As notorious night owls, most college students would agree that mornings are NOT our thing. But making time for some breakfast before running off to class is essential to keep you and your metabolism powered throughout the day.
So how do lazy college night owls get up early enough for a dining hall breakfast? They don’t. So, ditch the dining hall and try my five go-to dorm room breakfasts that are easy, healthy and most importantly, inexpensive.
Scramble them, poach them, fry them, or hard boil them. Eating two eggs is a protein packed way to start your day. They’re sure to keep you satisfied until lunch and you can fry them up in less that 5 minutes. If you’re feeling fancy, add some sharp cheddar cheese or dice up some onions and peppers for a quick healthy omelet.
2. Yogurt and Fruit
Greek yogurt is a protein-packed option for breakfast. But one type of yogurt you’re missing out on if you haven’t discovered it yet is Noosa. Found in the dairy isle of Whole Foods, this yogurt is a cross between Greek yogurt and mascarpone cheese. The result? A completely creamy and decadent treat.
Eat half the container to save money and add plenty of granola to keep up the calories. Bonus points if you cut up some berries to mix in.
Microwaveable oatmeal is super cheap and the flavor options are endless. One of my favorite ways to spice up regular old oatmeal is adding a tablespoon of sunflower seeds, a teaspoon of brown sugar, plenty of fresh blueberries and a pinch of cinnamon. If you’re watching your sugar intake, try using unsweetened apple sauce as a healthy alternative.
Overnight oatmeal is also a great option if you’re short on time since you can make it the night before and have it ready to go in the morning.
4. Frozen Waffles
While classic syrup and butter waffles are divine, I prefer my own twist: 1 blueberry waffle topped with 1 tablespoon chunky peanut butter and banana slices. My favorite brand is the Kashi whole grain blueberry waffles because they have double the fiber and protein.
If you’re feeling indulgent after a hard week, don’t forget a glob of nutella or chocolate chips to put on top. Who could skip breakfast if it includes chocolate?
5. Avocado Toast
This one seems to be taking the internet by storm and for a good reason. Avocados are jam-packed with healthy fats and nutrients. This creamy alternative to butter is perfect to top off your morning toast. Not to mention, it will keep you full all morning atop some fiber-packed whole grain toast.
To make this dish a little more interesting, poach an egg in the microwave and place it on top with this recipe.
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