You should be bringing extra food back to your dorm room for later is what you should be doing. Steal Nalgene bottles full of chocolate milk to put in the fridge too. Your cafeteria should have some sort of “sandwich/deli line” in it right? Get a couple sandwiches in addition to your plates of food, wrap them in napkin or bring ziplock baggies, and put them in your fridge in the dorm room. I did this all the time, it was what kept me going in between cafeteria meals. I’d carry the sandwiches or water bottles to class, or study sessions, or wherever and eat them between “official” meals.
get a mini fridge if you don’t have one. They come in super handy.
Also, who says you can’t buy food in addition to the cafeteria? I bought tons of tuna, whole milk, whole chocolate milk, and other goodies when I was in college. Better than spending it all on booze.
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My standards were definitely whole milk and chocolate milk. I bought them so often that people actually still recognize me based solely on the fact that they would see me with a quart of milk in my hand–I actually had several people come up to me in the bars about a week ago and tell me this: “hey, you’re the chocolate milk guy!”…they were hot chicks so I didn’t become instantly annoyed at being identified as “chocolate milk guy”, I just said, “hey ladies…” :).
1 quart of whole milk is 32g protein and 600 calories. Works great in a pinch. 1 quart Choc. milk is 800-900 calories. God help me if I ever become lactose intolerant.
But besides those, tortillas to make quesadillas (tuna/cheese, etc), canned chicken, chicken in general, deli meats, whatever. A lot of mixed nuts or pecans or walnuts–they’re calorie packed AND healthy. I used to have these things–I don’t even remember what they were called–that you put whole eggs in these egg-shaped plastic cups and put them in the microwave to cook eggs. Worked pretty well.
Natty peanut butter, cottage cheese (usually whole, not skim). Hell, in a bulk where you’re a skinny guy just about anything will do. I bought bagels for bread carbs, whole wheat bread (the kind with uber amounts of fiber in it), baby carrots.
I didn’t buy all of those things all at once of course. But I always had SOMETHING on hand to quash hunger during late night, or during class, or whatever. If you watch the coupons, you can find some really ridiculously cheap deals–I got tuna for like 56 cents a can at one point, which is about as cheap as Biotest’s whey comes out to (about 50 cents/scoop). It’s weird, but damn if my mom wasn’t right about coupons and sales. Thanks mom.
@Dangles–Well, PB & J isn’t a great choice: it’s got sugar and not much protein, save whats in the PB and the bread (which ain’t much). See if you can swipe any turkey sandwiches. But hey, if it comes down to it, eat your PB/J to gain weight and drink your milk.