Many of us have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why are a majority of university students still insisting on not eating in the morning? Studies have found various advantages to eating a good, balanced, meal early in the day, better performance, academic success, and a lower BMI to name just a few. Between rushing to get to early classes, or simply not wanting to spend time cooking in the morning, there are a variety of excuses we have to justify not eating breakfast. Well, I’m here to provide a few simple recipes full of nutrients that can be made in five minutes or less.


Breakfast Idea 1: Avocado Toast


  • 1 avocado
  • 2 slices of whole grain bread


  • Spread avocado onto each slice of bread after it is toasted. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper, and that is all! Add an over easy egg on top for additional protein!


Breakfast Idea 2: Overnight Oats (prepare the night before)


  • 1/2 cup of milk (regular or substitute)
  • 1 serving of oats
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds (optional)
  • Tablespoon of honey (optional)
  • Tablespoon of peanut butter

Directions: combine all of the ingredients into a jar the night before and let sit in the refrigerator. Tip: chia seeds will absorb the milk and make the oatmeal nice and fluffy, plus they are a great source of fiber and healthy fats!


Breakfast Idea 3: Peanut Butter and Banana Toast


  • 2 slices of whole-grain bread
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Directions: Toast both slices of bread, spread the peanut butter evenly, and slice up banana to place on top. Sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on top, and you have yourself a very nutritious, filling, and delicious breakfast!


Breakfast Idea 4: Yogurt Parfait


  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt (or yogurt of choice)
  • 1 cup of fruit
  • handful of nuts
  • 1 serving of granola
  • 1 serving of peanut butter

Directions: Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl and enjoy!