hey hey hey! another poor veggie college student represent!
okay, well...mostly veggie. is that the same as sort of pregnant?
probably, I'm in the space between denial, aspiration, and profound love for my school's amazing free range turkey jurkey. geez - those jerks could at least make it non organic and caged, right?
anyways, things I do:
our school has a mandatory meal plan, which sucks majorly becuase it's a. expensive, and b. the food isn't very good even if you're not a vegeterian/vegan, but if you are (or trying to be), your choices are basically either dry cereal/granola or the pitiful wilted lettuce that passes for salad bar (if you want to eat somewhat healthy), and fries if you don't, or don't mind the animal fats.
however, that said - our cafeteria chooses to decorate with vegetables. yes kids, you've read right. we don't EAT the veggies, we DECORATE with them. So I make it a point to grab some of the decor on my way out each time. Sometimes it works out great (bell peppers, brocolli), sometimes not so great (think eggplant, ginger root), and at times it's somewhat awkward (think cucomber, carrot). Being a college studet with the requisite dirty mind, I make the best of the situation and grab two of the offending vegetables if the situation presents itself. Two cucombers are less sensual than one, am I right?
good luck. I guess that's my input as far as using the money you already paid the school and you'd assume would be going towards paying for your food. Basically, my tip is to go walk around and pocket as much free condiments/etc you can get away with. I tend to go for the individual packs of sunflower seeds, salad dressings, vegetables (see above), fruit (same as vegetables), and whatever else is laying within pocketable reach. oh, and invest in some plastic ziplock bags (or gladware or something). I eat a lot of cereal, so hey, if I'm walking out with an eggplant, why not granola too?