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Shake-it-Up Oatmeal with Strawberries

Half of all the grains we eat every day should be WHOLE grain. What better way to start the day than with whole grains at breakfast? Oatmeal is one of my favorite whole grains (for proof, see my published recipes for Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins, slow cooking Overnight Oatmeal with Apples and Maple Syrup, Scrumptious Baked Oatmeal, and MyPlate2Yours Granola)!!

I am excited about this newest recipe since it doesn't require any cooking. Made in a pint-size mason jar, the ingredients get shaken up before it's ready to eat. That makes it a grab-and-go breakfast...maybe more of a shake-and-go breakfast! Enjoy!

Shake it Up Oatmeal (1 serving)

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup vanilla yogurt

1 tablespoon strawberry preserves

Optional toppings: fresh sliced strawberries and chopped nuts

In a pint-size mason jar, combine oats, milk, yogurt and preserves. Screw on lid and shake it up to mix well. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Shake again.

When ready to eat, remove lid and top with diced fresh fruit and nuts, if desired.

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