My college's cafeteria is pretty consistent with food, so I was hoping you could help rank my options. Goals are to follow paleo-principles, not really trying to gain mass, if anything I could lose a few lbs. Since they always have a really bountiful salad bar, and I'm not really concerned with that, I'll just list meat-related stuff.
So, considering I have 2 meals there (not breakfast), here are the usual offerings:
- Deli Meat (Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham, Salami, Pepperoni)
- Grilled Chicken Breast (no skin. as far as I know, no oils added)
- Burgers (no bun, obviously. Cooked on one of those diner-type stoves? The flat surfaced one.)-
- Pork Chops
- Baked Chicken (with skin)
Anyway, if you have any thoughts on whether any one of these options is likely to be most healthy, I'd appreciate input. I realize my omega 6 ratio is gonna be egregious, but fish is not really offered (except as plain tuna fish, which is pretty unpalatable, so if you have any tips for making it good...). I will be buying some fish oil, but beyond that, can you think of which of these foods I'd be best off going for?
One last thing- They offer like 4 different waters, one with cantaloupe pieces in it, lemon pieces, lime, etc. Would having a piece of fruit sitting in a pitcher of water make the water have fructose, or is this just OCD? Cause I'm not eating any fruit, and don't want to mess it up by drinking lemon-infused water.
As always, thanks.
EDIT: With the cold-cuts (leaning towards roast beef and turkey) would nitrite/nitrate concerns rule them out?