I am the kind of person that wakes up hungry and wants breakfast ASAP. Coming to college, that definitely hasn’t changed. Cooking for myself led me to discover that a toaster waffle or a bowl of sugary cereal is not proper fuel for the rest of my day – at least not on a regular basis.
Finding some nutritious, easy go-to breakfasts has been kind of a struggle. I have 8:00 a.m. classes most mornings, which means I have less time in the morning to prepare a nutritious meal (and then host a little breakfast photoshoot before eating – no shame).
Something else I have discovered about myself is that I like to change things up every day when it comes to what I eat. Occasionally I go through phases where I make the same breakfast smoothie for two weeks straight because it tastes so bomb. But phases end. Ultimately I need to fuel myself every morning based on what the rest of the day entails, and as much as I love my cold brew & acai smoothies, I often need a little more sustenance to start my day.
Coming up with creative, new, and innovative breakfasts that are also realistic to make at 6:30 a.m. is much more possible now that I am more involved in the foodie world on Instagram. I follow several other college students who always kill it with their breakfast posts…
1. Veggie Breakfast Sandwich
This girl’s breakfast sandwich is perfect when you’re needing a little bit of everything. It’s got carbohydrates, veggies, and protein. So key. So good.
2. Sweet Potato Waffles
You read that right. I make @danadang’s sweet potato waffles on a regular basis. They are so easy and SO SO good. Perfect for a day full of working out or a morning sweet tooth.