Healthy Eating


Healthy eating is about eating a variety of foods from all food groups to give you the nutrients you need. Follow these tips for eating healthy

  • On most days and meals balance your meal to include whole grains, protein foods, vegetable and fruit and dairy
  • Eating  a variety of foods each day will help you get all the nutrients you need
  • Practice moderation and try not to have too much or too little of one thing. Even a treat can be part of healthy eating
  • Pay attention to what you eat and why

Healthy Eating Tips 

MyPlate Tips

Good Eats on Auraria Campus.


Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs(vegetarian option)

  • Veggie Dogs-$6.00 (vegetarian)
  • All Natural All Beef Dog-$6.00
  • Alaska Reindeer Dog-$6.00

iPIE Pizza(vegetarian & gluten free options)

  • Seasonal Fruit iPIE-$7.00 (vegetarian)
  • Katie Pie (vegetarian) $7.56 (vegetarian)
  • Gluten Free iPIE option- + $3.00

Alfresco Greens(vegetarian, vegan, & gluten free options)

  • Small Salad-$3.99                     *Tip: More color the better!
  • Medium Salad-$5.89                 *Low fat Italian & Balsamic
  • Large Salad-$6.99

Taco Bell(vegetarian options)

  • Plain Bean Burrito-$0.99 (vegetarian)
  • Veggie Cantina Bowl-$479 (vegetarian)
  • Chicken Soft Taco-$1.49

Mark Pi’s Asian Food(vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options)

  • Teriyaki Chicken-$6.39             { *Order with steamed veggies/rice}     
  • Bourbon Chicken-$6.39
  • Szechuan Tofu-$6.19

I Lov It Market(vegetarian, vegan, & gluten free options)

  • Kind Bar-$2.29 (Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free)
  • Sabra Hummus w/ Pretzels- $2.79 (vegetarian)
  • Goat Cheese Mango Salad-$6.49 (vegetarian)
  • Naked Smoothies-$3.49 (vegetarian, vegan, &gluten free)

Subway  (vegetarian, vegan, & gluten free options)

  • 6” Oven Roasted Chicken-$4.00
  • 6” Turkey Breast-$4.00
  • 6” Veggie Patty-$4.00 (vegetarian)
  • Veggie Delite Chopped Salad-$5.00 (vegetarian, vegan, & gluten free)
  • 6” Veggie Flat Bread Pizza-$3.00 (vegetarian)


Saffron Grill (vegetarian, vegan, & gluten free options)

  • Falafel Sandwich-$5.00 (vegetarian, vegan, & gluten free)
  • Hummus Plate-$6.00 (vegetarian, vegan, & gluten free)
  • Chicken Kabob Plate w/ Salad-$6.00 (gluten free)

Confluence Café

  • Gluten Free Panini-$4.97 (gluten free)
  • Veggie Gourmet Burrito-$4.97 (vegan)
  • Gluten Free Organic Super-food Oatmeal-$3.15 (vegetarian, vegan, & gluten free)

Auraria Faculty and Staff Club (vegetarian, vegan, & gluten free options)

  • Pear Gorgonzola Salad-$6.50 (vegetarian)
  • Black Bean Burger-$5.95 (vegetarian)
  • Southwest Chicken Wrap-$6.25

Intermission Café (vegetarian & vegan options)

  • Veggie Burger-$5.99 (Not vegetarian!)
  • Potato Wrap-$2.69 (vegetarian)
  • Turkey Sandwich-$4.99
  • Small Salad-$4.31
  • Large Salad-$6.29

Vending Machines

  • Snyder’s All Natural Pretzels-$1.35
  • Jack’s Links Beef Jerky-$1.75
  • Nature Valley Oats ’N Honey-$1.35

2bu Vending Machines

  • Apple Pie Larabar-$2.00 ( gluten free)
  • Dry Roasted Edamame-$2.75
  • Organic Apple-2-the-core Peeled Snacks-$2.50
  • Nunes Farms Roasted Almond w/ Sea Salt-$1.75

Cherry Creek Intermission Café

  • Potatoe Wrap Breakfast Burrito-$2.99 (vegetarian)
  • Pasta Salad-$1.99 (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free)
  • Chicken Caesar Lunch Rap-$5.99

Dazbog Coffee

  • Outrageous Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread-$3.50
  • Vegetarian Egg, Potatoe, and Green Chili Breakfast Burrito-$3.50
  • Etai’s Big Apple Turkey Sandwich-$6.95

(Almond milk is available as an option for creamy beverages)

Confluence Starbucks

  • Veggie Wrap in Garden Green Tortilla-$5.95 (vegetarian)
  • Black Bean Burger-$5.95 (vegetarian)
  • Greek Salad-$6.50

(Gluten free bread option upon request)