eggnog overnight refrigerator oats

I had surgery a couple of months ago that involved some pretty ‘delicate’ areas so I have been on a slew of prescribed and over-the-counter medicines.  After the frightening realization that I was LOSING MY HAIR, I decided a detox was in order.  [I am still waiting to hear from my surgeon regarding the decision/phone call I made on New Year’s Eve.  Really no surprise considering the ER never made it past my surgeon’s triage nurses either when trying to call in November.  And they were doctors.]

So in addition to ten million other things, I am on a quest to increase fiber in my diet.  According to the Mayo Clinic, a woman under 50 years old is supposed to have 25 grams of fiber each day (most Americans are lucky to get 15).  I have been using My Fitness Pal to track my water ever since surgery and thought I would do the same for fiber.  After doing so for a few days, it was easy to see why whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are ESSENTIAL.

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I thought it might be a good idea to experiment with a few new recipes in this quest.  😀

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Beginning with Eggnog Overnight Refrigerator Oats.  (Every year at this time, I stock up on Land O’Lakes Light Eggnog – it’s my faaaaaaavorite and the cartons freeze well providing me with an off-season stash.)  If you have never tried overnight oats and you are a fan of eggnog, this recipe would be the perfect way to dive in.  It is SO.VERY.GOOD.

eggnog overnight refrigerator oats

Makes 1 serving

245 calories (3.4 grams fiber)


  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup light eggnog
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almondmilk (Almond Breeze is my favorite)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chobani 0% plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon toasted walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg


  1. Place the oats, eggnog, and almond milk into an 8-ounce wide mouth canning jar. (Any type of container with lid would work.)
  2. Stir in the yogurt. (This balances the sweetness.)
  3. Add the toasted walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon. Stir.
  4. Put the lid on the jar and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Allow to sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving and top with a dash of nutmeg.

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