Choosing the Right Foods

BY BRENDAN CRONIN // OCT. 17, 2012 //

Some people say breakfast is the best meal of the day. I think it’s the most important meal of the day, especially for college students. Learning how to make breakfast is essential for a college student, and it helps get your day off to a good start.

Eggs and oatmeal are healthy breakfast foods that start your day off the right way. // WWW.GEEKPHILOSOPHER.COM

We all wake up in some sort of a fog and often end up skipping breakfast, rushing out the door to get to class or work. This is not ideal because you are essentially depriving yourself of much needed energy.

A good meal in the morning recharges your body and brain, allowing for more efficiency in just about everything you do. The myth that skipping breakfast can help you lose weight is exactly that…a myth! Studies have shown that skipping breakfast is bad for you.

The most obvious breakfast choice is cereal. However, the key to finding the right cereal is balancing taste with health. Honey Bunches of Oats, Raisin Bran, Chex, Cheerios, and Corn Flakes are some of my personal favorites that are tasty. These have more than enough whole grains and other nutrients to power you through the day. Plus, cereal is very affordable for college students.

If you’re not big on cereal, there is still hope for you in finding a healthy breakfast meal that’s easy to whip up. Oatmeal is one of my favorites that is loaded with fiber and hardly any fat.

If you hated oatmeal as a kid, then I ask that you give it a second shot. Add things like cinnamon, blueberries, bananas, or any diced up fruit of your choosing to enhance the flavor.

Another staple of many breakfast plates are eggs. Eggs are awesome because you can do a variety of different things with them. Scramble them, make an omelet, make them over-easy, construct an egg burrito with soft tortilla shells, make them with home fries, and so on. More importantly, eggs provide protein that will power you through the morning.

And isn’t that the goal of any good breakfast?

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