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I'm doing some brainstorming with my daughter about how she will fit in breakfast while she's at college. She's not likely to get to the cafeteria since she has 8 o'clock classes every day. I suggested she grab some fruit when she's at dinner. She likes Clif bars but I'm not sure a steady diet of them is a good thing. Any suggestions?
 

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I'm doing some brainstorming with my daughter about how she will fit in breakfast while she's at college. She's not likely to get to the cafeteria since she has 8 o'clock classes every day. I suggested she grab some fruit when she's at dinner. She likes Clif bars but I'm not sure a steady diet of them is a good thing. Any suggestions?</div>
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Nuts and fruit, it's what I do. I work from 4am to 12:30pm, then have class from 1:30 to 4:50 every day, and I live off a steady diet of nuts and fruit, a big salad lunch, and a nice carby dinner. Also, depending on the college, there is probably a coffee stand/vendors row with food stuffs open after her first class, too. My campus has food EVERYWHERE. Even Vegan options.
 

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Thanks for replying. I think I should find a good trail mix or granola recipe that I can send her in a care package every couple weeks. My daughter isn't a big nut eater but if they're mixed with fruits and grains, maybe she'll eat that.
 

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Thanks for replying. I think I should find a good trail mix or granola recipe that I can send her in a care package every couple weeks. My daughter isn't a big nut eater but if they're mixed with fruits and grains, maybe she'll eat that.</div>
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Good idea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
Actually, this will sound pathetic, but peanut butter also is a good 'munchie' that's healthy, filling, and full of calories.
 

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It would be nice if she could make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at the dining hall in the evening and take it back to her room.<br><br>
I just thought of another idea although she's not a big fan- oatmeal. She could make it in her microwave then put it in a container and eat it between classes.<br><br>
This child is used to her Mini wheats, toast, and oj breakfasts. She's been eating the same breakfast for years.
 

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if she likes chocolate, a way to spice up her oatmeal would be to put a hot chocolate packet in it yummm i use the diet one.<br>
if shes used to cereal i sometimes measure out a cup of cereal and put it in a ziploc bag for a snack during work (eat it dry.)<br>
Or she can put it in small bowl container with whatever milk and just eat it in the first five minues of class hehe. The ideal option would be for her to wake up a little earlier its not hard..im starting my sophomore year of college and got up earlier last year (had 8:00 classes as well) and well i had to be clocked in at work at 6 am every morning all summer so im probably used to being an early bird! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Even if she has a meal plan, there's no reason that she has to make it to the dining hall for breakfast. Most students keep some cereal and other snacks in their rooms, and it would easy for her to have cereal and juice or make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the mornings. Depending on the rules in her dorm (and how strict they are), she might even be able to have a toaster or toaster oven in her room.
 

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I eat scrambled tofu for breakfast about 3 times per week. It's really fast and delicious.
 

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I almost always skip breakfast, since I'm kind of a bum and I usually only have time to brush my teeth before class. I fully endorse any solutions involving taking stuff from the dining hall at dinner, though. I usually grab some fruit for a midnight snack. Since she likes cereal and oj for breakfast, you could get her a little refrigerator for her dorm room (assuming its allowed). Lots of my friends grab a cup of cereal and a cup of milk from the dining hall at dinner and keep the milk in the fridge overnight.
 

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Can she have a fridge in her dorm room? If so, she can have milk/almond milk/rice milk - a bowl of cereal is always quick in the morning. She could still have her Mini Wheats! She could also keep jam for PB & J.<br><br>
How about a small loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter? Fruit salad is also great in the mornings. If she doesn't have the refrigeration, bananas and peanut butter would work - they're very tasty together. Dried fruit is great too. If all else fails, granola bars are good to have on hand for really late/rushed mornings.
 

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I am about to go into my second year of university, and I have to say that peanut butter is a life saver. When I get up too late to get breakfast from the cafeteria before class (which is everyday), I put a scoop of peanut butter in a small container, grab a knife, a mug of tea, and either a banana or carrot. During my lectures I drink tea, and eat the peanut butter spread on either the carrot of the banana. Sure I get weird looks when I pull out an entire, unpeeled (but washed) carrot and start chowing down, but damn, it's so filling and delicious. Also a good option on nights when the vegetarian options suck.
 

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If she can have a fridge in the room, then buy some milk and cereal. Even if she can't have a fridge, there are plenty of cereals that are good to just snack on, without milk. As a Floridian, I tend to stock up on Chex and Frosted Flakes during hurricane season, because they're good to have around in case I'm without electricity for a few days.<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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She will have a fridge and a microwave in her room. It would be great if she could scarf down a bowl of cereal before heading to class but I'm doubtful she can get up in time to do that. I see her munching on something on the way to class. Mini wheats would be a bit dry. Maybe Cherrios, trail mix, granola, bars, with some fruit. Peanut butter may work too. The challenge will be where to find a store in walking distance so she can stock up.
 

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Get her a bike too! I don't know what I would do without mine—it really extends the distance you can go for food (and makes getting to class quicker too). You can probably find one for cheap on craigslist.
 

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Get her a bike too! I don't know what I would do without mine—it really extends the distance you can go for food (and makes getting to class quicker too). You can probably find one for cheap on craigslist.</div>
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Yes! Wake up ten minutes before class? No problem! Brush teeth, put hair into ponytail, throw snacks in your bag and you're there in time. I love bikes.<br><br>
Edit: Sorry for being all tangenty... I just really love bikes. Let the on-topic discussion recommence.
 

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Even though she is attending a huge university, her classes are all about a 5 minute walk. She has a bike we could take along. I'm just not sure she would use it and I'd hate to see it rusted at the bike rack next spring. Thanks for the suggestion!
 

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Most universities, especially the big ones, have at least a small convenience store on campus that sells basics like peanut butter and cereal. If she's at a big school, chances are there are plenty of businesses in the area that specifically are catering to college students.
 

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My favorite breakfast for when I don't have even a minute to toast some bread is peanut butter spread on a chocolate rice cake... Mmmm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
Less protein, but even faster is a Larabar, Luna bar, etc. Also more expensive, though.
 
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