Easy recipes are the ultimate lifesaver to any student or young adult. We all know what it’s like when you’re jam packed with assignments, low on funds from that one weekend, or can’t be bothered going out to pick up groceries. These recipes are easy enough that you should already have most of these ingredients or they won’t take much time or effort at all! Whether you’re living alone or just looking for a quick snack, here are our favourite easy recipes that only involve 5 ingredients or less for all meals of your day.
Breakfast: Blueberry Muffin French Toast
Although there are plenty of combinations of sandwiches, pancakes, eggs and fruit parfaits to be made for breakfast, sometimes you just want a little bit more options. Tired of eating the same old blueberry muffins that you only bought when you wanted one? Make use of the uneaten muffins and turn them into blueberry muffin french toasts with this easy recipe for a quick yet luxurious breakfast. The recipe only involves blueberry muffins, eggs, and nondairy creamer, on top of a couple household ingredients. French toast is a great option that can easily be thrown into a bag to go if you’re out of time in the morning!
As a young adult, the allure of eating out for lunch in your break with friends is way too tempting but way too detrimental to your health and wallet. Rice is a really easy filling way to keep yourself full in the middle of the day. However, it comes down to what you eat it with that makes the meal worth eating in for. This amazing easy recipe for honey glazed chicken is a great companion to rice to try for your next lunch that’ll have your workmates drooling.
Dinner: Pasta Bake
Pasta is one of the easiest recipes that we all take advantage of but after a while, no matter how much you love it there’s only so much you can eat spaghetti or carbonara. However, another easy alternative to make use of your ingredients for pasta when you don’t feel like pasta is to bake them! This easy recipe for pumpkin and tuna pasta bake really helps get rid of ingredients you don’t know what to do with. If you don’t have a pumpkin lying around, anything can easily be substituted, just top it off with cheese and chuck it in the oven. Pasta bake is easy to make in the middle of the week when you thought making a giant pot of pasta for the week was a good idea.
Snack 1: Peanut Butter Choc-Chip Cookies
Not only is this recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip cookies incredibly simple, but you can easily make the cookie dough all at once, freeze them, and take them out to bake at any time you crave it. The ingredients are all easily found in any kitchen and help make the most amazing cookies ever in under 15 minutes.
Snack 2: Scones
If for some reason, chocolate isn’t your thing but you still want a quick and easy snack, one of the best easy recipes to try has to be scones. Scones are great and are already notoriously easy to make with simple household ingredients, such as in this easy recipe. However, sometimes you may not have such simple ingredients but did you know that scones are so easy they can be made with just 3 cups of self raising flour, 250ml of thickened cream, and 250ml of (guess what) lemonade!! Just throw them in a bowl, mix quickly and chuck them in a oven at 250 degrees Celsius. It’s a rather interesting combination but definitely one to try.