Nutrition and Recipes for Students
is part VIII 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
The key to a healthy body is a well balanced diet and, of course,
the right amount of exercise. There is currently a lot of hype regarding
lowering your fat, sugar and salt consumption however, if you are on a budget,
it is very likely that you won't be buying many processed foods as these are
often more expensive, and that you'll be cooking fresh ingredients from scratch.
The body NEEDS a certain amount of fat, sugar, salt, carbohydrates, vitamins,
minerals and proteins to enable it to function properly. Below is a diagram
which illustrates the various components which make for a healthy diet and the
recommended daily portions.