Easy recipes for time-poor students
Many students start a new stage in their lives, living new experiences outside of the family home and one of the new challenges they may face is having to cook.
Nowadays, eating healthy is essential and we all seem to have less and less time to prepare food. But don’t let your nutrition take a back seat. You need to keep yourself nourished and full of energy to keep up with your busy schedules.
Check out these two easy recipes that show it is possible to eat well and also have you spend minimal time on cooking.
No time to cook? No excuses! These meals are not only good for you, but they are also delicious, healthy, and very quick to prepare. Plus, they use ingredients that are so easy to find and they are affordable.
Let’s get cooking!
Healthy Tuna Wrap
This healthy and delicious recipe for a Wrap or Burrito is perfect for a light lunch, for dinner, or even to take to a picnic day with friends. You can also enjoy this as a savoury snack or take one to the office or school if you don’t have much time at lunchtime.
Estimated time: 10 minutes
- Soft wholemeal & grain wraps
- Lettuce or Rocket
- Sweet corn
- Green Cucumber
- Red onion
- Feta Cheese
- Green olives
- Olive Oil
Lay a wrap flat and place chopped lettuce leaves as a base, then add sweet corn, cucumber, tuna, onion and feta cheese to the wraps. Sprinkle on some salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Roll it up, cut in half and enjoy!
Tip: Assemble the wraps right before you want to eat them because they will get soggy if you keep them made up for too long.
Quick, Easy & Yummy Salad
Are you still using “lack of time” as an excuse for not eating healthy? This super tasty salad is full of micronutrients and can be ready in just a few minutes.
Estimated time: 5 minutes
- Smoked Salmon
- Red onion
- Cherry tomatoes
- Olive oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
Prepare your salad in an airtight storage container. Place the smoked salmon, avocado, red onion, cherry tomatoes and lentils into the container with some salt on top. Combine the olive oil and vinegar separately in a small jar. Just before serving, add the olive oil and vinegar to the salad and toss to coat. Then simply plate up and eat.
You can easily learn to prepare food by practising! Take a few minutes out of your day to create a quick and delicious meal that is nutritious and good for you. Be sure to make the time to take care of yourself this year.
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