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Must-Know Dining Hall Hacks for Clever College Students
| by Pauline Flores

Mac ‘n Cheese Grilled Cheese

College Dining Hall Hacks: Mac n Cheese Grilled Cheese

What you’ll need:

  • Two pieces of bread
  • Mac ‘n Cheese
  • Two slices of cheese
  • A panini press

We know what you’re thinking – Why didn’t I think of this earlier?! This sandwich really is as good as it sounds. It’s an incredibly simple way to elevate your grilled cheese.

Taco Salad

College Dining Hall Hacks: Taco Salad

What you’ll need:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Meat (beef, chicken, etc.)
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cheese
  • Beans
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • More veggies (bell pepper, jalapeno, corn, etc.)

You love tacos, but you also know that you need to eat healthier. Solution: taco salad! As long you add a lot of veggies and cut down on the sour cream, a taco salad could be a tasty, filling, healthier meal option.

Fancy Waffles

College Dining Hall Hacks: Fancy Waffles

What you’ll need:

  • Two waffles (fresh or frozen)
  • Your choice of fresh fruit
  • Whipped cream
  • Maple syrup

Why settle for the conventional syrup and waffles when you could have so much more? This a perfect dining hall hack for the sweet tooths during breakfast time.

Makeshift Mocha

College Dining Hall Hacks: Makeshift Mocha

What you’ll need:

  • One mug
  • One-part coffee
  • One-part hot chocolate
  • Whipped cream

With this dining hall hack, you can play the role of barista without dealing with those picky customers. Bonus points if you bring your own portable mug and take this delicious drink with you on the go!

Ice Cream Sandwiches

College Dining Hall Hacks: Ice Cream Sandwich

What you’ll need:

  • Two cookies (any flavor)
  • One scoop of ice cream (any flavor)
  • One toaster oven

Oh. Yes. After a long day of adulting, why not treat yo’self with an ice cream sandwich? Take it another level by warming up your cookies before scooping the ice cream on top!


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