8 Super Easy Breakfast Ideas for University Life
Breakfast is indeed a very important meal of the day. Breakfast fuels and gets you ready for the day. Kids and teens who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day. Without breakfast, people can get irritable, restless, and tired. However, in college, breakfast doesn’t seem practical. We go to bed late and wake up just in time to get ready for our classes and rush out the door. Even though breakfast may not fit in your schedule it is still important.
Here are 8 breakfast ideas that are quick and easy to make with just four recipes:
1. Cheese Bread and Egg
Having a sandwich is always a great option. If you don’t have the regular loaf of bread you can buy a cheese bread from your local grocery store, slice it in two, fry an egg and slap it between the bread and boom, you have a quick and easy sandwich.
- 1 Cheese Bread
- 1 Egg
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Heat frying pan and add oil. Be sure to distribute oil across the pan.
- Crack egg into frying pan and add salt and pepper. Slice cheese bread evenly across.
- When egg is cooked on both sides, put between cheese bread.
- Serve hot.
One can never go wrong with this option. You can even make your own from things in your cupboard. Just be sure to make enough for the week. Granola can be eaten as is or it can be eaten with yogurt or milk.
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup honey (optional)
- 2 TBS cocoa
- 1 cup Quick Oats (Other grain such as quinoa or puffed rice can be used)
- Combine the peanut butter and honey in a small microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds.
- Add in the cocoa powder and stir to combine.
- Pour oats into a large bowl.
- Pour chocolate peanut butter mixture over the top of the cereal and stir to completely coat.
- Roll mixture into small balls about 1 to 1½ inches in size.
- Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place cookie sheet in the fridge for about 2 hours till set.
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container or zip lock bag.
3. Banana –Peanut Butter Toast
Banana and peanut butter is as good a match as peanut butter and jelly. Not only is this option sweet but it is healthy as well because of the protein provide by the peanut butter.
- 1 Banana
- 1-2 Slices of Bread (toasted)
- Peanut butter
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Spread peanut butter on the bread slice(s).
- Crush and spread banana across bread.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
4. Macaroni and Cheese
Sometimes nothing but macaroni and cheese will do. But why choose a single-serving cup of, preservative-laden neon stuff when you can use ingredients you can actually pronounce? Here, pasta cooks right in the microwave before meeting with a hefty punch of (real) cheddar and a splash of milk. Several minutes later, boom: comfort food at its finest—and fastest.
- 1 Cup Pasta
- 2 Cups water
- Slice of cheese
- 1 Tablespoon Milk
- Heat pasta in a cup with water in the microwave until soft.
- Add cheese and milk
- Serve hot
5. Yoghurt Parfait
This simple 3-ingredient meal only requires you to grab your favourite protein-rich yogurt and mix it with jam and oats and you’ll be on your way.
6. Cereal and milk
Since we are on classic options we can’t afford to leave this fan favourite out of the mix. Here in Jamaica you can make cereal from oats or crackers, or buy Cornflakes or sugar cereal.
These are a classic for a reason. If you don’t have fruits in your fridge you can always buy some from a local vendor on your way to school for $50 or $100.
8. Bulla and Pear
This is a Jamaican favourite because it is convenient and it tastes great! Avocado is a superfood with over twelve benefits including, preventing cancer and losing weights.
- Granola recipe sourced from: cookingclassy.com – http://greatist.com/eat/healthy-dorm-room-recipes
- Macaroni and cheese info sourced from: greatist.com – https://www.cookingclassy.com/peanut-butter-granola-4-ingredients/
- The Food Network