• Vanessa Valdes, Senior Writer; Alice Sanchez

Breakfast: Quick, Easy, and Healthy!

When you are rushing out the door to get to class, it is hard to find time to prepare a healthy breakfast. Did you know there are some easy ways to incorporate the most important meal of the day into your morning routine? There are so many delicious recipes to try that take minimal time to create. You can create a variety of tasty meals from the comfort of your dorm room or apartment. Check out some of these awesome breakfast recipes!

Avocado Toast


  • 2 slices of whole grain bread

  • ½ a ripe avocado

  • 2 eggs

  • Salt and pepper to taste


First, put an oil of your choice on a hot pan. Next, crack open two eggs on the pan and let that cook on medium. While the eggs are hardening, cut an avocado in half. Keep the pit in the half you’re not using, store it in an airtight seal. Mash the avocado until it’s the consistency you want. Lastly, toast your favorite whole grain bread. Now that all the cooking is done, it is time to assemble. Top your toast with the mashed avocado and 1 egg on each. For taste, sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper. (This dish can easily be made vegan friendly by using tomato slices instead of eggs).

Overnight Banana Bread Oats


  • ½ cup of rolled oats

  • 1 cup of almond milk

  • ½ banana

  • ¼ cup of nuts

  • Cinnamon and salt to taste


Use an individual serving container for this recipe. Pour the oats into the container, then pour the almond milk into the container and mix. Add a mashed banana to the mixture. Sprinkle as much cinnamon as you want. Just a dash of salt is all you need. Finally, add 1 serving of nuts (your choice). Mix it all together and leave it in the fridge overnight so it is ready for you the next morning!

The Most Satisfying Smoothie Ever


  • ½ banana

  • ½ berries

  • 1 cup almond milk and 1 cup water

  • Scoop of your favorite protein powder

  • 2 tablespoon of your favorite nut butter

  • 2 big handfuls of spinach

  • Dash of cinnamon

  • A couple ice cubes


Throw all the ingredients into a blender and then pour it into your favorite container!

Already on campus?

There are plenty of healthy breakfast options to choose from to accommodate whatever you are looking for!

Outtakes has fruit cups, nutritious energy bars, and yogurt parfaits. Outtakes has two locations on campus, one at the Student Union and the other at Alumni Square.

In the mood for a bagel? Einstein Bagel Bros. has lots of unique "shmears" that you can bring to class, avocado toast, and fruit parfaits. Did you know you can make any bagel "thin"?

Jamba Juice offers smoothies, juices, bowls, and even breakfast sandwiches. Enjoy a vitamin packed breakfast perfect for on the go!

Even Starbucks offers breakfast with their breakfast sandwich series, oatmeal, and snack boxes.

And as always, the Osprey Café is a great sit down meal anytime of the day.

Whether you are on campus or flying out the door, there are so many ways to make a healthy breakfast a part of your day.

Stay Healthy Ospreys!

#breakfast #healthyeating #healthyincollege #quickandeasy

For more information about meal plans or hours of operation, please visit dineoncampus.com/unf