Breakfast Recipes for Interns on the Go!

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Breakfast Recipes for Interns on the Go!

This blog was written by Kristianne Young, our Campus Ambassador from Arizona State University.

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when you are a busy intern trying to juggle school, family, and relationships all while trying to make an excellent impression on your internship coordinator sometimes that extra ten minutes of sleep feels more important than waking up to make a nutritional meal.

In my own struggle to balance a healthy lifestyle with a busy schedule I’ve discovered that the best way to ensure there is time for breakfast is to make it ahead of time! Here are a two easy breakfast recipes that you can make the night or even the week before that will guarantee you’ll start your day with a yummy yet nutritious meal.

You can always buy granola in the bulk section at your grocery store, but making your own is so much more fun.

What You’ll Need:
1 Cup of your favorite dried fruits (raisons, peaches, cherries, pineapple etc.)
1 Cup sliced almonds or chopped pecans
½ Cup shredded coconut
½ Cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons canola oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt

What You’ll Need To Do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix and toss ingredients except fruit together in large bowl.
3. Spread on parchment-lined baking sheet.
4. Bake 25 to 40 minutes or until golden.
5. Add dried fruit and toss. Let cool.

The granola will store for one week, which means you can make it on the weekend before a hectic week. Separate into small snack bags to grab on your way out the door or pour on top of a few tablespoons of vanilla yogurt.

Oatmeal may not sound like the most exciting or appetizing option in the morning, but I’m sure you’ll change your mind once you try this spin on those steel cut oats. Refrigerator Oatmeal is delicious, fast, and fun.

What You’ll Need:
¼ Cup rolled oats (not the instant kind)
½ Cup milk (Whole, Almond, Soy etc.)
¼ Cup vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
½ tablespoons chia seeds
2 teaspoons honey (agave or maple syrup)
½ Cup of your favorite fruit dried or fresh (strawberries, blueberries, bananas etc.)

What You’ll Need To Do:
Combine all ingredients in an 8 oz. mason jar (with lid), mix, and store in the refrigerator overnight.

In the morning you can top with extra fruit or maybe even that granola you made over the weekend. The oatmeal can be stored for 2 to 4 days depending the variety of fruit.