You’re in the middle of finishing your coursework that’s due at the end of the week, you’re working extra hours at your part-time job and you’re trying to keep up with your social life. Above all this you’re still waiting for your next paycheck, so going out to eat at Nando’s every night is impossible. You’re left with no option but to stir up some quick and easy meals yourself. Here’s my top 5 easy recipes to spruce up your week, and keep your bank account in check!
This is my favourite dish – and it’s great because if you double the portions, you can have ramen saved up for a few days!
I have my own thrown together kind of recipe for this:
● 1x noodle nest (or more if you are cooking for extra days)
● chicken stock or veg 1/2 cube (add more to taste)
● chilli flakes – to taste
● 1x cut chilli
● 1x 1/2 onion
● 1x 1/2 pepper
● chicken fried/cut/seasoned (optional)
● sesame seeds
● spring onion
Just throw these all together and voila you have ramen, healthy and tasty!
TIP: if you do not like cutting and cooking raw chicken, you can buy pre cooked chicken from the shops.
An omelette is really easy to make, but what is great about them is that you can add in whatever you like and make them more filling.
Here is a great example of a filling and cheap omelette:
3 slices of ham
half a cup of cheddar cheese
a handful of diced cherry tomatoes
some chopped green onion
salt and pepper to taste
whisk into a frenzy
place in a hot oil greased pan, cook for 3-4 minutes each side
flip and you have the perfect omelette
Standard student meal! It is also great for freezing and saving up for a future lazy day too.
Here is a quick recipe for you to whip up:
400g of spaghetti
tin of tomatoes
quorn, turkey or beef mince
salt and pepper to taste
make your spaghetti sauce while you boil your pasta
serve piping hot!
Tip: Remember double the amount to save up for next time.
Chicken wraps are one of my favourite – more healthy – foods. Easy enough to make!
Cook or buy pre-cooked chicken
lay out a wrap
put whatever sauce you like as a base
I lay on top some lettuce, onions and chicken
wrap it all up and you have your quick and easy dinner sorted. Same as the omelette, you can modify this to suit your tastes and pop in what you like!
I will end with the ultimate lazy student meal, but in all honesty, when you have no will power to think of what to eat and just want something quick and easy but filling, this is the answer. Same again with toasties, you can fill them up with whatever you like, but a standard beans, cheese and hot sauce for me is the best thing.
A great way to make a filling toastie:
Lay out bread
Spread with condiment – chilli sauce, mayo, mustard anything you like!
lay down the cheese slices
some ham or meat substitute
take out your frying pan and cook until golden on each side and the cheese starts to ooze – Delish!!
I hope you like my 5 easy to whip up list of meals!