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mensaVital − Eat light

For more and more people a healthy, nutritious and sustainable diet is important; especially, when most of the day is spent sitting and you need to keep your concentration on a constantly high level. That’s why a team of eastern German Studentenwerke has developed a menu concept that offers a light and balanced diet for students: mensaVital. Studierendenwerk Aachen joined the concept and offers mensaVital dishes.

Feel fresh

mensaVital dishes are fresh – they stimulate your sense of taste as well as your body and spirit. Nutritious and thoroughly written recipes create a wholesome and creative menu that gives you enough energy for staying mentally and physically fit at work or at university.

Full of vitamins

When preparing mensaVital dishes we especially make sure that all vitamins are conserved. In order to meet the requirements of the “5 a day” diet recommendation every meal contains a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Healthy fats

Classic „fat traps“ such as fried or breaded food are banned from all mensaVital meals. No manufactured fats, deep-fry oil or ghee are used. Instead, we cook with high-quality plant oils such as rapeseed oil or olive oil, lean meat and low-fat dairy products.

The fish dish we offer once a week provides omega-3 fatty acid. The fish is selected according to the WWF list and endangered species won’t be found in our kitchens.


Without flavour enhancers

A basic feature of the mensaVital concept: All dishes and ingredients are prepared without any flavour enhancers. This means that we do not use any ready-made products such as frozen pizza, ready-made sauce or other convenience food classics. Instead, our meals are cooked with fresh herbs – which creates an even more aromatic taste.

Variety of tastes

The recipes connect regional with international cuisine and offer all kinds of different dishes – there is something for every taste. In addition to the classic side dishes such as potatoes, wholemeal pasta or wholemeal rice we offer ebly, couscous or bulgur.  

Innovative dining hall concept

The mensaVital concept offering a balanced, tasty, filling and varied diet in Studierendenwerke all over Germany proves that healthy food can be absolutely delicious.