In light of the midterm session, it is important to remember to eat and sleep well. Eating healthy is not only good for you physically but also mentally. Personally, it is my favorite meal, which is ironic since I rarely ever have time to eat breakfast. The one good thing about online school was that I could have late breakfasts at home, and I wouldn’t have to worry about packing it to school. But since being back in person, those breakfasts have been reserved for weekends. But as I am trying to push myself to eat better, I thought I’d share my favorite quick healthy breakfast recipes.
#1 Avocado on Toast
A classic but still a goodie. This breakfast is super easy and fast to make and is so good. If you are a cheese lover like me, then I suggest putting some feta on top with some scrambled eggs on top or on the side.
#2 Overnight Oats
This recipe is perfect for school as you have to put it in a jar or a Tupperware overnight, and so it’s already an enclosed breakfast. I love overnight oats because you can put so many different things inside and quickly make them. The basic recipe is rolled oats submerged in milk with maple syrup or honey to add sweetness, and of course, you have to add fruit. Frozen fruit also works. From there, you can add other things too, like chia seeds, nuts or spices like cinnamon.
#3 Baked Oats
I made this basically every day during quarantine, mainly because I was too lazy to make anything else. The main ingredients for this recipe are rolled oats, milk, banana and baking soda. If you have chocolate or fruits like blueberries, it is even better. I also like adding maple syrup or honey sometimes just to make it a bit sweeter.
#4 Custard Toast
This has become very viral on TikTok, basically taking over the baked oats trend a bit. I was surprised that this actually tastes good because I was a bit skeptical at first. Again super easy and simple to make. All you have to do is mix an egg with an equal amount or more of Greek yogurt to create a thick custard-looking mix. I mix it with vanilla extract, maple syrup and bananas too. Then take a piece of toast and flatten the middle to create a dome or a wall around the toast where you will pour your custard in with some fruit on top. Bake at 325 and take it out once golden brown or until the custard has set, which usually takes around 12 minutes.
# 5 Peanut Butter and Strawberry Banana smoothie or smoothie bowl
Smoothies are also really easy to make and have on the go in a travel mug or a Tupperware. When I make my smoothies, I usually take a frozen berry mix and sometimes add a banana with all-natural peanut butter. If you have a bad blender like me, you generally want half of your mixture to be milk in your blender, but it depends on how thick you want your smoothie to be. I suggest cutting your bananas and putting them in the freezer. I find it makes for a better smoothie. I also like to add chia seeds, if I have, in my smoothie or any sort of nut as well on top. I’m used to drinking oat milk or almond milk, and I find oat milk makes smoothies so much better and generally, all dairy beverages, especially coffee.
By Talia Atallah