Breakfast Pudding

I don’t often pre-make my morning meals (like breakfast cookies or overnight oats) because whenever I do, I am rarely in the mood for them when it’s actually time to eat.

A good compromise is this recipe for Breakfast Pudding, or not-so-overnight oats. There’s still a mountain of Better Oats flavored instant oatmeal packets in the house – instant oatmeal means minimal soaking time!

In a bowl, I combined 2 Packets of Cinnamon Roll Oat Fit with 6 ounces of Plain Greek Yogurt (Siggi Nonfat), and filled the empty container with water. Stir, and let sit for about 15-20 minutes in the fridge.


Added a packet of YouTrail Mix (this one had almonds, organic cashews, walnuts, organic sunflower seeds, dried sweetened blueberries, sweetened cranberries, and Sun Drops Original Chocolate Candies)


and divided it all between two bowls –


Waaaaaay tooooo sweeeeeeet!!!! Don’t try this with flavored yogurt at home, kids.

I crumbled in 1/2 a Weetabix biscuit to cut the sugar; then it was juuuust right. Added a nice texture too.


Met Skye at Space 15 Twenty to do some talking and browsing.


We looked through many interesting books (this one was Bureaucratics) …


… giggled at ridiculous, overpriced vintage dresses (this Oscar de la Renta number was about $900) …


… and admired the clothes hangers at Free People.


Then my meter ran out and it was time to part ways! On the car ride home I tore into a YouBar


Great Date with Chocolate” –


Doesn’t look very pretty but it tasted awesome – like a brownie! (Don’t forget, you can get 5% off any YouBar products online by entering coupon code ACTORSDIET)


Back home, a grapefruit from Jake/Jen’s backyard


While watching an especially good episode of Oprah – Geneen Roth was on to answer questions about food and emotional eating (revisiting the episode my friend Alexandria was on in May)


In case you missed it, this show will rerun this Saturday night, at 11:30 pm (at least, it will be in Los Angeles; check your local listings).

Later, gators!

  • theemptynutjar

    So its oats soaked in yogurt overnight right? I got confused when you mentioned adding water.

    I actually didn’t really like that episode of Oprah…I found Oprah kept talking on and on and Roth barely said a word…it was like an hour of therapy session with Oprah and nothing else – ha.

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      nope, no need to soak overnight when you use instant oatmeal. just combine with the greek yogurt and water (to cut down on the thickness) let sit for 15-20 minutes and that’s it!

  • Kim

    Those bars look good! And the trail mix! I just might have to place an order…

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape overnight oats without the overnight part?? I like the sound of that πŸ˜€

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    Your pudding looks yummy. I can’t handle too sweet in the morning. Good call on the crunchy cereal on top.

  • carascravings

    Looks yum.
    I tried overnight oats one time and they made me sick…it may have just been a one time thing, but I have not given them a try since then. I am a little scared to revisit them.

  • Simply Life

    oh that trail mix looks so good!

  • lowandbhold

    Those hangers at Free People are so cute! Sorry the oatmeal was too sweet. I can never get it right.

  • Lauren

    I think if I prep my meal the night before, I get in the mood for it automatically because I think about it all night. This happens to me all the time. If I start to think about a certain food for long enough, then I crave it. For example, if you told me we were having Mexican tomorrow night, I would think about it all day and be SOOOO ready for a burrito at dinnertime!

  • Tamara

    I used to read Genene Roth’s columns in Prevention magazine, which my piano teacher kept on her coffee table. Unfortunately, I don’t have cable TV…I wonder if I can find the snippet elsewhere, like on Hulu.

  • lpskins

    which one was your friend? i don’t remember their names but will remember with a description.

  • Kate

    you are eating grapefruit from your friend’s backyard?!?!?! tell me again why i live in minnesota?!

    i really need to read the geenen roth book. i’ve heard a lot about it and would love to get my hands on it.


    oh i didnt know ur friend was on that episode!! wow!

    btw- LOVE that u added whey to ur bar, super nutrition protein <3

  • Ameena

    I’ve never heard of Space 15 Twenty…honestly, you open up a whole new side of LA for me. :)

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      You educate me on the westside, and I will show you the wonders of my world too!!!

  • Karla

    Oh I want to see that episode of Oprah. I wish I had a TV! Sounds interesting. I think I could probably benefit from some emotional eating tips these days. Ugh life!

  • Run Sarah

    I don’t do overnight breakfast for the same reason – have to try the instant oats / water /and yogurt combo though, that sounds perfect for warm days.

  • greensandjeans

    I can’t wait for my brother to move back to LA just for the shopping…

  • Efi@greekyogurt

    I m like you, I never prepare food because I cook according to my mood.

    These hungers are so cute

  • Anna

    I want those hangers!!!

    I also want to see that Oprah episode!

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life

    The breakfast pudding looks awesome!

  • brandi

    great idea to just let it sit in the morning!

  • Rosey Rebecca

    I love the trail mix bfast pudding thang. :-) I actually wrote a story for the paper about a show that the Oprah Winfrey Network was shooting in town. I think it’s called “Searching For” and it was about a man who found out he had a twin when he was 50 years old, but also found out that his brother had died to aids 2o years before. It was a touching story!

  • theexperfectionist

    So that’s what overnight oats are. Oats and yogurt? I’ve never heard it explained. I am not sure I would like that…I will work up the courage to try it one of these days.

  • clairedille

    That vintage shop…amazing…I always love looking at the overpriced designer goods…can’t help it!

    I’ve heard instant/quick oats are the best ones for recreating the overnight oat type bfast..sounds great!

  • sonia

    mm that breakfast looks good- where do you get Wheetabix?! I can never find it anywhere :(
    that dress is hilarious- very Carrie Bradshaw!

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      I get my weetabix at trader joes but they should sell it everywhere?!

  • Jammer

    Awesome blog! That cake looks soooo good!

  • MizzJ

    I want those hangers!!

  • Nicole

    i wish i could go to LA πŸ˜€ im very far :((