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Foolproof meal-prep recipes

By sophiebk 25 Jan 2020

Being too tired (or just plain lazy) to cook can be a regular mindset at uni...

BUT you can beat the blues by prepping your meals ahead of time so you don't have to worry about cooking from scratch. 

Here's a list of some of the easiest meal prep recipes for when cooking seems too tough: 

Want to stay in bed an extra 5 minutes and not worry about breakfast? Then overnight oats are perfect for you - just prepare your ingredients the night before and enjoy a quick, healthy and filling meal in the morning. 

This dish is easy to prepare and provides plenty of meals which you can save for later by storing in the fridge or freezer. You can spice things up by adding ingredients like bacon, garlic or even veg so you fulfill your 5 a day. 

All you need for this heartwarming chilli is beans, veg and a nice big pot to cook it all in! It's a dish where you can throw in frozen ingredients and let it all bubble away, so you don't have to worry too much about prep. Chilli usually goes a long way so if there's enough to go around the flat, why not host a flat family meal night?

Not only is this healthy stew easy to make, it's packed with nutrition to fuel your body and keep you fit. It's tasty, warm and perfect for fuelling lectures and library study sessions. Time to go whip up a batch!

With some fajita seasoning, you can easily cook this classic, fun and simple Mexican dish. It's a great meal to get your whole flat involved in too. Once you've cooked up a fair amount, any leftovers can head straight into the freezer or into your lunchbox for tomorrow.

If you fancy a healthy option which can be eaten hot or cold, why not try this hearty rice salad instead? It's packed with nutrition and is great for light lunches and dinners. All you need is some rice and veg - it'll work with pretty much any combo.

With all these recipes, you'll be a master chef in no time (and make you flatmates jealous too) so time to get cooking!

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