Missing your mum’s home cooked food?
Going to Uni can be an exciting time but it’s also a time of learning to stand on your own two feet and yes, cook your own food.
It’s easy to resort to microwave meals and frozen pizzas and although they taste ok they can start to make you feel sick, tired and emotionally exhausted. So we’ve put together a few ideas to make cooking nutritious, tasty and cheap.
Fresh vegetables: Don’t let your fruit go off, eat it within the few days you’ve bought it and try and use it to bulk out your food for a healthy alternative to chips or onion rings. Most vegetables can either be bought fresh and put in the freezer, or come already frozen. Frozen vegetables are cheap and last a long time and they retain their nutritional value.
Buy meat from the butchers: Butchers sometimes do cheap deals and the produce is fresh. They do cross deals on meats so you could buy lamb, chicken and steak for under £15 sometimes – that’s one takeaways worth of meat!
Budget your weekly shop: Save one day a week to do your food shopping, and stick to it. Why not plan your meals so you don’t get tempted to overspend and end up ordering that takeaway?
Shop in the evening for reduced prices: Offers in some supermarkets sometimes knock off so much of the original price, fresh fish can be on offer from as little as 10p! Why not stock up on reduced foods and put them in the freezer so they don’t go off?
Eat with others: When you go to uni, not only are you not eating home cooked meals, you’re cooking for one. This can make it expensive and usually results in wasted food. Try and get your flatmates together to make something like fajitas, curry or pasta bake to help spread the cost!
Happy cooking, and saving!
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