Healthy College Eats: Morning Meal Plan

Don’t bail on breakfast.

Not a morning person?  Chances are, you’re not the only one in your dorm managing a love-hate relationship with your snooze button.  If dining hall meals don’t fit into your AM routine, keep speedy, energizing breakfast foods by your bed.

Microwavable oatmeal is a great option, and you can boost the flavor (and nutritional value) by topping it with sliced banana, dried fruit, or chopped nuts and seeds—all nonperishable and perfect for dorm-room storage.  If you’re a die-hard fan of peanut butter (or almond butter), spread some on an apple, a banana, or a few rice cakes, and take ‘em to go.  Equipped with a mini-fridge?  Pack it with protein-rich dairy products to power your mornings.  Try whole grain cereal with low-fat milk or Greek yogurt with a piece of fruit.  Any of these no-hassle breakfast options will jump-start your day and fill your stomach with high-octane fuel.

Midday Munchies

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