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2 Budget-Friendly Recipes for Light, Springtime Evening Meals

By September 29, 2017 No Comments

Celebrate the season by whipping up an impressive, yet budget-friendly evening meal.  Show your food savvy with meals that are sure to both tantalise the taste buds and provide you with the nourishment you need to ensure a productive new day on campus! Here are two of our favourite budget-friendly recipes…

Iron-rich Springtime Spinach Salad

Feeling fatigued after a study session? This fruity-tutti Iron-rich Springtime Spinach Salad is sure to perk you right up!

You’ll Need:

Baby spinach leaves
2 hard-boiled eggs
4 rashers of bacon
Half an onion
Handful of strawberries
1 kiwi
A drizzle of olive oil

How it’s Done:

1. Wash the spinach leaves before drying and placing in a large salad bowl
2. Fry your bacon (the crispier the better) and hard-boil the eggs
3. Slice up the onion, strawberries, kiwi and sprinkle over the baby spinach leaves
4. Once cooled, slice your boiled eggs in half and place on top of the salad along with the rashers of bacon
5. Drizzle generously with olive oil and enjoy!

Chop-Chop Chicken Pitas

Who knew something so yummy could be so quick and easy to make? Here’s our simple springtime recipe for Chop-Chop Chicken Pitas.

You’ll Need:

3 chicken breasts
Salt
Mayo
1 celery stalk
Pepper
½ a cup of dried apricots
Lettuce leaves
4 pitas

How it’s Done:

1. Place the chicken in a pan, add a teaspoon of salt, and cover with cold water before bringing to a boil. Turn down the heat and allow to simmer until properly cooked through (+- 20 minutes). Remove from stove and leave to cool.
2. Tear open your pitas and spread a generous amount of mayo on the inside.
3. Chop up your celery and dried apricots. Set aside.
4. Layer the pita breads with your lettuce leaves.
5. Slice up the chicken and place into the pitas, followed by the celery and dried apricots.
6. Finish with a sprinkling of salt and pepper.

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