Five easy meals for students on a budget

It’s difficult to eat well without blowing your budget as a student.

It’s difficult to eat well without blowing your budget as a student. For starters, you’re constantly out, working to an irregular schedule and lets face are often too tired or busy to cook. So, try these five healthy, simple and easy to make meals, perfect for any student on a budget.

  1. Dragon noodles

  2. This noodle dish is the perfect alternative for Chinese takeout. It is cheap, takes about 15 minutes to make and tastes surprisingly delicious. If you want to beef it up a little you can always add some chicken or throw in some extra vegetables.

  3. Curried chickpeas and spinach

    This vegan friendly meal may not look like much, but it is hearty enough to satisfy hungry herbivores and carnivores alike. The combination of chickpea and spinach makes for nutritious meal that is high in protein.

  4. Baked oatmeal

    Just because you are on a budget doesn’t mean you should skip the most important meal of the day. While it may sound weird, ‘baked’ oatmeal is delicious and a thicker, custard-like alternative to regular old oatmeal. It’s great for a breakfast that is cheap and easy to make when you’re on the go.

  5. Sausage and spinach tortellini

    After a one pot pasta recipe? Look no further. While there are a few options available, this sausage, spinach, and tomato tortellini will dazzle your tastebuds and only takes around 25 minutes to make. Make sure to bust it out when you friends, family or a special someone over for some easy brownie points.

  6. Hearty black bean quesadillas

    Have a hankering for Mexican food? But want something other than nachos? Try these quick and easy to make quesadillas. The best part is they can be eaten at any time of the day as a meal or healthy snack.

Save even more money by following these money saving tips for students and you should have more spare cash to splash out on great dining. Make sure to take advantage of RACQ’s Dining Rewards where you can save 10% cash back each time you dine at a participating restaurant.