Quick, simple and nutritious recipes for study


Are you struggling with cooking a nutritious, simple and delicious meal with all of the chaos that is happening at university…. and you know, the entire world!

Trust me, you are not alone.

Below are a few recipe ideas to help you eat something delicious – yet quick to whip up while studying at home.

Breakfast: Baked avocado egg and toast $4.94

  • Avocado: $3.00
  • Egg: $0.44
  • 1 packet Aldi Chia seeds: $1.40
  • Slice of wholemeal bread: $0.10

Method: Preheat oven to 210°C (or fan forced oven to 190°C) degrees. Cut the avocado in half, remove the seed and with a spoon, scoop out enough flesh to ensure an egg sits in the avocado. Crack the egg into one half of the avocado, keeping within the edge of the avocado and sprinkle a pinch of paprika or black pepper. Place the avocado into a small baking dish to help it stand. Place the avo+egg in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until cooked. When the egg is cooked, remove the avocado and let stand for 2 minutes. Serve onto a plate and sprinkle some chia seeds and any green herbs you have (chives, parsley or Italian herb mix). Smash the leftover avocado onto a slice of toast.

Lunch: Tuna and rice salad $3.90

  • Small can Woolworths tuna of your choice: $0.90
  • 1 x Woolworths microwavable brown rice: $1.00
  • 50g Baby spinach: 0.60
  • 1 x tomato: $0.40
  • 1 x cucumber: $1.00

Method: Microwave the rice according to instructions and add into a bowl. Add in the tuna and mix. Slice the tomato and cucumber and add to the rice and tuna mix. Add the baby spinach.

For a vegetarian or vegan option: Replace the tuna with falafel.

Written by Rebecca Greco, Accredited Practising Dietitian and director of Nourish Adelaide (www.nourishadl.com /@nourishadl)

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