Eating healthy on campus in 2013
By Aimee Jewell–
With the outrageously long lines at most of the restaurants around campus and many students having extremely short lunch breaks, finding healthy food around UofL isn’t the easiest task. Here are five meals that are some of the healthiest choices on campus.
Although it’s not necessarily Mom’s Thanksgiving turkey, Subway’s “Turkey Sub” is tasty and low in calories. With 280 calories and 3.5 fat grams in the 6-inch, it’s definitely one of the best healthy options on campus. And for the number of calories you inhale on Thanksgiving, you could probably eat 9 of these subs! (We’re kidding…we don’t really suggest eating nine subs. That’s just absurd.)
The Veggie Chili from McAlister’s is second on our list. 180 calories and 2 grams of fat certainly won’t send you into cardiac arrest. If you don’t think a bowl of the Veggie Chili will fill you up, get it as a You-Pick-2 and chose a low-fat sandwich. But skip the sweet tea. Probably not your best decision there.
Our third healthy food on campus is the Chick-fil-A “Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad.” With so many colorful vegetables, it’s hard to resist, along with the mere 6 grams of fat and 180 calories that make up the Grilled Chicken Salad. The only problem here is finding a place to sit once you’re in the Multipurpose Room. Talk about being in high school again.
Fourth on our list of healthy choices around UofL is the “Grilled Chicken Go-Wrap” at Wendy’s. Packing in 11 grams of fat, but only 270 calories, the Go-Wrap is a much better choice than the triple-decker-burger with fries. The only downside to the Go-Wrap is when you’re finished, you’ll most likely need four more to fill up. Can’t say we didn’t warn you.
Finally, the “Everything Bagel” at Einstein Bros. Bagels in Humanities has a unique flavor (that’s not cardboard) and stays pretty low in fat grams and calories. The “Everything Bagel” has 269 calories and 2 grams of fat, but be sure to be conscious about how much cream cheese you put on it. That stuff adds up.
Now that we’ve wrapped up our healthy food countdown, use that meal plan for good and go try some of these quality options. Whether you set a New Year’s Resolution to get healthier or you don’t believe in resolutions, healthy eating is always a good habit to get into. And if you eat something that’s low in calories for lunch, that just means you get a lot more calories to waste on dessert! Enjoy!
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