Hi I'm Hannah from theheartofcake.com Guest Posting for Magdalena whilst she's moving over to Manchester to start life as a brilliant little student! As she'll be moving to a new country and becoming a student I thought I'd do a student inspired recipe post! So, hope you all enjoy!
As a student, it can be really hard to eat well, on a budget with healthy nutritious food. When I was a student I used to rely on the same food day in day out because it was easier, but it got boring really quickly! So, I thought I would share a few of my favourite budget student eats. This are recipes that I still use all the time, plus they make sure you get plenty of fresh healthy food in your diet!
Muesli & Fruit Greek Yoghurt.
- 3 tablespoons of 0% fat Greek Yoghurt
- 3 tablespoons on muesli (I love Dorset cereals simply nutty)
- a handful of any of your favourite fruit
Leek & Potato Soup
- 2 medium sized leeks
- 6 medium sized potatoes
- 1 large onion
- 1 vegetable stock cube
Fridge Spaghetti Bolognese
- 1 pack of lean mince (around 350-400g)
- a pack of cherry tomatoes
- 1 tin of tomatoes
- 1 clove of garlic
- a few basil leaves
- 1 stock cube
- 1 large onion
- any vegetables that are in your fridge (peppers, tomatoes, courgette..)
To start fry the mince until browned then remove from the pan, I like to take it out so it doesn't all cook away when making the sauce. To the same pan, add the diced onion and fry until softened. add the garlic, cherry tomatoes and other veg and fry for a couple of minutes. Add the tinned tomatoes, plenty of salt and a little sprinkle of sugar and leave to cook for a good hour. Keep adding water to keep the sauce nice and runny. If you have some in and fancy making the dish a bit more adult, add a splash of red wine.
Once everything has softened, get the hand blender out again and whizz up the sauce until it gets to a really nice smooth consistency. Add the mince back in to the sauce and leave to heat up again for another 10 minutes. Serve with spaghetti and some fresh garlic bread!