Simple Cheap Healthy for Students

Everyone has witnessed students moving away from home and gaining that dreaded college stone or the fresher spread. The excessive lifestyle of a college student, with beer, binge drinking and questionable food usually covered in a thick layer of grease can certain take its tole on a young student’s body. Don’t worry though, we at are here to help keep all of you save some money and keep looking tip top.We have put together a list of simple meals for breakfast and dinner to help you survive without your Mammy to help.

Scrambled Egg and Home Made Bread (12 eggs €1.99, Brown Bread Mix €2.99)

Brown Bread:

  • Preheat oven to 210°C
  • Pour contents of the bag into a bowl
  • Add milk
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • Reduce heat to 190°C cook for another 30 minutes
  • Wrap in a CLEAN towel

Scrambled Egg

  • Lightly whisk the eggs in a bowl
  • Add a pinch of salt
  • Heat a small non-stick frying pan for a minute or so, then add the butter and let it melt.
  • Add eggs and mix
  • Mix until eggs are softly set and slightly runny in places


Cheese and Ham Omelette (Eggs €1.99, Ham €1.45, Cheese €2.11)

  • Gently beat eggs
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Heat a small non-stick frying pan for a minute or so, then add the butter and let it melt.
  • Pour in the eggs and cook for a few seconds
  • Add desired a small amount of cheese and ham
  • Leave on heat for a further 30 seconds
  • Fold Omelette in half

Granola and Natural Yogurt (Granola €1, Natural Yogurt €1.50)

  • Pour Granola in a bowl
  • Add one spoon of Natural Yogurt
  • If desired add fruit

Fruit and Cheese (6 Apples €1.99, Cheese, €2.11)

  • Cut cheese into squares
  • Cube Apples
  • Mix in a bowl

Whole Wheat French toast:

  • Egg and a dash of milk in a bowl
  • Whisk gently
  • Poor into bowl
  • Heat a small non-stick frying pan for a minute or so, then add the butter and let it melt.
  • Soak bread in mixture
  • Add to pan
  • Flip bread

Pita Pizza (Pita Bread €0.59, Cheese €2.11, Mozzarella €0.59)

  • 1 whole wheat pita
  • 2/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 ounce cheddar, sliced or diced
  • 2 ounces mozzarella, in pieces
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spread a layer of marinara sauce on the pita. Then evenly lay down the cheese.
  • Bake for 7 minutes, or until the cheese is all melted.

The same recipe can be used with a wrap instead of a wheat wrap

Vegetable Stir-Fry with Rice (Noodles €2.05, 3 Peppers €1.59, Broccoli €1.20, Soy sauce €1)

  • Noodles
  • Peppers, in strips
  • 2/3 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup broccoli cuts
  • Soy sauce,
  • Boil water for the Noodles. Follow instructions on the bag. Add butter or oil to the deepest frying pan you have. Add all of the veggies, and then turn on medium heat.
  • Cover and let steam for about 10 minutes. Move the veggies around with a spoon occasionally to make sure that the frozen bits hug the bottom of the pan. It’s normal to have some water at the bottom. The vegetables should begin to look more vibrant in colour

Dinner: Homemade Chicken Nuggets

  • Lean Chicken Breast
  • 1 egg
  • Wheat bread
  • Defrost the chicken.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Light toast bread and crumble bread.
  • Whisk egg
  • Dip chicken in egg then dip in bed crumbs
  • Then bake in oven

With all these delicious recipes there is no doubt that all of you will remain lovely slim students.

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