Just because you are in college, that doesn’t mean you have to survive on nothing but instant mac ‘n’ cheese and Pop Tarts! In fact, it is more important than ever to make sure your body is getting the nutrition it needs to balance studying, extracurriculars, playing sports and the occasional party. Here are some delicious yet nutritious breakfast recipes that you can make in your dorm room with minimal equipment.
Microwave breakfast cookie in a mug
Now we’re talking, right? Although a cookie might not seem like the best breakfast health-wise, this mug bake includes peanut butter, bananas, and oats and takes no time at all to make. This will likely be your go-to on those days when you are struggling to get the motivation to get up and go. Starting the morning with a guilt-free cookie is the best way to find that motivation.
Overnight oats are perfect for those of us who are not morning people and who hate the thought of getting up and making breakfast. The night before, mix rolled oats, greek yogurt, chia seeds and fresh fruit such as blueberries or strawberries in a mason jar and leave in the fridge overnight. Then in the morning, just grab and go!
Veggie burrito bowl
Make your own DIY Chipotle burrito bowl and feel smug that it’s healthier and cheaper too! You need brown rice, canned black beans, sour cream or Greek yogurt and top it with cheese and avocado – delicious and quick!
No-bake Nutella energy bites
Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast when you’re running late for class. Mix Nutella, oats, coconut, flax seeds, and agave together and shape into balls. Keep these in the fridge and take them along with you for a breakfast snack. For a slightly healthier take on this, swap out the Nutella for a nut butter of your choice.
An omelette is a delicious breakfast that can feel like a bit of a hassle to make. However, with a microwave and a mug, you can make a delicious fresh omelet every day! All you need is a mug, some non-stick spray, plus egg, cheese, bell pepper and a pinch of salt. Microwave it on high for 60 seconds before stirring it and returning it to the microwave again for another 60 seconds, or until the omelet is completely set. You can mix up the extra ingredients you add into the omelet to keep things exciting in the morning.
Chia seed pudding
Another overnight healthy breakfast option. Add 1 cup of almond milk, two tablespoons of chia seeds and one tablespoon of liquid sweetener (such as honey or agave for example) into a lidded jar and keep them in the fridge overnight. Top with your choice of fruit, nuts or granola.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make sure you get something to eat every morning. These recipes will keep you full and focused for longer, without having to head to the canteen and breaking the bank every day.