Typical Dietitian Lunches at the Hospital Cafeteria

16 Dec
From top left corner going clockwise: Salad bar, minestrone soup, crackers; roast turkey (it’s hiding under the other sides on the plate), brown rice, mixed vegetables, orange, tea; pasta with vegetables, navy bean soup, green beans; couscous with chickpeas and tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash, lentil soup, orange; pizza, broccoli, seltzer water

Whenever I am at work, I eat lunch at the hospital cafeteria. My other dietitian colleagues and I thought it would be fun to start taking photos of some of the typical meals that we eat in the cafeteria.

Although our facility needs to work on getting rid of the styrofoam plates and bowls, the meals are generally pretty good.

Yes, we enjoy our cheesy pizza and pasta dishes, but we never forget to eat our vegetables. The idea is to have mostly vegetables and plant-based proteins like beans and legumes, with a portion of starch, fat, and protein (vegetarian or lean animal protein) for balance.

Having a fruit with lunch is a nice way to end the meal on a sweet note, but it would be amiss not to mention our chocolate stash in the office that we make sure to always keep fully stocked!

What does you typical work (or school) week lunch look like? Do you typically go out for lunch or pack your lunch? 


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