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6 Healthy and Easy Breakfast Ideas for Finals

I wasn’t kidding when I said breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I’ll even go as far to admit that I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession for it. But I justify my case by sharing with you six fun, healthy, and easy-to-make breakfast choices. I even organized them based on level of easiness, with the easiest being at the top!

1. Toast with avocado and egg or toast with peanut butter, honey and banana

If you consider yourself lazy but still want something delish, try this. It’s the epitome of effortless. Put your bread in the toaster and when it’s ready, top with either a mashed avocado and an egg or with peanut butter, sliced bananas and honey drizzle. One variation will be sufficient, but if you can’t decide if you want sweet or savory in the morning, make both.

2. Smoothie

I love my green smoothies, especially when it’s warmer out. There’s no formula to this and it’s a delicious way to get all your veggies in. I put 1 cup of liquid base (coconut water, almond milk, or water), 1 cup of greens (spinach, kale), and a medley of other fruits or veggies of your choice (frozen strawberries and pineapples, sliced cucumbers, and half a banana). Another type of smoothie that’ll keep you full until lunch is a peanut butter and banana smoothie. You’ll need 1 frozen banana, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 cup almond milk, and ice cubes. 

3. Chia seed pudding

This seemingly Pinterest-only breakfast option is surprisingly easy to make. The chia seeds expand overnight in the liquid so they become little chewy, transparent bubbles. The steps in preparing it is so simple. You have to give it a try! If you don’t like it (which I highly doubt), at least it makes for an interesting Snapchat or hipster Instagram post.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup greek yogurt (optional)
  • ½ tablespoon of honey (to sweeten)
  • fruits (to top the next day)

– Put all the ingredients in a mason jar in the fridge over night and great things will happen overnight.

P.S. Instead of almond milk, you can put these in your green smoothie overnight to mix things up a bit!

4. Overnight oats

This is basically the same deal as Chia Seed pudding, but the transformation is greater. It’s hassle-free and basically cooks the oats for you without heat. Now that’s what I consider innovation.

Recipe:

  • ½ cup milk
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • ½ banana mashed (optional)
  • a dash of cinnamon (also optional)
  • fruits to put on top the next day (my go-to are strawberries and ½ a banana)

5. Bacon and egg Cups

This is self-explanatory. You can never go wrong with bacon and eggs. You can put the extras in the fridge for the next few days too!

Recipe:

  • bacon
  • eggs
  • cheese
  • greased muffin tin
  1. Mix egg and cheese in a bowl
  2. Wrap the bacon around the muffin slots
  3. Pour some of the liquid mixture in each slot
  4. Put in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes

6. Breakfast quinoa bites

Not only are these healthy, but they also taste super gourmet. Your friends will be so impressed when they see you devouring these goodies for breakfast. Maybe you can share…

Recipe:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup veggies (spinach is my go-to)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • greased muffin tin
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl
  2. Pour mixture in greased muffin tin
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15- 20 minutes 

Take a study break and whip up these quick breakfast recipes by yourself or with a few gal pals. The future you who has to wake up for an 8am final will appreciate the TLC. 

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