Starting Your Day Off Right: Healthy Breakfasts for College Students
Whether you are focused on getting ready for the day, getting your kids ready for the day, relaxing after a night shift or you simply want to sleep longer in the morning, you may find that eating breakfast becomes more difficult when you are in college. Here are some easy breakfast ideas that may help you get something nutritious but quick in before you rush out the door…
1. Slice an apple and add a serving of peanut butter, or your favorite nut butter, to the plate. Microwave some oatmeal to eat with the meal. Your apple, peanut butter, and oats should take only a few minutes to prepare but it will provide your body with some great fuel to start the day.
2. Throw your favorite frozen fruits, Greek yogurt and ice into a blender. Make sure everything blends well. Pour your smoothie into a cup and you can take your breakfast to-go!
3. Granola bars that have between 200-300 calories in them and are low in sugar but high in fiber can be a great breakfast if you are running late. Grab your granola bar and eat it on your way to school or work.
4. Mixed fruit. This may take more preparation the night before, but can be well worth it. Buy your favorite fresh fruit, cut it up and then put it into containers in the fridge in the evening. Then, you just have to grab one of the fruit bowls in the morning when you need breakfast.
Eating breakfast allows your body to start the day off right. With the right nutrients, your breakfast can be a great way to tool to help focus and function properly. No matter what program you are in, being able to focus and concentrate through your classes will definitely help you succeed.
Megan Wickes is a graduate of the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. She currently works for Stevens-Henager College, managing its online presence. In addition to her love of marketing, Megan enjoys wakeboarding, boating, and spending time with her husband and new baby boy.