Article writen by: Sarah Chan
Whether you are staying with us in student accommodation Loughborough or student accommodation Leicester, we always want to make life easier for you. Completing your weekly food shop can be quite daunting, with it making you question how can you continue to eat well at an affordable price. Although it is easy to stock up on noodles and frozen pizzas, did you know you can eat amazing homecooked healthy meals every day without breaking the bank?
Lidl has been crowned the cheapest supermarket! The average weekly shop is £18.45, including items such as bread, milk, cheese, and enough food to make 3 meals per day with snacks for one person. But you can make this even cheaper by downloading Lidl plus from your app store: benefit from discounts, coupons and more. All you need to do once you have the app is select your closest store, sign up and your virtual discount card is ready, scan this at checkout and SAVE.
If you are staying with us in one of our Loughborough properties, check out how long it will take you to walk to your nearest Lidl:
The Student Block – Time: 12 Minutes
Kingfisher Halls – Time: 19 Minutes
Radmoor House – Time: 8 Minutes
Forest Court – Time: 20 Minutes
Forest Rise – Time: 22 Minutes
If you are in one of our Leicester properties:
Regent Road – Time: 25 Minutes
Salisbury Road – Time: 26 Minutes
Renaissance House – Time: 17 Minutes
One of the most important things when doing a food shop is going with a list; if you find yourself going to the shops and putting random things into your basket, you might find your food runs out before the end of the week. Get food that will last you longer than a week, this is a great way to either get more ‘treats’ next week or save money!
Here are some of our favourite simple and affordable meals you can make;
Oats with fruit
Scrambled eggs on toast
If you are using frozen chicken, read the instructions on the back. Some you can cook from frozen, some others may require you to defrost.
Jacket potato with beans and or cheese
Chilli Con Carne
Creamy Pasta bake
The cost of all these ingredients to make these meals if bought from Lidl are £16.97! Plus every meal you make (except for the jacket potato) can give you more than 4 servings and you can freeze them to eat another week.
There are so many more recipes you can find online to work towards a budget. Follow us on Instagram for more quick, affordable recipes @student.beehive
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