So far, 2016 has been amazing. I’ve starting eating healthier and of course that means I’m feeling lighter and I have more energy. It really is amazing how much better I feel (body, mind, heart, and soul) when I fuel my body with food that nourishes me.

And I love my new partnership with Whole Foods. It has truly elevated how I eat and how I think about food. Today, I tried their Overnight Oatmeal, which is part of Whole Food’s new FIT line of prepared foods.

overnight oatmeal whole foods fitHere’s my video review (before my first cup of coffee and before I even brushed my hair)…

Did you know…

Whole Foods Market has an entire line of delicious to-go meals to support your active, healthy lifestyle. Their exclusive Whole Foods Market FIT options, which can be found in the prepared foods department, are made with the same high quality ingredients sold throughout Whole Foods. All FIT foods were created to support active lifestyles, with paleo, grain-free, and dairy-free options.

3 reasons to try overnight oatmeal…

1. Overnight Oatmeal is Much Easier to Digest: As the oats soak overnight (Whole Foods soaks them in non-dairy almond milk), their digestibility improves, which is why they are easier to digest than cooked oats). According to Whole Foods Market, the secret to what is happening overnight is has to do with how they soak. Their starches break down (which improves digestibility) and their natural phytic acid (which all plants contain) is greatly reduced… and that makes them easier for your body to absorbed. The soaking acts like a long slow cooking process.

2. Overnight Oatmeal is Higher in Resistant Starch:  Resistant starch is a natural type of carbohydrate found in all starchy foods. It’s been linked to increased satiety, improved weight, and even better digestion. Resistant starch is greater in cooled starches than in cooked starches.

3. Overnight Oatmeal Saves You Time: Soaking oats takes all of 2 minutes at night and yet it saves you up to 10 minutes the next morning, not to mention the hassle of remembering to prepare them. All you have to do is add your oats and other add-ins to a jar or bowl, give them a stir or shake, and pop them in the fridge to “do their thing” as you sleep. Or you can just buy them from our Whole Foods Market FIT section at the store—even quicker!In addition to trying meals and snacks from Whole Foods Market FIT line, I’m also starting my Whole Foods investigation this week, where I will show you how you can

Next Up: Whole Foods/Whole Value with 365 Everyday Value Products

I’m going on a Whole Foods investigation this week to find the best 365 Everyday Value products for my family. I’ll be reporting back on the best products for the best price.

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Whole Foods Market Philly. I am being compensated as an ambassador and am receiving products for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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  • Shanon

    I’m going to try the overnight oatmeal. Currently, I enjoy honeynut cheerios with almond milk, low-fat yogurt with berries and honey and egg white omelettes with tomatoes and spinach. Some days, I make a green smothie for breakfast.

    • Evolving Stacey

      Thanks for sharing your breakfast ideas!

  • Carla

    I love Austin for myriad reason is a big big big one being we have the whole foods flagship store downtown!!!

    • Evolving Stacey

      I’m planning to visit Austin this year… and will definitely check out Whole Foods there!

  • Joni

    I love overnight oatmeal. I’ve been preparing it that way for a few years now. It is so much tastier. I’m glad to know WFM carries it. I will check it out next time I’m there.

    • Evolving Stacey

      We are going to start making it overnight going forward.

  • Caitlin A.

    Overnight oatmeal with a combo of things–oasts, almond milk, chia seeds, ground flax, 1sc protein powder, goji berries and fruit (either raspberries, blueberries or banana).

    • Evolving Stacey

      Great ideas for making plain oatmeal yummy (and still healthy)!

  • MathieuJX

    I WAS MADE FOR EATING OATMEAL !

  • Rosie

    Lately, I’ve been making pancakes in the evening and then heating them up in the morning. I’ve been adding different flours, and adding oatmeal that I ground in the food processor is a nice add. I made a version with gingerbread spices, another with cocoa and peppermint! also of course whole grain flours, flax seed, hemp hearts, you name it. I like letting the batter rest for at least 8 hours, it makes a nice texture for the pancakes. I’m psyched about the 365 sale coming up, I love so many of WFM’s 365 products.

  • Faye Gates

    I just have a protein shake with a banana for breakfast. I never wake up hungry, but I need something before I go to work.

  • Haralee

    I love a ½ cup cottage cheese and a sliced banana and some blueberries that I defrost from my garden. In the summer I skip the banana and add melon. I do make oatmeal on the stove top. In a real rush,if I have to eat in the car, it is peanut butter on toast. BTW, I am a big fan of Whole Foods. I only buy organic. My oncologist suggested it!

  • Molli Vandehey

    i feel awesome when i start my day with cottage cheese and a little fruit@

  • Kim Reid

    I like to have oatmeal with fruit or a protein smoothie for breakfast!

  • Angela Saver

    My favorite breakfast is Oatmeal with blueberries & a sliced banana with milk!

  • Sara Cunningham

    I like having either a sliced apple or banana with natural peanut butter for breakfast.

  • sandra

    I like to make scrambled eggs or mix granola with yogurt

  • Michael Fritz

    Oatmeal with banana, blueberries, sliced almonds, & raisins.

  • valerie sobus

    my favorite easy and healthy breakfast are smoothies! i make chocolate – peanut butter – banana smoothies with lots of chia seeds, spinach, and rolled oats. it keeps me full, it’s fast and portable, and i’m able to sneak some greens into my chocolate 🙂

  • Elle

    I love having omelets in the morning. They are easy to make and I use different combinations for the insides.

  • sarah s

    Aside from oatmeal and fresh fruit I also like scrambled eggs with cottage cheese and apple vanilla greek yogurt pancakes.

  • Holly

    I love soft boiled eggs and toast, never gets old for me 🙂

  • Tara

    Eggs and fruit for me!

  • Thomas Murphy

    I like bagels.

  • Kristen

    We like an egg scramble with mushrooms, onions and spinach.

  • iamalighthouse

    Has a winner been chosen? 🙂