College Dining Hall Frustration!!!!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Alright, so I am venting today. I post blogs here about once a month until I have something that I really feel I need to talk about. I have been back to college for almost exactly a month now and I am already ready to scream.
I absolutely HATE dining hall food. If there was a stronger word than hate, then that's what I would be using. I don't understand how they can feed us that food day in and day out without being at all concerned about our health. I don't care how much variety they claim to have. When almost every single thing there is either fried, greasy and oily, or slathered in sauces loaded with tons of sodium, their "variety" includes almost not a single decent thing to eat.
I love salad, but I am seriously beginning to get sick of it. The vegetables that they actually do serve are usually covered in cheddar cheese sauce, mixed in with bacon, or boiled and tasteless. My only option for protein is something fried from the vegetarian section or the meat of the day from the meat carving station (usually red meat). And of course carbohydrates. Plain white boiled pasta, cheesy rice, salt potatoes, and anything else you can think of that isn't wholegrain or low in sodium.
I have never been a super clean eater by any means. I think I have had organic food maybe once or twice in my life, but to me, this dining hall food is just terrible. The only variety there is for people who aren't concerned with what they are putting into their bodies. Thank god for the salad bar and the low fat vanilla frozen yogurt machine. But what kind of life is that? I don't want to eat salad everyday for dinner. As it is I am practically eating sushi for lunch everyday. Being completely honest, I love food. I probably spend a good amount of time each day thinking about what to eat for lunch or dinner. Without good food, my life is dull. Might sound a little lame, but that's the truth. As much as I love sushi and salad, they just aren't doing it for me anymore and I quite frankly don't want to end up eating so much of the two that I never want to see it again by the time this semester is over. I seriously wish I owned cooking utensils and had enough money to feed myself without a meal plan. Any sort of suggestions would be so so so appreciated and helpful!