Thoughtful Eating on Campus

It’s almost the holidays, which means eating lots of delicious, home-cooked food. Of course, after we fill up on turkey, potatoes, and stuffing, it is important to be thoughtful about what we eat when we come back to school. When we eat well, we feel good. Here are some healthy eating options on campus to keep in mind.


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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make sure that you are supplying your body with a lot of energy.

  • Plain Greek yogurt with granola cereal, sliced banana and a scoop of peanut butter

  • Omelet with veggies (spinach, peppers, etc.)

  • Toast with peanut butter and sliced banana

  • Plain Greek yogurt with fruit (banana, pineapple, strawberries, etc.)

  • Gluten-free cereal (Cheerios/Rice Chex) with fruit (bananas, strawberries, etc.)


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For lunch, you want to choose foods that are both filling and health conscious.

  • Salad with lots of veggies (cucumbers, broccoli, carrots, etc.)

  • Burrito bowl with chicken, brown rice, guac, and veggies (olives, peppers, etc.)

  • Turkey, cheese, and lettuce sandwich

  • Sushi

  • Fruit smoothies


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If you still feel hungry after lunch, there are many healthy options that will fill you up.

  • An apple

  • A banana

  • Grapes

  • Strawberries

  • Pineapple

  • Yogurt

  • A Kind granola bar


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For your last meal, eat lots of vegetables for a fresh and nutritious end to your day.

  • Salad with lots of veggies (cucumbers, broccoli, carrots, etc.)

    • Putting chicken on your salad for dinner adds protein to your meal.

  • Burrito bowl with brown rice, chicken, guac, and veggies (olives, peppers, etc.)

  • Chicken

    • Make sure to incorporate a vegetable as a side.

  • Gluten-free or whole wheat pasta with red sauce

  • Vegetable soup