Your first few weeks as a student can be busy. You have lots going on including: unpacking, starting classes, making friends, nights out and getting use to your new surroundings. During this time it’s easy to trade a nice home cooked meal for a takeaway or pot noodle. You should avoid getting into a habit of eating takeaways and noodles as they don’t have the right nutrients in to fill you up through the high-energy days ahead. Don’t worry though, here is a list of easy meal and recipes ideas that you can put together.
It’s a cheap meal that is nutritious and delicious. It can also be great to share, so why not make some for your new friends or housemates. If you’re vegetarian, simply substitute the beef for Quorn.
A nutritious meal which can be made in a matter on minutes. For vegetarians, why not exclude the chicken and add extra vegetables.
Another great meal that can be shared. This is a great chicken and pea recipe. It can simply be switched to a vegetarian or pea-free option if preferred.
A meal that is very easy to cook, cheap, healthy and provides lots of energy. Consider rubbing in olive oil, salt, and pepper before baking.
Hummus & Pitta
Hummus is a really easy dip that can be made up in a few minutes. It’s can cost around £1 with the accompanying pitta bread costing around 50p per packet. That’s one very cheap and tasty meal!
They are often low in fat, high in protein, cheap and tasty. They provide plenty of nutrients that you require for your busy days. Salads can be a great alternative to a hot meal on warm days.
Perfect for those cooler days when you need something to warm you up. A very cheap and healthy option. If you like tomato soup, then why not add basil for an extra healthy boost.
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For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!