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The Breakfast Guide You Didn’t Know You Needed

I think I might have perfected the perfect breakfast (for me).

BIIIIIG breakfast girl over here. This week I wanted to walk through my ideal breakfast that makes me feel my best, fuels me for the day ahead, and that I try to have as much as humanly possible in the a.m.!!! I’m the type of person that will wake up 20+ minutes before they’re supposed to in order to have an amazing breakfast rather than grabbing a breakfast bar as I’m running out the door. I may still be running out the door, but not on an empty stomach. If you do that, girl, you’re missing out.

So with all that being said, here’s my perfect breakfast that has stayed at the top of my list constantly since moving off campus junior year.

Avocado toast

I know what you’re thinking… seriously? Another article on avocado toast. Just hear me out!!! I literally post pics of this avo toast and people ask me for the recipe because it looks so good. (Disclaimer: YA GIRL did not submit pics in time so this is not my avocado toast and I do not want to be associated with this boring toast.)

Anyways. Start with a good bread, like don’t use gross Wonder white bread. (No offense.) I go for the Trader Joe’s sourdough, fresh sourdough if I can get my hands on it, or the Udi’s Costco gluten-free bread. You need to toast it till it’s golden brown. Then instead of mashing all your avocado ingredients together, do chunks on your bread and mash it up lightly with a fork. Then get some feta and put on a good amount all over. After that, a little salt, more pepper, and finally red pepper flakes on top for spices. Then drizzle a little fresh lemon juice and top with cropped cilantro (assuming you don’t have the soap gene). TA-DA! The best avo toast ever!! LMK if you try it like this.

Dunkin' avocado toast
Original photo by Arete Giannetti
A fruit and Crunchy veggie

This is something I like to follow or incorporate into my meals: half my plate being fruits/veggies. For veggies, I usually go between radishes, cucumbers, or tomatoes (IK, technically a fruit, but no). Salt and pepper on top or however you like em.

Then a fruit. I like going for strawberries, golden kiwis, or peaches. I like pretty much all fruit so it usually just depends on the season, what I have, and what I’m feeling.

Coffee, duh.

It’s not breakfast without a coffee. Veryyyyyy rarely, I go for tea with lemon and honey. I’ve been going for iced coffee whenever I can lately. I found the perfect, clean ingredient creamer: the Chobani sweet cream (purple container). It’s so easy to just pour in 2-3 tablespoons. And that’s it because it’s sweetened. The La Colombe Coffee Extra Bold Dark Roast is by FAR the best I’ve found and I’m absolutely obsessed. I haven’t really found another I can recommend just yet (and y’all know how I feel about Dunkin’ if you read my other article). I must say, I miss the coffee machine I have at home though.

Scrambled eggs

Okay, I only do this if I’m super hungry or have a super long day ahead of me, but here we go. Two eggs scrambled with milk!!! I cook mushrooms and onions usually first, but I really will throw anything I have in. Then, I pour the eggs over the now cooked veggies. The trick is to do salt and pepper once your eggs are poured to have a more even spread after mixing. Add red pepper flakes on top and feta cheese! Feta cheese has been a game-changer for me.

Msu Spoon_Universityfried_Egg_
Spoon University

There ya go. The most perfect breakfast ever. You. Are. Welcome.

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Rebecca Girshik

U Mass Amherst '22

Rebecca is member of HC as a senior OIM major! When she's not writing articles she's cooking, online shopping, hanging out with friends (+dogs), or staying active with her fam!
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