Are there any college students out there who try to eat as healthy, naturally, and organically as possible who are forced to have a meal plan?

Any tips for an incoming freshman. I’ve already tried my college’s food. Everybody else said it was great, but not to be pretentious and cocky, but my standards are a little higher. I didn’t care for it too much. I also freak out because of not knowing where my food comes from or what is in it. Even the salad bar, I mean, it’s most likely not organic. I have a Harris Teeter across the street, but no kitchen to cook with, and I also don’t want my mandatory meal plan to go to waste.

I don’t know. Should I just try to cook in my dorm, should I eat the school’s food. I’m weird with food, maybe I just need to learn to loosen up.


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Whole Foods: (which I had to go to twice since I forgot the most important thing the first time - COFFEE BEANS!)

  • Organic green peppers
  • Organic red cabbage
  • Back to nature crackers
  • Coffee beans
  • Clif and larabars
  • Pecorino cheese
  • Fettucine organic dry pasta
  • Casarecce organic dry pasta

Trader Joes:

  • Organic red grapes
  • Roasted garlic hummus
  • Sesame Ezekiel bread
  • Spicy guacamole (I know it’s fall, bite me, let me enjoy it one last time this year)


  • Organic chicken
  • Organic raspberries
  • Organic bananas
  • Almond milk
  • Larabars
  • Rickland orchards toasted coconut greek yogurt granola bar
  • Organic pancakes
  • Organic turnip
  • Organic sweet potato


  • Organic spinach
  • Whole white mushrooms
Many of us know about the dirty dozen and clean fifteen, but what about things like flour? or other staples? Should I still buy organic flour? or is it a waste?