Tuesday, August 8, 2017

3D printed meal prep: speed up your mornings with custom scoops!

We actively look for ways to reduce the amount of time we spend on chores so we can spend more time on fun and togetherness.

One thing we stumbled upon is meal prep for breakfasts. Since our weekday breakfast has become pretty standard, in fifteen minutes one person can make breakfast for the entire house for the whole week! Suddenly our mornings become more flexible - we can spend more time hanging out and eating breakfast together, or we can grab breakfasts as we dash out the door and eat them at our respective offices, allowing us all to get home sooner.

Our current recipe:
1/2 Cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 Tbsp flax meal
1/8 Cup seeds or nuts (usually sunflower)
1/4 Cup chopped fruit or berries (we're currently using frozen blueberries)
1/3 Cup whole milk plain yogurt
Combine in instagram-ready layers with yogurt on top. Store in fridge until ready to eat - the oats will be delightful after 18 hours. After about 5 days, things begins to get too mushy.

We constantly tweak the recipe as fruit comes into season and we find interesting nuts / seeds / grains on sale.

To speed this process even further, I 3D printed custom scoops for the oats and seeds using wstein's wonderful customizable measuring cup/scoops. I made and labeled a 4 ounce scoop for oats and another 1 ounce scoop for seeds. The labels are a little hard to see in the photo, but the whole project turned out very nicely!