All About Overnight Oats, What They Are & Where to Get Them on Long Island

By Madi Steddick

Overnight oats first hit the breakfast scene around 2012 before seeing a resurgence in popularity during the pandemic, since more people were stuck at home. The main draw of overnight oats is simplicity as all it takes is a quick mix of ingredients and a good night’s soaking in the fridge to create this dish. (Another reason for their popularity is the fact that it always looks good on one’s social media without the need for an artistic eye.)

One question remains: Are overnight oats healthy? The short answer is yes, but let’s delve into the longform answer and discover why this dish has become a breakfast staple.

Overnight Oats Are High in Fiber and Protein Content

Fiber and protein are the biggest contributors to having long-lasting energy throughout the day, as opposed to caffeine energy which is fleeting. Additionally, fiber and protein keep you fuller longer which can aid in weight loss.

Overnight Oats Are Packed with Essential Minerals

Overnight oats are full of many minerals, including manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. To run through these quickly, manganese forms connective tissue, phosphorus forms teeth and bones, magnesium forms muscles, copper forms red blood cells, iron forms proteins, and zinc forms your immune system. Having all of these essential minerals in one low calorie dish is the most important part of what makes overnight oats so incredible.

Where to Get Overnight Oats on Long Island

Customizing Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are highly customizable to one’s dietary needs and restrictions. The basis for any overnight oats is 1-part oats to 1-part milk. You can also add in any supplement powders, like collagen or protein powder to further pack your overnight oats full of all the daily essentials.Some toppings to try are brown sugar, chia seeds, honey, spirulina, fruits, and granola.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast treat that offers you plenty of nutrition, customization, and deliciousness, overnight oats might be for you.

Madi Steddick is a reporter with The SBU Media Group, part of Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism’s Working Newsroom program for students and local media.

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