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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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.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
Highly recommend Mezzino Student living, it’s furnished to a high standard and is in the heart of the student area. Has very helpful staff and it’s well run in the office.
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.
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.
Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.