Mar 3, 2008

Breakfast Best Bets

by Natalie Mitts


We all know the best start to any healthy day is a good breakfast. Yet so many people go without. People often skip meals during the day and end up making up the calories in the evening. A recent study printed in "Metabolism" intended to find out what can happen as a result of skipping meals. The subjects, healthy 40-something men and women, ate three meals a day for two months. For the next two months they ate one meal a day. During the one-meal-a-day period, the subjects showed symptoms that could eventually lead to diabetes. So instead of risking long-term metabolic problems, make time for breakfast.

Here are some great locations that offer breakfast for BYU students on the go, no matter the size of the appetite.

Cannon Center: For an all-you-can-eat breakfast, the Cannon Center is the place. Load up on a variety of cereal or try a hot breakfast. The menu changes daily, but some common items include biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, scones, hash browns, French toast or even breakfast burritos. Additional sides include muffins, doughnuts, bacon and fresh fruit. There are also machines available to make Belgian waffles.
            Fall-Winter Breakfast Hours: 6:30 to10 a.m. Mon-Fri, 7 to 10 a.m. Sat
            Spring/Summer Breakfast Hours:  6 to 9 a.m. Mon-Fri, Sat

Cosmo's Connection: This mini grocery store inside the Cannon Center has some great bagel sandwiches. It's also a quick stop for boxed cereal, granola bars, milk, yogurt, fruit, juice and bagels to go.
            Fall-Winter Breakfast Hours: 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sat
           Spring/Summer Breakfast Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mon-Thu, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat

Cougar Express: This store, located in the Cougareat, is a great stop after class in the Wilkinson Student Center. Available items include juice, fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels and bagel sandwiches.
            Fall-Winter Breakfast Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon-Sat
            Spring/Summer Breakfast Hours: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat

Creamery on Ninth East: For those living in Heritage Halls, or the East side of campus, the Creamery is a great stop. It's a full-service grocery store with almost every kind of breakfast item imaginable. Pick up some fruit, cereal, juice, milk, bagels, granola bars, yogurt or frozen waffles for later.
            Fall-Winter Breakfast Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight. Mon-Sat
            Spring/Summer Breakfast Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight. Mon-Sat

Jamba Juice: Visit the original BYU location in the WSC or check out the new location in the Student Athlete Building, near Legends Grille. The smoothies are delicious and they are now offering breakfast smoothies topped with granola. Add a boost for extra energy throughout the day. Jamba also offers some energy-packed breads.
            Fall-Winter Breakfast Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat
            Spring/Summer Breakfast Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Fri, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat

L & T: Everyone's favorite soup and salad place is now offering breakfast sandwiches, breakfast pockets, breakfast wraps and hot cereal.
            Fall-Winter Breakfast Hours: 8 to 10:30 a.m. Mon-Fri

Legends Grille: For the more serious breakfast eater, Legends Grille has filling food to start the day. Enjoy an omelet (pictured here) or breakfast pizza. For sides, try out some hash browns, bacon, sausage, eggs or fruit.
            Fall-Winter Breakfast Hours: 7 to 10:45 a.m. Mon-Fri
            Spring/Summer Breakfast Hours: 8 to 10:45 a.m. Mon-Fri

Scoreboard Grill: Stop by the Cougareat for some hot breakfast from Scoreboard Grill, featuring pancakes, waffles, French toast, English muffins, eggs, bacon and toast.
            Fall-Winter Breakfast Hours: 7 to 10:30 a.m. Mon-Fri
            Spring/Summer Breakfast Hours: 8 to 10:30 a.m. Mon-Fri

Sugar and Spice: This bakery, located in the Cougareat, sells freshly baked bread, cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, hot chocolate and assorted pastries.
            Fall-Winter Breakfast Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
            Spring/Summer Breakfast Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Fri

Taco Bell Express: This Mexican original has some great twists on traditional breakfast. Try out the breakfast quesadilla with egg, cheese and sauce or the egg and cheese burrito with steak and green sauce. They even have a breakfast chalupa with eggs, potatoes, sour cream and cheese.
           Fall/Winter Breakfast Hours: 8 to 10 a.m. Mon-Fri

Tomassito's: Try out some breakfast calzones, biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, eggs or hash browns at this stop in the Cougareat.
            Fall-Winter Breakfast Hours: 8 to 10:30 a.m. Mon-Fri

Twilight Zone: Located inside the BYU Bookstore, the Twilight Zone is right on the path to class for many students. Pick up a hot bagel sandwich with eggs and grab some juice or milk from the cooler. There are a variety of other quick snacks available, including bagels.
            Fall-Winter Breakfast Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon & Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tue-Thu, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat
            Spring/Summer Breakfast Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon & Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tue-Thu, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat           
           
Vending: With locations all over campus, BYU Vending provides a great selection of breakfast options - bagels with cream cheese, muffins, pastries, yogurt (spoon included), fresh fruit (apples, bananas, oranges), milk, juice and fruit cups. Visit the Testing Center, Carl F. Eyring Science Center, John A. Widtsoe Building or Spencer W. Kimball Tower for some of the largest collections of vending machines.
            Fall-Winter Breakfast Hours: Whenever buildings are open
            Spring/Summer Breakfast Hours: Whenever buildings are open

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