Making Student Meals Extra Tasty with Cupboard Sources
Leaving home is a fantastic opportunity for students to make new friends, gain independence and explore a new city. However, the domestic chores that come with flying the nest can be daunting. Cooking is one of the biggest challenges students face, especially while living on a tight budget.
We have picked 5 super easy and affordable meals that use everyday sauces you will already have in your cupboard. We have included student classics as well as some healthier options for those of you trying to incorporate the occasional vegetable into your diet.
Chicken & Veg Stir fry
Stir Frys are the perfect meal for using up any leftover meat or vegetables. We love the look of this stir fry recipe, why not use Harrisons ketchup with the sweet chilli sauce?
Peri-Peri Cauliflower Bites
If you happen to have a lonely head of cauliflower rolling around the fridge draw, we have a recipe for you! These spicy bites of cauliflower goodness are easy to prepare and ideal as a quick snack, starter or complimentary dish.
The Grand, Golden, Grilled Cheese
Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a midnight snack, the grilled cheese sandwich is always a winner. We recommend frying the bread in mayonnaise instead of butter for an extra crispy, golden crust. The mayo flavour is barely noticeable, but it gives the sandwich a wonderful crunch.
Easy Homemade Salad Dressing
After a few takeaways and nights out, you will likely start to crave something green. For instance, salads can be a cheap and cheerful way to try to restore your physical health. We like the look of this easy salad dressing recipe that makes use of mayonnaise and mustard. If you would like this to be a vegan dish, you can simply replace the mayo with yoghurt or try out our vegan mayonnaise.
Creamy, Cheesy Macaroni
Macaroni cheese is a student staple, one of the secret ingredients that can give macaroni cheese that extra kick is a spoonful of mustard. Quite often the richness and creaminess of macaroni cheese can be overwhelming, but the acidic flavour of mustard can cut through the sauce and add an extra kick. Give it a go!