>>be in college
>>mandatory meal plan
>>even though in an apartment, with stove, can't buy fresh meat, no produce area
>>cafeteria food or fast food or pizza
>>new this expansion: a sub/wrap/salad shop! still no ingredients for sale.
>>can't transfer or refund meal bucks, must spend whole amount on their food and nothing else
Help me /ck/, I want to not live on charburgers and pizza, but I also don't want to buy everything out of pocket when they force you to pay for a meal plan.
So far, I think I can order a grilled chicken breast sandwich, hold everything, and use the grilled chicken for stuff like pasta and eating with steamed veggies. Any other ideas to get my ingredients for real cooking out of what's basically a food court? Pic not related, but it's a nice pic I think.
have your parents call and complain and say you have a food allergy or something. Most colleges fold on this pretty easily with a little pressure.
Or just quit complaining and be grateful you have decent meals prepared for you every day whenever you want. This is the only time in your life this will ever happen, and while cooking is nice, not cooking is nice too.
I agree that it's nice, but there's only so long you can (or should) survive on nothing but prepared food, most of it fried or full of salt. No, it definitely won't kill me, but it's not the healthiest thing either.
My university tried to make it mandatory for freshman to live in campus and have a meal plan, which was like an extra $3-4k if I remember right
I just got my doctor to write a note saying I had mental health complications and needed to live at home. Got out of it.
The downside is I lost 15 lbs due to relying mostly on lunchbox snacks, and there are a lot of activities and extra credits organized with the presumption you'll be on campus 24/7
How many meals are they forcing you to pay for? All of them?
Also, where is your school that you can't find groceries nearby outside of campus? I'm assuming you're American and you're at one of our many very isolated college campuses, but come on, surely there must be a town nearby.