Lunch/Dinner in 25 minutes: Chia Berry Oatmeal

I’ve been craving iron lately thanks to some ongoing PCOS issues (I’ll leave it at that!) so oatmeal has been my go-to for a quick lunch and dinner. I have found that eating oatmeal in the morning will make me hungry quickly, but it makes a very filling lunch or dinner. This is a great one-dish meal that involves minimal prep time and clean-up. It’s packed full of fiber and all kinds of good vitamins, too!

Chia Berry Baked Oatmeal

1/2 c rolled oats (not instant)
1-1.5 c fresh or frozen berries of your choice
2 tbsp chia seeds

Preheat oven to 375. Combine 1/2 c rolled oats in an oven-safe glass dish and 1 c water (or milk) and microwave for 3-5 minutes. Measure out 2 tbsp chia seeds in a separate bowl. Add 2 tbsp water and let sit for a few minutes. Mix up the chia seeds and oatmeal; add another tablespoon of water if it looks too dry. Fold in berries and bake for 15 minutes.

I use Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free rolled oats (although I’m switching to steel cut this weekend – exciting!), 1.3 cups of the frozen three-berry blend from Costco, and chia seeds from Costco.

Nutrition Details
400 calories
14g fat
19g fiber
14g protein
3% vitamin a, 28% vitamin C, 34% calcium, 34% iron

If you’re looking for a quick lunch to pack for work, I can’t recommend this highly enough! It reheats well and the flavors just get better overnight.

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(Not the prettiest photo, but it sure is delicious! This is about half a portion; I forgot to snap a photo before I started eating.)

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