Food Shopping For Students
is part V of a series of articles offering advice to students on
subjects such as cooking on a budget, shopping for food, store-cupboard
staples, cooking tips, kitchen equipment, basic kitchen and
food hygiene plus lots of easy, nutritious and delicious recipes which won’t
break the bank.
Newly launched Student Recipe iPhone App
This collection of
60 recipes has been put together especially for students. Most are economical,
quick, easy to make and nutritious, however we've also included some "treats"
for when you've done well with your budget and have a little extra to spend. To
make it even easier, you can also choose the serving amount on many of the
recipes - from cooking for 1 to feeding the house (8) - and the recipes are
listed in clearly defined sections in order of preparation/cooking time.
You can even email your favourite recipes to friends directly from the app.
Only £1.19 download from Apple iTunes
Below is a list of essential items you will need to cook a
variety of delicious and nutritious meals. Subject to your personal likes,
you should aim to buy most items on this list on your first shopping trip to
ensure you have a variety of stand-bys available to cook with.
Store Cupboard Staples for Students
Couscous and/or dried Noodles
Cereals or Oats
Tinned Tuna and/or Salmon – excellent for baked potatoes or with pasta
Baked Beans and/or other beans such as Chickpeas
Dry Seasonings and Spices e.g. Salt, Pepper, Mixed Herbs, Curry Powder, Garlic
Salt, Cayenne or Chilli Powder, Stock Cubes or Liquids
Vegetable Oil and/or Olive Oil
Tea and/or Coffee
Sugar and/or Honey (careful with the honey – some are quite expensive)