How to Eat Healthy at BC Dinning Halls

With the ever-constant temptation of BC’s prime pastries, Late Night mozz sticks, and the Rat’s amazing mac-and-cheese, trying to maintain a balanced diet can be challenging.  Here are some ideas of meals you can get at BC that will fit nicely into any healthy diet.  And yes, it is possible to eat healthy without having a salad for every meal.

Disclaimer: This list is mainly geared towards those who eat meat, but the meat in a lot of these dishes can be substituted with tofu from the salad bar.  Hummus is also a nice addition to add for those who don’t eat meat and are looking for another source of protein!

 

Breakfast:

-Egg whites with whole grain toast. Use hot sauce, salsa, or salt and pepper for seasoning.

-Whole grain bagel with peanut butter

-Whole grain toast with peanut butter and banana slices

-Non-fat Greek yogurt (plain flavor) with fresh fruit and honey

-Avocado toast on those glorious days when guacamole is available at the salad bar

-Black coffee, nonfat milk, or tea with lemon

 

Lunch:

-Turkey avocado wrap from Eagles on a wheat or spinach wrap minus the honey mustard

-Grab-and-go multigrain turkey sandwich

-Eagles salad with grilled chicken, avocado, lots of veggies, and lime juice instead of dressing

-Grilled chicken with a side of veggies and a side of either brown rice or a baked potato

 

Dinner:

-Grilled chicken with a side of veggies and a side of either brown rice or a baked potato

-Salmon with a side of veggies and a side of either brown rice or a baked potato

-Salad bar salad with a piece of chicken, salmon, or added tofu

-Quinoa bake with added chicken, salmon, or tofu

 

Snacks:

-Peanut butter packet and a banana

-Cottage cheese

-Hummus and carrot sticks

-Wheat pita with hummus or peanut butter

-Low sugar protein bars from On the Fly

 

Dessert:

-Whole fruit

-Non-fat Greek yogurt (plain flavor) with fresh fruit and honey

-Low-fat frozen yogurt (on the rare nights when the machine is working)

-Odwalla protein shake (These have a ton of sugar, so drink sparingly.)

 

Even though it is important to work out and eat healthy on a regular basis, do not feel bad about eating the occasional muffin, slice of pizza, or mozz sticks.  Moderation is key in every healthy diet!

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