Words by Lauryn Rosinski

Found at slough910.wordpress.com

Hello, everyone!

As the semester is coming to a close, I decided to look back at my past blog posts, and I realized that, in said posts, I have talked about coffee, breakfast food and a plethora of bar foods.

Do not get me wrong, the food and drinks I have discussed are fantastic and delicious; however, as summer approaches, college students might crave lighter and healthier options.

Over the past month, I have taken a healthy initiative. I have adjusted my lifestyle to eating a lot more salads and a lot less pasta. Although it has not necessarily been an easy month, I must say that I feel happier and confident. I have also felt less stressed, which will be helpful in the weeks to come.

In the post below, I have written about some places, both on campus and off, where students can find some healthier choices. I think that if you balance the fun food I have discussed before with the healthy food I am discussing now, you will be healthier and therefore, happier.

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (The Rec)

Yes, the Rec has more than workout equipment. It also has Summit Street Café. At the Summit Street Café, you can enjoy healthier dishes, such as pita and hummus. You can also grab a “Fat Burner” or a “Muscle Gain” smoothie. I literally used to go to Summit Street, get a smoothie and leave. You can do this, or you can hop on a treadmill before getting a smoothie. Either way, you will not be disappointed.

Pita Pit

Over the summer, I became a regular customer at Pita Pit. The restaurant has a lot of options for vegetarians, and I realized later that Pita Pit also has a lot of choices that are good for the body. There are veggies galore, healthy wraps and plenty of proteins. For a relatively cheap price, you can have a tasty and smart meal.

Salad Stations On Campus

Do you know those memes where women are laughing as they eat salads? If you don’t, here is one.

If you go to certain areas of campus, you can become a person that smiles and laughs while eating a salad. Some of these salad stations can be found at the Kent markets, the Eastway Dining Hall and The Slice pizza shop. You can also get salads at franchise restaurants, such as Subway and Quaker Steak and Lube. As tempting as it may be to get a less healthy option, I promise, you will be happy that you got the salad.

Kent Natural Foods

This tiny shop is located in downtown Kent. It is practically an exercise just to walk there. Once you get there, you are surrounded by organic drinks, fruits, vegetables and gluten-free options. The mission of the store is to provide “healthful, natural foods and products at fair prices.” Kent Natural Foods achieves its goal successfully. If you want to detox and add some nutrients into your diet, Kent Natural Foods is the way to go.

I hope this list helped you learn more about the healthy choices of Kent.

Thank you, and I hope you have a good and healthy finals week!