakfast treat I am sure you will love starting your day with. Chia seeds add protein and texture to complement our ISOPASTA Rice. Best of all, with an overnight prep, breakfast is ready the moment you wake up! This is also a great new way to use up some leftover ISOPASTA Rice.

I hope you enjoy this delicious addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef

15 Oatmeal Recipes Worth Waking Up For!

Oatmeal is crazy healthy! It is full of fiber and digests slowly to keep you fuller longer. However, we admit, it can be kind of bland without at least a little something extra. Try these insanely delicious and HEALTHY oatmeal recipes, and you’ll never look at oatmeal without the memory of chocolate chip cookies and PB&J again.

If you’re unable to sleep because you’re so excited to wake up and eat oatmeal, don’t put that on us. Just become an oatmeal- for- dinner kind of person. You’re welcome!

We used uncooked old fashioned or minute oats for all of these recipes, although the added ingredient profile could also apply to any other kind of cooked oats, if you wanted to just stir them in because you love our random, yet genius combinations.

Now, without much ado…

BLUEBERRY BURST SMOOTHIE

BLUEBERRY BURST SMOOTHIE

Serves 1

I love starting my day with a smoothie, especially one that’s packed with protein and vitamins to fuel me through my morning.  My blueberry smoothie is high in protein, as well as fiber.  All the spinach, flax, chia, and hemp help provide lots of vitamins A, B, C, and E, too.  So, sip away in a healthy way!

I hope you enjoy this delicious addition to your healthy ISO lifestyle!

Kelly Pipich, Isolator Fitness’s Executive Chef

Chia Seeds: Why and How To Eat Chia Seeds

Today is National Chia Day, so it’s only appropriate that we discuss chia seeds and their abundance of nutrients and health benefits that are wrapped tightly into such a tiny package. Don’t worry we’ve also compiled a list of our favorite healthy and tasty chia recipes, to help you celebrate the occasion.

Notes On Nutrition

  • A single ounce (that’s two tablespoons) contain 137 calories comprised of 11 grams of fiber, 9 grams of fat (which include healthy omega-3’s), and 4 grams of protein.
  • They have significant amounts of antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, omega-3’s, potassium, copper, and zinc, which account for many of the essential nutrients that most people do not get enough of in their diets.
  • Consuming a diet that consists of mostly plant-based foods (like chia seeds) may help to support increased energy, weight loss, and a healthy complexion. In addition, a plant-based diet has also been known to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and overall mortality.
  • Incorporating these seeds into your everyday diet is simple and quick, since they can be eaten raw, or added to any number of dishes.

The bland flavor compound makes them the perfect addition to any dish, since they will soak up the flavors of the foods that surround them.

20 Low-Carb Diet Recipes You Must Try

20 delicious low-carb recipes for a healthy lifestyle.  Find a recipe you like and click on the picture to be taken to the recipe!

Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza from The Lucky Penny

We all love pizza, but we don’t exactly appreciate its carby contribution towards sabotaging our waistlines. With the right cauliflower pizza recipe, you can finally enjoy pizza without the doughy destruction. Our vegan and lactose intolerant friends can still enjoy this recipe by opting for a dairy free cheese substitute.


 

Mason Jars: 30 Mason Jar Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Mason Jar Recipes

Breakfast

It always seems like there is just not enough time for everything that you have to do in the morning, and that becomes increasingly more accurate if you tend to hit the snooze button a few times before dragging yourself out of bed. Between your morning workout, showering, getting dressed, fixing your hair, putting your make-up on, putting your contacts in, and commuting to work, who has the time to fix a decent, healthy breakfast? Here are a few quick, healthy mason jar breakfasts that you can prepare the night before and take along with you in the insulated side pockets of your Isolator Fitness meal prep bag when you find yourself pressed for time in the morning.