You don’t need a kitchen to make a breakfast of champs

  Banana Yogurt cup – peach is preferable 1 cup orange juice 1 cup frozen fruit Blender Bendy straw Add all ingredients to blender (orange juice first). Blend until smooth. Pour into large cup, add bendy straw and start your day. Also: share with your roommate. Bonding!

Sarah Contreras

Let’s face it: most students skip breakfast.

It’s shameful, really. A healthy, flavorful breakfast does not take long to whip up, and the rewards are plentiful. When we eat breakfast, our minds and bodies function at top game. Over the years, I have learned to lean on a few simple recipes that ensure an energy boost as well as a delight for my taste buds. And the best thing about them is they require only a little kitchen stocking and sometimes, not even a kitchen! So take heed, fellow students: After I’m through, that mid-day ache in your stomach will be a thing of the past!

Sarah’s Spicy Fried Egg Sammie:

  • 1-2 eggs
  • salt, pepper, cayenne pepper
  • two pieces of bread
  • ½ Tbsp. butter
  • a frying pan

Toast bread and set aside. Heat butter over medium heat. Gently crack egg(s) and open onto pan without breaking yolk(s). While egg cooks, sprinkle it with salt, pepper and cayenne. When egg has turned a thick white, gently flip over. Cook for about a minute, or until yolk side is no longer runny. Transfer onto bread, cover and eat. Hurray, protein!

Deliciously Easy Smoothie

  • Banana
  • Yogurt cup – peach is preferable
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup frozen fruit
  • Blender
  • Bendy straw

Add all ingredients to blender (orange juice first). Blend until smooth. Pour into large cup, add bendy straw and start your day. Also: share with your roommate. Bonding!

Fabulous Breakfast Toastie:

  • 1 half avocado
  • 1-2 slices multi-grain bread (or whatever)
  • Olive Oil
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt

Slice up avocado and pile onto slice(s) of toasted bread. Drizzle on a small amount of olive oil and add a pinch or two of salt and red pepper flakes. More savory than a fruit cup, this quick meal will keep those mid-class pangs at bay.

 

DORM ROOM TIPS:

Keep strawberries, bananas or peaches in your fridge (or pilfer them from the cafeteria) and chop them up. Sprinkle over the top of your next bowl of Frosted Flakes or similar cereal. Voila! Now it is healthier as well as prettier. You’re welcome.

Grab an apple and some of your favorite peanut butter. Chop apple in half and spread on a couple of tablespoons of PB. It’s like a bagel and cream cheese, except packed with health and awesome. Don’t forget your cup of slightly sweetened coffee or tea for an extra boost.