Hi guys!!

Not only are we going to talk about the fabulous breakfast that I had yesterday, but I’m also going to be reviewing some amazing {new to me} protein bars. I don’t think there are many people who can say they don’t like cookie dough and who wouldn’t want breakfast to taste like a favorite treat? But unlike swiping a spoonful of cookie dough; you don’t have to feel a bit guilty about swiping a bowlful of this tasty overnight oat creation.



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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Overnight Oats (serves one)

1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free, if preferred)
1 pitted date, finely chopped
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp honey (maple syrup would also work)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk + about 1/2 cup more for serving (any milk works, but taste may vary)
chocolate chips or carob chips for sprinkling over the top when serving (optional, but recommended)
1/4 of a chopped Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Protein Bar (optional, but recommended) (they are gluten-free)

Combine oats, date, chia, honey, cinnamon, 1/2 cup almond milk in a jar or container. Cover and store in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or overnight.
When you’re ready to serve; pour oats into a bowl and add about 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or desired amount and type). I like to allow my oats to sit out of the fridge for about 10 mins, to take the chill off. Also, you could warm oats up in the microwave for a few seconds. Top with chopped Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Protein Bar and mini chocolate chips or carob chips.



Now let’s talk about Quest Protein Bars. The fantastic people at Quest were nice enough to send me a sampler 12-pack and a few extras to review. One of the many awesome things about this bar is how many flavor varieties there are. Check out this link to questproteinbar.com and you can view all flavors along with the nutritional information for each bar; which I might add, is pretty great. Most of the bars only have 1 to 2 grams of sugar and have a whopping 20 grams of protein for each bar. The bars are also made with no junky ingredients and they are gluten-free. Find out more specifics regarding nutrition on the Quest Protein Bar website. You can order online and they also have a link for you to find the nearest store to buy Quest Protein Bars in the store. FYI- Quest Protein Bars are sold in GNC stores.

So far, I’ve tasted the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough {new flavor}, Chocolate Brownie and Cinnamon Roll. I loved them all and the kiddos did too! My favorite, so far, is probably the cinnamon roll. It seriously tastes just like a cinnamon roll. From other bloggers’ recommendations, I tried them warmed up in the microwave for about 20 seconds…..great recommendation! The consistency of the bars is ooey, gooey, chewy and they take some time to eat {unlike your average bar}. I really like that because if I’m having a bar for a snack, I want to feel like I really had something of substance to eat. In fact, they are so filling that the kids and I have been eating 1/2 a bar at a time. Hopefully, I’ll be given the opportunity to host a Quest Protein Bar giveaway. I’d love to share with you!

Something to think about…..

Have you had overnight oats before? If so, how do you like them? Another way I like to eat them is with yogurt.

Have you tried Quest bars? If so, what flavor do you like? I can’t wait to try all of the varieties!

Any fun plans this weekend? We are planning to go see Oz: The Great and Powerful, tonight. Can’t wait!

Have a SUPER weekend!