Kiley Putnam

Snack Healthy On-The-Go!

Kelly Dixon is a smart mom. She caught my attention with her clever take on mason jars, turning them into an on-the-go and must-have snacking container. Ever seen a mason jar look like this?

mason jar pic

Didn’t think so.

So when I visited Norwood, MA for the Must Be the Milk’s weekly summer adventure with Fox25’s Zip Trip, I decided to showcase how to snack creatively during the hot and humid season.

The combinations I talked about included:

  • Yogurt dip and veggies
  • Whole grain cereal and low-fat milk
  • Fresh berries and low-fat yogurt
  • Overnight Soaked Oats

Those ideas are super simple and any of the items can be switched up. The soaked oats recipe is also easy, but there are a few more items to include. Here’s the recipe I used for Zip Trip:

Overnight Soaked Oats

Serves 2

Inspired by Katherine Younger, RD


  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt (or Greek yogurt)
  • ½ cup low-fat milk (more if using Greek yogurt)
  • ¼ cup berries or banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Optional toppings: Nuts, chopped apple, berries, a dollop of yogurt, unsweetened raisins, shredded coconut, or natural nut butter


  1. The night before, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate.
  1. In the morning, stir the oats before serving. Mix in any optional toppings.
Kiley Putnam

Kiley Putnam is a Senior Communications Specialist concentrated in consumer marketing and communications for New England Dairy Promotion Board. Kiley is a Connecticut native, an ice cream fanatic, and loves connecting people to where their food comes from. In her spare time, Kiley enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with friends and family. She currently resides in Boston, MA. Sound like someone you want to get to know? Contact Kiley at