Last week I moved into my dorm at UTC (University of Tennessee in Chattanooga).
At UTC, if you live on campus, you MUST have a meal plan. The cheapest plan is $525 a semester.
We have lots to choose from. Chik-fil-a, a pizza place, sushi, subway, and more. Yum! I can't wait to dig into that thurrr chicken!!!!!
The small fruit stand has apples, bananas, and oranges. ONE piece of fruit costs $1.09. Yes, ONE BANANA. ONE.
When I found this out I freaked out a little. If I can eat up to 22 bananas a day (on banana island, which I do a LOT during the winter), then that would be over 23 bucks just for one day. Ridiculous.
I got in contact with food services... but before I talked to them, my good friend steve (who got me into raw foods) talked to the head chef of UTC who works for aramark.
I met him when I first got here and he was SO nice. He basically told me that whenever i need food, I can go back behind the UTC kitchen into his HUGE walk-in fridge and pick out anything I want. He also told me that he can order me boxes of fruit.
I walked in the fridge. There isn't a lot of variety, but I can definitely get by. There were apples and oranges (they didnt look good). There were also honeydew and i think cantelope... but those wont be there too much longer. There are also veggies like cabbage, lettuce, and spinach... but if i do eat greens, i prefer them to be organic.
There are also boxes of bananas.
So....... I guess I will have to get by. If i get a box of apples, I will make applesauce. or my raw oatmeal (bananas and apples pureed in food processor... left a little chunky... sprinkle raisins on top... and dash of cinnamon if desired)
Last time I ate an orange at UTC, it burned the outside of my mouth. weird.
But i do somewhat trust the bananas. They look good. I guess I will doing a lot of time on banana island this year.
I can do this. If anyone has any suggestions, tips, or ideas, please let me know!
I am so glad i talked to food services.... i have a good deal now! I just need to play around with the variety somehow.....