Snacks for Students: Summer is toast

 egg(s)wheat bread

DeyJa Cardenas

Happy Summer everyone!

If you weren’t fortunate enough to take a trip out of Kansas this summer, then you may have noticed that this summer hasn’t been as sunny as some would have hoped it would be, with all of the rain and storms that have been brought to Kansas.

If you’re anything like me, maybe you have found yourself adjusting to summer and have found yourself ‘too busy to eat’ or ‘too broke to eat healthy.’ These two excuses are valid for any human being, let alone a college student, however, skipping meals or eating too much processed food (because it’s better than skipping a meal) will not help you get your summer body, or stay healthy whatsoever.

According to, the human body requires six key nutrients. As stated in their website, “Macro-nutrients are eaten in large amounts and include the primary building blocks of your diet — protein, carbohydrates, and fat — which provide your body with energy. Vitamins and minerals are micro-nutrients, and small doses go a long way. There are six main groups of essential micro-nutrients and macro-nutrients.”

The six key nutrients are; protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water.

This is my first summer living on my own. I have a 4 year old daughter; who is a picky eater, my two best friends; one is a vegetarian and the other is a vegan.  I will be sharing my experience of weekly meals, snacks, food unboxing (that I will get from local food pantry’s) and other food experiences I will endure this summer.

Let’s start with a quick recipe that costs about two dollars and takes approximately five minutes to cook.

Sunny side up toast

What you need:

  • Circular glass
  • egg(s)
  • butter or coconut oil
  • wheat bread


Steps (with photos)

1.       Place your glass upside down on the slice of bread, push the glass down firmly enough to cut a hole on the bread.

2.       Before you place your bread in the pan make sure that you butter the pan (or drip some coconut oil on the pan).

3.       Set the temperature to medium/high.

4.       Place your bread in the pan then crack the egg OVER the bread, (which should be laying inside of the pan).

5.       WATCH THE EGG COOK. When the egg is white on the bottom and still runny on the top, carefully wiggle the spatula under the bread and egg and flip carefully.

6.       Well done, you now you have sunny side up toast! (Two ingredients which suffice two of your daily essential nutrients!)

Edited by Adam White, Joelle Conway