Being student is tough enough, and trying to balance studying, part-time work, being social and not being totally skint is a very skilled juggling act. Staying healthy is now something that’s at the forefront of our lives, and it might feel like that’s just another thing to add to your list of responsibilities.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a few recipes to curb those convenience cravings and save you some pennies at the same time. While they may take a little longer than a trip to the high street, you’ll know exactly what’s in it and you’ll feel so much better having not wasted your cash.
Purse Friendly Green Juice
- One apple
- Two big handfuls of kale
- One cucumber
- One lime
If you have a juicer, then throw it all in and you’re good to go. If not, do the same in a blender then strain in a sieve. There should be enough for two servings here, and it keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days.
No guilt revision snacks
- Core an apple and cut it into centimeter-thick slices horizontally. Take once slice and cover with a layer of nut butter (almond or peanut). Then sprinkle over some granola, and top with another apple slice… Et voila, an apple sandwich with plenty of healthy fats and vitamins.
- Instead of buying expensive protein balls full of hidden sugars mix one scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder, two tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons or your favourite natural nut butter. Give it a good stir and roll into balls. Then, you’ve got an amazing post workout treat that’ll fill you up and stop you calling a takeaway.
- Savoury lovers who can’t resist the crisp drawer should try this out. Drain and rinse a tin of chickpeas and spread them on a baking tray. Roast on a medium heat for around 45 minutes and toss with seasonings of your choice and a light drizzle of olive oil. Much tastier and healthier than anything from the corner shop.
Go-to healthy dinner
- Two red peppers
- Half a courgette
- One pack of ready-to-eat quinoa
- Feta to taste
- Sprinkling of parsley