In kindergarten, you begged your parents to let you eat sugary Frosted Flakes or Cocoa Puffs for breakfast. Flash forward to the present, and now you have the power to fill your body with sugar and bad carbs every morning—except you don’t want to die an early death. Tomorrow morning, put down the cereal and try one of these healthier options. Your body will thank you.
1. Smoothies aren’t only desserts
“Smoothies (banana + almond milk base, var. includes berries and kale matcha for a boost of energy, or spinach and cocoa).” –Michala Quince, junior, University of Washington
2. Get your money’s worth
“Yogurt with granola. Though it isn’t the cheapest, it is very filling.” –Rachel Monkman, junior, Western Washington University
3. Fill your stomach with something Sweet
“Rolled oats with cinnamon and stevia with fruit add ins.” –Cassandra Risler, recent grad, University of Wisconsin-Stout
4. Eat your healthy fats
“I would say avocado toast with fried egg and sprinkle that with salt and pepper.” –Sabrina Oh, junior, University of Washington
5. Get Healthy to the extreme
“Greek yogurt with fruit (my go to—sometimes I mix in dry quick oats and swirl in some PB2).” –Risler
6. Eat your veggies for breakfast…
“Cut strips of raw spinach, rice, avocado, spices (black pepper, lemon pepper, and johnny’s seasoning salt), and steamed vegetables.” –Sierria Underdown, junior, University of Washington Bothell
7. Or eat Dessert for breakfast
“Greek yogurt (or Acai berry) with berries/fruits, coconut shavings, honey and chia seeds.” –Oh
8. Take it to the Next-level with breakfast sandwiches
“Egg sandwiches (egg, mayo, cheese, bread obvi, and franks hot sauce.” –Alana Erkan, junior, University of Washington Bothell
9. Rip out a page from Popeye’s book
“A layer of spinach with scrambled eggs on top and fried bell peppers.” –Kelly White, junior, University of Washington Bothell
10. Multi-purpose muffins, anyone?
“Egg omelet muffins are easy and quick too. Simply make omelets and bake in cupcake tins and pop out and freeze or refrigerate.” –Risler
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