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Breakfast for the Morning Rush

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Although hitting the snooze button in the morning feels nice, it can leave little time for actually getting ready in the morning. Even though it can be hard, everyone can find a little bit of time to eat breakfast. “I always start my morning routine with a bowl of cereal and a side of fresh fruit. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” said sophomore Erica Szymanski. Photo by Elizabeth Bosanko

It is 6:30 a.m. in the morning on Monday; you hit snooze a few too many times and now you are running late for school. The bus arrives in five minutes and you are still packing your bag, so you do what most students would, you walk out the door without breakfast. In order to keep your energy up and prevent mid-class stomache growls, try one of these quick and easy breakfasts for your busy mornings.

  1. Peanut Butter Toast– As long as you’re not allergic, peanut butter toast is a quick and light breakfast. Just put the toast in the toaster when you first wake up and by the time you are dressed it will be ready for you to spread on some peanut butter. Put the two pieces together, wrap a paper towel around it and you can eat it on the go. The peanut butter has protein in it, which will help keep you full until lunch, and the carbohydrates in the toast will help give your body the energy it needs.
  2. Instant Oatmeal– You can find instant oatmeal in all sorts of different flavors, and you can easily add any of your favorite toppings. Just follow the directions on the box, and it will typically take no more than three minutes to make. The oatmeal is nutritious and simple.
  3. Greek Yogurt and Fruit- Greek yogurt and a piece o
    f fruit is one of the quickest options. It requires zero prep time and you can grab it and go. The greek yogurt and fruit are both healthy and filling. The yogurt is high in lean protein and the fruit has healthy sugars and various vitamins and health benefits. If you are feeling fancy, go ahead and pour some granola in your yogurt to add a little crunch.
  4. Toaster Waffles– Depending on how late you are running you can just smear some peanut butter on it and go or you can take it to the next level. If you are willing to spend an extra minute making your breakfast, you add can some syrup, fruit, nutella, nut butter, jelly, or any other combination of toppings that you like. One of my favorites is sliced banana with a little bit clover honey.
  5. Cereal Bar– Although this option is not always as healthy or as filling as the others, it is one of my personal go-to breakfasts for when I hit snooze too often.You can find these in boxes at most grocery stores and they come in a variety of fruit flavors.

No matter how late you wake up, always try to find that extra minute, or just a few seconds, to grab some breakfast on your way out the door. Being hungry is never fun, and it can distract you from class. Try to avoid breakfasts that are loaded with sugar, because after that blood sugar spike, you are sure to crash and find yourself hungry again by the end of first period. Try to look for foods that are high in lean protein and nutrient packed in order to avoid that second period snack urge.

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Breakfast for the Morning Rush