Try these suggestions to get you going in the morning
Do you wake up and run out the door with no breakfast? Do you go through the drive-through and get a coffee and a doughnut? As we all know, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” so why not make the effort to make yours healthier?
Here are some quick breakfast foods that you can eat at home or eat on the go. They are perfect for the busy student who isn’t exactly a master chef in the kitchen. These quick breakfasts will give you the energy you need to make it through your classes. With healthy proteins and a moderate amount of carbohydrates, you should feel more energized!
- Peanut butter and banana on toast
- Greek yogurt with granola and fruit topping
- Cottage cheese with banana topping
- A grab bag: Hard boiled eggs, string cheese, and grapes
- Instant oatmeal or overnight oatmeal
- Whole wheat bagel with light cream cheese or peanut butter
- A high-protein, low-sugar cereal with milk
- Avocado on toast
- Low sugar, high protein granola/nut bar
- Light whole wheat freezer waffles and nut butter
- Microwaved scrambled eggs in a mug
- Apples and string cheese
- Ham and cheese roll-up or wrap
- Green smoothie with nut butter
According to WebMD, there are many benefits to eating breakfast, aside from just satisfying your hunger. Here are a few things a nutritionally balanced breakfast can do:
- Help fulfill your nutrient needs for the day
- Improve your concentration and your mood
- Give you more strength for physical activities
- Lower your cholesterol level
- Help with weight control (skipping breakfast tends to make you eat a lot more during the rest of the day)
Is that enough to convince you? If not, here’s one more bonus. In addition to the added energy that you get from these breakfast choices, you may also save a little money. Going to the coffee shop or doughnut shop every morning can add up quickly. Making your breakfast at home is not only good for your health, but it can be good for your wallet too!
So here’s the challenge to our students: try these suggestions for a week or two, and see if you notice the difference! See you in class!
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