Willow Munson, Sophomore
The few minutes you have before the bus comes is crucial, especially if you don’t have a lot of time. These five breakfast ideas will allow you to catch the bus and have a healthy and filling breakfast as well.
1. Microwaved Egg on Toast
This is one of my go to breakfasts when I want something filling to start my day. Simply spray a bowl with cooking spray and then crack an egg into the boal. Break the yoke apart and cook it in the microwave with 20 second intervals until cooked. Meanwhile place a piece of whole wheat bread into the toaster. When both the egg and toast are done, simple slide the egg out of the bowl and onto the toast. To add more flavor, season the egg with salt and pepper, or hot sauce if desired
2. Peanut Butter and Banana on Toast
I use this recipe all the time. The peanut butter keeps me full until lunch and the banana and whole wheat toast give me the energy needed to start my day without any coffee! Simply toast a piece of whole wheat bread. While the bread is cooking, slice up a banana. When the toast is ready, spread peanut butter onto the toast and add your sliced banana. You can also sprinkle cinnamon on the toast or drizzle it with honey.
3. Overnight Oats
The only overnight oats jar I ever use is the classic blueberry muffin.
3/4 Cup Oats
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1 tsp Honey
1 pinch of Cinnamon
3/4 Cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Place all of the ingredients except about half of blueberries in a jar and mix them together. Cover the jar and place in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning simply top the oats with the remaining blueberries and enjoy!
4. Clean Breakfast Cookie: Cranberries and Coconut
I stole this recipe from the website sweetashoneyco about three years ago in eighth grade. The cookies are so healthy and so easy to make. I make a batch about once every two months and either pack the cookies as a snack for the day or eat two for breakfast if I am running late. You can get the recipe by clicking here.
5. Yogurt and Granola
Yogurt with granola is a very easy, fast and filling way to start your morning. I like to use Fage’s 1% plain yogurt with either Wegman’s Blueberry and Flax granola, or their Organic Cocoa and Chia granola. Any yogurt and granola will work, but I find these the most tasteful and filling. I also decorate my yogurt with fresh fruit for the aesthetic.