Chances are you're rushed and short on ideas in case you are one of the rare college students who actually eats breakfast. And chances are you're hungry for most of the day in case you're one of the many college students who skips breakfast. Eating breakfast is s your mom told you, highly important even during your crazy-busy college years. That little morning meal can help you focus, maintain your energy, prevent you from overeating throughout the day, and overall help kick-start your days. So what kinds of things can you eat that won't break your bank -- or your waistline? Muffins. You can buy 'em pre-made or you can make them yourself. They won't go stale for a while and are easy to grab (and eat!) as you're running out the door, either way. Toasted English muffin and peanut butter. It's easy. It's cheap. And it's full of protein to help you power through your day. Peanut butter and jelly. Even the busiest of students can find 30 seconds to put together this classic. A piece of fresh fruit. An apple, a banana ... they're nature's original to-go food and good for you, too.

College breakfast ideas

Granada or energy bar. Keep an eye on the calories, but these little guys can pack a big punch when it comes to helping you make it through your morning. Veggies – who says you can only have fruit for breakfast? Grab a bag of baby carrots and munch on it on your way to class. Added bonus: You can keep the snack bag with you throughout the day and munch as needed. Yogurt - You can get it in a cup, in a smoothie, or even in a frozen pop. But yogurt is a healthy breakfast that often tastes like dessert. What's not to like about that? Milk and cereal - It's a classic for a reason. Consider buying cereal in bulk, too; you can split it with your friends and save some serious cash. Dry cereal in a baggie - Don't have time to eat a nice bowl of your favorite cereal with milk? Pour some in a Ziploc bag for an instant, on-the-go snack. Trail mix - The stuff strangely seems to last forever and is a great way to power up without losing too much time -- or cash. Just make sure the mix you get isn't candy in disguise. Breakfast burrito is another option - You can buy frozen ones you can cook in the microwave, but they're so cheap and easy buying them pre-made seems like a waste. Tortillas + scrambled eggs + cheese + other tasty items = awesome breakfast you can eat on the run. Consider adding leftovers from last night's dinner (veggies and rice, beans, meat) for extra oomph. Pop tarts is also a good choice. Consider buying a generic brand if these are your thing; you'll save money but still get a little morning treat.