This is a sponsored post on behalf of Sleep Innovations. All opinions are 100% my own.
Cranberry Eggnog Overnight Oats, an easy festive breakfast for the holiday season!
(Scroll to the middle of this post for an exciting giveaway!)
It’s not a secret that the holiday season is stressful. Yes, it is magical and beautiful and “the most wonderful time” but to make it the best it can be we often put ourselves last for the ones we love. It’s all about how we balance ourselves daily.
This year is extra special for us, we hosted our first Thanksgiving AND my parents are coming down from North Carolina for Christmas and New Years! So, I have been extra busy between holidays preparing the house while working on my cookbook and keep up to date with this little blog of mine.
Also, this whole year I really put in an effort to lost some weight. Cooking delicious things for a living can somehow make you put on the pounds… who knew?! I did lose about half of my goal but recently with all the holiday festivities and okay… treats going around those pounds have slowly started to creep back.
So, one thing I finally started making myself do is to eat breakfast. It really makes a huge difference and helps me cut down on all that snacking. This has helped me balance out this season. Along with eating breakfast, I have been committed to drinking the right amount of water for my body type and getting enough sleep.
The sleep part has been the easiest. We finally took the plunge and got a new mattress. And, wow has it made a huge difference! Thanks to Sleep Innovations we have been sleeping more soundly and I have even made it a habit of taking a power nap mid-day…. whoops!
Buuut you know it eventually happens… the dreaded #FoodComa hits…. at least with Sleep Innovations I have a place to nap away all that tryptophan!
Yes, I definitely hit a #FoodComa at Thanksgiving but I will pace myself better this Christmas with my plan of attack. I think having my Cranberry Eggnog Overnight Oats will do the trick!
Cranberry Eggnog Overnight Oats
- 1/2 Cup raw rolled oats
- 1/2 Cup eggnog
- 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a serving dish. Wrap in plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. Garnish with fresh cranberries, optional.
These overnight oats go together in less than 2 minutes and you have a delicious breakfast waiting for you in the morning! I think this would be a great option to make for the whole family on Christmas Eve and surprise everyone the next day while opening any surprises left by Santa!
I am totally in love with my new Sleep Innovations mattress and pillow. This time of year is the season for giving and Sleep Innovations wants you to help them give back as well.
Share a photo of you being your best. It can be a healthy recipe or exercising or even donating to a charity. Whatever it is what makes you feel your best! Share this photo on Instagram with the hashtag #SIHolidayBest and Sleep Innovations will donate $1 to a food bank charity. This share will also get you entered into a Sleep Innovations mattress giveaway!
I am totally in love with my new Sleep Innovations Alden memory foam mattress and Forever Cool pillow, which is why I am hosting a giveaway for you to win a mattress and pillow of your own!
There will be three winners in total. Two winners will receive a Forever Cool pillow and a grand prize winner will receive the pillow PLUS a mattress of your choice from Sleep Innovations! By sharing a photo of you being at your holiday best and using the hashtag #SIHolidayBest and tagging This Silly Girl’s Kitchen ( @thissillygirlskitchen on Instagram), you will be entered to win from now until 12/31/2016 when the winners will be picked at random.
I know that when I am well rested, I feel my best and I am at my best to tackle anything the day has to throw at me! Even when Peanut wants to photobomb my shoot!
Don’t forget to enter to win a new memory foam mattress designed to fit the way you sleep by sharing a photo of how you’re at your best this holiday using #SIHolidayBest! Find your fit, your perfect mattress, by taking a short quiz on SleepInnovations.com now!
Sleep Innovations provides the best memory foam sleep products to help more people get a good night’s sleep during the busiest time of the year – resulting in a healthier and more productive holiday season. Click here for more information on Sleep Innovations.