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5 Healthy One-Pot Student Meals

09 Oct 2015
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AVOID A SACRIFICE IN YOUR DIET WITH MOUNTAINS OF PIZZA AND CHIPS FOR SAKE OF A QUICK, EASY MEAL. CHECK OUT THESE ONE-POT MEALS BELOW FOR SOME HEALTHY FOODSPIRATION!

Now that you’re getting settled into your home away from home at University, it’s time to start thinking about how you can still eat well on a budget.

During fresher’s week, your diet probably took a fall for the worst, with cocktails of Student Union Jagerbombs and midnight trips to Subway.

So, we’ve found 5 healthy one-pot meals to help you restore your diet.

 

1. Paleo Chicken & Sweet Potato Bake (by Linda Wagner)

What you’ll need:

  • 2 chicken breasts (free-range organic is preferred)
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, washed and cut into wedges (I left the skin on)
  • 1 pint assorted grape tomatoes
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, minced (you can use more or less according to taste)
  • 2 Tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp red cracked pepper
  • sea salt
  • olive oil

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2. Summer Vegetables with Sausage and Potatoes (by Skinny Taste)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 lb baby red potatoes, cut in half or quartered
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 14 oz Italian chicken sausage, sliced 1-inch thick
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, smashed with the side of the knife
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced 1-inch squares
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary (or other fresh herb such as thyme)
  • 2 cups zucchini, 1/2 inch thick and quartered

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3. One-Pan Chicken Burrito Bowl (by No.2 Pencil)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup of uncooked extra-long grain rice
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 2 1/2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups of colby jack, monterey jack or cheddar cheese
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • freshly diced tomatoes
  • diced green onions
  • sour cream
  • guacamole

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4. One-Pan Mexican Quinoa (by Damn Delicious)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

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5. Italian Wonderpot (by Budget Bytes)

What you’ll need:

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 12 oz. fettuccine
  • 8 oz. frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ Tbsp dried basil
  • ½ Tbsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 oz. feta cheese

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