Tips and tricks for vegan treats

Sure, you might not be sick of all the sodexo swag at the cafeteria yet– but give it time! There are only so many times you can get creative at the salad bar before you need something new.

These easy, cheap, vegan recipes are made in minutes and can be prepared from your dorm desk. No matter if you are trying to be vegan or just eat healthier, try these breakfasts when you need a break from meal hall in the morning.


Chia Pudding


(Photo: Morgan Mullin)

For those of us brand-new to the kitchen, chia pudding is an easy breakfast option that feels fancy.  To make some, simply whisk 3 tablespoons of chia seeds with 2 cups of milk (vanilla-almond or chocolate soy are my two favourites!).

Cover the mixture and chill it in the fridge overnight. Give it a quick stir in the morning, add some fruit, and you’re done.

Prepare to pity your roommate’s cafeteria fare.



(Photo: Morgan Mullin)

Ok, before you roll your eyes: consider this humble breakfast food as a blank canvas to slather with delicious creativity. If you microwave 1/3 cup of plain oats with 2/3 cup water you’ll have the perfect, filling base to build breakfast dreams.

Swirl with peanut butter. Layer cut fruit on top. Try drizzling it with molasses (as shown here) or maple syrup.

You could even add chopped nuts and chocolate chips, and revel in the fact that you are a grown-up now and can have chocolate for breakfast. Take that, mom!

Avocado on flatbread


(Photo: Morgan Mullin)

If you are not into sweet things for breakfast, or just running super short on time, try the classic combo of avocado and bread.

Take your favourite flatbread and mash a slice of avocado onto it. Add salt, pepper, and any other spices you feel like. I love curry powder, cayenne or turmeric.

It feels a little exotic, a little savoury, and a whole lot better than waiting in line at the cafeteria again.


So, the fact that you will now be able to hit snooze and still grab something to eat before class? That might just make mornings a bit more manageable.

And, if breakfast is the meal of champions, how much of a champion will you feel like when you’ve made your own? #Adulting like a pro!

By David J. Shuman

David is the current editor-in-chief of The Watch and writes on student issues and events. Find him on Twitter: @DavidJShuman

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