61 responses

  1. Cate
    January 20, 2011

    I haven’t really tried oatmeal, but your breakfast looks mighty tasty!
    A Polar Plunge sounds cold! I love the cause you are supporting though! Good luck Saturday morning πŸ™‚
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  2. Katie
    January 20, 2011

    I was supposed to last year, I wasn’t registered for a team but was going to for fun. Unfortunately, my friend’s birthday had been the night before. I overindulged by a LOT and woke up with the very very worst hangover I’ve had in my life. My family and friends convinced me that a polar bear plunge was NOT a cure for that.
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  3. Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    January 20, 2011

    I am doing a drinking event called Cabin Fever this weekend, outside in the cold πŸ™‚ That’s as close as I’ve come to a Polar event!

    Glad you have nice weather. We got 11 inches of snow overnight, with two more coming!

    Thanks for the overnight oats tutorial. I’m saving this!
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    • Meghann
      January 20, 2011

      Cabin Fever? How does that work? πŸ™‚

  4. Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    January 20, 2011

    I’ve read about overnight oats for ages now and I’ve still never tried them! I think I should probably get on that.
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  5. kristy @ kristyruns.com
    January 20, 2011

    Overnight oats are awesome year round! Had them this morning! πŸ™‚
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  6. Gill (snaxandthecity)
    January 20, 2011

    Ooh overnight oats, yum!
    I am totally envious of your weather. It’s 4 degrees in London!

  7. Ellie
    January 20, 2011

    NO – but I’ve thought about is I would or wouldn’t do it a lot. I go back and forth back and forth

    Also I’ve been doing Jillian Shred it With Weight. It’s shorter than 6 pack in 6 weeks and I really enjoy it.
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  8. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    January 20, 2011

    I am going to give overnight oats a try. They would make a great quick breakfast!
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  9. Jennie @ Designed To Be Fit
    January 20, 2011

    Ive tried overnight oats a couple of times and they never turned out very good. I think it’s because I’m not a huge fan of yogurt in the morning?
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    • Meghann
      January 20, 2011

      You can try it with just milk? Not sure though – if you don’t like mushy yogurt that could be a problem. πŸ™‚

      • Jennie @ Designed To Be Fit
        January 20, 2011

        It’s worth a try! I actually just fell in love with vanilla greek yogurt, which is a lot thicker than the yogurt I tried in overnight oats before. I think I might test it out tomorrow! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the breakdown though, it seems like such an easy thing to do but when I first started reading I had no idea what overnight oats consisted of.
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  10. Melissa
    January 20, 2011

    Ha we did a polar plunge at girl scout camp!!!

    I too also always feel pretty spent after 6W6P. Maybe it’s just a really great workout! lol

  11. Natalie @ Will Jog For Food
    January 20, 2011

    The oats look yummy!

    I am way too much of a wimp to do a polar bear club, haha. My friend’s bro did it in NY and said it was one of the worst things he’s ever done, yikes.

  12. Kelli @ HowdyFromNYC
    January 20, 2011

    I did a “Polar Bear Swim” a few years ago . When I jumped in the water my body went into shock and I couldn’t breathe or move or anything. Scary!! It was fun though, definitely an experience. Have fun!

  13. Ali @ Ali on the Run
    January 20, 2011

    That’s great that you’re sore from a dance class. I take hip hop at my gym sometimes but I get so frustrated because it rarely feels like a workout. I wish NYC had Dance Trance!
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  14. Rae
    January 20, 2011

    lol…yes, ive done the “plunge” in upstate NY in February….yowza!! Its like an ice bath times a million, but so much fun πŸ™‚ Good luck!
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  15. Michelle @ Living Learning Earning
    January 20, 2011

    I keep hearing about overnight oats but have never tried them… it sounds (looks?) like I’m missing out- they look delicious!
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  16. Sara
    January 20, 2011

    I was supposed to go down to Tampa this weekend, but I had to change my plans. I wish I hadn’t, though, because I’d love to come down and enjoy your “freezing” temperatures; it’s supposed to be a high of 13 here this Saturday! πŸ™

  17. Kelly
    January 20, 2011

    Yikes! I can’t even bear to take a ice bath after long runs. Being cold is my least favorite thing ever. Surprisingly, my husband has become intrigued with overnight oats so I think I’m going to make them for him sometime soon and hope that he likes them.
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  18. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles
    January 20, 2011

    I’ve never done the Polar Plunge, though I think it’s such a great event for a great cause. Good luck!!

  19. Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa
    January 20, 2011

    I whipped up some overnight oats AND banana soft serve for breakfast this morning – a total summertime staple, yet it is only 18* here today… Totally delicious.

    I have never done a polar plunge…brrr!
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  20. Kelly
    January 20, 2011

    My one friend is doing one up here!
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  21. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    January 20, 2011

    My grandfather used to do the polar bear plunge like 25-30 years ago, when it was more of a cheap thrill on New Year’s Eve. I love that people are doing it to raise money for good causes though- good luck!
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  22. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    January 20, 2011

    I’ve always wanted to do a polar plunge but I don’t have the courage! πŸ˜‰ But I live in Florida so it can’t be too bad?
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  23. Beth ( Will Run for Books )
    January 20, 2011

    You are braver than me! I don’t do jumping into freezing cold water! Although maybe I would be more open to it if winter wasn’t so ridiculous in Chicago!

    I actually make my overnight oats with LOTS of chia seeds and just soymilk (a la Oh She Glows ) because I don’t like yogurt. It’s so yummy!
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  24. SaraRM
    January 20, 2011

    If I wasnt starving right now I would make the oats.. maybe tomrrow!
    Im iced in this morning and is soooo cold negative wind chill so ya… id gladly take 50s.
    What a fun chirty event. I love it!

  25. Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing!
    January 20, 2011

    To help me prepare for my triathlon last fall, I swam in the San Francisco Bay a few times. I wore a wetsuit (and two swimcaps to keep my head warm!) so I wasn’t technically part of the polar bear club (no wetsuits allowed!), but it was an incredible experience nonetheless. I loved swimming in the cold water–it really shocks your system!
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  26. Ashley
    January 20, 2011

    I love over night oats! But I usually only use almond milk, I bet yogurt gives it a really good texture. I’ve never done a polar plunge but I’ve heard of them good luck!
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  27. Tara
    January 20, 2011

    I’m doing a Polar Plunge in 2 weeks in Vermont! It will be my first one which is good because I have NO IDEA how cold it will be! Good Luck!

  28. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    January 20, 2011

    I have never done anything like the Polar Plunge, but I admire you for doing it! It’s not often that I voluntarily subject myself to cold temperatures unless I’m walking to my car!!! My mum actually just got back from Florida and tells me the weather was gorgeous. Send some sunshine up this way! πŸ™‚
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  29. Kara
    January 20, 2011

    I can’t even bring myself to do an ice bath…you are a brave woman! Are you getting Derek to do this too? I think my husband would rather go shoe shopping with me than jump in freezing water πŸ™‚
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    • Meghann
      January 20, 2011

      No, Derek is staying at home. I don’t see him diving into freezing water willingly πŸ™‚

  30. Grace
    January 20, 2011

    Ahh! You’re crazy…I’m not too good with cold water. But I can’t wait to see a blog about it. I love when the theme parks do non-tourist type events! I am doing a 5K through Track Shack at Universal on the 29th! Not nearly as exciting or daring as a polar plunge but I like running in the theme parks.
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  31. Hope
    January 20, 2011

    I love overnight oats. I haven’t had them in such a long time! They are so good.

    I don’t think I would ever be able to do a polar bear plunge! I’m too much of a wimp. Haha.
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  32. Avery (Young Aspirations)
    January 20, 2011

    I love these year round too! Sometimes I’ll take them out of the fridge and even pop them in the microwave for a minute or so. Hot oats without the time! What’s not to love?

  33. Rachel @ Fit Fun and Fabulous
    January 20, 2011

    Yikes! I am EXTREMELY sensitive to the cold (live in Texas and think it is way too cold even here in the winter) so the idea of willingly participating in something like this is not my cup of tea.


  34. Kiran
    January 20, 2011

    Good luck in your Polar Plunge and no, thank you for me. Where I come from, its tropical season throughout the year. I am comfortable with the current temps and can’t bear the idea of a freezing plunge. Kudos to you though πŸ™‚
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  35. Krystina
    January 20, 2011

    God, how I miss the Florida winter. I hate snow. πŸ™
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  36. sarah (sarah learns)
    January 20, 2011

    i know people who do the polar plunge in my hometown in WISCONSIN every day. i think they’re CRAZY! lol, that doesn’t appeal to me at all!
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  37. Patrice @ A New Sweetness
    January 20, 2011

    Overnight Oats sound incredible! thanks for sharing this again πŸ™‚
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  38. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    January 20, 2011

    I love overnight oats! They’re on the menu for tomorrow since I’m doing OIAJ! Super excited about that one already (can you tell?). I love how everyone does their overnight oats differently!
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  39. Katie
    January 20, 2011

    I love overnight oats, I love my oats cold ; ) even in the winter right now when its freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezing out, i love my oats cold!

    Yikes polar plunge, will be cold for sure!!!!!
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  40. Rachel
    January 20, 2011

    When I first started reading food blogs I thought overnight oats sounded crazy. Now I eat them probably once a week!

    I’ve always wanted to do the polar plunge! Good Luck!
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  41. Maren
    January 20, 2011

    Those overnight oats look awesome. The overnight variety taste so much better than plain hot I think.

  42. Christine
    January 20, 2011

    The overnight oats sound amazing and I am going to have to try them.

    As for the polar plunge, that would be a resounding no. But I did see some men do that in Russia once, in February. I was sure they wouldn’t all make it out of the water, but they did.
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  43. Christin@purplebirdblog
    January 20, 2011

    I had overnight oats this morning as well! I had a waning almond butter jar begging to be used up. We had a gorgeous day yesterday and today it is 40 something with winds strong enough to blow our patio chairs around! We have a natural springs around here where the water temp is an average of 68 degrees, and that is toooo cold for me! I like my water to feel like a nice bath, so the polar plunge thing would kill me!
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  44. Caitlin (EatFeats)
    January 20, 2011

    I’ve done some open water swims in the SF Bay in October/November. Ouch. I don’t wear wetsuits, and, last time I swam Tiburon, I turned purple and it was scary and then I decided to not do those swims for a while. Hopefully this year I can get back into it!

  45. Marina
    January 20, 2011

    I love overnight oats. I had some trouble figuring out the righ combo for soaking, now I use full fat thick yogurt, which makes the perfect oo πŸ™‚

  46. Lauren @Hungry Dancer
    January 20, 2011

    Wow good job on taking the plunge!! I’ve never done anything like that, but I’m excited to hear how it ends up going! I tried overnight oats once and it didn’t turn out very well….maybe I’ll have to give it another shot.
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  47. Kristen
    January 20, 2011

    I would just like to say that it is 22 degrees with 8 inches of snow on the ground here in St. Louis. I am jealous…

    My hubs did the Polar Plunge here last year… I think the outside temp was hovering around freezing, windy, and the water temps were in the mid 40s. Brrr… Have fun! I don’t care where you live but “plunging” into cold water is NEVER fun! Can’t wait to see pics!
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  48. Kacy
    January 20, 2011

    I can’t imagine that I’d ever willingly do a polar plunge. I hate being in cold water!
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  49. Jessi @ Quirky Cookery
    January 20, 2011

    I’ve seen a lot of overnight oats over the years considering how much of a staple they seem to be for a lot of food bloggers. Maybe it’s because of it being the middle of winter and mostly seeing hot oats right now or maybe because it just looked really, really good, but your post suddenly makes me want to go try them for the first time. I think the combination with berries and granola just finally pushed it over the top for me. Looks delicious.

  50. Lacey @ Lake Life
    January 20, 2011

    I live on a lake that has a Polar Bear plunge every March but I’ve always been a spectator, never a jumper. Good luck!
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  51. Josephine @ Creating a Positive Life
    January 20, 2011

    I like to think I did the ultimate polar plunge. I did mine in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Alaska, not once but on two separate occasions. It was crazy cold! Especially since it wasn’t warm weather to come out of the water too, brrrrr.
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  52. Alex
    January 20, 2011

    I am SO EXCITED that you are doing the Polar Bear Plunge! My older brother is an athlete for Special Olympics so this really means a lot to me. HAVE FUN!
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  53. Sarah
    January 20, 2011

    That looks delicious! I have been on an oatmeal kick lately and always hear about “overnight oats,” but was wondering how exactly you make them. Thanks for the insight!
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  54. Kelly Schussler
    January 23, 2011

    Thanks for this post! I’m a new food blogger and have been reading many healthy living blogs that talk about overnight oats but no one had a detailed recipe for a newbie. I’m going to make this tonight for tomorrow! Thanks!

  55. Angelina
    June 11, 2011

    Hello from Indonesia! Just discovered your blog and I love it. I’m not a fan of cold oatmeal for breakfast though. Usually I have oatmeal mixed in hot chocolate milk with raisins, banana, and cinnamon. Oatmeal in cold milk/yoghurt and frozen berries is my favorite midnite snack. πŸ™‚

  56. Marty
    August 16, 2011

    Got this in the fridge as we speak…write…looking forward to a tasty breakfast. Love oatmeal, so this is right up my alley. Thanks for the recipe.
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  57. Jennifer
    April 19, 2012

    Well…..I loved it so much I’m making it for the second day in a row! What a great recipe! I never would have thought of this! Thanks!!!

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