4 Dorm-Friendly Breakfast Recipes for a CHAARG Girl on the Go

Most people can agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but studies show that only 44% of Americans actually take time to eat it every morning. Developing the habit of skipping breakfast has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease + Type 2 Diabetes, as well as hindering workout performance.

We all know that breakfast is important, but for college students, it can seem like an impossible feat on most days. Many people on the go turn to easy solutions like granola bars or a quick bowl of cereal, but these are often packed with unnecessary sugar + sodium, causing you to crash later in the day. Getting in a good, healthy breakfast each morning may sound difficult to accomplish, but it can be really easy + so worth it!

QUICK TIPS

1] Wake up earlier — set your alarm 10-15 minutes earlier than you normally would so that you have more time to prepare + eat a healthy breakfast. Just don’t hit snooze! Check out more of our morning routine tips here!

2] Prep the night before — If you don’t think you’ll have enough time to make a nice, healthy breakfast in the morning, prepare as much as you can the night before, or try something that requires little to no prep in the morning [like the overnight oats recipe below]!

3] Stay hydrated — Start drinking water as soon as you wake up to rehydrate your body after sleep. You may not feel thirsty, but you just went about 8 hours with no water, so it is important to catch up! This may also aid in digestion + help your appetite in the morning. Learn more about the importance of hydration here!

4] Eat something yummy that you can look forward to — You’ll be less likely to skip out on breakfast if you’re excited to eat it! Treat yourself to something healthy that you know you’ll love + your body will thank you.

RECIPES — dorm friendly + perfect to take on the go!

Each recipe calls for “fruit of choice” which can be any fruit, but we love using berries + bananas!

1] Yogurt Parfait — this classic takes about 5 minutes to make + is so yummy ++ filling!

Ingredients:
— ½ cup Yogurt of choice
— ¼ cup Granola
— 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
— Fruit of choice

Directions:
1] Spoon about ½ cup of your yogurt into a bowl
2] Add chia seeds + mix
3] Fold in granola [add more if you want — up to you!] 4] Top with fruit of choice
5] Enjoy!

2] Overnight Oats — make this in a mason jar to take on the go!

Ingredients:
— ¼ cup Rolled Oats
— ¼ cup Milk of choice
— 2 tbsp Yogurt of choice
— Fruit of choice
— Honey [optional] — Chia seeds [optional]

Directions:
1] Add oats, milk, + yogurt to your container + mix until there are no lumps.
2] Add chia seeds + honey if desired + mix until combined.
3] Cover + place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
4] Take out of the fridge, add fruit of choice, + enjoy!

3] Breakfast Quinoa — this warm breakfast dish is perfect for chilly fall mornings!

Ingredients:
— ½ cup Quinoa, rinsed
— 1 cup Water
— Cinnamon
— Honey
— Fruit of choice
— Yogurt of choice [optional]

Directions:
1] Add quinoa + water into a microwave safe bowl. Cover + microwave for 5 minutes. Remove, stir, + microwave for an additional 5 minutes. Let rest, covered, for about 10 minutes.
2] Add in cinnamon + honey to taste, then top with yogurt + fruit of choice.
3] Enjoy!

Want more yummy breakfast recipes? Check out the CHAARG Blog Breakfast Archives.

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