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Anyone here going to post secondary right now? I'm going next year and I'm a little bit worried about going off veg since I know the food bills are quite high and my budget will be very small. Also I know that many residence rooms don't have a stove which freaks me out.<br><br>
Any suggestion , or just what you live on at res. with a low budget.<br><br>
HELP I can't live on KD and Mr. Noodles for 2 years of res. life. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":help:">
 

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I eat in the cafeteria for two meals a day.<br><br>
honestly, they they do have plenty of vegetarian options, but the vegan options are scarce.<br><br>
besides bagels, bread, fruit, salad bar and cereal, they don't make too many vegan dishes.<br><br><br><br>
I'm sure you will be fine...I just bought a FEW snacks, soymilk and a box of cereal for my room. The only time I used the stove last year, was to make pizza or cookies. Unless you're VERY picky, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
 

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I eat in the cafeteria three times a day. Sometimes it seems like I'm eating the same thing every day, but it's so much more convenient than taking time to cook (note: you'll have very little free time and college kitchenettes look like they haven't been cleaned in years). I'm lacto-ovo, though. Vegan would be harder.<br><br><br><br>
I've got some soymilk and cereal in my room, and some microwavable canned and boxed pastas/soups, but I don't need them. It's perfectly feasible to live off of school food here.<br><br><br><br>
My school makes you take their full meal plan for the first quarter, and then you can choose one of the smaller ones later if you want. In most schools you have to be on a meal plan if you're living on campus.
 

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My uni cafeteria has a few different counters, on of which serves Asian food and always had vegetable curries and veggie spring rolls or things like that and there was always salad, spaghetti with tomato sauce, chips, baked beans etc. Plus, the shops on campus had hummus sandwiches and baguettes with roasted vegetables. I only ate there a few times a week, since I had a kitchen in my halls of residence and moved into a house with roomies the following year, but it was ok, even with me not eating dairy.
 

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Where are you going to University? Most places have decent options in the cafeteria. If you're going to UPEI, there is a grocery store down the street on both sides where you can get great veg food.
 

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i lived vegan for a school year and now am vegetarian and did fine in my unis dining halls.. we have salad bars, hummus and pitas, chinese options, pastas, potatos, veggie burgers, grilled cheese<br><br><br><br>
maybe i should ask if you are vegan or vegetarian? I am lacto-veg and tend to eat:<br><br>
cereal and skim milk<br><br>
granola bars<br><br>
pb sammiches<br><br>
grilled cheese<br><br>
pizza<br><br>
soups<br><br>
baked potatos<br><br>
burritos<br><br>
pastas<br><br>
salads<br><br>
fresh fruit options<br><br>
veggie burgers...<br><br><br><br>
today i am having to eat<br><br>
brunch: belgain waffle with syrup, canteloupe wedge<br><br>
snack: granola bar<br><br>
dinner: cheese stuffed shells with mixed salad
 

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I'm a sophomore now and I live off-campus, I don't have a meal plan because I have a kitchen. The only hard part for me is the cost of groceries and sharing a fridge with my carnivorous room mate (right now there about 6 lbs of frozen meat in my freezer- I have no idea why one person needs this much food...).<br><br>
Last year I went to a different University and there was a Vegan night in my dining hall once a month. Vegetarian options were definitely available and they were pretty good with Vegans as well.<br><br>
My guess is that you'll be fine. Get a mini-fridge for snacks, so you don't feel like you're eating the same thing over and over in the dining hall. Thats my suggestion.
 

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I ate at the cafeteria I think most larger campuses have two of them to choose from.<br><br>
There was always plenty of veg*n food around. Mostly lacto/ovo food so I dunno how it would be for a vegan, anyway that was 10 years ago when I went so maybe choices are better now!
 

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we have three dining halls on our campus, one "fast food" type place, and when the new student center opens, a food court too
 

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l 'm lavco-ovo veg and I don't think i'm going to get a meal plan... I'd rather cook for myself if I have a stove and if it's messy than I 'll just clean it. i've heard meal plans really up your costs..and I don't think it's right that a campus should force you to buy from their caf. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:"> That doesn't sound weird to anyone else?
 

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Well, it doesn't sound weird to me, but I shouldn't talk since my parents paid for that. The caf is there for the students' convenience. I did feel sick from the food in the first couple of weeks of Uni (I lived off granola bars that my mom gave me, and Doritos. Healthy, I know), but then I learned how to eat well in the caf without being unhealthy or getting gross, questionable food. Especially with you being pesco, it should not be an issue.<br><br><br><br>
I do remember a friend breaking down the costs with me, and we figured out (for the price of food at Dalhousie, and the variety in the caf) that the amount paid was actually worth it. You should find the exact cost, and figure out how much it would cost you for groceries to feed yourself for however long you'd be at Uni.<br><br><br><br>
And you probably won't get a stove unless you're in a house or apt with roomates. Dorms rarely, if ever, have stoves. It's just too dangerous.
 

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My college cafeteria has many vegetarian options. There's a salad bar, baked potato bar, plus the "grill" has various types of vegetarian burgers. You can get rice and noodles from the Asian food section. There's grilled cheese...bagels and veggie subs...<br><br><br><br>
Today I had a bagel and cheesy potatoes for breakfast (I'm lacto-ovo)<br><br>
For lunch I had a "veggie delite" from Subway<br><br>
For dinner I had a Boca burger and side salad<br><br><br><br>
Random Note: We had a floor meeting today and we answered these questions to get to know each other better. There is not one single vegetarian on my floor, except for me.<br><br>
Our RA was like "Is anyone a vegetarian?" And this girl goes "I'm a carnivore!!" Ew it made me sick.
 

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i am the only veg on my floorsection KL, and I am the RA. I was vegan until a week ago but had to change to get adequate nutrition.. that and i just felt like i was struggling to maintain as a vegan..<br><br><br><br>
today I ate breakfast in my room and plan on fixing dinner in my room:<br><br>
B: wheaties with silk<br><br>
L (dining hall): 1/2 pb sammich on 12 grain, italian noodle soup, some salad, diet pepsi.<br><br>
D: broccoli alfredo pasta (i buy broccoli alfredo noodle packets and add frozen veggies to make it more nutrient dense)
 

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I just started this year at college and I was going to try and stick to veganism but theirs is a great lack of vegan foods here; so I'm going lacto-ovo even with that, you get sick of the limited options fast. So you really have to be creative like we have good pasta every meal, and a nice salad bar. So I take tofu, sunflower seeds, and other vegetables and add them to my pasta. Just remember to be creative!!!
 

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eg: good point! our veg options here are limited. my meal plan has me on 14 meals a week, but i only end up eatin about 7 in the DH, if that..
 
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