Top 5 Healthy Student Meals
Quick, easy and affordable recipes for the fitness focused student
Freshers: this one's for you!
We know it all too well. Heading to university is tough. Late night parties, early morning lectures, fridge wars, away from Mum’s infamous roast dinner AND to top it all off, you’re on a budget and starving.
As new students unpack, make friends, party (maybe a little too hard) and try to make it to every possible social, healthy eating and cooking slips down the list of priorities. Instead, microwave meals; pizzas and instant noodles become a go-to.
Whilst takeaways and convenience foods may seem desirable at the time, after a few weeks of drinking, partying and limited sleep, the effects might start creeping up on you.
So, if you’re a student about to embark on your first year away from home, fear not. You’re in the right place. It’s become a stereotype that fresher’s diets revolve around fast food, so beat the stigma and try some of these quick yet cheap recipe ideas!
We’ve put together a list of healthy, homemade meals, packed with nutrients to ensure you’re appropriately fuelled for all the demands university places upon you. Both academically and socially! And most importantly, they are all extremely cost effective meaning you can save those precious pennies.
There’s something really satisfying about putting a handful of ingredients into one pan and leaving them to meld into something that is full of flavour. That’s exactly what this one-pan wonder does. Using up lots a cupboard staples, and coming in at around $2.90 per serving, it’ll feed 4 flat mates for less than $12!
Bring the fragrant smells of morocco into your halls with this simple yet delicious recipe. Again, costing less than $4 per serving, it’s perfect for making in large batches and taking for lunch the next day.
Ah the student staple. Nutritious, delicious and cheap. Also perfect if you’re having all your course friends over for dinner. It can also be easily made vegan or vegetarian - just substitute the meat for quorn.
A great social meal idea, high in protein, tasty and perfect to fuel-up before a night of drinking and dancing. Cooking time will take no longer than 25 minutes - great if you’re pushed for time.
The ultimate comfort food for when your short on time during those cold winter evenings. Hearty and healthy, this quick and easy one dish delight comes in at less than 400 kcals so you won't break the macro bank!
Staying in control of your diet doesn’t have to time consuming or expensive, probably the two biggest worries as a student. It’s all about planning in advance and using cooking and meal times as another way of socialising with new friends and flatmates.
The dreaded ‘Freshman 15’ will be a thing of the past!