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4 Creative Breakfasts To Make Before Class

breakfast better than cereal

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. 

3. Banana Pancakes

Banana pancakes are fun, quick, and easy (like Molly’s above) for when you feel like have something sweet in the morning. Plus how can you go wrong with banana pancakes? Here’s a recipe!



4. Sweet potato toast

Sweet potato toast definitely took off as a new foodie trend lately. This sweet potato toast, made by Mer, topped with avocado and poached eggs makes for a great breakfast when you want something well-rounded and filling. 
Making breakfast can 100% be fun and different every single day. Lately I find myself planning out what I am going to cook the next morning before I go to sleep because I get so excited about it. There are just so many delicious and nutritionally dense recipes out there to try, you just have to go out there and find them! Try checking out #fituniversity on Instagram to see if you find anything good 😉 
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