Breakfast Ideas For Gals On The Go

It’s all about balance.

by MADELINE HOBIKA ★ FEB. 26, 2019

We’ve all had those days where we hit snooze on our alarm way too many times then had to rush out the door so we weren’t late to class. In these frenzies, we tend to push thoughts about breakfast to the back of our mind. Whether you snooze your alarm one time too many, or you just have too much on your plate to worry about cooking, here are some easy breakfast ideas to help you kick-start your morning.

The Dorm Room:

1. Oatmeal

Throw in peanut butter and/or some slices of  banana to jazz things up, or try out a recipe for Overnight Oats.

2. Cereal

There are a ton of  cereals that have relatively low sugar levels like Life, Grape Nuts, Cracklin’ Oat Bran, Cheerios and Corn Flakes. You can also try topping it with sliced bananas or other fresh fruits.  Without the high sugar levels, carbs from these cereals will be released into your body more slowly, which will provide you with lasting energy.

3. Rice cakes

These can be eaten plain, or you can add some type of nut butter on top for a little extra protein! This convenient snack will leave you feeling satisfied for longer.

4. Granola bars

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Granola bars are by far the fastest option. Brands such as LaraBar, RXBAR and KIND have limited ingredients but are still super tasty.

5. Smoothies
These are super easy to throw together because you can take fruit from the dining halls and freeze them the night before. Or, you can buy some  frozen fruits at a grocery store. You can also add some leafy greens if you want to get in your veggies for the day! Smoothies will provide you with lots of energy to help you get through class, and they’re great ways to incorporate more fruits and veggies to your diet while still making it tasty. You can find tons of recipes online based on the type of fruit you like best!

The Dining Halls:

1. Oatmeal

As mentioned before, you can spice your mornings up by topping your oatmeal with additions like peanut butter, fresh fruit, dried fruit, honey or brown sugar.

2. Eggs

If you have a little extra time to spare, you can order an omelette from the bar and fill it with different veggies and protein sources. If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to wait for an omelette, you can grab a plate of the premade scrambled eggs.  

3. Toast

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Avocado toast is a staple meal to add to your list of breakfast ideas. It requires minimal effort yet it’s so flavorful when topped with salt and pepper. You could also top your toast with eggs for an open face sandwich. There are other easy combinations such as banana and peanut butter or smoked salmon and cream cheese. The more variety, the merrier!

4. Yogurt

Use unsweetened plain or vanilla Greek yogurt then add a spoonful of jelly or honey for flavor. You can top with fresh fruit and granola for an easy DIY parfait!

Cafés Around Campus:

1. Life Sciences Café

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Life Sciences has healthy smoothies which are great options if you don’t have a blender in your room or simply don’t feel like making one. They also have a number of healthy wraps and breakfast sandwiches to choose from.

2. Pages Café inside of Bird Library

At Pages Café, you can order an egg and cheese breakfast sandwich on a bagel, English muffin or croissant. Choose the English muffin if you’re trying to cut calories and extra carbs! No matter what, they’re all great choices for a quick protein-filled breakfast. Pages is also located in a convenient spot on campus, so it’s the perfect place to hit up if you haven’t eaten and need to get some work done.

3. Dunkin’ Donuts inside Schine

Let’s be real — we all run on Dunkin’. If you’re going for something nutritious, skip the donut and go for a veggie egg white flatbread sandwich or egg and cheese on a multigrain bagel. You can also finish your order off with a coffee to help you get through the morning.

4. Strong Hearts on The Hill inside of the Marshall Square Mall

Strong Hearts offers a variety of customizable smoothies that are super tasty, like the Green Machine and the Vegan Protein. If you have a morning class near or in Whitman, this is an ideal location to check out.

5. Starbucks

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At Starbucks, the egg white bites and the spinach and feta breakfast wrap are two of the healthiest and most delicious options. The egg whites will save you calories, but they’re still high in protein (aka they’ll keep you feeling full during class). Obviously, this is also a perfect place grab to some coffee with your meal!

UGirls have a lot on their plates during the day, and need the energy get it all done. Step up your breakfast game by adding these ideas into to your morning routine. They’re all time-efficient, tasty and will keep you fueled on the go.

Tayler Bradford