We all know what the food pyramid is supposed to look like. You got your six to 11 servings of bread, cereal, rice and pasta at the bottom, then 3 to 5 servings of veggies, 2 to 4 servings of fruits, 2 to 3 servings of meat, poultry, fish, and beans, then 2 to 3 of milk, yogurt and cheese, and at the top of the pyramid are your oils, fats and sweets and that you are to “use sparingly.”
However, a college kids food pyramid looks a bit different.
A college’s kid’s bread and pasta group consists of a few packs of Rice-A-Roni, Chef Boyardi and lots and lots of ramen. You can’t forget the ramen.
Veggies, besides maybe the lettuce on a McDonald’s burger, is pretty much just pizza … Since pizza is a vegetable, right? Well, there’s tomato sauce, which just what a tomato used to be (and tomatoes are veggies, right? Or are they fruit...?)
When it comes to fruit, a college kid will generally seek nourishment through a smoothie. They feel a pseudo gratification by their choice of healthy, “vitamin packed” nutrition. Nothing says healthy like a peanut butter, extra chocolate supreme smoothie. Oh, with a few bananas or something.
The meat and beans category is just Chipotle. Let’s be real.
Milk and cheese consists of a good old-fashioned milkshake and a side of cheese fries. That’ll hit the spot, for sure.
And last but not least, treat yourself every once and while with a few sweets, but don’t get too crazy — you’re trying to be healthy here. Have some self control!