5 healthy breakfast options

5 Healthy Breakfast Options!

My favorite good for you breakfast foods!

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1. 2 Ingredient Flour-less Banana Pancakes

This is perfect if you have ripe bananas! 1 mashed banana and two eggs. Mix together for your "pancake" batter! I always add some cinnamon for extra flavor. This breakfast has 261 calories and is a great pre-workout meal!

2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

This is my go-to breakfast meal prep. Super easy to make, really tasty and can be tailored to anyone's cravings! Oats, chia seeds, PB2 powder, chocolate flavored greens powder, and almond milk. You can always omit the chia seeds. Sub out the PB and chocolate, replace with fruits, nuts, coconut flakes. The options are endless and my recipe has a caloric value of 255 per serving.

3. Kodiak Cake Double Chocolate Waffle/Pancakes

This box mix is my new favorite and I am completely okay with eating it every day for the rest of my life. When mixed with eggs and almond milk instead of water, this batter has 21 grams of protein. Best served, for me, with fresh sliced strawberries and drizzled honey. When I prepped this, it yielded 9 waffles bringing 162 calories per waffle!

Veggie Egg Scrambles 

Some days I don't have anything prepped and those days I usually go for eggs. I love started with any veggies I have. chopped and added to a skillet. Onions, peppers, asparagus, spinach, sweet potatoes are all really good options. Once the veggies are cooked down I add the eggs and scramble. You can do egg whites or the whole egg, but both are great choices.

5. Protein Shakes

Most Monday mornings are busy for me and protein shakes are a savior. My favorite is chocolate, plant-based, 100 calories per serving and has 15g of protein! I usually add frozen bananas or strawberries to make it more like a milkshake!

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To The Professors Who Don't Put In Our Grades Until It's Too Late

Since you're not updating your grade book anyway, mine as well just forget about that D I got on last weeks exam

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Dear College Professors,

As finals are right around the corner, we are all wondering what we need to make in order to ace your class... or not fail your class. But how are we supposed to take the time to calculate this, when all we have is a single letter midterm grade? You may not realize but grades are the central focus of the school, and better yet, college. We strive to get an A and we study endless hours so we can achieve that goal. And for you to not be able to do us the simple favor of putting in that grade, is absurd.

Let's just say, Billy, with the purple hair who sits in the back corner, slacked the entire year and is assuming he has no better than a C in the class. We have a month left of school and he wanted to try to bring up his grade in creative writing, maybe not to an A, but he has come to the realization that he cannot fail the course because his parents cannot afford for him to retake the class. He recently was in the library writing his paper, and even missed the new episode of Game of Thrones episode, to make sure that his paper was golden.

Now it's been two weeks since he handed in that paper. Still no grade. The countdown is on, 10 days left of class and barely enough assignments to pull that grade up. He has 9 work shifts, 5 finals, 2 study guides, and 1 teacher that inputs all his grades. Poor Billy. With not a clue of what any of his grades are, and barely any time to go personally ask every professor for his grades, he's just going to strive to do the best he can on all of his finals.

Two weeks later...

Turns out Billy had a C+ in creative writing, but a D in logic, the class he assumed he was doing well in because he has only had a few assignments.

So points is, professors if you are not updating our grades regularly or at least a few times before and after midterms, we won't know what we are working with. Also being able to look at our grades directly, motivates us to want to fix a lacking grade or ultimately get the best grade possible. We become more determined when we see the number directly rather than when we're just guessing at it.

In high school, all my teachers always put our grades into the computer immediately, but now when school is more challenging and assignments are time-consuming and lengthy, THIS is when we're unable to see how we are doing. How is that fair?

So moral of the story, while we are studying for 5 exams, writing 2 papers and working a part-time job. Take a little stress off our backs and at least give us an estimate of where we are standing.

Thank you,

A frustrated student trying to raise her GPA

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8 Realizations From A Non-Fan That Watched The 'Game of Thrones' Final Season Premiere

Winter is Here, whatever that means... and at this point I am too afraid to ask.

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It's the most talked-about television show in history as well as the second best rated television show of all time. Jon Snow is a household name, the costumes are worn to every Halloween party and convention and social media is raging with hysteria every Sunday that a new episode airs. If you haven't heard of "Game of Thrones" by now, then what are you ding, exactly?

Rather, I should be asking myself the same question since I haven't watched the show myself in full (yet). Even for an entertainment junkie like myself, life can get too busy for dragons and thrones to ultimately distract me. And yes, I know I've had more than a year to catch up on the series in between this season premiere and last, but what can you do.

Some of my best friends are huge fans of the show, so when one of them decided to throw a premiere viewing party at their house, I decided I might as well join- to spend time with them, of course, but to also be part of the hype. Then I thought to record my thoughts of the first episode of the final season for fans of the show and people like me, alike, to enjoy or relate to. Let us begin, shall we?

1. So. Many. Characters.

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This fact was never a surprise to me, but I didn't actually realize just how many there were until I watched this episode. And this fact still stands after a whole bunch of characters have died in the past seasons (this, I know, of course).

2. These characters have anything but boring names.

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From someone who is obsessed with the MCU, keeping track of character's names isn't really a hard thing to do if it's something you're genuinely into; this goes for GOT, as well. But for someone who hasn't really watched episodes on a regularly basis, trying to remember who's-who with these not-so-common names is no easy feat (unless you watch the show, unlike me).

3. The women are very empowering, but then they take it right back after?

So Cersei told a man this while she was sitting on this very intimidating throne, and I honestly thought of using this quote all over the place from now on. Low and behold, she sleeps with the same guy right after telling him this! I don't know your story, Cersei, but a woman should at least keep her (very badass) word for a good while before she disregards it completely.

4. Subtle facial expressions are a HUGE deal from any character.

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As I was watching my friends' reaction to the show, I realized something important- subtle glances are a common thing, and it's just as so that they are a big deal. I just discovered that these two characters (Sansa and Daenerys) have never met in the show, or at least haven't seen each other for a long time, so I do understand why it's a big deal that even the tiniest of glances do mean something. Unlikely character interactions are everything, after all.

5. Blue eyes mean RUN, but not all of the time.

What I have gathered is that the ice zombie people (a.k.a. "White Walkers") are not the good guys and that they have ice blue eyes. Apparently, they can go so much as touch a dead being (person or dragon) and transform them into one of their own. Blue eyes are also a natural human eye color, though, and characters have to know well enough to tell the difference.

6. Sex happens often...

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It was no surprise to me that GOT would have lots of nudity spread throughout the series because all of my friends have said it before (plus, it airs on HBO). Alas, the element of surprise is still intact when it actually showed up on the screen. Well, that's all I have to say about that.

7. ... and so does incest (knowingly and unknowingly).

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Another thing my friends have warned me about is the amount of incest that happens in the show- can this get any more gross? Not only does Jon and Daenerys not know that they are related and have consummated their relationship already (but Jon soon finally finds out later in the episode, as I reacted to that: "Wow, already, okay!), but that there are twins on the show that also did the dirty. Maybe I won't watch this show after all...

8. But what exactly is the Iron Throne, anyway?

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Other than Leslie Knope gifting a replica of the throne to Ben Wyatt in "Parks and Recreation," I've never really known the true overall meaning behind the sacred Iron Throne. I know the swords stand for the people who someone killed and that person became king, but other than that, does it still play an important part in the show? Or is it just one of those symbols the show just keeps using for a powerful aesthetic?*

*One of my friends just explained the importance to me... and I really hope someone worthy owns it by the end of the show.

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