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We all know the struggle of trying to make a quick and easy breakfast in the mornings before class, here are a few ideas that hopefully will make your breakfast both delicious and nutritious!

  1. Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is one of the easiest and healthiest breakfasts to make in your dorm room. Oatmeal is high in fiber, which will keep you full until lunch. Make sure to get quick oats, which typically take between one to three minutes to make. My personal favorite combination is Truvia (as a sweetener), cinnamon, and almond milk. Stir in some peanut butter for some added protein and creaminess!

  1. Cereal

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Cereal is also an easy breakfast to make in your dorm with or without milk. Make sure to check the sugar content in the cereal you buy because some cereals can be very high in sugar. Pick up some of the single serving bowls at the On The Go locations on campus.

  1. Granola/Protein Bars

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Granola and protein bars are easy breakfasts to have on mornings where you don’t have a lot of time. Whether you have a 7:30am class or slept through your alarm, having granola bars in your room will be a lifesaver. My personal favorites are the RX Bars, Luna Bars and Nature Valley Oat Bars.

  1. Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats are a great way to have breakfast ready for you when you wake up and need to go. Grab your favorite container or Mason jar, add in some oats, pour in the milk of your choice, add any sweeter and leave in the fridge overnight. You can also add in cocoa powder, any nut butter, cinnamon, fruit or granola!

  1. Microwavable Scrambled Eggs

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Microwavable scrambled eggs are an easy and nutritious breakfast for any morning. Crack as many eggs as you want into a container, stir them up with a fork, add in any vegetables, cheese or seasonings you want and put in the microwave. Microwave for 45 seconds, then stir and then do between 30-45 more seconds until they have the right consistency. Quick tip: If you add in some milk when mixing the eggs with the fork it makes them fluffier!

  1. Yogurt

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Yogurt is a simple and healthy breakfast for any day of the week. Either eat it straight from a single serving pack or put it in a bowl with fruit and granola. Watch out for flavored yogurts since they typically have a high sugar content.

  1. Toast

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Toast is a super easy breakfast for any morning. If you do not have a toaster, you can microwave the toast to warm it up. Add butter, jelly or any nut butter on top. You can also add Nutella, fruit or avocado for an extra special breakfast!

  1. Smoothie

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Having a blender in college is a great and easy way to make a nutritious breakfast every morning. Add in a cup of fruit, some orange juice (I use Bai waters), some ice and blend. Put the smoothie in a bowl with fresh fruit and granola to make a smoothie bowl or put in an on the go container if you’re in a rush.

  1. Energy Bites

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Energy bites are a great make ahead breakfast that are easy to grab and go to class with. It is great to make them over the weekend and have enough for the week. Mix 1 ¾ cup of oats, ¾ cup of a nut butter (microwave it for 10-15 seconds first) and  1/3 cup of honey. Roll the mixture into bite size balls and put into individual plastic bags for the week. Add chocolate chips or crushed nuts for added flavor!

  1. 2-Minute French Toast

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2 minute French toast is a delicious and easy breakfast to make in the mornings. Rip up bread into a mug and add in 1 egg, 3 tablespoons of milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar. Let the mixture soak into the bread and microwave for 1 minute. Microwave for additional 10 seconds increments until cooked. Add some syrup and enjoy!


Catherine Ellsworth

Catherine is originally from Connecticut. She is now studying engineering at Purdue University. She is interested in all things Purdue, fashion and writing.

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