Busy Week? 5 Easy Student Meals

Coursework that is due at the end of the week, extra hours at your part time job and in addition to this, you’re trying to keep up with your social life; student life can be tough. At the end of the month, when you are out of money, here are some lazy reciepes for students!

Here’s my top 5 easy recipes to spruce up your week, and keep your bank account in check!

Chicken Ramen

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 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
  • sesame seeds
  • spring onion

Just throw these all together and voila! You have a healthy and tasty ramen!

TIP: If you do not like cutting and cooking raw chicken, feel free to buy precooked chicken from the shops.

Omelette

Omelettes are really easy to make, but what is great about them is that you can add in whatever you like and make them more filling. I like to add anything from ham, peppers, mushrooms, the list is endless and you can make it to your taste.

Spaghetti Bowl

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g beef mince (or vegetables or any minced meat of your choice)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 100g carrot grated
  • 2 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400ml stock (made from stock cube. Ideally beef, but any will do)
  • 400g/14oz spagetti cooked in stock
  • salt and pepper

In a large pot, add olive oil and fry your beef mince with some salt and pepper. Cook until it turns brown and then keep it aside. Add another dash of oil to the same pot and cook chopped onions in it until it becomes translucent. Add garlic and the cooked mince and fry for a few minutes. Empty the tin of chopped tomatoes, turn the heat to medium and let if cook for a bit. Serve it hot with spaghetti!

TIP: If you have a bit more time, make the beef into meatballs and cook in tomato sauce!

Chicken Wraps

Chicken wraps are one of my favourites as they are a healthy yet tasty option. Easy enough to make: just cook some chicken, lay out a wrap, put whatever sauce you like as a base. Add some lettuce, onions and chicken and wrap it all up and your quick and easy dinner sorted. Just like an omelette, you can modify it to suit your tastes.

Toasties

I will end with the ultimate lazy student meal. This is my go-to meal after a really long and tiring day, simply because it is extremely easy to make yet filling. Like my other reciepes, you can customize your toastie to your liking, but a standard beans, cheese and hot sauce is my favourite.

Hope you like these 5 easy student meals! Uni can be stressful and I hope these comfort foods will make you feel better.

Petra.

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