A Breakfast Guide for the Girl on the Go

Whether you live far from the dining halls or just love sleeping in, fitting breakfast into your hectic morning can sometimes be difficult. Luckily, I’ve found some quick and easy breakfast recipes that you can make in your dorm with just a few simple ingredients.

Overnight Oats

For any girl who loves oatmeal but doesn’t have the time, this is the perfect recipe. Overnight oats are quick, easy, and can be prepared and stored for up to five days in advance to eating—perfect for reducing the morning craze. You can keep them simple or personalize them to your palette by adding fruit, chocolate, or even seeds and nuts.

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Breakfast Popsicles

This recipe is super easy to make and one batch can last you for days! All it requires is popsicle molds, sticks, yogurt, or milk and any combination of your favorite fresh ingredients. Whether you add strawberries and granola, your favorite cereal, or peanut butter and banana, these refreshing popsicles will get you ready for the day ahead.

Another quick hack: pair your frozen breakfast bar with a popsicle-sized latte or a mocha ice pop with chocolate chips.

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Find recipes here: https://www.wideopeneats.com/20-healthy-breakfast-popsicles-the-whole-family-will-love/

Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

This classic snack combination also provides a major fiber and protein boost—perfect for the keeping you full throughout the morning. These can be made by placing peanut butter between two apple slices, or by creating an open face sandwich with bread, other fruits, oats, and seeds.

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Find recipe here: https://www.thekitchn.com/snack-recipe-apple-sandwiches-recipes-from-the-kitchn-183079

Banana Boats and Banana Boosters

Packed with potassium and protein, these recipes will help kickstart your day. Again, these yummy boosters can be prepared in two ways by either cutting the banana in slices or lengthwise. Banana boosters are simple and easy: all you need is peanut butter to spread in between your slices. Banana Boats, usually a campfire dessert, can be adapted to be a personalizable breakfast option with the addition of coconut, chocolate, fruit, or cranberries.

Another quick hack: replace peanut butter with nutella or almond butter depending on your preference.

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Find recipe here: https://simple-veganista.com/2016/06/banana-boats.html

Breakfast Balls

This on-the-go meal is a delectable blend of nuts, dried fruit, peanut or almond butter, coconut oil, granola, and chocolate. These bites of goodness can be chilled and stored for over a week, and grabbing three or four on your way out the door will keep you satisfied.

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Find recipe here: https://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/no-bake-chocolate-peanut-butter-energy-balls/

Topped Rice Cakes

Rice cakes are a healthy and easy alternative to toast and can be loaded up with any mix of toppings. You can go for a more savory route with avocado, hummus, or tomatoes, or stick to the sweet and add nutella, fruit, or honey. In a hurry, just adding peanut or almond butter on top can save time and boost energy.

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Find sweet and savory recipes here: https://www.marthastewart.com/1112188/brown-rice-cakes-toppings