Home cooked meal by a studentCompared to the old days, there are now higher demands from housing accommodation in London. Landlords now prioritise amenities such as fast and free Wi-Fi, a good gym and study halls. LHA London even has their own game room, roof garden and caters to their tenants.

The last bit is from a general lack of desire to prepare meals. A study posted by YouGov states that one in eight Brits avoids cooking from scratch. Considering London is one of the food capitals of the world, students are not keen on preparing a proper home-cooked meal.

The lifestyle of a typical student means that time and effort spent in the kitchen can be better spent somewhere else in their busy schedule. But, cooking doesn’t have to be a burden. You don’t need to undergo an elaborate process to make a delicious, healthy meal.

Here’s a small list of cheap and easy meals to make

Spaghetti Bolognese

Fun fact: Over 65% of Brits know how to make Spaghetti Bolognese by heart. This means that among the ten people you know, six of them can whip up a decent spaghetti meal. There’s plenty of room for experimentation with this quintessential household classic.

Chicken Curry

Chicken curry should be the ultimate cheat dish. It’s so straightforward and easy, but the pay-off is more than worth it. You’ll spend majority of the time off the stove. That means you can sneak in a few more minutes with your friends while the ingredients simmer and the stew bubbles over the fire.

Chili con Carne

Learning how to cook chili con carne also means opening yourself to a whole possibility of chili-based cuisine. Serve as a dip, topping or on its own; if there’s still room on the plate, chances are, you can add chili.

Sausage Casserole

The heaviest dish in this list happens to be the easiest. You’ll spend 10 minutes actively cooking and 30 minutes simmering the dish. That’s all it takes to have a big, warm plate of casserole that will fill you and your friends up through the day.

The uni life can be stressful sometimes. You deserve to reward yourself with a proper home-cooked meal. A fair bit of warning: if you do go and try these dishes, it can be hard to go back to fast food and cup ramen.