I think getting other people’s perspectives on eating in the cafeteria is important, because we all have different preferences and tricks when it comes to meals! My friends and I eat most of our meals together and it is always interesting to see what people choose on their plates. One of my friends Alexis shares her tricks and tips to creative cafeteria eating!
- How often do you eat in the cafeteria?
Usually one or two times a day- depending on what they have.
2. What is your favorite meal the cafeteria makes?
My favorite meal is probably any of the roasted vegetables like cauliflower alongside the chicken schwarma and pita.
3. Do you think the cafeteria has a good variety of options for people?
Depends. I like the salad bar and grain bar, but they repeat the meals throughout the month so there is not too too much variety.
4. In what ways do you think people can enhance their experience in the cafeteria?
You have to be creative sometimes and see what they have. I go to the grain bar and love when they have quinoa or couscous, and then I usually put the sauce they have there on top.
5. Do you have any special tips or tricks that you do in the caf?
Find special ingredients! They have almond milk that is a good thing to use for different meals. Also just using ingredeints from various stations, like taking hummus from the deli and then veggies from the salad bar to make a nice snack is something I like to do.
6. What is your favorite seasonal fruit right now?
Apple! I usually have two a day.
7. What is your favorite thing to do with it in the cafeteria?
I usually just slice it and eat it with peanut butter and granola. But sometimes for dessert I will slice an apple up, put it in the microwave, and then add cinnamon, granola, and a little whipped cream to make a version of an apple pie.
I like how she uses the apples in a new way to make a version of an apple pie! I found a few links to make-shift pies and desserts that use apple, especially because they are delicious in season (here), (here), and (here)!
I really enjoyed listening to how she uses the cafeteria. While she is one of my close friends who I eat with often, I never payed too much attention to the specificity of what she choses. I think interviewing and getting other perspectives helps further my reach on this blog, maybe you or some other reader relates more to her eating style! Stay tuned for more interviews and perspectives, so that we all can help “hack” the cafeteria in all our own ways, but all collected here in one spot!