The Best Healthy, Low-Budget Meals for Students

 

It is no secret that the cost of living is on the rise, but what effect does this have on students nationwide? The margin between student finance and everyday expenses is at an all-time low, so how can a student budget to eat healthy food while still enjoying life?

 

Below are 5 easy, cheap meals for each day of the week:

 

Monday

 

Vegan chickpea curry jacket potato on a plate with a slice of lemon and fork alongside

Vegan chickpea curry jacket potato

 

Prep time: 15 Mins

Cook time: 45 mins

Serves: 4 portions

Estimated cost: £4.25 or £1.07 per portion

Vegan chickpea curry jacket potatoes recipe | BBC Good Food

 

 

Tuesday

 

Creamy (vegan!) butternut squash linguine with fried sage - cookieandkate.com

Creamy Butternut squash linguine

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Serves: 4 portions

Estimated cost: £3.80 or 95p per portion

Creamy (vegan!) Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage – Cookie and Kate

 

 

Wednesday

 

Lemon pasta with pine nuts and broccoli

Lemon Pasta with Pine nuts and Broccoli

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Serves: 4 portions

Estimated cost: £5.60 or £1.40 per portion

Vegan Lemon Pasta With Pine Nuts and Broccoli Recipe (thespruceeats.com)

 

 

Thursday

 

Homemade Thai red curry recipe with vegetables! So much better than takeout. cookieandkate.com

Red Thai Curry

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 45 mins

Serves: 4 portions

Estimates cost: £6.20 or £1.55 per portion

Thai Red Curry Recipe with Vegetables – Cookie and Kate

 

 

Friday

 

Black bean chilli

Black Bean Chilli

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Serves: 5 portions

Estimated cost: £4.75 or 95p per portion

Black bean chilli recipe | BBC Good Food

 

 

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