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Fun, Healthy Recipe the entire family can help with

Overnight Oats

During this time, there are many ways to keep the brain and body busy – one of those ways is to get the family in the kitchen and pull together easy, healthy recipes together.

Blue Cross Dietician Grace DeRocha and her family show you how to make Apple Pie Overnight Oats while they talk through some of the health benefits of cooking at home.

  •  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for children. Experts agree that children who do not eat breakfast have shorter attention spans and often become tired throughout the day.
  • Additionally, lunch and dinner alone do not provide the amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that children need.
  • Overnight oats are easy to make and don’t involve any cooking. Prepare them with oatmeal, Greek yogurt, your favorite fruit and even some chia seeds.
  • Apples contain antioxidants, vitamins, dietary fiber, and a range of other nutrients. They may help reduce the risk of cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and several other conditions.
  • Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and protein, and contains probiotics, which support a healthy bacterial balance in the gut.
  • Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise “good” cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke.
  • Honey and cinnamon offer natural sweetness and anti-inflammatory properties.


1 cup instant oats

1 cup low fat milk or milk substitute

1 cup of Greek yogurt

1 cup of chopped apples

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons honey

2 teaspoon chia seeds


1. Add all the ingredients evenly into two sealable containers, such as mason jars.

2. Stir and set in refrigerator overnight.

3. Serve warm or cold the next day. Makes two servings. Enjoy!

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