Patrick Trautfield

Though you now have the chance to gorge on burgers, candy and soda all you want since Mom and Dad aren’t around, your body may quickly regret its newly formed fat cells. Luckily, San Luis Obispo has many options for good food that’s not only tasty but also good for your health.

Don’t want to shop at Campus Market or Albertsons? Fine. Just walk over to New Frontiers at 896 Foothill Blvd. and get a variety of foods that will benefit your diet. If you have a car, drive down to Trader Joe’s at 3977 South Higuera St. and stock up on fresh produce and other organic products.

“I love shopping at Trader Joe’s because they have good dinner options for students and everyone there is really nice and it is all really cheap,” said animal science senior Brette Schneiderman.

If you’re thinking about eating out for lunch, check out Mondeo Caf‚ at 893 Higuera St., next to Barnes and Noble. It features wraps, salads, skewers and more and is a tasty alternative to the nearby pizza or burger joints.

If you’re not in the mood for that try The Natural Caf‚ at 698 Higuera St. where their goal is to serve “the freshest, healthiest, and most natural ingredients available,” according to their Web site. For a delicious, healthy meal for an average price of under $6, you won’t be disappointed after leaving this place. There are numerous options on the menu for you to choose from, such as the Buddha Burrito, Primo Pesto Pasta or The Local Favorite, a sandwich featuring avocado, lettuce, sprouts, tomato and red onion.

“I love that they have such a variety on their menu and it’s all healthy stuff and reasonably priced,” Schneiderman said.

Need some place to go for dinner? No problem. Big Sky Caf‚, located at 1121 Broad St., is a great place to go with family, friends or even a romantic date. With a seasonal menu that changes in accordance with vegetables, you won’t be disappointed. With current menu items such as Portuguese Piri Piri Roasted Chicken, Grilled Sea Scallops Chermoula Over Mediterranean Linguine or A Really Tasty Turkey Burger, everyone can find a little something to enjoy. Big Sky Caf‚ also features an extensive wine list including many local favorites for you to try.

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