Being a student is great until it comes to deciding what to cook every night, especially when you don’t want to stand over the stove for 3 hours. Here’s some of my favourite super quick, super cheap, super delicious student meals…
Stir-fry – Super easy to make with some egg noodles, pre-cut pack of stir-fry vegetables and either soy sauce or packet flavourings such as Chow Mien or Sweet and Sour. This usually makes quite a lot so I tend to place half in a container in the fridge and have it for my lunch the next day.
Jacket Potato with cheese and beans – Perfect for lunch or dinner depending how hungry you are. Of course you can mix up the toppings too so you could have tuna and sweetcorn one week and cheese and beans the next, or even chilli, it’s completely up to you. I love making this as I use the frozen jacket potatoes from Aldi which you place in the microwave for literally 5 minutes and then it’s ready, so so quick and easy for lazier students.
Omelette with salad – I’ve figured omelettes are a perfect meal to make when you’re trying to use up ingredients before they go out of date. You can use plenty of eggs in the actual omelette and you can also use anything for fillings some of my favourites are ham and cheese. Then to go on the side you could use salad, beans, chips, hash browns, bacon, mushrooms, literally anything you need to use up. It’s perfect!
Ham, egg and chips – Now this is another great meal which is so quick to make, just chuck some chips in the oven, fry some eggs and place some ham on the side of your plate and you’re done… it’s that simple and delicious of course! If you’re feeling more adventurous you could use actual gammon, but I tend to opt for the ease of thick cooked ham slices.
Pasta – Of course we can’t forget pasta, I wouldn’t be a true student without having a fave pasta dish. Carbonara with chicken, bacon and mushroom… how delicious!