I’m not sure I can handle another morning of cereal in the dining hall. “Healthy” granola bars seem even worse, and getting up early to wait for an omelette doesn’t seem like a great option either.
Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread
Consider the often overlooked basic: Toast. Reach for the whole wheat bread, it’s high in fiber and nutrients. Not only will it keep you full until lunch time, a slice of whole wheat bread can lower your risk for heart disease, decrease your risk of weight gain, and protect you against mental health diseases like Alzheimer’s. Warm up your toaster, pop in a few slices, and check out these unique combos:
1. The Savory Toast
What’s on top? Fried egg, cheese grits, butter, bacon bits, and scallions.
Furman Dining Hall How-To: Toast whole wheat bread and butter it. Ask for a fried egg from the omelette line. Add on grits. Top with scallions and bacon bits from the baked potato toppings.
2. The Sweet Toast
What’s on top? Peanut butter, sliced banana, and honey.
Furman Dining Hall How-To: Toast whole wheat bread. Add peanut butter from the sandwich station. Get a banana from the fruit bar, and slice it. Arrange slices on top of toast. Drizzle with honey, the bottle is typically near the fruit and yogurt bar.
3. The All-Day Toast
What’s on top? Classic hummus, a sliced tomato, and pepper.
Furman Dining Hall How-To: Toast whole wheat bread. Add hummus from the sandwich line or salad bar. Top with sliced tomato from sandwich line. Sprinkle with pepper.
Bonus: Experiment with different flavors of hummus, or different spices. A variety of spices can be found in the Mongolian Grill line.