Either it is a hit or miss with the quality of cafeteria food, and every student, not just student athletes can relate to that. My personal experience with the cafeteria food here was definitely a miss until I found ways for it to work in my favor. The cafeteria food when I use to have a meal plan was horrible; either the food tasted good and created a war on terror in my stomach, or the food looked and/or tasted nasty, or the food would cause breakouts on my face. In addition, almost none of the hot food there was even remotely healthy. I stopped eating in the cafeteria, and I found myself spending a lot of money on other food while still on meal plan. After a while, I got tired of wasting money, and went back to the cafeteria and made some changes in the way I approached the food. I had lemons, so I made lemonade. Here’s how you can too:
Cut down on fried food!!
Load half your plate with fruits and veggies first.
If your dining hall doesn’t have the greatest selection of healthy options (or if you have a food allergy), make a special request.
Let Tupperware become your best friend.
Bring your favorite water bottle and fill it up at that unlimited drink station!