A bowl fillled with wholewheat pasta, mushrooms, houmous, onions and coriander

Healthy student meal recipes

31 Recipes

Try our triple-tested, easy recipes and create nutritious and delicious meals on a student budget. We have inspiration for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Garlicky mushroom penne

3.75

(8 ratings)

Add protein to a vegan pasta dish by using a low-fat houmous in the sauce. With the mushrooms and wholemeal penne, you have a healthy and filling dinner
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mexican pulled chicken & beans

4.166665

(3 ratings)

This budget-busting sharing platter of slow-cooked chipotle chicken is perfect for feeding a crowd - and won't break a student budget, either
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken biryani pilau

4.35366

(41 ratings)

Easy and cheap to recreate at home, students won't need to order takeaways ever again!...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Big-batch Bolognese

4.33594

(32 ratings)

Whip up a huge batch of bolognese that's fit to feed a hungry crowd, or freeze half for a speedy midweek meal...
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Linguine with avocado, tomato & lime

3.375

(6 ratings)

Use guacamole ingredients to make this low-calorie vegan linguine which can also be served cold as a pasta salad. It delivers on flavour and it's healthy...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Homemade muesli with oats, dates & berries

5

(7 ratings)

Packed with oats, pecans, seeds, dates, puffed wheat and berries, this deliciously healthy breakfast muesli will help you to start your day the right way
  • 7 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mexican beans & avocado on toast

5

(3 ratings)

A vibrant Mexican-style breakfast with fresh avocado and black beans. Give yourself a healthy start with our easy vegan beans on toast with a twist
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Burrito bowl with chipotle black beans

5

(3 ratings)

This healthy burrito bowl is chock full of veggies and greens, perfect for a filling lunch. This is one vegetarian meal that tastes just as good as it looks
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Masala frittata with avocado salsa

5

(7 ratings)

A spicy twist on a simple frittata recipe, with Masala paste, coriander and plump cherry tomatoes. Pair it with our avocado salsa for a light and budget-friendly supper
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Bircher muesli with apple & banana

4.583335

(6 ratings)

Soaking oats and seeds overnight makes them easier to digest, and the muesli will be extra creamy. Great for a quick breakfast straight from the fridge
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Veggie wholewheat pot noodle

3.75

(1 rating)

This clever packed lunch is super healthy, with crisp vegetables, wholewheat noodles and a spicy, zingy dressing
  • 23 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Thai prawn & ginger noodles

4.117645

(17 ratings)

This seafood stir-fry, with fiery ginger and crunchy veg, is as healthy as it is delicious - a low-fat and low-calorie weeknight dinner
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Stir-fry with broccoli & brown rice

3.75

(2 ratings)

Combine ready-to-cook vegetarian, chicken-style pieces with super-healthy broccoli, ginger and garlic for a quick, veggie dinner
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spicy chicken & avocado wraps

4.140625

(32 ratings)

Pan-fry lean chicken breast with lime, chilli and garlic, then pile onto seeded tortilla wraps. Cool before assembling if packing for lunch
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Egg & rocket pizzas

4.666665

(15 ratings)

Use seeded tortillas as pizza bases for a quick and healthy lunch - crack an egg in the centre and bake to boost protein intake
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Fruit & nut breakfast bowl

3.958335

(6 ratings)

Top cheap and healthy porridge oats with chopped fresh oranges, Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of dried fruit, nuts and seeds
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Red lentil & carrot soup

4.15625

(40 ratings)

This warming and budget-friendly vegetarian soup is perfect packed in a flask for lunch. It's also easy to double the quantities and freeze half for later...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Courgette tortilla with toppings

4.166665

(3 ratings)

Transform everyday eggs into a flavour-packed dish with houmous, peppers and olives - a great healthy, vegetarian lunch
  • 11 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Roast pepper pesto with pasta

5

(3 ratings)

Use leftovers from our Roast pepper & chorizo salad to make this easy pasta dish - see the recipe, below right...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lemony tuna & asparagus salad box

4.375

(4 ratings)

A new take on the classic salad Niçoise. This lean salad is bulked out by storecupboard cannellini beans and flavoured with dill and lemon
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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