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    Hi,

    I have to learn how to cook soon! The dinners that i normally have are quite hard to prepare and are expensive for a student to live off.
    I was just wondering what meals are reasonably easy to prepare, cheap and nutritional?! I am not really a fan of pasta or pot noodles, however i do like baked beans so not all hope is lost!

    Thanks
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    Yams or potatoes with meat (fresh from supermarket). 5 minutes preparation.
    Brown rice in a bag. Easy as anything - 25 minutes.
    Stir-fry - 2 minutes.
    Fruit - 0 minutes!
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    Beans on toast
    Sausages, bacon, fried eggs etc
    Baked potatoes with various fillings (cheese, beans, tuna, chicken, coleslaw etc)
    Toasted sandwiches
    Scrambled egg on toast
    Porridge
    Spaghetti bolognese
    Chilli con carne
    Basic curries
    Soup
    Pieces of chicken with cooked vegetables
    Pancakes (sweet or savoury)
    Toad in the hole
    Various salads (look in recipe books)
    Pizza
    Bread pizza (tomato puree, grated cheese and various toppings on a piece of toast)
    Shepherd's pie (dead easy really)
    Bangers and mash (or oven chips if you like)

    There are loads of things.
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    You could do a search and read the 8000 or so similar threads
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    *gets hungry* mmmmmmmm
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    Chinese Takeaway
    Indian Takeaway
    Thai Takeaway
    Pizza Takeaway
    Fish and Chips Takeaway
    Burger Takeaway
    Kebab Takeaway
    ...and so on
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    (Original post by dobbs)
    Chinese Takeaway
    Indian Takeaway
    Thai Takeaway
    Pizza Takeaway
    Fish and Chips Takeaway
    Burger Takeaway
    Kebab Takeaway
    ...and so on
    And then Lidl's own brand equivalent of supernoodles at 11p a packet from week three onwards, when you've run out of cash.... :p:
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    (Original post by susiemakemeblue)
    And then Lidl's own brand equivalent of supernoodles at 11p a packet from week three onwards, when you've run out of cash.... :p:
    Asda's are 8p.
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    (Original post by El Pollo Diablo)
    Asda's are 8p.
    So are Tescos!
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    I don't know how much Lidl's are, I was just guessing! Hehe.
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    (Original post by susiemakemeblue)
    I don't know how much Lidl's are, I was just guessing! Hehe.
    Yeah right...obviously a regular Lidl customer :p:

    And I haven't actually had many takeaways this year....more next year since I'm living out and so cooking/buying my own food lol

    But yes - cheap noodley foods will sustain me - pot noodles & super noodles
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    Check this site

    http://www.yumyum.com/student/

    plenty of recipes and relatively healthy food!
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    *stomach grumbles*
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    Thanks all, some nice foods there.
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    Waffles and half fat sausages! Had that sooooooooo much last in the first year!!! Mmmm waffles *dribbles* and scrambled eggs
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    I saw some student cook books on Amazon and bookshops around my area. I don't know which one to buy, as they are all good. Anyone can recommend any good student cook books?
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    (Original post by fivebyfive)
    Hi,

    I have to learn how to cook soon! The dinners that i normally have are quite hard to prepare and are expensive for a student to live off.
    I was just wondering what meals are reasonably easy to prepare, cheap and nutritional?! I am not really a fan of pasta or pot noodles, however i do like baked beans so not all hope is lost!

    Thanks

    This might help/be of interest:

    http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/healthydie...psforstudents/
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    for actual recipies etc check out the FSAs CookWell project.

    http://www.food.gov.uk/science/resea...1/cookwellbook
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    Jacket potatoe and beans! Yum!

    I suspect I'll mostly be living off baked beans next year
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    ooooh..i hate baked beans... how can u eat that ? its not the bean its the sauce i hate...

    way too sweet
 
 
 

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