steel cut oats is a bitch to cook, but is amazingly good (i heard jamba juice started putting these on their menu, i still have to try one) + granola + walnuts + cinnamon + brown sugar. Tastes great and its good for you.
glass of skim milk.
2 boiled eggs.
A papaya and some orange slices.
I'm a firm believer that a proper diet and exercise regime can work wonders on cognitive abilities. Everytime i eat a meal heavy in grease, or overabundant with carbs, i get groggy and need to take a nap afterwards- probably not a good idea for the mcat.
I have a long and inglorious history of GI distress during high-stress exams, so I was extremely careful with all of my food intake for the week leading up to the MCAT, only eating foods that I know I can digest well and won't have issues with. For test day, I packed a lunchbag of healthy snacks and was planning to have a nice moderate breakfast and a leisurely morning relaxing before the noon test time.
But then nothing went as planned. Early on test morning I was woken up by a phonecall from work for a very critical system outage. I spent all morning working furiously on that in a cold sweat and didn't even have time to eat breakfast or even brush my teeth or hair. I fixed the down system just in time and ran out the door to the test center, stopping for a latte and two brownies from a coffee shop on the way.
I spent all of the test breaks cramming water and frantically nibbling on brownies like a rabid squirrel. Thankfully everything went fine, but I really don't recommend this strategy!
When I did my practice tests I drove to my school library and took them there at the same time I was going to do the real thing. Each time, I went to IHOP first and I found that I felt the best during the test when I had pancakes. So I had pancakes before the real test too.