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Healthy breakfast ideas for 2014

Overnight+Oatmeal
Overnight Oatmeal

Between work and school, it isn’t always easy for busy college students to make time for a balanced breakfast. For many of us, the most important meal of the day is often overlooked. This year, stick to your healthy resolution by trying out one of these delicious breakfast ideas.
Overnight Oatmeal
A good source of protein, calcium, and fiber — also low in fat and sugar.
Ingredients:
¼ cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
¼ cup milk
¼ cup Greek yogurt
1 ½ teaspoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
Instructions:
Add ingredients into a one cup mason jar and shake it like a salt shaker, Ying Yang Twins style. If you’re a really fun person, you might consider adding some fruit into the mix. Blueberries, apples, or a banana will do the trick. The same goes for honey, cinnamon, or peanut butter.
FYI: This should last for about two days in the fridge without becoming absolutely disgusting. The oats and chia seeds will absorb the liquid and soften overnight. Eat chilled.
Avocado Smoothie
Loaded with potassium, protein, and vitamins — low in saturated fat and cholesterol free.
Ingredients:
1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted
½ cup plain or vanilla yogurt
10 ice cubes
1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
Instructions: Add ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Try adding a little bit of milk if you want a smoothie that is creamier and less thick. This recipe should only take five minutes to make.
FYI: Avocados contain antioxidants, amino acids, and essential oils that are great for hair and skin.
Apple Sauce
Rich in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants — low in calories.
Ingredients:
5 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Instructions:
Place apples in sauce pan, stirring in lemon juice and cinnamon. Sauté ingredients in sauce pan on medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until soft. Mash with potato masher until desired consistency.
FYI: Enjoy either hot or chilled. Add whipped cream to transform this breakfast recipe into dessert!