Last Updated: September 5, 2013
by Andrea Cerny
How many times have you heard the phrase, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” Well, while that point is debatable, there’s no doubt that it certainly is important to start your day off with something to eat. Breakfast gets your metabolism going, which will help keep you energized and get you through your day. But for busy students, it can be difficult to fit in time to eat before jetting off to class each morning. Since we know you’d probably rather sleep a few extra minutes than get up early to eat, we’ve put together a list of quick breakfast ideas that you can easily eat on your way to class.
Fruit & Cheese Mix. Cut up some fruit, such as apples, pears, bananas, grapes, or berries. Toss it into a plastic bag with some chunks of your favorite cheese, such as cheddar, Monterey jack, or mozzarella. For added crunch, throw some nuts into the mix, such as walnuts or almonds. Prepare your bag the night before so you don’t have to do all the cutting in the morning. For a true grab-and-go version, opt instead for a piece of string cheese with a whole piece of fruit and a handful of nuts.
Nut Butter & Fruit Toast. Toast a piece of bread, an English muffin half, or a frozen waffle. Spread it with peanut butter and top it with sliced bananas, fruit preserves, or raisins. Got a sweet tooth? Try swapping the peanut butter with chocolate hazelnut spread.
Yogurt with Granola. Pop open a single-serve container of yogurt and stir in some granola or chopped nuts. Add some berries or diced fruit for sweetness.
Fruit Smoothie. If you have access to a blender, whip up a fruit smoothie. Pour it into a plastic or paper cup to take with you. For some ideas, check out this list of 50 smoothie recipes.
Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal. This requires a little prep the night before, but no cooking is required! In a jar, mug, cup, or bowl, combine equal parts of raw rolled oats (not instant) and any kind of milk or yogurt. Add your favorite mix-ins, such as fruit, nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, jam, or honey. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. By the morning, the oats will have absorbed enough liquid to make them soft and tasty. Check out this post for a bunch of yummy flavor ideas.
Coffee Cup Scramble. Make a delicious and portable scrambled egg breakfast in the microwave in less than five minutes! Click here for step-by-step instructions from a student at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Protein Bars. When you’re running late and have absolutely no time to prep anything, grab a protein or energy bar. To make it a good sub for a meal, look for a bar that has at least 10 grams of protein and 3-5 grams of fiber.
What do you like to eat for breakfast before class? Share in the comments below!
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Original Post Date: September 5th, 2013