Busting Myths: Healthy eating on a student budget

They say ‘you are what you eat’, yet I don’t remember eating a lazy, borderline alcoholic. A recent survey showed that 46% of fresher’s miss their mums cooking -and when you have spent the first week away from home, either inebriated or hungover and incapable of mustering up anything more advanced that toast, it’s not hard to see why… The Daily Mail recently printed the headline, ‘The average student gains two stone in the first year of university’, or as it is more commonly known ‘the fresher’s fifteen’. However, according to research conducted by health- shake brand Herbalife three-quarters of…

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The Secret To Having More Energy

Combating tiredness is the ultimate goal for most uni students and working adults. There’s multiple ways to get over fatigue, and that doesn’t mean living off black coffee and sugary snacks. Natural energy tablets These aren’t the dodgy ‘study drugs’ that keep you awake for hours in order to finish that 3000 word essay in the next 12 hours, these are natural tablets which help provide an energy boost using natural ingredients. Try something like Red Kooga which provide energy from ginseng and guarana and won’t make you jittery or keep you awake for the next three days. More sleep…

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Top 3 Food Picks Of November

We all love food. We all eat food. So why not share with you our new discoveries? SugarSinCocktail and sweets, what’s not to love? At only £5.95 from shops such as Selfridges, John Lewis and Lakeland, these sweets come in Prosecco, Fizzy Prosecco and Cuba Libre. (I highly recommend the Fizzy Prosecco!). They’re soft in your mouth and the flavour is amazing. It’s alcohol with the added fun! Just don’t let any children get their hands on these!  tastecardProbably the best of a great bunch, the taste card gives you either 50% off or 2-4-1 at a selection of restaurants including Zizzi,…

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Graduating To Super Cook: Who Is The Next Student Cook Of The Year?

The 50-year evolution in student cooking hasn’t moved towards instant noodles and tinned baked beans as is often assumed, but to quinoa, quiche and balsamic salmon tray bake. Today’s student is more health conscious than ever and more creative with a budget!To celebrate our country’s skilled, culinary undergraduates, LoSalt has launched its first ever ‘Student Cook of the Year’ competition and entries are now open.“We’re keen to promote healthy eating and cooking habits across the generations,” says Caroline Klinge, Marketing Director of LoSalt, ”I went to Leeds University and regularly cooked nutritious meals for friends. Recipes like tomato, mozzarella and basil…

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5 One Pot Recipes Ideas to Impress Your Housemates

Congratulations, you’ve left the ‘rents, moved in to your own university accommodation and are thoroughly enjoying Fresher’s Week with your new friends!However, if your first week of meals has included midnight toast munching, bland instant noodles, over cooked pasta bakes and greasy take-out pizza, it’s time to test your kitchen credentials and win some brownie points with your housemates.We’ve got five delicious recipes that only require one dish for cooking to make group-dining simpler, presentation a no-brainer and minimise on the washing up – #winning.Don’t fret about your dish looking picture perfect as your housemates are, quite likely, not used…

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