Student Meal Plan

This weekend I was watching a Mum and her daughter at the supermarket. It was clear that this was a university student who was getting a whole lot of food shopping for free courtesy of the bank of Mum and Dad. It reminded me that I need to keep on top of my quick, easy recipes for students. My Student Meal Plan page sets out a basic list of 7 meals and links to a shopping list which is already prepared, what could be easier? I’ve listed it  below, please link this blog post to anyone you think would find it useful:

Student Meal Plan:

  1. Chilli con Carne or Spaghetti Bolognese
  2. Tuna or Bacon Pasta
  3. Quick Jacket Potatoes with cheese and beans
  4. Chicken Curry
  5. Fry up (may seem unhealthy but is quick, full of protein and can add grilled tomatoes as a vegetable)*
  6. Chicken or Prawn Stir fry
  7. Battered fish (or fishfingers!) with wedges, peas and sweetcorn.

*Use a non-stick frying pan to reduce the amount of oil you will need to cook this meal.

As I remember students seem forever hungry, so I’ve added a few filling snack ideas which can be planned into a shopping trip.

Snacks:

  1. Beans on toast
  2. Cheese on toast
  3. Cereal
  4. Bacon sandwich
  5. Soup
  6. Toasted ham and cheese sandwich
  7. Crumpets with jam

If you like my meal plan, you can see a basic shopping list to help here.

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2 Responses to Student Meal Plan

  1. Jen says:

    I like that you said you seem to remember that students are forever hungry. Yes, you mean the way we used to cook dinner in a large pan and then eat loads and then help ourselves to seconds from the pan!! Plus, I used to eat loads of cereal. I still do, but then branflakes or similar are filling and relatively cheap. Actually porridge is probably the cheapest and keeps you going longer.
    How about your lunch idea, which we used to make at Uni? Sandwich of cooked onion and tomatoes with some herbs. Tasty and good for you with the cooked tomatoes. Yum.

  2. Vicky says:

    I’ve been making my own muesli as I’ve found that all shop bought cereals have a lot of sugar and salt!

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