Published: Jan. 9, 2020

Overwhelmed by the amount of choices available in the dining halls? Tired of eating a plate full of random foods that don’t go together? Try these dining center breakfast hacks instead.

DIY breakfast sandwich 

Toast two pieces of whole wheat bread from the deli section. Grab some spinach and tomatoes from the omelet station and some plain scrambled eggs. Once your toast is finished toasting, add a light layer of butter, place the spinach leaves and tomato on the bottom slice and add the scrambled eggs on top. 

If you’re not into toast and happen to be in the C4C, try making a panini in the panini press with the same ingredients, just add a little cheese to make it all stick together!

Forget plain waffles

Jazz up your waffles with fresh fruit found throughout the dining centers and toppings like peanut butter or whipped cream! Find these near the bread and bagel area.

Apple cinnamon oatmeal

When oatmeal is available, grab a cup of oatmeal, an apple (check the salad bar or dessert station), dash of honey and some cinnamon. Cut up your apple slices small enough to top your oatmeal off, add a dash of cinnamon and drip the honey over the top for a sweet and delicious breakfast. Top with some walnuts for some added protein.

Banana sandwich

Toast two pieces of whole wheat bread. When toasted, spread on a tablespoon of peanut butter. Slice up a banana and put the two slices together for a new twist on the breakfast sandwich.

Avocado toast

When visiting the C4C, liven up your favorite toast and top with some fresh smashed avocado from the Latin station. Top with a fried egg for extra protein.

Breakfast parfait 

The dining centers have all the ingredients you need to make a delicious yogurt parfait. Take a cup from the beverage station and layer it with your desired ingredients. We suggest granola or your favorite cereal, yogurt and fresh fruit.

avocado toast with a fried egg on top

Meal plans, Munch Money and Campus Cash

All three dining centers on campus (the C4C Dining Center, Sewall Dining Center and Village Dining Center) accept meal plans, Munch Money and Campus Cash. The C4C and Village Dining Centers also accept credit/debit cards.

Students living in the residence halls have a meal plan, providing 15 or 19 meals per week plus a balance of Munch Money. Students living in Graduate & Family Housing, Bear Creek Apartments or living off campus can purchase a Block Meal Plan at any time during the fall or spring. Campus Cash can be added to your Buff OneCard online or at the Buff OneCard office.