Hello, guys! I hope you are well! This week’s been super stressful because I had a 3,000-word report due on Thursday, but I got it done! If you know me, you know I like to cook really simple and easy meals as I am not the kind of person to spend hours and hours in the kitchen. So today I thought I’d share what I normally eat in a day! Obviously I have different types of food every day but hopefully just sharing a day of food with you will give you some inspiration! I’m planning to do more of these in the future so I hope you like it!
1. Breakfast: Porridge
I never really used to like porridge because it seemed to bland for me. Recently, however, I’ve started to mix it up a little bit so here’s my favourite ever recipe for a yummy breakfast!
You will need:
- Almond milk (I use Alpro Roasted Almond – Unsweetened)
- Easy oats (I used Tesco’s Golden Syrup ones)
- Cashew nuts (or any nuts that you liked)
- Banana (I didn’t add mine in this time because I ran out but it makes a massive difference in the flavour)
- Honey – only if using regular oats, not flavoured ones like I did
Put the oats in a bowl and fill the oat packet up with some milk and pour that in with the oats. Stir, pop in the microwave until it thickens (usually about 1-2 minutes). Take it out and add more milk (this will cool it down more and you can choose the thickness of your porridge – if you want it runnier, add more milk). Chop up a banana and put that in, try to mush it a little. Add in the cashew nuts, stir everything together and voila! Perfection!
2. Lunch: Vegetable Tarte, Fries, Salad
I was meeting my best friend Debby (who I’m sure you all know because she has an amazing blog as a UCBlogger too) at uni so we had lunch at the McIntyre House Cafe of UCB. We both got a vegetable tarte with some fries, and of course, we sprinkled some cheese on top! We had some salad on the side to try to look more healthy, although that probably didn’t work haha! It was delicious though!
3. Dinner: Veggie Pasta
Pasta is so simple, cheap and easy to cook so it’s pretty much an essential for all students. You can have it in so many different ways and somehow you never get bored of it. This is how I decided to have mine…
You will need:
- Pasta – 2 cups (serves 2, I did this so I’d have some left over for the next day)
- Pasta sauce – 250g (I used tomato and garlic pasta sauce)
- Sweetcorn or any other veggies you like! Completely up to you. (I used a small tin of sweetcorn and peppers by Green Giant)
- 1 clove of garlic (I used a small tsp of chopped (easy) garlic)
- Garlic bread
- Salt and oil
Put the pasta in the pan with some water and a pinch of salt, bring to a boil and boil until soft. Drain. Meanwhile fry the sweetcorn with a tsp of oil on a frying pan for a minute, then add the sauce and garlic. Stir for a couple of minutes. Pop the garlic bread in the oven for approximately 10 minutes (all garlic breads are different so read the instructions for yours). Once the pasta is drained, add it to the saucy mixture. Stir everything together and fry for a couple of minutes. Serve on a plate and enjoy!
– Helina x