Recipe: Breakfast Fried Rice

Ingredients: 1-2 servings of cold cooked rice 1-2 eggs 1 teaspoon vegetable oil Optional: vegetables, bacon, soy sauce, salt and pepper   Time: 5-10 minutes from set up to eating   Steps: Heat oil in large pan on a medium/high heat. Spread rice in a flat layer across the pan and cook until crispy brown…

Breakfast and Your Mental Health

Many people are aware of the physical health benefits that come from eating a healthy, balanced breakfast each morning. The nutrients and vitamins lead to a healthier diet, and leads to less impulse snacking during the morning. There are also links between skipping breakfast and increasing obesity and worsening nutrition. In addition to this, there…

Restaurant: Upper Crust Bagel Company

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars This morning we went to a local favorite, the Upper Crust Bagel Company on Sound Beach Avenue. We both ordered a plain toasted bagel, and Alison had one with butter and Megan had one with cream cheese. If you prefer something different for your bagel, you’re in luck because…

Recipe: Good Morning Wrap

Ingredients: 2 10-inch flour tortillas 1 cup cottage cheese, divided 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple, divided 1/2 cup granola cereal, divided 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided 2 bananas, sliced lengthwise Steps: Place the tortillas into a microwave oven, and heat on high until warmed and pliable (10 to 15 seconds). Spread each tortilla with cottage…

Interview with Owen Tedford

A former GHS student, Owen just finished his first year at Princeton University. We chose to interview him about what breakfast in college is like, and how it may be different from breakfast in high school. Read below to see our questions and his responses. Did you eat breakfast in high school? Yes, I ate…

Breakfast Around the World

With obesity rates rising over the past few decades, many people have begun to pay more attention to their diets and what they are eating. This is especially true in the United States, which is the most obese country in the world. Some have started to look at cues from other countries in terms of what…

Recipe: Yogurt & Fruit Bowl

Ingredients: Plain or Vanilla Yogurt Fruit of your choice (we used apples) Optional: Cinnamon sugar for taste Time: 1-5 minutes from set up to eating Steps: Pour yogurt into bowl. Cut up fruit of choice (if necessary) into more manageable slices, and then add into your yogurt bowl. Add cinnamon sugar on top, if you’d…

Later Start Times: How Do They Affect Breakfast?

After being heavily debated for many years, Greenwich High School has finally decided to push their start times back an hour, now starting at 8:30am, rather than 7:30 am. It is following the example of many other schools across the country, as more and more districts are realizing the numerous benefits to starting school later….

Recipe: Homemade Granola Bars

Ingredients: 1/2 cup of light brown sugar 1/3 cup of honey 6 tbsp of unsalted butter 3 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup of wheat germ 1/3 cup of unsweetened flaked coconuts 2/3 cup sliced almonds 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 tsp salt Saucepan, large bowl, jelly roll pan or…

Restaurant: Sweet Pea’s Baking Company

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars This morning we went to Sweet Pea’s Baking Company in Old Greenwich. We both ordered the Old Farmer’s Breakfast, which comes with 3 pancakes, 2 fried eggs, and 2 slices of bacon. We also each had a pastry on the side – Alison had a sugar donut, and Megan…

Why Breakfast?

Though students around the country hear constantly, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”, many do not listen to this advice. Whether it’s because of time in the morning, or they just don’t think it’s necessary, plenty of students each day skip this vital meal. However, they do not realize all of the…

Recipe: Egg in Toast

Ingredients: 1 slice of your choice of bread 1-2 tablespoons of butter 1 large egg Skillet (either non-stick or use a non-stick cooking spray before starting) Optional: seasonings of your choice (i.e. salt, pepper, paprika, etc) Time:  5-10 minutes from set-up to eating Steps: Cut a two inch circle from the center of your slice of…