If you’re one to follow Instagram food bloggers, who post perfectly-edited pictures of their mouthwatering meals, and think you can’t have the same, you’re wrong. While yours may not be as aesthetically pleasing, it will be just as flavorful. Avocado toast has recently had its turn in the spotlight, and it’s super simple to prepare. For two pieces of toast, mash up half an avocado and add some flavor with garlic and onion powders, maybe a dash of cayenne for spice. Spread it onto your toast (Trader Joe’s Tuscan Pane is best), and add whatever you like—tomatoes, onions, or a poached egg.
Since six am is a little early for ice cream, you can substitute your favorite sundae for a healthier yogurt parfait. Start with a layer of your favorite yogurt in a deep dish or parfait cup. Then, sprinkle on granola, shredded coconut, berries— the options are endless! Continue the layering process until your cup is full.
Always cramped for time in the morning? Make a fruit smoothie the night before. Simply add your favorite fruits, yogurt, a few ice cubes and a splash of juice. Blend it, cup it, and put it in the fridge. Instead of wasting time by wolfing down a bowl of cheerios in the midst of your Monday morning rush, grab your pre-made meal and go!
Another quick, on-the-go meal for late sleepers is overnight oatmeal. Simply combine equal parts of raw, rolled oats and water or milk and stick it in the fridge overnight. The next morning, your oats will have absorbed the liquid and ta-da— your oatmeal is already made! Add in a few tasty toppings like nuts, peanut butter or granola if you have a few extra seconds before you hit the road.
For those of you who will end up eating breakfast in first period, it’s always good to keep a healthy granola bar or two in your backpack. Some popular ones right now are Clif bars and Kind bars, packed with the protein and nutrients to hold you over until lunch. Although these quick and easy bars may not be the best option, everyone has those mornings where breakfast just doesn’t fit on the agenda.