Thanks you guys! The biggest problem is they don't offer any meat, we're an Adventist school so we're completely vegetarian at the school (I'm not a vegetarian though...I eat meat when I can). So everything is like casseroles and pasta dishes. I don't eat those, I get my self fruit or a spinach salad whenever I can. I usually end up eating whole wheat toast with peanut butter and a banana, since that's the only available fruit that's ever good. *sigh* I guess its what I get to live with!
I would actually not recommend using any premade tuna salad, only because most places put added sugar in the tuna to make it taste better (not sure if they would do it in a school caf or not though).
As for healthy choices, try for the salad bar, but don't get any lettuce, get as many dark veggies as possible, and use a healthy oil and vinegar dressing to dip them in. Also, most colleges have grilled chicken sandwiches, but I bet you can just ask for the chicken to pile on top of your salad.
Hmm. This is a hard one and I never was forced to eat the food in the cafeteria. Is everything premade or are there people who cook the food there?
I'm guessing most things are premade in your cafeteria, but I'm guessing if you bring the concern to the attention of whoever is in charge, they might consider providing healthier food.
In the meantime, if nothing by itself is healthy and you must spend money there, perhaps you can combine items to make food more enjoyable and still healthy. For example, if they have tuna sandwiches, perhaps take the tuna off and place in on your salad. Or do what you can to modify existing food like blotting the greese with a napkins, stray away from the types of carbs the provide and etc.
Unfortunately, I cannot speak from experience with cafeteria food (especially since my school is pretty good on providing healthier food), but I hope my suggestions help none the less.
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I've been gaining weight steadily over the past year, nothing is stopping it. I have a thyroid issue so yea that plays into it, but I'm tired of everyone looking at me and thinking I'm not trying. I jog every day and work out in my room while studying for tests. We have a cafeteria minimum we have to fill but our cafeteria food is quite possibly the least healthy thing ever (the salad is made with ice burg lettuce...just for reference...and theres almost never whole grain bread..) Any ideas for meeting that minimum and meeting my goal?
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