A Toast To Breakfast

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

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Whole wheat offers many health benefits, making it an ideal choice for breakfast | Infographic by: Casey Ryan

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

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Don’t worry, this toast tastes as good as it looks. How could it not? It’s topped with egg, cheese grits, bacon, and scallions | Photo by: Casey Ryan

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

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Peanut butter and banana are often eaten together, why not eat them on toast covered in honey? | Photo by: Casey Ryan

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

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Hummus is made from chickpeas, which are rich in protein. Tomatoes are packed with vitamin-C. It’s a match made in heaven | Photo by: Casey Ryan

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.

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