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Simple and Healthy Student Recipes

Why not use the extra time during the summer months to hone your inner chef? It won’t cost much, and you might just enjoy it.

BBQ ribs with sweet potato wedges & salad

Right, so for this one you’ll need to go to your local supermarket to source some of the ingredients, but you’ll probably have some of it in your kitchen already.

NOTE: This recipe requires a slow cooker, but you can use a crock-pot in an oven on a low heat.

Ease: 2/5
Preparation time: 20mins
Cooking time: 6hrs 15mins

Full rack of pork ribs (around £3-£3.50 depending on weight)
BBQ Sauce (£1)
Sweet potato (or two, depending on the size) - sliced into wedges (£2 for a bag)
1 Red onion - chopped (£1 for a pack)
Cucumber - sliced (£0.49)
Baby spinach leaves (£1 for a bag)
Olive oil
1 tbsp basil

- Cut the rack of ribs in half, and pan fry each half so the outside is brown
 - Pre-heat your slow cooker
- Put a layer of ribs at the base of the slow cooker. Then cover this in BBQ sauce and place slices of red onion firmly into the sauce
- Stack the second half of the ribs on top and repeat the process
 - Add 50 ml of water and put the lid on the slow cooker, leave it for approximately 6 hours
- In a bowl, put a handful of baby spinach leaves, chopped cucumber, and any other vegetables you desire for the mixed salad (cherry tomatoes and sweetcorn work great together)
- Sprinkle some basil and drizzle some olive oil, and mix it altogether
- Wash and slice a large sweet potato (or two smaller ones) and coat them in olive oil
- Sprinkle some basil over them, and place them onto a microwave-proof plate
- Microwave on full (800w microwave) for 2 minutes
- Check the potato slices

Serve, and enjoy!

Fried eggs with asparagus

This requires much less effort than before, but is equally as rewarding, and tastes great as either a snack or even breakfast!

Ease: 1/5
Preparation time: 10mins
Cooking time: 20mins

2 eggs (£1 for 6)
1 bunch asparagus (£2 for a pack)
2 slices of bacon (£3 for a pack)
Garlic 2-3 tbsp.
Fresh chives, minced
Salt & pepper
Rapeseed oil

 - Preheat your grill, and when it’s hot (medium-high heat)
- Put the 2 slices of bacon in
- Allow the bacon to cook until it is slightly crispy
- Crack 2 eggs and start to fry them in your choice of oil (I use rapeseed oil)
 - Cut the asparagus into even-length halves and add them to the frying pan
- Cut the bacon into smaller pieces and add it to the frying pan, allowing it to become even more crispy
- Add salt, pepper, garlic, and chives to taste

Serve, and enjoy!

Bacon-wrapped avocado

This recipe is the fiddliest of the three, but it makes a great nutritious snack, that is pretty filling also!

Ease: 3/5
Preparation time: 10mins
Cooking time: 15mins

4-6 strips of bacon (£3 for a pack)
1 avocado (£1)
Chilli powder

- Preheat your oven to 220C (Gas mark 7)
 - Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper
 - Cut the avocado into equal slices
- Wrap each slice of avocado with bacon, (1 slice of bacon will work for 1-2 slices.)
 - Sprinkle some chilli powder (or paprika if you don’t like spicy food) over the baconwrapped slices, and line them up on the baking sheet
- Place in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes

 Serve and enjoy!

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