Being a Vegetarian in College
It is not very difficult to be a vegetarian in college if you use several good pieces of advice. I made a decision to become a vegetarian during the senior year of college. I had numerous opportunities to discover all the ins and outs of how to successfully be a vegetarian in college, so now I would like to share several tips with you.
Find Good Places to Eat
Take a time to walk around your campus and look for cafes and restaurants, which suit your eating habits. As soon as you find good places, you will not question yourself where to go to eat the next time you are hungry and have nothing to eat at your dorm room.
Very soon, you will realize that even if something is not specifically advertised as vegetarian, it is actually suitable even for vegans. If you have any doubts about certain dishes, just ask! Most people are ready to help those who have various food habits or allergies.
Share with Friends
Your friends should know that you are a vegetarian. As soon as you let them know, it will be less of an issue when you go out together to eat. They will realize that not all the places are suitable for you and that will be just fine. Besides, it would be great if you share with friends a bite of delicious vegetarian food. This way, you will let them know that eating vegetarian food is actually very easy and you still consume amazing products.
Make Sure Always to Have Quality Snacks
Avoid putting yourself in a difficult situation. It is always better to have good snacks at hand. Whether it is a banana or some nuts, do not let yourself starve because you just do not have a vegetarian snack at hand.
Plan your Meals ahead
Just like with good vegetarian snacks, plan your meals beforehand. Many cafes and dining centers have a weekly or monthly menu available. Besides, you still can plan your own meals made at home by yourself. As for me, I like cooking and bringing my lunch with me. This way, I get exactly what I want and it is cooked just the way I like it.
Do not Be afraid to Slip up
You should not be too hard on yourself if you accidentally eat some dish that contains meat or something else of animal origin. I have done this a couple of times and realized that it is better to acknowledge that it happened, accept it, and move on. You should not worry about something that has already happened.