Conquering VG’s

  1. Sandwich Stop 
    1. Specialty Sandwiches – The Garden (Wheat Roll), Turkey Pesto (Wheat Roll)
      1. Cost – $6.95 (Garden), $7.95 (Turkey Pesto).
      2. Now grab an apple or banana with that extra meal credit money!
    2. Kind of like Subway, you can make your own sandwich here, too.
      1. Meat – opt for lean meats like turkey or chicken breast
      2. Cheese – if you must, just get one slice.
      3. Veggies – go crazy. Get them all.
      4. Roll/Wrap – whole-wheat, baby!
        1. Fun Fact – Whole-wheat products are a great source of fiber. According to the USDA, fiber from whole wheat “may help reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.”
      5. Cost – $7.95
  2. Cagie Moon’s
    1. Black Bean Burger – it’s vegan and served on a whole-wheat bun.
      1. Cost – $5.95; I see some extra meal credit money there…
    2. Blackened Chicken Sandwich –
      1. Cost – $7.95
    3. Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich – just make sure to ask for a whole-wheat bun (and extra pickles for me, please).
      1. Cost – $6.95
  3. Chopstix
    1. Brown Rice – always always always better than white rice, especially when it’s the same price!
      1. Cost – $2.49
      2. Fun Fact – opt for nutrient-rich brown rice instead of its processed white counter-part to increase your fiber intake. According to Dr. Group III, founder of the Global Healing Center, “one cup of brown rice provides over 80% of our daily manganese requirements”, a mineral that promotes development of fatty acids, which “make important forms of cholesterol.”
    2. Chicken Teriyaki Entrée – it’s just sautéed chicken (breast and thigh meat) with soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and ginger root.
      1. Cost – $5.69
    3. Coconut Curry Vegetables – yepp, just what it sounds like – lots of veggies with coconut milk, a few spices, sugar, and olive oil.
      1. Cost – $5.69
    4. Vegetable Stir Fry – various veggies wok-fried with and “olive oil blend”, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
      1. Cost – $2.49
    5. Spicy Pork – pork tenderloin strips wok-fried with a few vegetables.
      1. Cost – $5.69
  4. Caliente (this place is famous for late-night breakfast burritos)
    1. Burrito – make it your own with these healthier choices…
      1. Anchiote Chicken, black beans, guacamole, and pico de gallo
      2. Cost – $6.45
    2. Burrito Bowl – better than the burrito because it’s served over lettuce rather than wrapped up in a tortilla.
      1. Cost – $5.95
    3. Mexican Salad – pretty much the same thing as the Burrito Bowl.
      1. Cost – $6.45
    4. Vegetarian Option – mixture of guacamole and black beans
      1. Cost – $0.85
      2. Fun Fact – According to an article by Jenny Stamos Kovacs, a writer and researcher for WebMD, “beans are low in sugar, which prevents insulin in the bloodstream from spiking and causing hunger.” So, by choosing black beans over meat for your meal, you’ll feel fuller longer – which will help you focus during a long day of classes and studying.
  5. Bella Pasta
    1. Chicken breast – grilled, yummy, and pretty healthy – it’s a go!
      1. Cost – $3.50
    2. Veggie Side – a healthy addition to the chicken breast! It’s usually zucchini, broccoli, and sliced carrots.
      1. Cost – $2.00
    3. Whole wheat pasta – I’ve seen this option before, but it’s not listed on their online menu. Check out the venue and see if they have it on the day you go – if they do, it’s a filling base for your warm spaghetti dinner!
    4. Personal Pizzas –
      1. The Personal Veggie Pizza is the best option of the three served. It’s topped with tons of vegetables (surprise surprise) – an addition the other two lack that is vital in keeping you full and satisfied.
      2. Cost – $5.95
Sandwich Stop - if you live in the dorms, this is a much closer alternative to Subway.
Sandwich Stop – if you live in the dorms, this is a much closer alternative to Subway.
Caliente is right - the long line for this place late at night shows just how delicious their burritos are!
Caliente is right – the long line for this place late at night shows just how delicious their burritos are!

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