At uni, I need to easy to cook, cheap food but I also want food that is healthy and vegan. I often cook in bulk and freeze the rest, meaning most the time I pull something out the freezer. By cooking meals in bulk it means I am only cooking a few times a week as opposed to daily – it is also much cheaper than buying convenience food, ordering in or cooking daily. (Pictures are not accurate – replacing them as I cook)
Chuck a potato in the oven or the microwave, until cooked all the way through. Add butter and serve with salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, etc.) Toppings – baked beans, vegan cashew ricotta (follow the link), vegan grated cheese (shop brought)
Another cheapest and easiest thing to eat to cook. Cook any pasta for about 20 minutes and mix with a sauce. Sauces – red or green pesto, tomato sauce (make your own or buy it ready-made). Personally, I like to a pasta bake (link to recipe here) and freeze the rest. If you are especially hungry serve with salad or a few pieces of garlic bread.
Peanut Butter Tofu Noodles
This can make 5 portions, freeze four portions. This is super easy to make and delicious. It’s one of my favourites. Find the recipe here.
Crispy Veggie Taquitos
I recently found this recipe, they are delicious. Follow the link here to BestofVegan. Cook yourself two or three (they are very filling), make up the rest and freeze them for another day. They are really easy to make, for the cheese I use the vegan ricotta cheese.
Pizza & Chips
Chuck in the freezer for when you can’t be bothered to cook.
Pizza – buy (I like the vegan Goodfellas ones) or make your own using pitta bread as the base, add your own toppings and vegan cheese.
Chips – buy or make your own chunky chips, flavour with salt, pepper and rosemary.
Sausage Hotpot & Mustard Mash
This is a family favourite and definitely one of my favourites. I make the sausage hotpot, freeze the spare portions and make the mash on the day, Serve it with some mixed veg – I keep a bag in the freezer. Find the recipe here.
Love Bet x