Easy Healthy Meal: When on a Budget for Students

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Easy healthy meal on a budget?! You might be wondering if that’s even possible in a place where a salad costs £5 or more and a chicken strip burger with two wings, chips and a drink costs £3.50. Here are a few easy and healthy meals for those on a budget.

Smokey Bacon Pot Noodle for One

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This a great one for a quick fix and is an easy healthy meal on a budget. You can easily cook this one up in your spare time.  It only takes about 7 minutes to make and packs a whole load of ingredients. Method: In a small non-stick pan, fry the bacon for a few minutes; add the white parts of the spring onions, peas and paprika, then cook for 1 minute more. Mix the cornflour with a little of the stock to get a paste, then stir this into the pan with the rest of the stock, noodles and a good splash Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for a couple of minutes until thick and saucy, and then scatter with the green parts of spring onion. Here are the ingredients.

Moroccan Spiced Mince With Couscous

Moroccan Spiced Mince With Couscous

Now, this is sure to satisfy your needs as well as being well within your budget for food. Here’s the method. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan, add the onions and cook gently for five minutes until they soften. Stir in the Quorn and spices (unlike meat and popularity, Quorn doesn’t need to be browned), then add the apricots and stock. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and cook gently for 10-15 minutes. Another easy healthy meal on a budget. The couscous is easy to make, just follow the packet instructions and you’re good to go. Here are the ingredients.

Spanish Sardines on Toast

Spanish Sardines on Toast

Before you skip this one, hear me out. Sardines are quite nice, especially when done this way. Buying a few of these from a local supermarket won’t dent your pocket in the slightest. Here is how you make this quick and simple dish. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, and then sizzle the garlic clove and red chilli. Add the lemon for the zest. Then add the sardines and heat until warm. Toast the brown/white (or 50/50) bread. Stir the parsley into the sardines and add some more lemon if it wasn’t zesty enough the first time. The pop it on the toast and there you are. Here are the ingredients that you’ll need to make this dish. There you have it, another easy healthy meal on a budget.

Chorizo & Fried Egg Wraps

Chorizo & Fried Egg Wraps

Easy healthy meal on a budget? Definitely. Here’s how you do it. Het the chorizo in a pan well enough that it just crisps. Once you’ve done that, lift the chorizo out of the pan, leaving enough oil so the eggs aren’t stuck to the pan. Fry them how you like (preferably with the egg yolk cooked well to avoid a mess). Spread whatever sauce you’d like on the flatbread and put rocket and chorizo on two halves of the bread. Pu the egg on top, then fold up the end and the two sides before eating. The ingredients are here.

DIY Kofta Burgers

DIY Kofta Burgers

Being able to get a cheap burger and it’s not McDonald’s? The “do it yourself” burger does take about 50 minutes for both preparation and cooking but it will be worth it as you can put anything in it. Whatever seasoning you think will improve on the mincemeat, such as BBQ seasoning to give it a smoky edge or garlic and all-purpose seasoning to give it a more flavoursome touch. Take a leaf out of salt bae’s book and sprinkle that salt with zest. The method and ingredients are here.

 

The best part is that you can check out what supermarket sells these products at the cheapest price through this how-to-save guide so get saving. If you enjoyed this blog on how to get an easy healthy meal on a budget, leave a comment and don’t forget to tell others that would benefit from this.

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Micah J.G. Etienne is an International Marketing Assistant who works in My Voucher Codes office. An SEO enthusiast and blog writer by day and gamer by night (mostly FIFA to be honest). If he’s not giving great advice to university and college students on Student Bunker, he’s probably doing something he shouldn't.

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