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21 Overnight Recipes That Cook Themselves

Too busy in the morning to make a healthy breakfast and too tired at night to cook up something that will satisfy you?

Cook This!

21 Overnight Recipes That Cook Themselves

Too busy in the morning to make a healthy breakfast and too tired at night to cook up something that will satisfy you?

If you can totally relate to running out the door in the AM rush and getting home after a long day with the desire to just relax, we feel your pain. So, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recipes that’ll be waiting for you whenever you please—without all the agonizing stress of putting them together. Whether you’re feeling lazy or always in a hurry, these overnight dishes are the simple fix. Put aside some time on the weekend when your not so crazy busy and throw together these recipes for the rest of the week. And for everyone’s favorite overnight recipe, check out these 50 Overnight Oats Recipes for Weight Loss.


Greek Eggs Breakfast Casserole

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 295 calories, 19.8 g fat (7.6 g saturated fat), 749 mg sodium, 8.9 g carbs, 1.7 g fiber, 3.7 g sugar, 22.1 g protein

Eggs are always a great way to start off the day with a substantial amount of protein. Unlike tons of prepackaged breakfasts, eggs contain egg-zactly what they say they do: Eggs. This recipe is the perfect example for how you can make all your breakfasts for the week in just one single pot and there’s no extreme techniques or skill needed.

Get the recipe from Whitney Bond.


Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 144 calories, 8 g fat (1.2 g saturated fat), 187 mg sodium, 17 g carbs, 8.6 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 5.3 g protein

Chia pudding is a trendy favorite for all the health enthusiasts out there because of how compact with nutrients these little seeds are. These tiny superfoods contain enough vitamins and minerals to help aid weight loss, balance blood sugar, and cut cravings with such a low amount of calories! When combined with liquid they because a pudding like texture that will have you feeling like you’re in 5th grade again. If you love chia seeds, don’t miss these 50 Best Chia Seed Recipes.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.


Trail Mix Granola Bars

Serves: 12
Nutrition: 212 calories, 6.9 g fat (1.8 g saturated fat), 53 mg sodium, 34.3 g carbs, 2.4 g fiber, 15.7 g sugar, 5.5 g protein (calculated with quinoa instead of pretzels and rice cereal, cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips and honey)

A snack bar without fake sugars and unnecessary additives is hard to find these days. So why not make your own at home? That way you’ll know every ingredient going into them without worrying if you’re ingesting any of those gross chemicals. Here I swapped out a few different ingredients to get even more benefits like more protein from the quinoa and less sugar with cacao nibs. There are plenty more options that you can try to find your favorite too!

Get the recipe from Running with Spoons.


Coconut Rice Pudding

Serves: 5
Nutrition: 355 calories, 21.7 g fat (16.6 g saturated fat), 51 mg sodium, 39.5 g carbs, 3.7 g fiber, 18.7 g sugar, 4.8 g protein (calculated with 2 tablespoons of honey)

Creamy, coconutty rice is a texture bomb in your mouth. They’re easy to assemble and a comforting treat to indulge in. Careful you don’t eat too much though—these sweets things are high in calories and sugar. So make sure you’re proportioning right! We suggest even fractioning out each serving before eating so you know when it’s time you’ve had enough. For more recipes to control your portion check out these 15 Muffin Tin Recipes for Perfect Portion Control.

Get the recipe from With Style and Grace.


Kale Red Pepper Feta Frittata

Serves: 6
Nutrition: 166 calories, 11.6 g fat (4.9 g saturated fat), 334 mg sodium, 4.9 g carbs, .9 g fiber, 1.8 g sugar, 11.2 g protein (calculated without the optional sour cream topping)

Frittatas are great, yet if you’re trying to get out the door they’re almost impossible to bake in time. They usually take time and effort to perfect the texture and flavors, but not with this simple crock pot frittata! You throw ingredients in and let it cook itself. Make it the night before and wake up to your house smelling garden-y fresh. Get more incredible slowcooker ideas with these 35 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes.

Get the recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen.


Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 198 calories, 9.5 g fat, 34 mg sodium, 19.4 g carbs, 11.2 g fiber, .6 g sugar, 15 g protein

A burrito is something I’d never pass up, especially one this low in calories and high in protein! Filled with plant-based ingredients and packed with flavor, these are bound to make you start your day off right. Add some extra ingredients like fresh salsa and avocado to up the taste levels even further.

Get the recipe from Key ingredient.


Pumpkin Quinoa Oatmeal

Serves: 6
Nutrition: 305 calories, 7.7 g fat (1.2 g saturated fat), 599 mg sodium, 49.7 g carbs, 7.1 g fiber, 13.4 g sugar, 9.9 g protein (calculated without toppings)

This overnight recipe has a combo of quinoa and oatmeal that will get you the perfect balance of nutrients to head off to work. Scoop some out and keep the rest in the fridge for the rest of the week. Not only does this taste like heaven, it also has an aroma that will excite all your senses. Cut back on the maple syrup if you’re looking to low the sugar intake and instead top with some sweet raisins or banana. And see another 15 Awesome Ways to Lose Weight With Oatmeal!

Get the recipe from Show Me The Yummy.


Turkey Chili with Sweet Potatoes

Serves: 8
Nutrition: 388 calories, 10.7 g fat (2.6 g saturated fat), 526 mg sodium, 41. 3 g carbs, 10.2 g fiber, 14.6 g sugar, 24.9 g protein (calculated without salt added)

Chili is a staple food when the temperatures drop and always a go-to cozy comfort food that will warm you in a matter of no time. A typical chili is usually filled with fatty ground beef and off the charts in sodium counts, so it’s definitely something you don’t want to be regularly consuming. With this easy turkey and sweet potato chili you can forget those guilty thoughts, this is a real deal meal that offers tons of nutritional benefits and leaves you completely satisfied.

Get the recipe from Laughing Spatula.


Yogurt Chicken Shawarma

Serves: 8
Nutrition: 296 calories, 10.7 g fat (2.9 g saturated fat), 715 mg sodium, 3.9 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1.7 g sugar, 44.2 g protein

Shawarmas are something you can easily find on the side of the NYC streets at 2am and that when you know they’re bad news. They’re greasy, fat-filled and total belly bloaters. But here’s a simple way to clean up those handheld heart attacks and make something that is actually good for you. The yogurt sauce also adds the perfect tang to the juicy, flavorful chicken, without adding any bad fats.

Get the recipe from Well Plated.


Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa and Veggies

Serves: 6
Nutrition: 485 calories, 10.3 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 906 mg sodium, 58 g carbs, 3.3 g fiber, 22.6 g sugar, 39.1 g protein (calculated with low-sodium chicken broth)

Here’s the ultimate take-out fake-out! Swapping the white rice with quinoa ups the protein intake and gives the dish a nuttier flavor profile. This recipe has honey and pineapple that makes for a sweet and savory dish that won’t leave you with any guilt. Change up the veggies with any of your favorites, they add such a great crunch and extra vitamins and minerals!

Get the recipe from Chealsea’s Messy Apron.


Chicken Burrito Bowls

Serves: 7
Nutrition: 297 calories, 7.7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 562 mg sodium, 24.4 g carbs, 4.6 g fiber, 4.6 g sugar, 32.7 g protein (calculated without rice or toppings)

Get the family together for Mexican night or bring this to a party, this simple crock pot recipe is filled with tons of spices and seasonings that’ll make any crowd go wild. With all the variety of groups of food that are eaten throughout the world, legumes are the most health-supportive mix of protein and fiber. One cup of black beans has about 15 grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein. Along with the chicken and you’ll have an entire day’s worth of these nutrients!

Get the recipe from Two Healthy Kitchens.


Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Casserole

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 437 calories, 14.4 g fat (7.2 g saturated fat), 838 mg sodium, 35.4 g carbs, 4.5 g fiber, 4.5 g sugar, 34.3 g protein

Buffalo chicken wings are a bar-food fave, but tend to be loaded with butter and deep-fried in oils. Without all those unnecessary additives this becomes a high protein, low sugar meal that you’ll be dying to try again and again. A classic order of Boneless Wings with Classic Buffalo Sauce at Applebee’s has over 800 calories and over 4,000 milligrams of sodium! Ditch that stuff and put this chicken quinoa casserole in some lettuce wraps or even on its own, no matter how you eat this dish you’ll love it without feeling the regrets! And while you might have excpected a lot of salt from wings, it can be a surprise when a dessert is soaked in it. See them at 20 Restaurant Desserts With More Salt Than A Bag of Pretzels.

Get the recipe from Cupcakes and Kale Chips.


Skinny Loaded Potato Soup

Serves: 8
Nutrition: 322 calories, 11.5 g fat (5.1 g saturated fat), 741 mg sodium, 48 g carbs, 4.6 g fiber, 4.8 g sugar, 10.6 g protein (calculated with low sodium vegetable broth, unsweetened almond milk and no garnishes)

Bored with that plain old potato? Whip it up in this skinny potato soup that’s sure to fill you up without filling you out. Top with some of your favorite garnishes (like chives or onion) to give it that extra little bite. Potatoes health benefits are undeniable, they are absolutely fat-, sodium and cholesterol free! For more drool worthy soups that will help you lose those pounds, check out 20 Best-Ever Fat-Burning Soups

Get the recipe from The Cookie Rookie.


Red Lentil Curry

Serves: 16
Nutrition: 255 g, 4 g fat (2.2 g saturated fat), 278 mg sodium, 41.8 g carbs, 17.1 g fiber, 7.3 g sugars, 14.5 g protein

This red lentil curry makes for a hearty dish that can feed a crowd! Lentils are a mighty member of the legume family jam-packed with nutrients. They’re extremely high in fiber and are helpful in reducing high blood sugar. They also give you that extra boost of energy. The curry spices include turmeric, which is said to be very efficient in reducing inflammation and has properties that lessen the chances of disease. Not only will this satisfy your hunger, it will also satisfy your bodies needs!

Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.


Cauliflower Bolognese with Zucchini Noodles

Serves: 2
Nutrition: 215 calories, 2.2 g fat, 301 mg sodium, 44.3 g carbs, 14.5 g fiber, 24.1 g sugar, 13.9 g protein

This complete veggie meal is a super innovative way to cut back on the starchy carbs and increase your nutrient intake. Anytime you swap out the refined pastas and rices for things like zucchini and sweet potato you’re bound to leave the table feeling refreshed and light. It still has the same great texture as the old stuff so it’s just like you’re eating the real (or really fake) thing! If you don’t feel like zoodles, find out the The #1 Best Pasta for Your Body.

Get the recipe from Inspiralized.


Vegetable Curry with Chickpeas

Serves: 3
Nutrition: 292 calories, 4.7 g fat (1.8 g saturated fat), 912 mg sodium, 55.2 g carbs, 14.7 g fiber, 16.4 g sugar, 13.1 g protein

Here’s a perfect shortcut to get wholesome dinner in an instant. A wide variety of vegetables can be used for the dish and always have that fresh feel. Save some for leftovers that you’ll come home happy to.

Get the recipe from The Lemon Bowl.


Sweet Potato Mash

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 222 calories, 126 mg sodium, 52 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 16 g sugar, 4 g protein

Mm, mm, mm! Sweet potatoes are a great side dish that really pack in some essential nutrients. The apple juice and spices come together to make for a semi-sweet home-y addition to any plate.

Get the recipe from Skinny Ms..


Cranberry Sauce

Serves: 10
Nutrition: 43 calories, .1 g fat, 1 mg sodium, 8.6 g carbs, 1.6 g fiber, 5.5 g sugar, .1 g protein (calculated with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup)

Cranberry sauce usually makes it most familiar appearance when the holidays roll around. An awesome way to cut back on some of those highly-processed, high-calories foods is to go for a all natural wholesome sauce. This is an easy swap that you can leave cooking off to the side while you prepare the other food. These 25 Ways to Cut 250 Calories are more great ways to skip some unnecessary cals.

Get the recipe from Running to the Kitchen.


Spinach Artichoke Dip

Serves: 6
Nutrition: 273 calories, 20.1 g fat (12.5 g saturated fat), 640 mg sodium, 10.7 g carbs, 3.4 g fiber, 3.6 g sugar, 13.8 g protein (calculated using full fat plain greek yogurt)

Classic spinach artichoke dip is a party favorite, on almost every chain restaurant’s menu, and filled with sodium and trans fats. Here is the perfect swap for making a healthy version of the old favorite. The greek yogurt adds a creamy tang to the dish and lightens up some of those heavier ingredients. Take a dive into this warm overnight dip with celery, carrots, or any other favorite veggies!

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.


Carrot Cake

Serves: 12
Nutrition: 127 calories, 10.7 g fat (6.4 g saturated fat), 93 mg sodium, 4.2 g carbs, 3.9 g fiber, 1.6 g sugar, 5 g protein (calculated without frosting and using Stevia)

Carrot cake in a slowcooker sounds like a funky way to bake a dessert, but it’ll all make complete sense after you try this! The texture from the combination of coconut, carrots and walnuts makes a hearty sweet crunch that will keep you satiated. Opt out of the cream cheese if you want to keep the calories low on that after dinner treat.

Get the recipe from All Day I Dream About Food.


Sugar Free Dairy Free Fudge

Serves: 30
Nutrition: 78 calories, 5.8 g fat (3.7 g saturated fat), 1 mg sodium, 10.9 g carbs, .2.7 g fiber, .1 g sugar, 1.4 g protein

Instead of reaching for that candy bar, reach for one of these! With only four ingredients they are quick and easy to put together and a fun way to satisfy that chocolate sweet tooth. If you choose to use honey the sugar will increase but with stevia you stay completely sugar free. There’s not much better than a sugar free dessert when you’re trying to lose 10 pounds.

Get the recipe from Sugar Free Mom.


Ready-to-eat cereal isn’t the most waist-friendly variety on supermarket shelves. As it turns out, oatmeal is a much better way to ward off weight gain and slim down. In fact, people who eat it for breakfast feel full longer—even four hours after they put spoon to mouth! That’s sure to keep you out of the snack drawer mid-morning, boosting your weight loss efforts.

But before you rush off and buy the first box you see, understand that not any type will do. The instant varieties often have added sugars and artificial flavors and making slow-cooking oatmeal on the stove can add stress to your already rushed morning routine. That’s where this new trend comes in. All you have to do to whip up a bowl is fill a mason jar or Tupperware container with grains, toppings, add-ins and a liquid like milk or water. Then you throw it in the refrigerator. While you’re sleeping, the flavors fuse together so all you have to do is scarf it down next morning—no cooking required! (Need some incentive to pull these recipes together? This dish is one of the 14 Ways to Lose Your Belly in 14 Days.)

Check out our favorite mouthwatering recipes that will keep you on track toward your better body goals.


Carrot Cake Protein

carrot cake
Per 1.5 cup serving: 265 calories, 5 g fat, 6 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 23 g protein

At just 265-calories, this veggie- and protein-packed “cake” is one of the few dessert-like foods we’d recommend eating for breakfast.

Get the recipe from Dashing Dish.


Blueberry and a Cantaloupe Bowl

blueberry oatmeal in a canteloupe bowl

Per 1.6 cup serving: 347 calories, 9.4 g fat, 11.4 g fiber, 19.7 g sugar, 10.1 g protein

This recipe makes for a wonderful (and easy) weekend brunch dish. With presentation this beautiful and creative, your guests would never guess it only took you five minutes to prepare.

Get the recipe from Sometimes I Veg.


Strawberry Chia

strawberry chia
Per 1.7 cup serving: 339 calories, 15.6 g fat, 12.7 g fiber, 11.6 g sugar, 11 g protein (calculated using unsweetened almond milk and raw almonds)

Almonds add a nice crunch to this sweet and satisfying cereal. Plus, the nut contains belly-filling protein and magnesium, a mineral that helps regulate blood sugar. The more stable your blood sugar levels are, the easier it is to keep cravings, which often lead to overeating and weight gain, at bay.

Get the recipe from Inspired Edibles.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

chocolate fudge peanut butter
Per 1.1 cup serving: 308 calories, 11.3 g fat, 10 g fiber, 15.5 g sugar, 9.9 g protein

If you have a sweet tooth, this dish is sure to satisfy. Made with chocolate, peanut butter, pumpkin puree and banana, these creamy low-cal oats could pass as a sinful dessert.

Get the recipe from The Breakfast Drama Queen.


Blueberry-Cashew Cream

blueberry with cashew cream
Per ¾ cup serving: 270 calories, 8.3 g fat, 7.9 g fiber, 19.5 g sugar, 6.7 g protein (calculated using water)

This recipe calls for two nutritional superstars: flax and chia seeds. Both are good source of belly-filling fiber and selenium, a dietary mineral that may lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Get the recipe from Naturally Sassy.


Lemon, Thyme and Honey Oatmeal

lemon thyme honey
Per 1.1 cup serving: 310 calories, 5.9 g fat, 4.3 fiber, 18.8 g sugar, 15.1 g protein

While it may look like a five-star dessert dish, this oatmeal is comprised of only good-for-you ingredients like oats, milk, yogurt, thyme and lemon.

Get the recipe from The Breakfast Drama Queen.


Cocoa Nib and Pomegranate

pomegranate cacao nib
Per 1.7 cup serving: 436 calories, 10.8 g fat, 9.3 g fiber, 20.8 g sugar, 8.9 g protein

Pomegranate arils are an oft-overlooked addition to morning oats. The sweet seeds pair nicely with the crunchy, bittersweet cocoa nibs in this easy-to-make dish.

Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies.


Gingerbread Chocolate

gingerbread chocolate
Per .80 cup serving: 282 calories, 8.4 fat, 10.1 g fat, 3.3 g sugar, 14.9 g protein (calculated using 1 oz cocoa nibs and two scoops protein powder)

Whoever said gingerbread should be reserved solely for Christmas? Not us! This recipe is easier to whip up than the holiday cookie, and kinder to your waistline, too.

Get the recipe from Lauren Kelly Nutrition.


Flax, Blueberry and Vanilla

flax and blueberry
Per one cup serving: 404 calories, 10.9 g fat, 8.4 g fiber, 29.5 g sugar, 14.4. g protein (calculated using 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/4 oz walnuts, 1 tablespoon brown sugar)

Loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants and stomach-filling fiber, blueberries are a great addition to your morning breakfast bowl.

Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.


Peanut Butter and Jelly

peanut butter and jelly
Per one cup serving: 319 calories, 14.4 g fat, 8.6 g fiber, 5.1 g sugar, 13.4 g protein

You won’t even miss your go-to sugar-laden cereal when you start your morning with this creative play on the classic, comforting sandwich.

Get the recipe from Slim Pickin’s Kitchen.


Orchard Bircher Muesli

overnight orchard cherry

(Per serving: 472 calories, 11.9 g fat, 10.3 g fiber, 9.7 g sugar, 12.5 g protein (calculated with honey and 2 Tbsp each of dried apricots and prunes)

This warming breakfast is anything but boring or blah. The healthy and satisfying combination of rolled oats, chopped hazelnuts, apricots and cherries will satisfying your taste buds and keep your belly from rumbling before lunchtime, too.

Get the recipe from Happy Hearted Kitchen.


Pumpkin Persimmon

pumpkin persimmon

Per serving: 267 calories, 6.8 g fat, 8.2 g fiber, 7.0 g sugar, 8.2 g protein

Persimmon, pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. It’s not often you find all these ingredients together in a breakfast bowl, but we’re loving the fruity play on classic holiday flavors!

Get the recipe from Keepin’ It Kind.


Chunky Monkey

chunky monkey

Per serving: 456 calories, 17.0 g fat, 6.9 g fiber, 30.4 g sugar, 20.4 g protein (calculated with 1 Tbsp chocolate chips)

We love the peanut butter, banana and chocolate flavor combo in this dish. Although this would make a satisfying, nutrition-packed breakfast, it could also bode well as a dessert—especially when an ice cream craving strikes!

Get the recipe from Steph’s Bite by Bite.


Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal

slow cooker peach oatmeal
Per serving: 416 calories, 12 g fat, 4.6 g fiber, 30 g sugar, 14 g protein (calculated with walnuts)

The combination of peaches and protein-rich nuts will liven up your oatmeal bowl and keep hunger at bay all morning long.

Get the recipe from Yummy Healthy Easy.


Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie overnight

Per serving: 332 calories, 2.7 g fat, 0.6 g saturated fat, 6 g fiber, 20 g sugar, 23.2 g protein (calculated with skim milk and without optional toppings)

Nothing says fall like warm pumpkin oatmeal—and thankfully this is one recipe that will help you maintain your summer bod. The addition of Greek yogurt boosts the protein count to ensure you’ll stay satiated until lunch, while the cinnamon amps up the flavor and keeps your blood sugar levels even kneeled.

Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb .


Chocolate Chia

chocoate chia overnight

Per serving: 353 calories, 9.5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 9 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 11 g protein (calculated with soy milk and raw cacao powder)

Forget coffee—the chia seeds in these oats can provide the energy you need to power your day. These super seeds give you stable energy because of their great ratio of protein, fats and fiber, combined with the fact that they’re low-carb, says nutrition expert Carolyn Brown, MS, RD at Foodtrainers. “They won’t cause spikes and drops in blood sugar or insulin levels, preventing cravings and overeating later.” In other words, they’re exactly what you should eat if you want to lose weight.

Get the recipe from Begin Within Nutrition .


Apple Cinnamon Oats with Maple Cream

apple cinnamon

Per serving: 418 calories, 31 g fat, 21 g saturated fat, 18 g sugar, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein (calculated without maple cream)

Skip those nutrient-devoid Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, and fill up with a warm bowl of these similar-tasting oats instead. Unlike the majority of recipes on this list that sit in the fridge overnight, the flavors in this dish fuse in a slow cooker as you snooze. The aroma of apples, brown sugar and vanilla are sure to make waking up a little more tolerable.

Get the recipe from How Sweet It Is.


Blueberry Muffin

blueberry muffin

Per serving: 366 calories, 4.4 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 31 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 20 g protein (calculated with ½ cup fresh blueberries)

Though this recipe carries about the same number of calories as a blueberry muffin, thanks to i’s sky-high protein and fiber count, it’s far better for your weight loss goals. Plus, the fresh blueberries can help you burn dangerous belly flab. In one 90-day trial, rats fed a blueberry-enriched diet showed significantly reduced abdominal fat than the control group.

Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb.


Double-Chocolate Brownie Batter

Per serving: 402 calories, 8 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 9.7 g fiber, 15.3 g sugar, 11 g protein (calculated with 1.5 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 tablespoon mini chocolate chips)

With just 15 grams of sugar per serving, this “brownie” may be one of the best bets for your breakfast bowl—especially if you’re craving something that’s both sweet and satiating. With 10 grams of fiber, it’s sure to tide you over until lunch.

Get the recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.


Cherry Chia

cerry chia

Per serving: 425 calories, 25 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 10 g fiber, 12.6 g sugar, 19 g protein

Low-sugar, high-protein oatmeal? Not only possible but beyond delicious. You won’t even miss the added sugar, thanks to the addition of fresh sweet cherries and creamy almond butter, a primo source of healthy fat and protein. And speaking of protein, don’t miss these 29 Best Proteins for Weight Loss!

Get the recipe from Nutritionist in the Kitch.


Toasted Pistachio and Pineapple Muesli

Pistachio pineapple

Per 0.6 cup serving: 405 calories, 19.8 g fat, 2.2 g saturated fat, 12 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 15 g protein (calculated with ⅓ cup skim milk)

It might look a bit scary, but don’t let the fat count turn you away. This recipe is packed with healthy fats from nuts and flax seeds that will help you sail through the morning without hitting up the pastries in the break room.

Get the recipe from How Sweet Eats .


Fruity Overnight Oats and Quinoa

fruity overnight oats and quinoa

Per serving: 350 calories, 8 g fat, 10 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 24 g protein

The blend of quinoa and oats make this recipe not only different from its competition, but also super protein-packed. You have our permission to dig in guilt-free.

Get the recipe from Nutritionist in the Kitch.


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie

pumpkin chocolate chip

Per serving: 362 calories, 15 g fat, 2.7 g saturated fat, 7 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 10 g protein (calculated with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and 1 Tbsp each of almond butter and dark chocolate chips)

Low in calories? Check. Light on sugar? Yup. Filled with flavor? You know it! This fall-inspired breakfast bowl is a near-perfect example of eating your cake and having it, too.

Get the recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.


Orange, Coconut and Vanilla

orange coconut vanila

Per serving: 520 calories, 15 g fat, 9.6 g saturated fat, 11 g fiber, 15.3 g sugar, 21 g protein (calculated with skim milk)

Most oatmeal recipes call for fruits like berries and bananas, which is why we were so excited to come across a blogger that uses oranges to flavor her breakfast. Give this unique dish a try—your tastebuds will thank you.

Get the recipe from My Fussy Eater.


Mocha, Banana and Chia

mocha banana

Per serving: 294 calories, 8.7 g fat, 1.2 g saturated fat, 8.5 g fiber, 11.6 g sugar, 8.7 g protein (calculated with unsweetened almond milk and 2 Tbsp maple syrup)

Taking the time to layer your oats with sliced banana ensures that every last spoonful of this parfait will be perfectly balanced, and with flavors like these, you’re going to want them in every bite. Whip up this recipe with slightly green bananas. They’re rich in resistant starch, which boosts satiety and resists digestion. The result: the body has to work harder to digest the food, which promotes fat oxidation and reduces abdominal fat.

Get the recipe from Healthy Happy Life.


Figs and Honey

figs and honey

Per serving: 240 calories, 9.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 6.4 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 5.4 g protein

This recipe calls for plenty of fiber-rich figs to ensure you stay full all the way through to lunchtime. And since the fruit is also a potent source of potassium, your breakfast will also help you ward off water retention and bloat. And to ensure your belly will stay toned and flat, avoid these 30 Bad Habits That Lead to a Fat Belly!

Get the recipe from Skinny Taste .


Peach Streusel

Peach Streusel

Per serving: 455 calories, 19 g fat, 13 g saturated fat, 7 g fiber, 20 g sugar, 12 g protein

Not only will this streusel-inspired dish make your taste buds sing, it will also help you lose weight. New studies suggest that stone fruit like peaches may help ward off metabolic syndrome — a name for a group of risk factors, of which belly fat is a predominant determinant, that increase the risk for obesity-related diseases including diabetes. To discover more fruits that will help you get the body you crave, check out these 6 Fruits for Fat Loss.

And for more ways to lose weight before noon, check out these 6 Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life.
Get the recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.


Vegan Overnight Oats

Image: Angela Liddon |

Per serving: 369 calories, 10.8 g fat, 1.2 g saturated fat, 13.7 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 10.6 g protein (calculated without toppings)

Oats, almond milk, vanilla extract and healthy mix-ins like fruit and coconut flakes join to create this high-fiber, vegan-friendly breakfast.

Get the recipe from Oh She Glows .


Cocoa Banana

cocoa banana

Per serving: 474 calories, 9.2 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 11.4 g fiber, 21 g sugar, 16.2 g protein (calculated with unsweetened almond milk and honey)

The banana and yogurt in this recipe lend a creamy texture and a slightly sweet taste that’s hard not to love. Word of warning, though: When choosing a yogurt to mix in, steer clear of these 8 Worst Yogurts for Weight Loss—they’ll throw your slim-down efforts off track.

Get the recipe from My Fussy Eater.


Coconut Cardamom

coconut cardammon overnight

Image: Angela Liddon |

Per serving: 214 calories, 5.3 g fat, 1.8 g saturated fat, 7 g fiber, 23 g sugar, 4.4 g protein

Send the mid-morning munchies packing with these fiber-filled portable parfaits. The blueberries in the homemade jam lend a hefty dose of antioxidants and tumor-blocking compounds while the cardamom boosts circulation, giving your skin a beautiful glow.

Get the recipe from Oh She Glows.


Maple Bacon

maple bacon

Per serving: 481 calories, 16 g fat, 4.6 g saturated fat, 6.9 g fiber, 22 g sugar, 20 g protein (calculated with 3/4 cup both oats and milk and 1 tablespoon both walnuts and maple syrup)

While bacon for breakfast is nothing new, bacon mixed with oatmeal is something we’ve never seen before. The walnuts provides a satisfying crunch and polyunsaturated fat ( a nutrient that reduces belly-fat storage) while the maple syrup provides a sweet balance to the savory breakfast meat.

Get the recipe from The Two Bite Club.


Bananas Foster

bananas foster overnight

Per serving: 250 calories, 3 g fat, 1.4 g saturated fat, 4.8 g fiber, 23 g sugar, 8 g protein (calculated with skim milk)

Waist-shrinking coconut oil, bananas, cholesterol-lowing flax, oats and a host of delicious spices join to create this Instagram-worthy mason jar meal. We can’t think of a tastier—or more filling—way to celebrate the first meal of the day.

Get the recipe from Laura Fuentes.


Salted Caramel

salted caramel

Per serving: 476 calories, 10. 2 g fat, 1.4 g saturated fat, 12.3 g fiber, 36 g sugar, 17 g protein

This nice cream topped recipe is sure to make your mouth water. Caramel-flavored yogurt, mixed with oats, cacao nibs, bananas and salt make for a creative combination that’s sure to please.

Get the recipe from Honey and Fig’s Kitchen.


Kiwi Coconut Cashew Overnight Oatmeal

kiwi coconut overnight

Per serving: 415 calories, 12.4 g fat, 2.2 f saturated fat, 10.4 g fiber, 26 g sugar, 13.3. g protein

Thanks to this tropical-inspired recipe, the kiwi—an under-utilized flat-belly fruit—finally gets its chance to shine! One medium kiwi has about 60 calories and 100 percent of the vitamin C we need in a day, says Alexandra Miller, RDN, LDN, the corporate dietitian at Medifast. Fruits rich in the vitamin help the body oxidize fat during moderate-intensity exercise and can also banish fattening stress hormones like cortisol.

Get the recipe from Jeanette’s Healthy Living.




Per serving: 253 calories, 3.7 g fat, 0.7 g saturated fat, 5.4 g fiber, 12.8 g sugar, 12.7 g protein

All the fun of the ice cream sundae, with a fraction of the calories, sugar and fat. We suggest reserving this recipe for a fun family brunch—the kids are sure to love it.

Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.


Coconut Latte Oats

coconut latte

Per serving: 212 calories, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 4.5 g fiber, 8.5 g sugar, 6 g protein

Spiked with a quarter-cup of brewed coffee, this is one morning meal that will rev your engine. Freshly brewed java provides plenty of flavor for a negligible calorie cost, so you can go easy on the sweetener without sacrificing flavor.

Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.


Sweet Potato Pie Overnight Oatmeal

sweet potato pie

Per serving: 343 calories, 10.5 g fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 8.3 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 11.2 g protein (calculated for two servings)

While not a typical add-in, sweet potatoes can help amp up the nutritional profile of your oats. Not only are they one of the 42 Best Breakfast Foods for Weight Loss, they’re also high in fiber and have a low glycemic index, which means they’re absorbed slowly and keep you feeling full longer. Mixed with nutmeg, chia seeds, pecans and maple syrup, this recipe is a home run.

Get the recipe from Fo Reals Life.




Nutrition per serving: 353 calories, 9.5 g fat (1.0 g saturated), 86 mg sodium, 49.3 g carbs, 6.7 g fiber, 18.3 g sugars, 24.6 g protein (calculated with nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt)

Heat things up with these vanilla oats that provide half of your daily calcium demands (49%), which research suggests is metabolically significant. This is because calcium increases thermogenesis, or core body temp, boosting metabolic activity. And the benefits don’t stop there. Polyunsaturated fats—found in heart-healthy walnuts— activate genes that reduce fat storage and improve insulin metabolism. For even more amazing ways to slim down, check out these 30 Things to Do 30 Minutes Before Bed to Lose Weight.

Get the recipe from Sweet Phi.


Double Chocolate Cashew

Double Chocolate Cashew

Per serving: 386 calories, 13.7 g fat, 4.3 g saturated fat, 7 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 12. 8 g protein (calculated with 2 tbsp ground flaxseed)

This recipe calls for rich chocolate cashew milk. As the oats sit in it overnight, they transform from a somewhat flavorless carb into a chocolatey sensation worth waking up for. Mixed with mini chocolate chips and chopped cashews, this is one sweet and crunchy concoction you don’t want to miss!

Get the recipe from A Kitchen Addiction.


Mango Lassi

Mango Lass

Per serving: 241 calories, 4.5 g fat, 0.6 g saturated fat, 6.4 g fiber, 23 g sugar, 10 g protein (calculated with soy milk)

This fruity Indian-inspired dish provides a filling dose of fiber and an impressive amount of vitamins A and C. And with just six ingredients, this recipe is extremely simple to pull together.

Get the recipe from Fo Reals Life.


Overnight Chocolate Chia Oat Pudding

Overnight Chocolate Chia Oat Pudding

Per serving: 335 calories, 8.2 g fat, 2.6 g saturated fat, 7.2 g fiber, 33.5 g sugar, 11.7 g protein (calculated with 1% milk)

Cacao powder, berries, coconut and banana join together to create a dish that only tastes indulgent.

Get the recipe from To Her Core.


Almond Joy

almond joy

Per serving: 363 calories, 15 g fat, 8.5 g saturated fat, 7.8 g fiber, 15.4 g sugar, 8 g protein (calculated with dark chocolate chips)

Unlike an actual Almond Joy candy bar, these oats carry a reasonable amount of sugar and provide an impressive amount of fiber and protein—two nutrients everyone trying to lose weight should aim to consume at every meal.

Get the recipe from Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth.




Nutrition per serving: 263 calories, 5 g fat (1.7 g saturated), 46 mg sodium, 46.6 g carbs, 5.6 g fiber, 14.9 g sugars, 9 g protein

French toast is traditionally a calorically dense meal that causes some serious belly fat. But this version tosses a wholesome breakfast food into the mix to deliver the same comfort food feel without the guilt. Plus, every single one of its ingredients provide an opportunity for a serious metabolism kick!

Get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.


Salted Turtle

salted turtle

Per serving: 293 calories, 9.8 g fat, 1.3 g saturated fat, 7.3 g fiber, 14.5 sugar, 7.7 g protein (calculated with 1 tsp maple syrup)

A flavor profile no longer reserved for cookies and cupcakes, these salted-turtle-flavored oats taste as delicious as they sound. There’s not much to hate about a combination of sweet and savory flavors, topped with crunchy pecans—even the nutritional stats are on point. Hands down, this dish is a winner.

Get the recipe from Organize Yourself Skinny.


Matcha Overnight Oats


Per serving: 360 calories, 8.4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 13.8 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 9.4 g protein (calculated with 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk)

Loaded with EGCG, a compound that simultaneously boosts lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) and blocks adipogenesis (the formation of fat cells) particularly in the belly, matcha powder is a great addition to your morning breakfast bowl. Love the idea of eating it instead of simply sipping? Check out these 8 Healthy Recipes Using Matcha Green Tea.

Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies.


Caramel Apple Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie

caramel apple overnight oatmeal smoothie

Love overnight oats but lack the time to put spoon to mouth in the morning? This recipe is the answer you’ve been searching for. This flavors in this oatmeal-filled smoothie fuse together just like overnight oats, but because you mix the ingredients together in the blender it can be enjoyed through a straw. And speaking of smoothies, next time you make one, be sure you’re using some of these 20 Best-Ever Smoothie Ingredients for Weight Loss—and yes, oats made the list!

Per serving: 459 calories, 8.5 g fat, 0.7 g saturated fat, 16 g fiber, 51 g sugar, 10 g protein

Get the recipe from Running with Spoons.


Blackberry Mojito

Blackberry Mojito

Per serving: 251 calories, 4.5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 11.5 g fiber, 23.7 g sugar, 6.2 g protein

At just 250 calories, this rum-spiked dish is one fiesta-inspired meal we can get behind.

Get the recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic.


Raspberry Almond

Raspberry Almond

Per serving: 303 calories, 8.7 g fat, 0.9 g saturated fat, 10 g fiber, 15 g sugar, 8.4 g protein (calculated with unsweetened almond milk)

Though you could technically use any berry to sweeten your oats, resist the urge to make a swap. Raspberries pack more fiber and liquid than most other fruits, boosting feelings of satiety – and keeping you away from the office snacks.

Get the recipe from Organize Yourself Skinny.


Skinny Funfetti Cake Batter Oatmeal

funfetti cake batter oatmeal

Per serving: 200 calories, 4 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 2.7 g fiber, 14.7 g sugar, 8.7 g protein (calculated without sweetener)

If cupcakes are your dietary downfall, this recipe is sure to please. Made with oats, skim milk, butter extract and colorful sprinkles, these creamy low-cal oats could pass as a sinful dessert.

Get the recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking .


Chocolate Pomegranate

Chocolate Pomegranate

Per serving: 464 calories, 19 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 13 g fiber, 5.5 g sugar, 17 g protein

You won’t even miss your daily muffin when you start your morning with this fruit- and chocolate-filled creation. And for more slimming swaps and weight-loss hacks, check out these 28 Ways to Get Skinny from Weight Loss Experts.
Get the recipe from Rachl Mansfield.