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Meal prep recipes in 5 ingredients or less!

By BzBarlow 22 Oct 2018

Now that you're all settled into uni life, it's time to get a routine sorted to make your life a bit easier.

One of the first things you should master is your food. The easiest and cheapest, way to do this is by prepping your meals in advance. Some meals can even be frozen too meaning they last for weeks!

To help you out, we've put some meal prep recipes together that require 5 ingredients or less. 


1. Chicken Burrito Bowls
This is something perfect to make in a big batch and keep in the fridge for a while. Once you've whipped this recipe together, your lunches are sorted for the week and each portion costs next to nothing too.
FOUR ingredients needed: Chicken breast, peppers, rice & kidney beans.

2. Vegetable Fried Rice
Ok, this isn't a 'meal' but as a side dish, this could last you months as it's freezable. It's ridiculously cheap to make too, considering 1kg of rice only costs about £2. 
FIVE ingredients needed: Rice, carrots, peas, onions and sweetcorn.

3. Enchilada Casserole
Who doesn't love Mexican food? Eating out can cost a fortune but bring your favourite Mexican flavours to your kitchen in casserole form - perfect to pop in your lunchbox. Take the chicken out and this veggie is healthy, filling and just delicious! 
FIVE ingredients needed: brown rice, tinned tomatoes, black beans, sweetcorn and cheese!

4. Greek Meatballs
Cooking up a batch of these on a Sunday night is an easy way to get some meals sorted for the week ahead. We find meatballs quite filling so having them with a Greek-style salad is perfect for us. Veggie or vegan? You can easily swap these for Quorn or even broccoli balls... yes, they're a thing!
FOUR ingredients needed: Meatballs, lettuce, tomato, cucumber.

5. Chicken & Veg Pitta Pockets
Now that the weather is getting colder, it's officially roasted veg season. Stuffing all of this in a pitta bread is a healthy but filling option for lunch or even an evening meal. 
FIVE ingredients needed: Chicken, peppers, red onion, courgette, pitta bread.

Nobody said healthy food meant that you need to live off boring salads, you just need lots of Tupperware boxes!

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BzBarlow is part of the Browzer team and loves to bake.
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