Can You Cook? – No? Try These Out
So it’s been a good few weeks at University now, spending all your money on booze has died down (slightly) and you need to think about stocking your cupboards with something other than instant noodles and bread.
The typical student diet (or the one that is often portrayed anyway) is cheap, tasteless, and unhealthy. But with giant stores like Aldi or Lidl, they make eating healthily a lot more affordable… You just have the problem of not being able to cook. Well, look no further, because University is a great time for experimentation, even in the kitchen! Here’s some easy student recipes that even an armless koala would be able to follow:
A simple vegetarian chilli, easy to put all in a pot and watch the magic happen: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/double-bean-roasted-pepper-chilli
A versatile pasta dish which you can swap and change the vegetables or ham to make it more your taste and keep some variety going: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/cheesy-ham-broccoli-pasta
Did you think cooking a meal took too long? Well try this ramen that’ll take just 15 minutes, faster than that frozen pizza and chips and a hell of a lot healthier: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/super-quick-sesame-ramen
If you treated yourself to a blender for university make use of it with some healthy breakfast smoothies, they’re great to get plenty of your 5 a day in there and you can easily buy all sorts of frozen fruits, even add spinach for that kick of iron!
(And then to make a soup just simply roast some vegetables and blend them up and voila! Soup to keep in the freezer for when that flu hits!) https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/two-minute-breakfast-smoothie
And finally, this one is SO simple it only has one step!
You’ll find that it’s actually really easy to just chop a few things up and put it in the oven, or again, even ready chopped frozen veg. There’s all kinds of cheaper varieties of meats in the frozen aisle as well and lots of ready seasoned, prepped in a bag ready to cook fish and chicken, so take advantage! https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2495/summer-traybake-chicken
So if you’re going to brave a new challenge this year, make it a healthy one! And perhaps you’ll be cooking Christmas Dinner when you’re home this year.