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Quick and healthy breakfast ideas

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A few recipes for quick, easy and delicious breakfasts.

The life of a college student can get pretty hectic, and often leaves no time to prepare food in the morning. However, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and shouldn’t be skipped, especially if you’re prone to getting hangry.

If you struggle to find time to make a meal in the early hours but don’t want to show up to class on an empty, growling stomach, try these quick, healthy and delicious recipes below.

Yogurt Breakfast Bowl


For the student who prefers a nutritious and Instagram-worthy meal for breakfast, but has no cooking skills whatsoever, this parfait is definitely for you. This recipe takes about 5 minutes, and it is much healthier than the sugar-packed yogurt bottles like Yoplait.




Greek Yogurt


Maple Syrup/Honey

Fruit: Sliced Bananas, Berries, Strawberries



All of the ingredients in this recipe are measured to taste, which means you may want a lot of berries, but only a tiny amount of sliced bananas. If there is an ingredient you don’t like, it’s perfectly fine to replace it with something else.


  1. Fill a bowl or cup with Greek yogurt.
  2. Add a layer of granola to the top.
  3. Sprinkle maple syrup or honey.
  4. Add your favorite fruits such as, sliced bananas, berries and strawberries.


Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar


For students who hit the snooze button, oatmeal on-the-go is the perfect breakfast meal because you prepare it the night before. When morning comes, you can take it out of the fridge and eat it on your way to class!




Rolled Oats


Maple Syrup/Honey

Fruit: Berries, Strawberries, Sliced Bananas


Chocolate Chips



All of the measurements are based on your personal preference, so any of the ingredients can be changed.


  1. Pour the rolled oats into a mason jar or to-go cup.
  2. Add milk until it is fully covering all of the oats.
  3. Sprinkle maple syrup or honey to add more flavor.
  4. Top it off with your choice of fruit and nuts.
  5. If you want a nice treat, add some chocolate chips as well.
  6. Close lid and place the jar in fridge. Leave it overnight so the milk soaks into the rolled oats.
  7. Next morning, take it out of the fridge, add a spoon and you are ready to go. If you prefer warm oatmeal, put it in the microwave for one minute.



Apple and Peanut Butter Sandwiches


If you do not have much of an appetite, but still want to gnaw on something in the morning, this dish will certainly interest you. It takes anywhere from two to five minutes. It all depends on how you want to cut the apple. You can make the slices into sandwiches, or if you are running out of time, the apple can be cut into regular slices. Another great time saver is to buy pre-cut apples.




2 Apples

Peanut butter

Maple Syrup/Honey


Chocolate chips



  1. Cut the apples crosswise, so when you place two slices together, it makes a sandwich.
  2. Take two slices and spread peanut butter all over one side of both slices.
  3. Take one of those slices and sprinkle granola, maple syrup or honey.
  4. If you are wanting a sweet taste, add some chocolate chips.
  5. Take both apple slices and place them together.
  6. Repeat for the rest of the apple slices.