Healthy Meal Options on Campus

Whether you live on campus, or commute for classes, it is important to know where the healthy meal options are for when you inevitably get hungry. It is important to make sure you incorporate plenty or fruits, vegetables, and protein into your daily diet.  Below are just some of the healthy meal and snack options that can be found around campus.

There are salad bars located in both Drumlin and Esker Dining Halls which make a great meal or side option that is offered for lunch and dinner daily. In addition, Esker Dining Hall has a stir fry station with various vegetables you can cook and prepare personally to your liking. The dinning halls also usually provide apples, bananas, and oranges which make for the perfect snack.  Prairie Street Market has opened a salad bar as well during the week called The Green Leaf, where they will prepare an individual salad for you as well.

The University Center’s Chopped in Ike Schaffer Commons is open for lunch during the week. At chopped you can also have a salad made for you personally with a wide variety of lettuce, protein options, and vegetables. Also, there is Willie’s 360 located in the University Center when there are a wide variety of smoothies are available. A smoothie is a great option when you need to take something to class with you.

   There are also various healthy “grab and go” options available at the smaller dining locations around campus. Some items they usually have are hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, and salads. Sideline Café located in the Williams Center offers various “grab and go” option as well as another variety of smoothies.

To see the various dining locations on campus and their menus visit the dining website. It is important to make sure you get all of the healthy nutrients you need each day. Remember to try to eat a well-rounded diet. Hopefully knowing where some healthy meal options are around campus makes it easier to eat healthy every day.

 

~All you can do is work to become a better you~

~Sadie Wrobel

 

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