By: Lisa Canter

County Manager Marty Lawing prioritizes health and wellness in his daily routine. Check out his new favorite breakfast recipe, which helps him start his day off right.


The manager provides details to newsletter staff on his favorite healthy breakfast.

Overnight Oats

Nutrition Information

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving

Calories 190 calorie
Total Fat 4 grams
Saturated Fat 0 grams
Sodium 62 milligrams
Carbohydrates 34 grams
Dietary Fiber 6 grams
Protein 6 grams
Sugar 8 grams


  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup liquid such as dairy milk, almond, cashew or coconut milk
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup yogurt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional but highly recommended
  • 1/2 banana, mashed, optional
  • Serving suggestions: fruit (fresh or dried), nuts, nut butter, seeds, protein powder, granola, coconut, spices, citrus zest and vanilla extract


Add the desired amounts of milk, oats, yogurt, chia seeds and banana to a jar or container and give them a good stir. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 5 hours.

In the morning, add additional liquid if you’d like. Once you achieve the desired consistency, top with fruit, nuts, nut butter, seeds, protein powder, granola, coconut, spices, zest or vanilla extract.

Cook’s Note

The mixture will keep for up to 2 days. If you don’t add the banana, up to 4 days. However, once you are experienced, you’ll have no problem whipping up another batch midweek if needed!