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Healthy Eating For College: 9 Breakfast Recipes That Can Help You Stay Healthy And Power You Up Through Classes

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Eating healthy in college may seem daunting since most students think that cooking is such a chore. If one does not know how to cook for one wisely, it would also be more expensive.

It was previously reported that cooking for yourself does not need to break your budget. It's important that students plan ahead and buy double-duty foods that you can use for a lot of recipes. Keeping your pantry reasonably stocked is essential as well.

USA Today College shared 9 recipes for healthy breakfasts that students can make for themselves. These foods can give you energy for your morning workout and have some to spare that will power you up for your classes.

1. Veggie Omelette. Eggs have high protein content and, paired with veggies, this meal can increase the amount of micronutrients you get. Adding avocadoes, according to the publication, can help keep you full until lunch time.

2. Greek Yogurt Parfait. This has an average of 12 grams of protein per serving. The plain variety of yogurt also is low in sugar.

3. Hard-boiled Eggs and Fruit. This is perfect for those days when you just need to grab something really quick and head on out the door.

4. Quinoa Oatmeal. Quinoa is a superfood seed that is high in protein. Combine it with warm milk, banana and peanut butter to create the ultimate high-fiber, high-protein breakfast.

5. Protein Smoothie. Again, for those rush days, mixing high-quality protein powder and some fruits is still filling.

6. Protein Pancakes. To make these, add cottage cheese to the mix. Top it with some nut butter and sliced banana to make it even more satisfying.

7. Almond Butter Oat Bites. This one you can make earlier to save yourself time every morning.

8. Leftovers. Part of saving money on food involves being able to repurpose leftovers. Remember, though, to stick to a meal that is high in protein, complex carbs and healthy fats.

9. Protein Frappuccino. This may seem like a "guilty pleasure" but combining cold coffee, protein powder, almond milk and ice or frozen bananas can serve as a filling breakfast, too.

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