January 2020 Fig Focus Newsletter

Making overnight oats with almond milk is an easy breakfast for mornings on the go. Overnight oats with apples and dried figs add in extra flavor and nutritious benefits.
Making overnight oats with almond milk is an easy breakfast for mornings on the go. Overnight oats with apples and dried figs add in extra flavor and nutritious benefits.
Recipe & Photo by Sheila Thigpen

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats with Dried Figs

Welcome the New Year with this easy and healthy no-cook breakfast recipe. Stir up old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, and your choice of milk right in a jar. Chill in the refrigerator overnight and the next morning you’ll have thick, creamy delicious oats. Serve warm or cold topped with diced apples, dried figs, walnuts, and a drizzle of honey. You can make this recipe vegan by substituting almond milk for the liquid and maple syrup for the sweetener. Chia seeds give overnight oats a thick and creamy texture like pudding. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add a bit more milk the next morning before topping with fruit, nuts, and honey. Overnight oats can be eaten warm or cold. For warm oats, place in the microwave for 30 to 40 seconds before adding the toppings. Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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How to Increase Fiber: Meal Prep Ideas with Figs

If eating healthier is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you’ll have more success if you break it down into smaller, mini-goals. When you set a big goal, it’s hard to know where to start and it’s easy to get discouraged. Getting enough fiber and meal prepping are two great mini goals that will lead you to healthier eating in the New Year and can also help with weight management! Win, win! If you don’t know what fiber is or how to increase your fiber intake, Registered Dietitian Melanie Flinn’s sharing six tips to help. Let’s knock out two goals in one by mastering easy ways to meal prep high fiber meals with figs!

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