Student cooking: Easy five-ingredient lunches

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Are you tired of skipping lunch or grabbing a quick (and expensive!) takeaway between lectures? As a busy student always on the go, it can be difficult to find the time to prepare a healthy and delicious lunch. Difficult - but not impossible.  

If you're ready to eat better, we've put together a list of easy five-ingredient lunches perfect for student cooking. 

Spicy mozzarella pasta 

High in protein and flavour, this dish is about to become a firm favourite! Ingredients include chicken, sundried tomatoes, mozzarella (or any other cheese), cream and pasta. Add a few spices for extra flavour, and you're good to go.  

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Crispy chickpea sub-sandwich 

When the hunger bug bites, this vegan-friendly chickpea sub-sandwich is definitely one to consider. With a splash of beetroot, a smear of hummus, 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook, this incredibly crispy vegan delight is an easy meal you’ll be making on the regular. 

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Cacio e pepe 

Using only four simple ingredients, it’s no wonder this dish is so popular. With spaghetti, black pepper, parmesan, butter, and a total of 15 minutes, this dish is remarkably simple, tasty and perfect if you’re in a hurry. Add in a bit of spinach and your protein of choice for an extra touch.  

Find the full recipe here. 


Squash and coconut curry 

Everyone loves a good curry. Needing only curry paste (easily found at any grocer), butternut squash (or meat if that’s your thing), 1 red pepper and coconut milk, you’ll be enjoying a delicious homemade curry in under 30 minutes.  

Find the full recipe here


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