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Refectory: 5 things you thought were healthy but actually aren't

Not all is pure and healthy in the Divinity School.

Walking into the organic atmosphere of the Refectory located in the Divinity school, I just feel healthy. With the words 'organic,' 'vegetarian' and 'vegan' sprinkled onto most of the products, I feel like I can do no wrong by ordering anything at the Refectory.

That is why looking at the nutrition facts today took me by surprise.

After discovering this summer that my crispy chicken salad at the Loop was 950 calories, I was again disappointed to learn today that my chicken caesar wrap at the Refectory has 743 calories.

Here are some items at the Refectory you may not have realized were so bad:

  1. Bran muffin: 743 calories, 54g fat, 58g carbs, 11g protein
  2. Breakfast scramble: 670 calories, 23g fat, 79g carbs, 36g protein
  3. Grilled cheese (Law school): 743 calories, 36g fat, 31g protein (but only 483 calories in the Divinity school!)
  4. Full chicken caesar wrap: 720 calories, 38g fat, 52g carbs, 50g protein
  5. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich- 601 calories, 31g fat, 71g carbs, 19g protein

These are actually healthy:

  1. Baked oatmeal: 255 calories, 15g fat, 24g carbs, 8g protein
  2. Falafel with pita: 341 calories, 10g fat, 50g carbs 15g protein
  3. Hummus veggie simple sandwich: 390 calories, 10g fat, 61g carbs, 16g protein
  4. Shrimp salad: 175 calories, 8g fat, 2g carbs, 23g protein
  5. Simple turkey sandwich: 264 calories, 8g fat, 25g carbs, 23g protein

Although the Refectory does have many healthy options on its menu, it is not the epitome-of-health, immune-to-calories cafe that I had imagined.


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