Eat a better breakfast, have a better start

Calista Ancog and Caylen Maria Corpuz

Breakfast is commonly known as the most important meal of the day. According to the Better Health Channel eating breakfast “boosts energy levels and awareness,” as it replenishes glucose supplies and provides essential nutrients. 

However, many Moanalua students routinely break that rule, attributing it to a lack of time or having no appetite. 

“I don’t eat breakfast most days because I just don’t have the time to make anything in the morning,” junior Aidan Manibusan said.

Manibusan is just one out of many students who struggle to eat a good breakfast, but with September being Better Breakfast Month, here are 4 quick and easy recipes for the mene on the go. 


  1. Toast with a topping of your choice – Toast is a great way to get carbs and fruits or protein into your breakfast. A whole wheat piece of toast with peanut butter and honey offers a sweet but nutritious breakfast while toast with an egg or avocado (for those of you who feel like reliving the 2010s) is a more savory option. 
  2. Overnight oats – A solution for the people who don’t have time to make breakfast, simply prepare it the night before (you’re up late anyway, might as well make for a better morning). Overnight oats are often a mixture of old-fashioned rolled oats, milk, and toppings of your choice. Allow it to sit in the fridge overnight and it will be ready in the morning. Many people enjoy it with cinnamon, peanut butter, or fruits. There are plenty of easy-to-understand recipes just a google search away. 

Here’s a recipe from Quaker Oats: 

  1. Fruit smoothies – Simple but tasty, fruit smoothies are perfect for everyone. Start off by finding your favorite fruit juice, for example, apple juice, guava juice, orange juice, etc. Then find some fruit that you think would complement the flavor of your juice. After finding all of these items, throw them into a blender and mix until it reaches your desired texture. Some popular smoothie flavors include strawberry-banana, watermelon, and mango. 
  2. Meat and egg sandwich – Egg sandwiches are a great option for those who prefer a savory breakfast. Bacon and eggs in a sandwich are a common combination that people indulge in. The amazing thing about eggs is that they go with any type of meat–bacon, turkey, ham, spam, sausages, you name it. Toast two slices of bread, stick your choice of meat and egg (cooked to your preference) in between, and you’re done. 

Although these recipes are quite simple, it is normal to just not have the energy to make breakfast. Consider getting breakfast at the Cafeteria once you arrive at school or during break. They offer a variety of well-rounded breakfasts like cinnamon rolls with fruit on the side, or cereal with toast. 

As September comes to an end, you can still partake in Better Breakfast Month! Better Breakfast Day is on September 26th, the Monday of exam week. Start off your exams with energy by eating breakfast at home or stopping by the cafeteria.