Pick It or Skip It: Grab-and-Go Breakfasts for the Busy Collegiette

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Slave to a Sweet Tooth
Even in the morning, you so desperately want to give in to your nagging, sweet cravings.  With all that sugary deliciousness on the brain, what’s a busy collegiette to do?
 
Pick: Medium old-fashioned cake donut
A donut that’s healthy?!  OK, we have to be real here.  You won’t have access to tip top health food all the time, so an old-fashioned cake donut is the lesser of evils.  At around 200 calories, this breakfast dessert will satisfy your oh-so-sweet tooth and contains nearly 5 times less sugar than the blueberry muffin in the next pastry case.
 
Skip: Blueberry muffin
Muffins are supposedly healthy, right?  Add in some blueberries and you’re sure you’ve snatched a winner.  Sorry muffin fans — as Karen Collins, R.D. explains, “...today’s giant bakery muffins contain from 340 to 630 calories each, without any butter or other spread.” Add in nearly 50 grams of sugar, and this treat will do little to keep you filled and satisfied.  Stick with the plain donut, and you’ll keep calories in check while taming that sweet tooth!

breakfast on the go pick old-fashioned cake donut

 
So there you have it, collegiettes — easier-than-ever ways to start your day off on a healthy and delicious note.  Go for the pick it swaps, and you’ll be treating yourself to body-loving proteins, antioxidants, and necessary vitamins and minerals.  The best part?  You’ll even get to class on time!
 
What’s your favorite grab-and-go breakfast?  Leave a comment!
 
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Cameron is a senior at Bucknell University pursuing degrees in English and Theatre. Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, she is a member of Delta Gamma sorority and recently spent a semester abroad in London (tea and scones galore!). Her favorite things include (but are not limited to) anything with the word "coffee" in it, her two shih tzus, peppermint gum, reality tv, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, dancing, staying active, and singing. Her claim to fame? She was a street shoutout on the show "Cash Cab".

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