The Most Important Meal of the Day
It’s that time of the year again when school starts and everyone starts to panic about waking up on time, getting to those early 9am classes, and running out the door in a rush to catch the bus. In the midst of hectic mornings, most students wind up having to sacrifice a very important step of every morning, to make the ends meet. Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, however, it is one of the most skipped meal of the day as well. Starting off with breakfast every morning equals starting off with enough energy for the whole day as well as enough stamina to focus during early classes. Nonetheless, because of the lack of time, every morning many students miss out on eating breakfast. Not only that, but also the bird influenza this past few months had everyone startled by causing the egg prices to sky rocket. This pushed eggs, one of the most staple ingredient for breakfast meals, off the choices for people in a budget. Here are 4 recipes that are simple, easy and quick to make for all the students that are on the clock every morning.
The first recipe is chia and flaxseed microwave oatmeal from spoon university. Not everyone has a stove where they live especially if they are living far away from home in a one room, so the first recipe is one that can be cooked in the microwave.
Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 3 minutes
Total time: 4 minutes
1/3 cup rolled oats
½ cup rolled oats
½ tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon nut butter, Cinnamon, Honey
Toppings of choice (nuts, dried and/or fresh fruit)
1. Using a microwave-safe bowl, add in the oats, milk and chia seeds.
2. Microwave on regular for 3 minutes (4 minutes results in chewier oats)
3. Add flaxseed meal, honey cinnamon, nut butter to preference
Adding nut butter, cinnamon, honey and the toppings are according to preference and the recipe is easy to improvise with, so if there is no cinnamon there is no need to add it, same goes for most of the garnishing. One does not have to worry about not having all the ingredients on the list but can use whatever is laying around the kitchen. Not only that but chia seeds and flax meal are great ways to get a daily nutrient intake. Chia seeds alone are rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. Flax seeds are also high on omega-3 fats, fiber, protein, vitamin B6, B1, iron, potassium and zinc; not only helpful in improving digestion but to lower cholesterol and balance hormones.
The next recipe is Banana on bread also from spoon university. This recipe is a base recipe that can be eaten in many different combinations. The banana on bread recipe is a 3 in one recipe.
Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 2 minutes
Total time: 3 minutes (The time may vary just a bit slightly depending on the implication of the recipe)
Serving: 1 person
1 slice of bread
Salt (peanut butter, jam, mango slices, coconut flakes, honey, blueberries etc…)
1. Take a slice of bread and lightly toast it.
2. Take a banana and fork it until it is like a spread
This can be done easily by peeling half of the banana and fork it against the unpeeled side. Slicing the banana gets the job done but mashing it and spreading it on the toast prevents the banana from slipping out of the bread, especially on the run.
The last thing to do is sprinkle some salt to taste and viola! Banana toast.
This is the first of the 3 different banana bread recipes.
The second recipe follows step 1 and 2 but after the banana add peanut butter and jelly to the banana toast, making a banana peanut butter and jelly toast.
Another fantastic combination is to follow step 1 and 2 but after the banana add mango slices and coconut flakes on the banana bread and drizzle it with honey to make a tropical treat.
Banana bread are consisted of basically banana, which is full of vitamins B6, C, fiber, potassium and manganese. Add the bread and a balanced diet of vitamins, minerals and protein is made in seconds.
4 delicious recipes that can be done in minutes; quick and packed with nutrients!
Chun Se-ryoung (ST Reporter)
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