As college students, it seems like we are always in a rush. We are constantly balancing classes and grades, with our extracurricular involvement and trying to find some time for ourselves. I believe that the key to facilitating a good day, starts with a good breakfast in the morning.

If I asked any student on campus, I’m sure they could give me a list of excuses as to why they may not have breakfast in the morning. In this article, I am going to provide quick, easy and delicious breakfast recipes to debunk the common excuses used by college students.

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Caroline Ingalls

1. You Don't Have Enough Time 

If you're running out the door in the morning, try preparing your breakfast the night before. Overnight oats are a simple and healthy option that will keep you fuller longer. Just add your favorite brand of rolled oats with milk and let them sit overnight. Add more variety to this basic combo by throwing in you're favorite toppings! This will save you tons of time in the morning and provide you with a nutritious way to start your day.

Annie Lee

2. You aren’t Hungry When You Wake Up

If you have 8ams every day of the week, motivating yourself to eat a filling breakfast can be a challenge. Bringing a protein bar, a piece of fruit or even dry cereal is better than having nothing at all. If you skip breakfast, you run the risk of becoming hungry earlier in the day. Try a smoothie, which is a quick and portable breakfast you can bring to class. My favorite smoothie is with blueberries, peanut butter, spinach and ice. Blend it up and enjoy!

blueberry, smoothie, yogurt, berry
Jessica Farber

3. You are Bored with Breakfast Foods

If you are finding yourself eating the same thing each day and you are starting to get bored, try switching it up. Swap your usual breakfast, for a either a sweeter or more savory option. When I am looking for a sweeter change, I have some coconut milk yogurt and pile it high with fruit and nuts as toppings. For a savory option, try toast with nut butter or avocado.

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Anna Lustig

Avoid the Breakfast Blues

As college students, it is important that we start the morning right by having eating breakfast so we are mentally and physically ready to tackle the day ahead. Whether you're running out the door or in need of a change, skipping breakfast shouldn't be your go-to! Looking for a dope new breakfast to try? Check out some of these unique breakfast hacks that are sure to spice up your morning!