19 Food Hacks For College Cafeterias

    Use that fancy college brain to make your meal plan work for you.

    1. Turn hard-boiled eggs into deviled eggs.

    2. Soft-serve ice cream, meet cereal bar.

    3. Make boring baked potatoes awesome by twice-"baking" them in the microwave.

    4. Collect ingredients to make your own trail mix.

    5. Steam your own veggies in the microwave.

    6. If there's chili, layer it with lettuce, tortilla chips, cheese, tomatoes, etc., to make taco salad.

    7. Microwave a toasted bagel with sauce from the pasta line and cheese from the salad bar. Pizza bagel!

    8. Mix peanut butter, soy sauce, and Sriracha to make Thai-style sauce for chicken.

    9. Waffle maker + chicken fingers = infinite chicken and waffles.

    10. Make bruschetta with chopped tomatoes, salt, olive oil, and dried basil.

    11. Use cheese and veggies from the salad bar to make a quesadilla.

    12. Microwave caramel sauce from the ice cream bar and dip sliced apples in it.

    13. Customize boring dining hall pasta.

    14. Put anything and everything in the panini press.

    15. Cook pita pizzas in the microwave.

    16. Unite the forces of the ice cream machine and soda fountain to make floats.

    17. Combine scrambled eggs with cheese and beans from the salad bar to make a breakfast burrito.

    18. A waffle maker means infinite mix-in possibilities.

    19. Microwave a sliced apple with cinnamon and brown sugar or honey, then top it with granola to make a personal almost-pie.