I'm a college student with a mandatory 10 meals a week to spend in the cafeteria. I fast through breakfast and typically eat lunch and dinner on weekdays there.
The cafeteria options are fairly decent as college goes. I can get roast turkey, grilled chicken, hard boiled eggs, tuna salad, mixed greens and salad veggies as well as steamed vegetables, low fat cottage cheese, olive oil and balsamic vinegar any day. I generally eat salad, protein and healthy fat at each meal.
Then there are also the temptations - soft serve ice cream, real ice cream, cookies, brownies, cake, etc etc. I often get tired and frustrated with college life and it's tempting to turn to sugar for a quick fix, even though I know it's the last thing I really want.
I've found that the fried onion rings that they offer every day are incredibly delicious. If I treat myself to an onion ring or two at each meal (or once a day) how bad is this for my health? Is it a reasonable to use a non-paleo fried treat as dessert for the sake of avoiding sugar? What other options would be good for dealing with "I want something delicious" cravings?