Food & DietHealth
If you’re not in digs, this could be the most difficult thing about coming to University. You’re hungry, you don’t have the cash to eat out and you’re sick of beans on toast. On top of that, you’re off form because you’re not getting the right stuff into you. This can mean your sporting, academic, health and social life aren’t exactly thriving.
We have the magic recipes. You won’t be hired as head chef downtown but the lads in the house and the hot stuff next door will give you kudos. Your mum might give you a break too!
Tips for shopping on budget
- Make a list and stick to it!
- Shop once a week for everything.
- Stock up on starchy food like cereal, bread, pasta, noodles and rice.
- If you use frozen vegetables there’s no waste.
- The cheapest vegetables are normally cabbage, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli.
- Look out for special offers, but don’t bother with ‘three-for-twos’ unless you really want it, because you won’t be saving money if it goes off and you have to throw it out.
- Lean mince beef or chicken fillets can be expensive but there’s no waste, so overall they canbe good value.
- Try doing your shopping in the bigger stores – they tend to be cheaper.
- If you shop early in the day, the store will usually deliver to your house.