Easy Meal Recipes for a Student Budget

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Various universities in Manila offer the best of the best in educational materials and the means to access and practice it. The experiences you will encounter in and out of the classroom are ones that will surely shape you as an individual. It is a great time to be a student except for one thing, the budget.
Being a student means you’re living on a student’s budget, you cannot always indulge in your favorite foods and end up settling for the next best thing. With these recipes you don’t have to live on instant noodles or budget meals that don’t fill you.

One-Pan Rice

This is a simple recipe that makes use of what you probably already have in the kitchen. Basically this is a mixed rice recipe that will definitely fit any meal or occasion for any student. Feel free to trade off any of the ingredients for a substitute you already have.
-       Beat and cook 1 egg into a pan and set aside to cool
-       Use the same pan and pan fry 2 rashers of chopped bacon and 175g of Sliced Mushrooms
-       Add in 1 clove of crushed garlic, 200g of frozen peas and a small knob of grated ginger
-       Pour in 2 tsp of dark soy sauce, 1 tsp of sugar and 250g of cooked rice.
-       Stir the mixture until ingredients are evenly spread
-       Finish off by adding the previously cooked egg and mix

Skinny Pepper, Tomato & Ham Omelet
This is a great option for any breakfast needs or any meal for that matter. Omelettes are a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. It is also very simple to cook and filling.
-       Mix and beat 2 whole eggs and 3 egg whites
-       Heat 1 tsp of olive oil on a non-stick frying pan
-       Cook 1 finely chopped red pepper for 4 minutes
-       Mix in the white parts of 2 spring onions that have been chopped
-       Pour in the egg mixture and cook until almost set
-       Set a few slices of ham and 25g of shredded cheese on top and continue to cook until the center is set.
-       Fold the omlette onto a plate and sprinkle the remaining green pieces of spring onion on top

Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is probably on the top of every comfort food list out there. This simple recipe puts a twist on an old classic.
-       Mince 1 clove of garlic and cook it over a skillet until soft.
-       Add ¼ pound of frozen spinach and turn up the heat until the moisture evaporates
-       Season with salt and pepper
-       Take 2 ciabatta rolls and cut both in half
-       Add ¼ cup of mozzarella cheese and ½ oz of feta cheese on the bottom half of the ciabatta rolls  
-       Split the spinach mix on the skillet between the two sandwiches
-       Add ¼ cup of shredded mozzarella onto the top of the spinach mix
-       Toast the upper half of the ciabatta roll using the non-stick skillet and serve the sandwich warm


These recipes will surely fill you up and get you ready to conquer whatever workload you have. The ingredients are easily accessible and the meals can fit at any time of the day, which means that your time will be well spent and well managed. You have no reason to settle for anything less anymore.

*This is a guest post by Justin Estor and is for informational purposes only.* 

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