When you have pulled an all-nighter and all you want to do is get your course done and over with, skipping breakfast before your final can sound very appealing…This is a great example of what NOT to do before you walk into a final. First of all, you should definitely be studying in little increments before the final so that you are getting full nights of sleep. And, second of all, in order for your brain to be at the top of its game, you need a breakfast that incorporates both complex carbs and protein. This combination will both give you long lasting energy and keep you full so that your growling tummy does not serve as a distraction during your test. Here is a breakfast recipe to do just that!
1 tsp milk
2 tbsp chopped onion
2 tbsp chopped red pepper
2 tbsp chopped mushrooms
¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
- Chop up the onion, pepper, and mushroom, and shred the cheese. Feel free to switch up any of these ingredients with veggies and cheese your prefer.
- Spray the frying pan and put it on the stove. Heat it to medium heat.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat them with the whisk or a fork until the whites and yolks are blended. Add the milk, and a dash of salt and pepper. Note: use 2 eggs for a regular size omelette, 1 for a small size, or 3 or more for a large size, depending on your appetite.
- Pour the beaten eggs into the frying pan, and let them start cooking until they are cooked around the edges, but still liquid in the middle.
- Now, add sprinkle the cheese and veggies across the top of the eggs.
- While the omelette finishes cooking, throw the bread in the toaster. Try to make sure you get some whole grain bread: white bread may be tasty, but it is mostly sugar and simple carbs, which burn up fast and don’t leave you as full.
- Using the spatula, lift the edges of one side of the omelette. Flip the side over so the omelette is folded, and take the pan off the heat.
- Serve with a piece of fruit or juice, milk or yogurt, and a slice of toast with butter, and voila!
Other Brain Power Breakfast Ideas:
Not an eggs person? Prefer something sweet at breakfast time? Have no fear!!! Some other things that you can eat the morning of a final include yogurt with granola and fruit, oatmeal with PB and a banana, or even a smoothie with milk, yogurt, fruit, and protein powder.