Healthy Dinner Recipes

We’re keeping your mind and body fuelled with one last round of affordable and appetising meal options perfect for student life.

29 Jun 2016

Welcome to the third and final instalment of our cheap eats series!

You’ve had a hearty breakfast and a nutritious lunch, but what about dinner? With the help of a third fresh feast, there will be no stopping you as you plough through your assignments.

As with all our other recipe suggestions, our healthy dinner recipes are cheap, quick and flavour packed for your dining pleasure. Take a look:

Healthy Dinner Recipes

Healthy Dinner Recipes - image green beans on chopping board
Fresh produce is featured in these healthy dinner recipes

If you enjoy a nice pasta, you may want to make your own Warm Chicken and Asparagus Pasta Salad. This pasta salad gets its beautiful burst of flavour from the addition of pesto rosso and sharp, tangy parmesan. This recipe gets extra points for doing double duty as lunch the next day (if you have leftovers, that is!).

For those who prefer something lighter, try this Chopped Mexican Salad. With kidney beans, corn kernels and avocado, it’s a medley of flavours and textures that will delight and is great value! This saves you from a few extra trips to the local Mexican chain.

And if you’re looking for something even more convenient, here’s a fantastic way to use up leftovers. Grab your leftover veggies and meat, put it all in a pot with some lentils and a little stock to make a hearty soup. If you make too much, freeze some portions in a muffin pan, pop them into a snap-lock bag and store them in the freezer for an easy healthy boost.

But wait, there’s more! We couldn’t let you go back to the kitchen without throwing in a few quality dessert options in for good measure. You deserve it after all that study.

Healthy Dessert Recipes

Want a boost of flavour without breaking the bank, that’s actually good for you? This Avocado Chocolate Mousse hits all the right notes. If you are finding avocados are expensive or out of season, you can buy them pre-cut and frozen, so you can make this more than once (you know you want to).

As we’ve all learned from our grans and great aunts, apples are so tasty when fresh, and amazing when baked. This recipe shows how to make Oat Stuffed Baked Apples with gluten free and vegan options. If you make too many, they can be eaten later cold or with a quick reheat in the microwave.

For the simplest of the simple, this Banana Ice Cream uses only three ingredients, including the humble banana, and turns it into a tasty frozen treat.

Thank you for staying tuned to our cheap eats series. We hope we’ve helped save you from big spends and low energy.

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