The struggle to find healthy, affordable cereals is real. Traditional sugary choices—Cap’n Crunch, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs—are among the cheapest variety. Because of their high content in sugar, their nutritional values are rather closest to a dessert and far from being a substantial breakfast. However, while most people would prefer to add that extra health kick in the mornings, no one wants to break the bank or sacrifice flavor to do so. It is true—most healthy cereals are more expensive than the usual Fruit Loops. However, I am here to prove otherwise. There are some cheaper options that are equally delicious and will keep your pockets happy.
We’ve all seen the Buzzfeed lists and the videos on Facebook of those crazy looking breakfasts, that are all coincidentally found in Sydney, Australia, so when I had the chance to spend 6 months in Sydney, I knew immediately where and what I wanted to eat.
A lifelong question that you may have been asked is, “which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
Eaten by almost everyone for breakfast, hidden during Easter, and extremely useful for most baked goods and custards, eggs themselves are a very special ingredient. Whole eggs are used for omelets, and can also be fried, poached, scrambled, or boiled. Every egg contains three parts: the shell, yolk, and the white. All three can be used in different ways in cooking.
Words by: Amanda Barone and Jordan Rozenfeld, Photos by: Rochelle Li
As anyone who has ever failed at flipping over a hot griddle early on a weekend morning can tell you, pancake making is an art form. To make and serve perfect pancakes requires many components, each of which must be executed masterfully. The pancakes must be fluffy and golden brown, served piping hot, and of course, drizzled to perfection with maple syrup. The third component of this dish, maple syrup, is usually taken as a given, and it truly was not until this weekend that two members of The Trio learned just how much work goes into something that is taken for granted every time we reach for the bottle (of maple syrup, that is).
If there is one fact known by all, it is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, a lesser-known fact about breakfast is that it is the hardest meal, for most, to get motivated about. There have been countless times I’ve gone to bed planning on eating a well-balanced breakfast, only to wake up and hit snooze three times until breakfast is no longer an option. And guess what? I immediately regret my decision to savor those 10 extra minutes of sleep, making me late for my first obligation of the day. So what is the answer to the breakfast conundrum, you may be wondering? Bagels and cream cheese.
When someone wants to lose weight, his or her first inclination is usually to skip a meal during the day. In a way, it makes sense. Cutting down the total amount of calories will reduce the amount of calories taken in compared to the amount burned, which is when weight loss happens. However, people don’t often consider the negative consequences of skipping meals during the day, which can actually add more weight than it takes away. When meals are skipped, it results in hunger later in the day, causing one to snack instead of stick to one meal. Because of this, we tend to overeat while snacking. Think of the last time you went a long time without eating. Does the feeling of incessant hunger conjure up any memories? That time when you ate anything and everything you could reach in the cupboard? This happens because your brain no longer has the energy to say "no" when you want food. When you skip a meal, you are denying your body the glucose it needs to maintain willpower.