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Transition to HE – Food at Uni!

Getting ready for university in September? Looking forward to living independently? Well then check out our ‘foodie’ content for recipes, tips, and cooking videos from current students!

We have also prepared two videos to help you look at tips regarding Cooking and Food Budgeting. Take a look at these and have a go at the recipes.

Activities

Vegetarian Chilli

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Author HEON

COOKING VIDEO

This is a really simple way to cook a vegetarian chilli. Feel free to replace Quorn mince with beef mince to make it a classic Chilli con Carne (just brown the meat with the onions at the beginning). This is a healthy, spicy, and tasty meal, which you can easily make in large batches for meals with friends or to keep extra portions in the fridge/freezer for later!

Pasta Bake

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Author HEON

This balanced dinner is perfect for those nights where you want some comfort food but still want something nutritious! It’s also perfect if you and your flatmates want a shared meal as it makes A LOT of portions.

Prawn Pad Thai

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Author HEON

Who says student cooking has to be boring?! This recipe is a great one to impress your flat mates with! This pad-thai dish is deceptively simple and while you can swap out the protein for chicken, tofu, vegetables and more, I really recommend you give the shell-on prawns a go!

Indian Pulav

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Author HEON

This is an easy to make, delicious food option. It is packed with lots of proteins and fibre. You can use any type of rice with this recipe like paella rice or black rice, if you are not comfortable with white Basmati. The best part about Pullav is you do not need to be strict on the recipe – you can be flexible with what kind of vegetables you would like to add in it.

Eggs And Avocado on Toast

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Author HEON

Want to impress your flatmates with your culinary skills? This balanced, yummy breakfast with Turkish-inspired sauce will certainly do the trick. Suitable for vegetarians, it’s packed full of omega 3 – the ‘brain’ nutrient! So learn how to make this and you’ve got a perfect exam-day breakfast!

Lentil Soup

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Author HEON

This healthy soup if full of fibre and proteins. You can add rice along with it or eat it with a bread. Lentil soup can be made with a variety of lentils using the same recipe. It is quick and easy and delicious on the top.

Healthy ‘Yo-Slaw’!

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Author HEON

This is a quick and easy ‘go-to’ recipe for you to make a healthier, no-mayo coleslaw. Use the’ Yo-Slaw’ to accompany all kinds of dishes like hot-dogs, fajitas, or even a sandwich to upgrade your lunch! You can add in any vegetables that you have in the fridge! If you like things a little more fiery, then by all means add in some chopped fresh chillies to turn up the heat!

Chorizo and Potato Hash

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Author HEON

This healthy breakfast will set you up nicely for your lectures! Packed full of nutrients and incredibly tasty, it’s also super easy, quick, and cheap to make! Feel free to replace the chorizo with something extra to make it meat-free (I would suggest aubergine, or maybe a few butterbeans)

Kung Pao

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Author HEON

This quick yet delicious dinner is an edited version of Jamie Oliver’s recipe, which I have altered to suit my weekly shop. Feel free to substitute the chicken for tofu or Quorn pieces if vegetarian/vegan!