Posted at: 01/08/2013 3:03 PM

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Breakfast In A Jar

Resolving to lose weight is among the most common New Year’s resolutions. Hy-Vee registered dietitian, Jen Haugen will highlight why eating breakfast is one of the top four things you can do to lose weight.  Jen will share some simple solutions to common breakfast problems.

Not enough time?
Quick and easy is an integral part in a successful morning routine. Save time in the morning by assembling breakfast the night before with the following recipe. Breakfast-in-a-Jar combines the weight-loss power of protein into a satisfying grab & go morning meal.  

Not hungry?
There is a reason that breakfast is called break-fast.  What are some ways to improve your energy in the morning without weighing you down?

The Power of Protein
Enjoying a protein-rich breakfast promotes satiety throughout the morning. Studies also indicate breakfast-eaters consume fewer calories later in the day. Use the power of a protein-rich, balanced breakfast to succeed in your health and weight-management goals.
Breakfast-in-a-Jar
Packed with satisfying protein and fill-you-up fiber, this make-ahead breakfast is a smart way to begin the day with a balanced breakfast.
Serves 1.

All you need:
1 (5.3 oz) container Dannon Oikos Greek non-fat vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup Hy-Vee steel-cut oats
1/2 cup Hy-Vee skim milk
1-2 tsp Dole milled chia seed
1/3 cup frozen Hy-Vee Cherry Berry Blend fruit
Hy-Vee cinnamon, as desired

All you do:
1.    Combine yogurt, oats, milk and chia in a small bowl.
2.    Alternately layer yogurt/oatmeal mixture with frozen fruit in a pint canning jar. Sprinkle cinnamon on top as desired. Cover with lid.
3.    Refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days.  Enjoy chilled.

Nutrition Facts: 380 calories, 5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 57g carbohydrates, 9g fiber, 16g sugar, 24g protein

Source: Hy-Vee Dietitians

Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert working throughout the community to promote healthy eating and nutrition. Jen is a Registered Dietitian and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.