The Midcounties Co-operative, a while back I was sent a box of food and asked to create some awesome meals for you lot and share how I got on. So hopefully you enjoy this post and whether you're a student or not, there will be something for you to enjoy. I will warn you in advance, I am pretty sure everything here is full of carbs!
I decided to include some easy breakfast ideas for students and although I am not a breakfast person at all, there are many ideas for you to try for less!
Boiled eggs and asparagus:
One of my favourite breakfast ideas for when I am looking for something a bit more healthy and filling too. You can enjoy soft boiled eggs with the asparagus tips, or you can have it with toast or bread; my favourite is wholemeal toast.
Crumpets are the perfect breakfast item for students as you can get them when they're reduced in the supermarket and freeze them and then you have a cheap breakfast to go to in a rush.
My all time favourite lunch time go to, it is easy to make and cheap. As well as being able to make in large portions. I usually make 3 or 4 days worth for lunches over the week. I buy cucumber, peppers, lettuce, red onion, spring onion and also sometimes put soft boiled eggs in there as well as croutons. As I am a vegetarian, I don't add meat obviously although you can add quorn chicken pieces which are a fabulous addition. If you are not a vegetarian, torn up sandwich ham can work well.
Beans on toast:
Beans on toast is an easy, go to meal. Simple for those on a budget. Co Op does some of the best beans I've tasted and I am very much a heinz person usually. Wholemeal toast again goes well with this.
I love to make stew for dinner, especially in the colder months. It is a great investment for any student to have a cooking pot, it is a great for not only stews but casseroles and also curry. I usually grab some veg (go for fresh stuff around 7pm and it is reduced) including a bag of potatoes, carrots, swede and to bulk it out you can buy a bag of frozen mix. I usually make it up with gravy and add some pearl barley. During the day I live it on whilst at uni and then come back add some dumplings and then leave for a further half an hour. This is perfect for freezing and then leaving for as long as you want.
Mushroom pasta with mozzarella:
This is one of my all time favourite meals to go to. I grab some large mushrooms and chop them into chunky pieces, grab a jar of my favourite pasta sauce, some herbs and mix together. Add some pasta and then rip up some fresh Mozzarella for the top. Perfect.
I love risotto for being able to make it so simply, and just make it out of whatever you want. I usually go for mushroom but there is SO many amazing combinations out there. This is a perfect meal for making in bulk and freezing also.
If you are a student you are able to grab 10% discount on food!
*In collaboration with Co Op.