Skipping breakfast on game days may seem like the easiest thing to do to catch a few extra z’s, but lets be real, your stomach will probably hate you later. Just as football players stock up on protein and carbs before their game, so must tailgaters and block-goers (block being the indoor, bar version of a tailgate) prepare their bodies for the vast amounts of alcohol they are about to consume for hours on end. Of all the potential consequences of day drinking (see below), don’t let drinking on an empty stomach be one of them.

The best way to do this is by having a hardy breakfast, and if you haven’t heard of kegs and eggs before reading this, have you really ever morning drank before? Originally a St. Patrick’s Day (or Unofficial) tradition, kegs and eggs is the act of eating eggs and drinking beer. It is a genius way to make sure you get breakfast in before the heavy drinking starts, but you won’t have to start drinking later either. Of course you can stick to the classic scrambled eggs from a pan, but do football teams use the same plays every single game over and over? No. (Honestly, I really don’t know. I don’t even watch the games, but I’m assuming no.)

Be creative and impress your friends, or your crush in the house you’re paired with, by cooking up a variety of easy morning egg recipes.

1. Scrambled Eggs in a Bacon Bowl


Photo by Anastasia Yip

If the smell of bacon isn’t enough to get a person out of bed, I don’t know what is.

2. Fried Egg


Photo by Caty Schnack

Because everything tastes better fried.

3. Poached Egg


Photo by Amanda Shulman

AKA how to feel and sound fancy when you’re really just microwaving an egg.

4. Breakfast Sandwich


Photo by Scott Harrington

With a good source of carbs and protein, you might as well try playing football yourself after eating this game-changing breakfast.

5. Baked Egg in an Avocado


Photo by Sophie Jacob

The breakfast that will keep you “basic” on game day.

6. Hard and Soft Boiled Eggs


Photo by Justin Shannin

Much like Twix bars, try both and pick a side.

7. A Meat-Lovers Veggie Breakfast Burrito


Photo by Caroline Liu

An oxymoron has never tasted so good (sorry jumbo shrimp).

8. Fried Egg With Chickpea Salsa and Siracha 


Photo by Chase Kroesche

Just monitor your drinking with this one, wouldn’t want this much spiciness coming back up….

9. Classy Scrambled Eggs


Photo by Ari Silman

Oh you fancy, huh?

10. Avocado Toast With Fried Egg


Photo by Julia Maguire

It may not be guac from Chipotle, but the avocado spread will still impress.

11. Mini Bagel Breakfast Sliders


Photo by Sarah Adler

It’s never too early for a slider.

12. Microwaveable Scrambled Eggs


Photo by Meredith Marcus

For the mornings you’re still hung-over from the night before, and this is the best you can do.

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