Words by Michaela Barnes
The freshman fifteen is real, like really real. You’re on your own now and nobody can tell you not to eat the junk food right at your disposal. To help keep you on track of your New Year’s health resolution, here are some of the healthy alternative meals you can choose from in the dining halls.
Acai bowls are great healthy breakfast options you can find at the Common Grounds Café. A 12-ounce bowl is four points ($5.25) or there is a 16-ounce bowl for six points ($8.75). While there are four bowls to choose from, the Health Nut Bowl is a good choice for anyone looking for a healthy breakfast.
Also located in the Common Grounds Café for only four points ($6.95), is the Club Panini, a turkey sandwich on ciabatta bread. Not only is it a tasty sandwich, it’s packed with 29 grams of protein and only 417 calories. The club panini is also available in the Puddles Café located in Barnhart Hall.
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Need a quick breakfast because you woke up late? Try the Immunity Smoothie from the Fresh Market Café for only three points ($4.75). It’s a smoothie comprised of strawberries, raspberries, mango, lime juice and apple juice. At only 131 calories, it’s tasty, healthy and filling.
Packed with 37 grams of protein, three carbs and only 276 calories is the Shoyu Chicken Bowl. The Shoyu Bowl is comprised of teriyaki chicken with a pineapple sauce and rice. It is also only three points ($4.75).
Not enough time to get to class and you need some type of sustenance? Try the Pineapple Carrot Splash Smoothie. It’s not only vegan and gluten free, it’s also quite tasty and it helps you get your veggies in at only 190 calories and one gram of fat. Smoothie ingredients include pineapple, bananas, carrots, orange juice and lemon for only three points ($4.75).
The Anti-Burger, a veggie burger, is a great choice for anyone looking for a healthier burger alternative at only 150 calories and four points ($6.95).
Created on a ciabatta bun and filled with tomato and garlic pesto, zucchini, artichoke and mozzarella, the roasted veggie sandwich is a great choice for anyone looking to add more vegetables into their diet. The roasted veggie sandwich is four points ($6.95) with only 372 calories and 14 grams of protein.