5 Easy Breakfast Ideas!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why miss out on it? Here are some ideas to keep you full until lunchtime, and all you have to do is wake up an extra 10 minutes earlier and you’ll feel so much better for it.

1) Make use of your microwave!
The microwave cuts cooking time down dramatically, great for when you are in a rush. Try these 2 minute scrambled eggs, in a mug add the eggs, seasoning and a dash of milk and put in the microwave for 2 minutes and done!

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2) Another microwave favourite is the breakfast muffin. Here’s a healthy alternative, but feel free to add any indulgences, like chocolate chips or marshmallows! This recipe requires oats, an egg, a selection of your favourite blueberries and some brown sugar. If you like the muffin moist, add some milk. Mix the ingredients in the mug and microwave for roughly 1 minute, but just keep an eye on it, it can overflow! Find out more here.

3) Cereal is fine for breakfast, but why not try yoghurt as an alternative? I love a greek yoghurt with a good quality crunchy granola topped with plenty of berries. You can make this lovely and sweet with honey drizzled on top- delicious. When you are in a rush, you can put this in Tupperware and have it on the go, it’s so versatile :)

4) So this idea takes a little longer in the morning but it is certainly worth it. Poached eggs with avocado on toast. I toast some whole grain bread and spread about a quarter of mashed avocado and top with a poached egg cooked in some lightly salted water. I like this breakfast as it provides me with loads of energy for the day and I don’t get hungry until around 1pm.

5) Smoothies and juices are a great way to pack lots of ingredients and nutrients in a quick, easy to consume ‘drink’. You can buy a good fruit blender for around £20, I like this one which has a bottle attached so it’s great for on-the-go. You can make all sorts of fruit and vegetable combinations but my favourite is a peanut butter and banana smoothie. This smoothie uses a frozen banana (I do this the night before), 2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter, milk and a few ice cubes. This is another great idea that will be sure to fuel you for the day!

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One week ’till Christmas and thank you!

It’s exactly one week until Christmas Day. The Christmas tunes are playing and presents are being wrapped and placed under the tree. With just a week to go, do you feel prepared for the big day?
This is also a thank you post, to say thanks for all the support on this blog and the Twitter page.  The blog will be packed with content in the new year for you to look forward to.

Merry Christmas,
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Quick student meals- on a budget!

The bank accounts are looking bare, Christmas is around the corner, and the next student loan date in January seems so far away. Your account may be empty, but that doesn’t mean your stomach should be. Here, I will share some ideas for student meals that are budget-friendly but also very tasty.
1) Soups
Once you know how to make, soup is so easy but also very versatile. Throw in almost anything from the fridge, straight into a pot, add some stock- then whizz together, simple. A home-made soup is so much better than the cans, plus you can make extras to freeze when you are pushed for time. Here are some of my favourites. Minestrone soup is so easy- spaghetti, tinned tomatoes, frozen veg and pesto are all you need to create this tasty soup in minutes. Read more

Street food Successes!

The second official blog post on will be all about the best street food markets across the UK. Street food is a craze which has blown up in recent years. It’s all about the latest food hybrids such as  ‘cronuts ’, ‘pulled pork’  , and don’t even get me started on ‘chipotle ’. Today’s post is all about the best places to get your hands on the ultimate street food, right here in the UK.
As the capital, it is to be expected that there will be some decent food haunts. When you think street food in London, one of the places you think is Borough Market. It’s an oldie but a goodie, if the weather’s on your side, it can make for a great day out. You can try before you buy, a plethora of street food is available from Thai, British-Indian, even Ethiopian! You can pick and mix with whatever takes your fancy. Read more

It’s Christmas Market Season!

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It’s that time of year again, when the Christmas Markets come to Manchester. For anyone unfamiliar with the world-famous Christmas Markets, they consist of over 300 stalls of Christmas themed goodies. Not only can you buy many one-of-a-kind, hand made crafts, but more importantly they are also a great place to try festive street food. As I write, Santa is getting ready to be sitting prettily atop the town hall, the stalls are about to be erected and the Christmas festivities are set to begin, from the 14th November to the 21st December.        

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