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Fruits and Veggies

Enjoy your fruits and veggies!

Fruits and veggies are packed with nutrients that promote good health. Add a variety of colorful fruits and veggies to your meals and snacks for a little crunch, a pop of color, and extra fullness!

Source: Choose MyPlate
Liven up your meals with fruits and veggies

Zoodles

Zoodles, or spiralized zucchini noodles, are a fun way to get more veggies on your plate!

Add a twist to cold salads by spiralizing vegetables like cucumber, carrot, and bell pepper. Spiralized vegetables like butternut squash, sweet potato, beet, and parsnip are best served in cooked dishes.

Learn how to zoodle

I love fruits and veggies

Make the Protein Flip by putting plants at the center of your plate.

You don't have to eliminate meat to make a positive impact on your health and the environment.  Re-imagine your favorite dishes with some plant protein choices - beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, or soy - and a smaller portion of animal protein.

Source: Menus of Change

Vegan

Want to go incorporate more plant-based foods but don't know where to start?

Plants play an important role in cultural foods from all around the globe. Dishes like falafel, tofu stir-fry, or black bean enchiladas are flavorful dishes that are filling and put plants at the center of your plate!

Source: Menus of Change

Tomato Lover

Eating a variety of red and orange vegetables each week to support health!

Choose tomatoes, red peppers, carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and pumpkin to up your intake of red and orange vegetables, which are good sources of beta-carotene, potassium, and unique phytonutrients that have a protective effect on our bodies.  

Source: Choose MyPlate
Add More Vegetables to Your Day

Rescued Fruits and Veggies

Did you know that 40% of all food produced gets wasted? 

412 Food Rescue redirects fresh, healthy food from going to landfills to serving those are food insecure and Carnegie Mellon University Dining Services is proud to partner with them. Visit their website to learn more about how you can help reduce food waste.

Source: 412 Food Rescue

Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and vegetables have a positive impact on the environment!

Increased fruit and vegetable consumption is great for our health and for the environment! Pound for pound, fruit and vegetable production has low greenhouse gas emissions relative to other food categories. 

Source: The Culinary Institute of America

Colorful Plant Eater

Make your plate a rainbow.

To make sure you're getting all of the necessary nutrients for a healthy diet, you should build a plate that incorporates fruits and veggies that make up all of the colors of the rainbow. They're packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Source: Fruits and Veggies More Matters

Nuts and Seeds

In the U.S., animal sources account for as much as 85% of the protein we eat. But we can get the same protein from plant-based choices!

When you reach for plant protein choices - beans, peas, and other legumes, nuts and nut butters, seeds, and soy foods - remember that whole grains, vegetables, and fruits can also make meaningful contributions to your daily protein needs.

Source: The Culinary Institute of America

Nourish Your Body & Fuel Your Busy Life!

We believe that fresh, nutritious food is an integral part of the health and wellness of our campus community.  We aim to make eating well easy and delicious, by offering a variety of creatively prepared meals that emphasize fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, and lean proteins, as well as eateries dedicated to serving vegan and vegetarian meals and foods that are free from gluten and the top eight major allergens.

Dining Services is a key partner in Carnegie Mellon University’s campus-wide approach to creating a healthier environment for students, faculty, and staff.  In addition to creating menus with food choices that optimize the health of our diverse community, we are committed to integrating food and nutrition education into the student experience through interactive wellness events, farmer’s markets, food demonstrations, cooking classes, lectures, and our website and social sites. 

Vegan & Vegetarian

Most dining locations offer vegan and vegetarian options but the following locations specialize:

Nourish
Cohon Center, 2nd floor
Allergen-friendly kitchen with a number of vegan offerings. Nourish grab-and-go options available in the Entropy+ convenience store.

ROOTED
Resnik Food Hall
Re-opens on August 28! Rooted is focused on real, wholesome foods composed of 100% plant-based ingredients. Create your own superfood bowl with a rotating selection of whole grains, vegetables, and tasty plant-based proteins.

Tahini
Summer location: Tartan Express Food Truck
Fall semester location: Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House

Fresh Mediterranean, Vaad-certified kosher cuisine including pita sandwiches; couscous and hummus bowls; freshly prepared salads and sides; and a wide variety of plant-based vegan options.

Taste of india
Resnik Food Hall
Re-opens on August 28! Taste of India offers delicious Indian cuisine, including a rotating daily menu of traditional vegetarian favorites like chana masala, palak paneer, and rajma served with rice and house-made naan.

 

Kosher

tahini by elegant edge
Summer location: Tartan Express Food Truck
Fall semester location: Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House

Fresh Mediterranean, Vaad-certified kosher cuisine including pita sandwiches; couscous and hummus bowls; freshly prepared salads and sides; and a wide variety of plant-based vegan options. 

opening this fall: kosher dairy cafe
Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House

Elegant Edge, operator of Tahini, will open a Vaad-certified kosher dairy café in Tartans Pavilion, featuring bagels with lox, cream cheese, and other toppings, sweet pastries, savory bourekas, fresh pizzas, hot entrees, and a selection of grab-and-go items. Stay tuned for more information! 

Entropy+ Convenience Store
Cohon Center, 1st floor
Orthodox Kosher grab-and-go meals and grocery items

Halal

COHON CENTER
    • Back Bar GrillHalal beef burgers are available upon request. When requested, Halal burgers will be cooked on a dedicated cooking surface. 
    • El Gallo de OroAuthentic Mexican cuisine – burritos and burrito bowls, tacos, quesadillas, and salads – made with 100% Halal chicken, beef and rotating Halal meat specials
    • gRANOCreate your own pasta dish by combining the day’s pasta selections, sauce, vegetables and Halal chicken meatballs.
RESNIK FOOD HALL
  • URBAN REVOLUTIONHalal chicken is available upon request. When requested, Halal chicken will be cooked on a dedicated cooking surface. Re-opens on August 28!
Tepper Eatery - Re-opens on August 28!
  • Pom and Honey Station serves a 100% Halal menu, including beef kofta, chicken and vegetarian options.
  • 412 Burgers serves Halal beef burgers upon request. When requested, Halal burgers will be cooked on a dedicated cooking surface.