Halal Food on Campus

Yes, you heard me, there is HALAL FOOD ON CAMPUS!

Get Started on Meal Prepping!

Reasons to meal prep

Meal prepping is one of those things you know you should do but don’t know where to start. Or you’re scared it will take too much out of your already busy day. We get it! School and work takes a lot out of the day. But what if I told you it isn’t as bad and as scary as you think it is? 

From Mindless Eating to Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating Tips

Let’s face it, you’ve opened a family sized bag of chips while watching Netflix and next thing you know it’s all gone... What just happened? It can be all too easy to mindlessly munch away without truly enjoying the foods we are eating. It's time to stop, slow down, and practice some mindful eating.

I went Plant-Based for a week! Here's what I found...

Plant VS Meat

One of the core values that we truly believe in and try to deliver here at UWFS is providing choice to our customers. We want to make sure that everyone has a variety of food options to choose from here on campus, whether that’s accommodating for allergens, diet restrictions, religious reasons, and even picky eaters! As a student myself, I wanted to see how true this was.

For an entire week I went plant based for my meals to find out just how many options there are for students, and let me tell you, I found some awesome lunches across campus!

A student’s guide on how to improve one’s diet with realistic food swaps.

Pineapple in residence cafeteria

I’ve struggled for many years to incorporate healthy food options. I hated the fact that I had to eat healthy food to survive because it is GoOd fOr YoUr HeAlTh. Eat fruits to get energy, eat vegetables to grow strong, drink milk for calcium, and the list goes on and on. Sigh, so many dietary rules and restrictions. I was always so discouraged to jump right onto restrictive diet routines that strips me of all the foods and flavours I love. What do you mean I can’t eat chocolate? What do you mean I can’t eat chips? What do you mean no more Coca Cola?

However, lately, I had to face the consequences of my poor eating habits. That’s when I decided things must change.

Craving Swaps

Craving swap options

Craving something? Maybe it’s sweet, crunchy or melt-in-your mouth. We all know the feeling, sometimes you just get that urge you can’t shake! And while there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a treat or two, if you find yourself looking for a healthy swap we’ve got the best of the best craving satisfiers in store for you!

UWFS Recipe Makeover: Thanksgiving Edition!

Thanksgiving Meal Makeover Recipes

I don’t know about you, but with all the hustle and bustle about Thanksgiving everything I am feeling pretty pumpkin spiced OUT! From the specialty drinks in my afternoon coffee shop, to the decorations littering every dollar store, grocery stop and restaurant, it’s safe to say the holiday season is officially here!

If you’re anything like me, you might be thinking about trying something new and fresh for your Thanksgiving meal this year. Maybe something that won’t end in multiple Pinterest fails and an emergency Chinese takeout order.

Have no fear! We’ve got you covered with a scrumptious (and foolproof) twist to that tired old Thanksgiving menu. PLUS, with this recipe lineup you’re sure to pack in LOTS of Ontario produce… tis the season to buy local after all!

FEAST your eyes on these delicious and healthy recipes to GOBBLE up this year for Thanksgiving!

SKIP THE LINE with the UW Food Services App!

UW Food Services App

Hungry but running late to class? Want to skip the long line at lunch time at Brubakers in SLC? Can the unnecessary waiting time be used to study for tomorrow’s exam, instead?

Then, I recommend downloading and using the recently launched UW Food Services app to pre-order food from BruBakers using a Student Watcard or a credit card to pay.

Eat Seasonal!

There are a lot of reasons to shop for seasonal produce. When we choose what’s in season locally, we supporting our community, and here in the Waterloo area that usually means lots of our nearby farming regions. We also tend to get higher quality taste and nutrition in produce that comes right from our backyard. This is because the fruits and vegetables are harvested at optimum ripeness. While it can be nice to have certain produce available year round, like California strawberries in January, we compromise on flavour and nutrition when food has to travel from far away.

What time is it? CHA TIME!

cha time logo

Move over coffee, here comes tea! After hearing the students' cries, shouts and yelps for the need for delicious bubble tea on campus, we've heard you and are SO EXCITED to share that the first CHA TIME will be opening on campus this fall! 

Located next to DC Bytes, it will be taking the spot of one of the Tim Hortons.  Cha Time will be offering a large assortment beverages including milk tea, green teas, smoothies, slush, and QQ Juice.  There will be toppings to add including pearls, grass jelly, pudding, coconut jelly and rainbow jelly!