The 6 Best Breakfasts to Eat Before the SATs

Here are my top picks for meals that keep your brain focused and your body fueled up — so you can score big on this important exam.

Oatmeal with berries

Oatmeal with Berries

A warm, cozy bowl of oatmeal is a terrific source of fiber-rich, slow-burn carbohydrates that deliver a steady stream of energy for students' bodies and brains to draw upon all morning long. Make your oats with skim or soy milk instead of water for a splash of protein, and add a handful of antioxidant-rich berries to jazz up your bowl. Blueberries are a delicious pick, or make it a colorful mix of strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Top with a sprinkle of heart-healthy, satisfying sliced almonds.