Here are my suggestions, because I am kind of in the same boat as you.. Except for I do not always have to eat cafeteria food because I am actually off-campus.. However in case I ever get caught in the Cafeteria here are my thoughts: Even though the salad bar doesn't offer a variety of leafy greens you can get some good supplements here.. If the dressings are an issue, than still use it but put it on the side of your salad instead of pouring it all over your sald. Then what you do is you dip your fork in the dressing and then take some of the salad.. That way you get dressing with every bite for the added flavor but, you salad will not be drenched in dressing.. I find that when I do that I actually leave more dressing by the end of the meal... Second thing about salad bars, sometimes these are your best options for other vegetables and fruit(I'm not really sure how your cafeteria is) but mine offers a bigger selection of fruit and veggies at the bar, so I will tend to load up on these items first.. As for the other food in the cafeteria, you are pretty much hit or miss with those products, I would say everything in moderation.. DO NOT go crazy on the intake, and try to make sure you can incorporate all food groups, eating the more healthier options first.. And if this is a concern, I am sure that there are other students who do not think the food is at all satisfying, so pull some people and press the school to get healthier alternatives.. My school offers Turkey burgers and regular, they have a whole section of the cafeteria for people who are vegetarian as well as gluten free products etc. And then on top of that there are other like restaurants or food service areas that make wraps and more leaner or healthier foods..
Now another option depending on how your dorm and your living space is, is to make your own lunches, which I do.. Then you know for sure what you are putting in and how it is going to affect you later.. Best of luck :)
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