The long anticipation of spring is finally over. And as we head into this fresh new season, we all take a moment to enjoy the weather and time with our families. If you’re anything like me I am a bit of a procrastinator and it makes life so much harder than it has to be. Hiland Dairy recently came out with a free weekly email series which gives tips with recipes and lifestyle tips to make life just a little bit easier. This includes a free weekly menu plan to help you save money and have your family eating healthier meals. You can sign up for these Free meal planning resources courtesy of Hiland Dairy.
If there is one tip that I can give to parents, or really anyone for that matter, it’s have a meal plan. Meal planning has become something that I live by. It not only saves me money but it has saved my sanity a few times as well. With a new baby and two older kids, I learned really quick that having a plan was crucial. Without a meal plan, life just becomes so much for stressful than it has to be. With a menu plan I can shop ahead of time and make sure that I have everything I need for my meal, and know when I am going to make it.
Overnight Oatmeal Crockpot Recipe
One of our go-to menu items on our meal plan is overnight oatmeal. SERIOUSLY guys, it doesn’t get much easier than that.
- 1 cup oats
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup Hiland Dairy Skim Milk
- 1/4 Cup Hiland Dairy Greek or Vanilla Yogurt (Optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Berries (optional)
- Combine the Oats and water in the slow cooker. Set on low, cover and cook on low overnight.
- The next morning stir in the salt and skim milk. Scoop into individual bowls.
- Add yogurt, berries and brown sugar to each bowl before serving.
This is just one of the many super easy recipes that I have gotten from being signed up with the Hiland Dairy email series. If you are not already signed up, you are missing out! Money saving meal ideas and tips that every busy parent needs. Trust me on this one. You can sign up for the Hiland Email series here.