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5 quick, simple and nutritious recipes for university students

By Nandini Patel

Cooking can be a big hassle as a uni student and making sure to maintain a healthy diet seems almost impossible. With these 5 recipes you can live a healthy lifestyle without wasting too much time.

Egg Avocado Bagel/ Toast

Serves 1 person

Ready in 10 mins


½ Avocado

1 Bagel

1 tbsp Cream cheese

¼ Tomatoes

¼ Onion

2 Eggs

½ tbsp Habanero sauce




1. Toast bagel/ bread

2. Make 2 sunny side ups

3. Spread cream cheese on bagel

4. Slice tomato and onion and place on top of cream cheese

5. Place eggs on top

6. Add salt and pepper to taste

7. Drizzle habanero sauce and serve


Vegetable Egg Cups

Ready in 10 mins

Serves 6 person


½ cup diced cup peppers

1 cup chopped spinach

¼ cup chopped tomatoes

¼ cup chopped onion

8 eggs

¼ cup cheddar cheese

Oil to grease cups

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

2. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well

3. Grease cupcake pan with butter or oil

4. Place mixture into the cupcake pan

5. Bake for 8- 10 mins

6. Allow it to rest for a bit or enjoy fresh out of the oven

Tip: These will last you a week in the fridge or a month in the freezer.


Loaded smoothie

Ready in 5 mins

Serves 1 person


1 cup spinach

1 cup frozen fruit

½ banana

3 tbsp sesame seeds

2 tbsp chia seeds

½ cup water


1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth

Pour in a glass and serve


Vegetable Chow Mein

Ready in 15 mins

Serves 1 person


½ tbsp garlic paste

½ tbsp ginger paste

¼ tbsp chopped green chili

½ tbsp soy sauce

½ tbsp red chili sauce

½ tbsp sriracha

2 cups raw coleslaw mix

1 cup noodles boiled

Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a pan put oil a heat

2. Then add ginger paste, garlic paste and green chillies and let it cook until slightly golden

3. Then add veggies and cook them until they still have a slight crunch

4. Add in noodles and mix with the veggies

5. Add in all the sauces and salt and pepper to taste

6. Fold until well combined

7. Put on to a plate and its ready to serve

Tip:- Garnish with green onion


Quick Tandoori Chicken

Ready in 20 mins

Serves 1 person


1 chicken breast

2 cloves garlic paste

1 tsp ginger paste

1 green chili minced

2 tsp lemon juice

1 tbsp mayo

1 tbsp tandoori masala

Salt to taste

¼ green pepper in cubes

½ onion in cubes


1. Prep chicken breast by washing and removing excess fat

2. Chop chicken into chunks roughly 3” by 3” cubes

3. In a bowl place chicken, green peppers and onion with shredded garlic, ginger paste, green chili, lemon juice, tandoori masala and mayo

4. Massage chicken and veggies with all the spices and mayo


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