Breakfast can absolutely set your day up for success. I’m sure you’ve heard of it referenced as “the most important meal of the day”. College students especially can benefit from eating a healthy breakfast. If you’re sitting in class at 10:30am and you’re starving, you may have a hard time concentrating and miss important material.
What’s a Healthy Breakfast?
You’re a busy college student – you need a morning meal that will do its job! A healthy breakfast should keep you full for hours, typically until lunch. When I’m eating breakfast, or creating a breakfast recipe, I focus on foods high in healthy fats and protein, with some high-fiber, complex starches on occasion. These foods will keep you fullest, longest.
What if I’m not a “breakfast person”?
A few notes before we get started though. If you’re just “not a breakfast person” – if you don’t naturally get hungry for breakfast, I wouldn’t recommend forcing yourself to eat something. If you don’t become starving for lunch, honestly, I would say it’s ok to skip breakfast. It’s very important to listen to your hunger cues – eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full.
Now, if you’re someone who does love eating breakfast, here are 10 easy recipes to try next week.
5 Easy Healthy Breakfast for College Students: On the Go
Here are some breakfast ideas that can be eaten while walking or getting ready if you don’t have time to sit down at the cafeteria or in your dorm room.
1 egg, large
1 cup grapes, red
1 oz cheese, sliced cheese, full fat/regular
2 Tbsp peanut butter
Hard boil egg
Many ladies like dipping the grapes in the PB “PB & J” 🙂
Note 1: No dairy? Have an extra egg
Note 2: I love single serving peanut butter packets like Jif or Justin’s. Almond butter, or any other nut or seed butter, is also fine.
Note 3: If you don’t have grapes, choose another fresh fruit