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How to give your flatmates major food envy...

By JordanBrowzer 08 Aug 2018

Moving away from home is hard enough as it is, but paired with lack of cooking skills? That’s a bummer.


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But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are some easy meals that every Hallam student should be able to master. They're all cheap and straightforward meal prep options! 

Here are SIX of my favourite student meals that you can't really go wrong with...

Chicken Ceasar salad: Let’s start with something that nobody can mess up. It doesn’t even require any cooking, especially if you cheat and buy cooked chicken from the supermarket.

Shopping list: 

  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • Croutons
  • Chicken Ceasar dressing

Curry: For a hot and tasty meal, you need to master this classic. It'll work with any meat or vegetables and ideal to make as a meal prep option. It's foolproof - especially if you cheat and use a sauce from a jar.

Shopping list:

  • Chicken
  • Vegetables (baby corn, green beans, carrots, onions)
  • Jar of sauce
  • Rice

Spaghetti bolognese: This is another firm student favorite because it is just so simple. Mince can sometimes be a bit expensive but you could just opt for Quorn instead because you can barely taste the difference.

 Shopping list:

  • Dry spaghetti
  • Mince (beef or Quorn)
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Cheese 

Mac & Cheese: Or spaghetti and cheese as I like to call it! It's probably worth investing in small pasta if you're making a big batch though. This is another low-skill meal that tastes SO good. 

Shopping list:

  • Butter 
  • Flour
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Parmesan
  • Milk
  • Garlic
  • OR just use cheese sauce powder!

Fish & Rice: If you’re feeling a bit fancier, opt for fish instead. You can cook fish by boiling it in a bag (the easy way) and then serve with rice and your favourite veggies.

Shopping list:

  • Cod in parsley sauce
  • Rice
  • Peas & sweetcorn (or any other vegetables)

Chicken wraps / Enchiladas: Such a great student shout. You can even serve with some oven chips, and if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can upgrade the wraps to enchiladas with tomato sauce and grated cheese.

  

Shopping list: 

  • Wraps
  • Chicken
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cheese
  • Passata (for enchiladas)

There you have it, six easy peasy essential student meals that will make all your flatmates very jealous. Happy cooking!

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