Winter is in full swing and it’s becoming more difficult to get out of bed in the morning, particularly for an early class. However, it can be easier to get out of your cozy bed knowing that you are about to enjoy a warm breakfast. Preparing a satisfying breakfast can sometimes be difficult to do when you live in a dorm and only have a microwave available to you. To make your mornings easier, Foodie on Campus is bringing you three dorm-friendly warm breakfasts that you can make on a chilly morning!
1. Oatmeal- Oats are full of fiber and protein to keep you satisfied all morning. Add ½ cup quick cooking oats and 1 cup milk or water to a bowl and microwave for two minutes. You can customize oats any way you like by adding flavorful ingredients. Some popular add-ins and toppings include honey, yogurt, cinnamon, nut butter or fruit.
2. Eggs- You can make eggs without a stove by cracking two eggs into a ceramic mug, adding 2 Tablespoons low or non-fat milk, whisking with a fork, and microwaving for one minute. Eggs are full of protein and healthy fats. Add flavor by including salt, pepper, and 2 Tablespoons of shredded cheese.
3. Microwave “Crepe”- Take a whole wheat tortilla and place it in the microwave with a wet paper towel for 15 seconds. Slather it with 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter and a sliced banana. Fold in half or roll it up for a balanced, on-the-go breakfast!
Any of these breakfasts are sure to warm you up and keep you full all morning. These ingredients can be purchased at any grocery store and you might even be able to find some in the dining hall. Add these items to your grocery list for purchase the next time you hit the store:
-Quick cooking oats
-Low fat or nonfat milk
-Whole wheat Tortillas
-Shredded cheese (any kind will work)
-Nonfat plain Greek yogurt
Natalie Senninger is a third year Dietetics major at The University of Dayton. She plans to become a Registered Dietitian.