No Meal Plan
by: Andersen Cook
A salad made from Farmer’s Market produce that you whip together yourself would last a week and cost about $6, roughly the cost of one measly lunch from RuHo. Brown bags are classic, but for those of us who wish to deviate from the traditional, sport a comic book or Barbie lunch box. Leftovers and frozen dinners taste just as good on the second night with the help of a microwave, but you can also make things that don’t need heating, like sandwiches or salads. Prepping your food the night before will save time in the morning and is a faster option than waiting in line to pay for something you could have made better, and cheaper, at home.
Pro Meal Plan
by: Caroline Hultstrand
Who doesn’t wish that “the more, the merrier” described their dining options? It’s hard to find a greater food assortment than what awaits students with the campus meal plan. Besides the hassle-free factor of not having to prepare your own food, a meal plan allows you to get into a routine that will help banish fears of gaining the dreaded 'freshman 15.’ That stigma of gaining weight from dining hall food is blown away when you figure out how to make the right choices. Few students have cooking skills comparable to chefs featured on the Food Network, and if left to your own devices, you’ll more than likely end up eating out more than at home. Fall into this scenario and you’ll exceed the cost of a meal plan. If you want to get fit, save money and enjoy an abundance of dining options, sign up for one of USC’s meal plans.