The typical fresher puts on an average of 15 pounds (or just over a stone!) in their first year at university, so that news may be welcoming to those of you struggling to get into your old pairs of jeans – you’re not on your own! Summer is as good a time as any to cleanse your body of all that junk food you may have been eating over the past year or so and start afresh with a healthy diet that will leave you feeling refreshed.
For many students the summer signifies a time of care-free living. More often than not you’ve gone back home to live with your family whilst you under-go the transition in your accommodation and get ready for your next academic year at university. Unfortunately for some students it can mean the long nights, poolside BBQs and […]
Starting to run out of ideas in the kitchen? Sick of having spaghetti bolognese every other night? Mum refusing your calls because she’s sick of the endless amount of ‘how do I cook this’ questions? Thought so. Seeing as you’re only about one month into this cooking for yourself malarkey, maybe it’s time you got some help in the kitchen – that’s not from your mother.
As a student we are all constantly living off of our loans, making them stretch as far as we possibly can. However it has got to that time of year where we are scrimping and saving until it’s time to go home for Christmas, waiting to come back to start the second semester with the brand new installment of our student loan; therefore it is important to make our food to keep us fuller for longer. With December seeing the beginning of winter and the nights are fully drawn in it is important as well to make sure the food we eat keeps us not only full, but warm.
After the buzz and luxury of Christmas and New Year at home, not all of us are looking forward to going back to our lives at Uni. What’s more – January can be a particularly grim month for everyone with continuous bad weather, flu circling around campus and darker nights closing in. So here are some ideas in the kitchen that will help you fight off the January blues and start feeling good!