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Healthy student recipes

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

Want more inspiration? Check out our vegan and vegetarian student-ready recipes for easy, satisfying meals that won't break the bank.

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  • Roast pepper pesto with pasta

    Roast pepper pesto with pasta

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Use leftovers from our Roast pepper & chorizo salad to make this easy pasta dish - see the recipe, below right

  • Lemony tuna & asparagus salad box

    Lemony tuna & asparagus salad box

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.12 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

  • Kedgeree with poached egg

    Kedgeree with poached egg

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.25 ratings

    This curried fish and rice dish is suitable for brunch, breakfast or a main course at dinnertime. Replace traditional boiled eggs with poached

  • Chicken & avocado sandwich topper

    Chicken & avocado sandwich topper

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Lean chicken makes a great base for a sandwich. Combine with fresh salad ingredients and a little low-fat mayonnaise

  • Spicy Moroccan eggs

    Spicy Moroccan eggs

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.27 ratings

    This quick, spicy brunch dish is packed with healthy courgettes, chickpeas, tomatos and spinach. Flavour your sauce with rose harissa

  • Jerk chicken burger

    Jerk chicken burger

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.32 ratings

    Flavour lean chicken with Jamaican-inspired spicy seasoning, griddle then and serve in a bread roll with mango, tomato, lettuce and sauce

  • Baked salmon & eggs

    Baked salmon & eggs

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.11 ratings

    Do something different with your eggs and smoked salmon by baking into a bread roll for an extra special brunch

  • Satay sweet potato curry on top of rice in a deep dish

    Sweet potato & peanut curry

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.881 ratings

    Cook this tasty, budget-friendly vegan curry for an easy family dinner. With spinach and sweet potato, it boasts two of your five-a-day and it’s under 400 calories

  • Chickpea curry in a round dish with spoon

    Chickpea curry

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.373 ratings

    This easy chickpea curry, created by reader Jon Gregg, is a vegan recipe that's three of your five-a-day. It works well as a main course or a simple side dish

  • Indian butternut squash curry in a bowl with rice

    Indian butternut squash curry

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.187 ratings

    Up your veg count and get three of your five-a-day with this fragrant, low fat vegetarian curry

  • Cauliflower, paneer & pea curry

    Cauliflower, paneer & pea curry

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.148 ratings

    Ready in less than an hour, this easy, vegetarian curry recipe made with pan-fried Indian cheese and vegetables is also cheap to prepare

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

    Vegan chickpea curry jacket potatoes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.71 ratings

    Get some protein into a vegan diet with this tasty chickpea curry jacket. It's an easy midweek meal, or filling lunch that packs a lot of flavour.

  • Chicken katsu curry

    Healthy chicken katsu curry

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.87 ratings

    This healthier katsu is coated in finely chopped flaked almonds and baked in the oven (rather than fried) until crisp and golden. If you're following the Healthy Diet Plan then this a great dish to add to your repertoire

  • Curried bean & coconut cod in a bowl

    Curried bean & coconut cod

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Enjoy this healthy, creamy cod curry. This cheat’s version combines sweetcorn and unsweetened coconut yogurt, which is lower in fat than coconut milk

  • Moroccan chicken one-pot scattered with feta, mint and lemon zest

    Moroccan chicken one-pot

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.301 ratings

    You don't need a clay pot to whip up a fragrant, North Africa tagine - throw it all in a casserole dish and top with feta, mint and lemon.

  • One-pot lentil chicken

    One-pot lentil chicken

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.108 ratings

    This all-in-one, 40-minute meal makes a brilliant, fuss-free supper, and saves on the washing up too. Pair with potatoes or rice for a hearty dinner

  • Nice 'n' spicy savoury rice

    One-pot spicy rice

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.27 ratings

    Make a batch of our homemade, budget-friendly spicy rice for a simple vegetarian family meal that will satisfy everyone

  • Spicy chicken couscous

    Spicy chicken couscous

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.46 ratings

    This quick one-pot dish is perfect for a summer supper

  • One-pan spaghetti with meatballs

    One-pan pasta

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.12 ratings

    Save on washing up with this easy and quick one-pan spaghetti dish with meatballs and a tomato sauce. It's both healthy and low in calories

  • Chicken traybake with vegetables

    Roast chicken traybake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.39 ratings

    This healthy, easy chicken thigh one-pot needs just 10 minutes prep and saves on washing up, too. Lime, garlic, paprika and thyme add plenty of flavour

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