So including my late night grocery run I did for a few basics, I’ve gone back for more because my stomach is just NOT happy! I ended up buying some Activia yogurt and Fiber One cereal to help… erm… fix things. We’ll see.
So I decided it would be interesting to show you the random food staples I got to supplement the awful offerings of the dining hall here at my summer job. I’ve been sticking to pretty much just salad. The vegetarian/vegan section is tasty, but I can’t help but think that even that is packed with preservatives and other unsavory things. So I am bringing random bits of my meals to the dining hall and supplementing.
In my “pantry” (ie, on top of the mini-fridge in the dorm room I was put in):
You’d think Frito’s bean dip would have horrible ingredients and nutrition stats, but it isn’t bad at all and is “all natural”.
Next, moving down to the mini-fridge, we have the freezer:
Saving this baby for a special occasion, like my birthday or when I feel like throwing a member of my staff through a window and need to center myself with ice cream
And finally, the fridge:
With just a little planning ahead and the willingness to take ingredients to the dining hall, I’ve been successful! For instance, this morning I took the box of cereal, a cup of Activia, and a kiwi fruit to mix with the pineapple already at the dining hall for a big yogurt and cereal bowl to keep me full. I’m considering taking a pita to lunch and filling it with ingredients from the salad bar. They have flour tortillas there, but I much prefer a whole wheat alternative if I have one available.
Have you ever been in a situation like this? What are your fridge staples to get you through the weeks (even at home!)??