When people think of student meals and cooking you usually get the images of pot noodles, pasta and a whole load of takeaway’s! Now while this may not be totally far fetched we can actually cook healthy meals if we put our minds, and google, to work!
It can be quite difficult to make yourself cook when there are so many easy options out there, but once you do it is so much cheaper and healthier for you!
I have a few suggestions for fresh healthy meals that don’t take too long, with the first being a sweet chilli prawn stir fry, with two more recipes to follow soon!
Usually I shop at ASDA but on this occasion, I was forced to buy my groceries from Sainsbury’s as I was staying in Manchester by myself, so this cost a few pounds more than it usually would but it was delicious all the same! That and I do have a weak spot for Sainsbury’s Singapore noodles.
1/2 Red Onion
1/2 pack of Sainsburys Singapore style noodles
1/2 pack of large King prawns
Sweet Chili Sauce
Using the ingredients above, if you use the whole of each pack/vegetable, you can freeze half of the stir fry to eat on a different day, and this saves you money and time!
Use a wok or a large frying pan and put on a medium heat with a splash of oil.
Dice the onions and add them to the pan to soften.
Chop the peppers and courgettes into small cubes and add to the pan.
Stir until vegetables are soft, adding soy sauce to taste.
Once the vegetables are soft add the prawns, which are already cooked so should be added just before the noodles.
Add sweet chilli sauce, as much or as little as you want depending on how you like your spice!
Add the Singapore style noodles and stir for 2-3 minutes.
£3 – Large King Prawns
£1 – Sainsburys Basics Mixed Peppers bag
£1.50 – Singapore Noodles
£1 – Red onion mixed bag
£1.50 – Courgette’s
This will usually feed both myself and my boyfriend, and if you use all the ingredients then you have half yo save for another day! Also if I had bought my usual ingredients from ASDA it would have cost £5.65, so there is that to bear in mind!