5 Simple Meal Ideas To Save You Time At University ♥

After 4 years at University my cooking skills have developed, I cook all my meals from scratch, under a great budget thanks to Aldi. I love to experiment and try new things.

I also never have that much time to cook, like most students, plus we can be lazy when we want to be, so here are 5 meals, for breakfast, dinner and tea, that are quick and easy to make.

Banana Pancakes

Ingredients

1 Banana, mashed

1 egg, beaten

25g Rolled oats, blended

Method

– Mix the banana, egg and oats to make the pancake batter.

– Heat up some oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.

– Pour little puddles of batter into the pan

– Cook for about 1 minute on each side.

 


Ham and Egg Cups

Ingredients

2 Eggs

2 slices of Ham

Cheese, grated

Method

– Preheat oven to 200 degrees

– Lightly coat 2 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.

– Fit 1 slice of ham into each muffin cup (ham will hang over edges of cups).

– Crack 1 egg into each cup and season with salt/pepper

– Bake in middle of oven until whites are cooked but yolks are still runny, about 13 minutes.

 


Chicken and Chorizo Risotto

Ingredients

2 Chicken Breasts, roughly chopped

400g Risotto Rice

Chorizo, diced

1 Courgette, diced

1 Red Onion, diced

1 litre of Chicken Stock

Parmesan, grated

Method

– Fry onion in small amount of oil until soft, then add chicken

– Once chicken is cooked through add the chorizo and cook for 3 minute

– Add risotto rice and fry for 3 minutes, then add stock

– Allow it to simmer for 15 minutes, regularly stirring, then add courgette

– Cook for a further 10 minutes, when rice is fully cooked at parmesan and allow to sit for 2 mins before serving.


Carbonara 

Ingredients

Bacon Lardons

1 Red onion, diced

Mushroom (Optional)

1 Egg

25g Parmesan, grated

Spaghetti

Method

– Cook spaghetti in boiling water for 12 minutes and drain (save ladle of pasta water)

– Fry onion in small amount of oil until soft, then add bacon and fry until crispy, then add mushrooms

– Beat egg and add grated parmesan, mix together

– Add spaghetti to onion and bacon, along with pasta water, then stir in egg and cheese, cook for around 3/4 minutes, then serve.

 


I would love to hear more quick healthy meals that I could try while I am at University.

Comment them below.

M ♥

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