It can be hard to find the time to make healthy meals that your family loves to eat. But with the right recipes that allow prep work ahead of time, you can be a "healthy hero" at meal time. Here are seven recipes that make the most of your smart planning and finish overnight while your sleep.
Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding:
If you struggle to make a nutritious breakfast in the morning, you’re not alone. This six-ingredient chia pudding from Minimalist Baker is super-healthy and takes just about 10 minutes of prep time. Waking up to a satisfying breakfast has never been easier!
Slow Cooker French Toast:
If you want an indulgent and sweet breakfast on a weekend morning but don’t want to spend your Sunday in front of the stove, this slow cooker french toast from My Fearless Kitchen is the answer to your prayers.
Overnight Oats Five Ways:
Whether you like them with peanut butter or chock-full of fruit, these overnight oats from Cooking Classy are a super-easy way to start your day off right. Be sure to use old-fashioned rolled oats, not quick oats, for the best consistency.
Crock Pot Yogurt:
To make your own yogurt, you don’t need special equipment. You can actually make it in a crockpot. It needs to set for 8–12 hours, so it’s perfect to assemble before you hit the hay for the night. Get the recipe from Bless This Mess.
This hearty chili from Delectable Musings comes together with just a few simple ingredients and has tons of spicy flavor. Serve alongside cornbread or over rice.
Lazy-Day Overnight Lasagna:
Forget the boiling and draining that usually accompanies making lasagna with this overnight lasagna from Betty Crocker that’s assembled the day before. The noodles absorb the liquid overnight and are super-tender. Feel free to sub in ground beef or another meat of your choice for the Italian sausage.