Student cooking: lunchtime snacks

It’s halfway through the college year, the bank account funds are quickly deteriorating and you can’t even afford NuBar goujons and chips anymore.

Here are a few simple yet scrumptious lunch ideas that won’t hurt your wallet.

Easy cheesy quesadillas:

Get tortilla wraps and put your favourite fillings on it: ham, chicken, bacon, peppers, onions, lettuce or whatever else you fancy. Sprinkle plenty of grated cheese on it before placing a second tortilla wrap on top. Place onto a frying pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side.

Stuffed sweet potato:

Cut a sweet potato in half, scoop out the insides and put them in a bowl. Cook the skins in the oven for 10 minutes to make them crispy. Mix some onions, spinach and bacon in with the potato and mash together. Place the filling back into the potato skins and cook in the oven for about 35-45 minutes.

Or if you’re very broke (and maybe hungover):

The humble chip butty

Cook some oven chips and butter two slices of bread. Put them together and you have an inexpensive yet totally satisfying lunch. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on it or smother it in ketchup.

Aoibheann Diver

Image credit: Demetra Demetriades

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