Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but is often neglected! Eating breakfast, even during crazy busy college years is extremely important. Breakfast jump starts your day, boosting your energy, increasing attention span, reaction time and brain power. Lord knows we need as much of that as we can get! If you’re one of those who actually eat breakfast chances are you’re short on ideas and time. If you’re part of the bunch that skips breakfast chances are you’re hungry for most of the day.
I love breakfast, but I also love sleep so on days when the two conflict there’s a hard choice to make. These options are easy to make and won’t take more than a few minutes to put together.
EGGS( because there is so much one can do with them)
1) Micro waved Eggs
2 teaspoons milk
Salt and pepper
Beat the eggs well. Add milk, salt and pepper. Place in a microwave safe dish and cook on high for 2 minutes. Stop and stir. Then cook again for a 1 to 2 minutes on high.
2) Sunny Side Up Eggs
½ tablespoon olive oil or nonstick cooking spray
Spread oil on to a small pan and place it on the stove with medium heat. Crack one egg on to it once the oil is fully heated. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes making sure the egg whites are fully cooked. Repeat for the second egg.
3) Hard Boiled Eggs
Boil the eggs for 12 minutes. Once they are done peel the shell off and slice them. Place the slices on the toast.
4) Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar Cheese
½ ounce cheddar cheese
½ tablespoon olive oil or
nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons milk
Salt and pepper
Dice the cheddar. Spread the oil on the pan and place it on medium heat. Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix them together. Then add this mixture into the pan and turn down the heat. Add the milk and whisk it with a fork. Add the cheddar and allow eggs to warm until the sides develop a film. Begin moving the egg into the center and remove the sides of the egg. Do this till the eggs start to appear cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5) French Toast
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Ground cinnamon, to your taste
¼ tablespoon butter (optional), plus extra for serving
2 slices bread
Crack the egg into a bowl and add milk. Add vanilla or cinnamon(optional) Mix the bowl with a fork. Add enough oil to just grease the pan and then add butter and spread it throughout. Dunk one slice into the egg mixture and place it on the pan. Cook it until golden brown.
6) Fruit & Yogurt
A pinch of sugar
Nonfat vanilla yogurt
Cute up the fruit and mix them in a bowl. Add a pinch or two of sugar on top. Eat with yogurt on the side or combine it with the fruit.
7) Banana & Peanut Butter, with Toast
1 slice wheat bread
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons peanut butter
Toast one slice of bread in a toaster, then spread the butter onto it. Peel and slice the banana into approximately ¼ inch slices. Eat the banana along with the peanut butter
Just follow the instructions on the box! To switch it up you can also add bits of almonds or dried apricots.
9) Hummus on pita bread with lettuce and tomato
3-4 tablespoons hummus
slices of tomato
1/2 whole wheat pita bread
Spread the hummus inside the pita bread and stuff with lettuce and tomato slices.