This post is a little bit out of the ordinary. A couple of weeks ago my friend, we will call her Sam, asked if I was up for a challenge. I sort of thought she meant like find a good recipe. So I said sure, no problem. I did succeed, but the challenge was a bit more tricky than I expected. Sam asked me to find something she could make for a snack during long hours of studying that is healthy, quick to put together, and will keep her full for a while. But I said I would accept the challenge, and I was determined to achieve victory. Achieve it I did. It just took me a while. Initially I was quite stumped. But then, I remembered some good advice a different friend, we will call her Amanda, had given me. If there is a theme to this post, it's that very little of the creativity was from me.
So Amanda has been really into eating clean lately. Basically eating without preservatives or processing. I'm amazed she is sticking with it because the thought really overwhelms me. I think it's so awesome and I definitely don't have the willpower or determination to stick with it. But, I loved the breakfast idea she told me about and so I appropriated it for Sam. Hypothetical names of course. Technically this meal started as a breakfast. But, I've taken it to school as a snack. I tested it out in a Tupperware and it travels wonderfully. If I'm being completely honest, I should also say I've eaten for lunch and dinner. So, enjoy at any time of the day or night.
What You'll Need
1/2-1 cup of low-fat plain yogurt (not vanilla)
a few drizzles of honey or agave nectar (depends on how sweet you want it)
a handful of raw oats
berries or sliced fruit
P.S.- If you knew that the title was a reference to Barney from "How I Met Your Mother", you are super cool in my book.