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Easy, healthy recipes to survive your first week

We care too much to let you wither away on a diet of Pot Noodles and grated cheese. There are loads of brilliant food bloggers who offer cheap, cheerful and delicious meal ideas. Here are five of our faves. Now, c’mon, put that kebab down.

Green pepper and tuna quesadilla

We love this lunch recipe taken from fun student food blog A great option to avoid dodgy packaged sandwiches between lectures.

Courgette, tomato and cheese gratin

It costs just 33p. You can cook it in a microwave. And it's delicious. If you've never heard of food blogger Jack Monroe, get to know her. She's the pin-up girl for austerity cuisine and there are plenty more recipes like this to be discovered.

Chickpea, quinoa and turmeric curry

The Deliciously Ella blog is based on the philosophy of embracing natural, healthy foods your body loves. Her easy chickpea curry is a great recipe if you're cooking for a group of new friends.

Easy frittatas

This recipe is one you can quite literally throw anything into and works for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Daisy Bun's blog is designed for hungry full-time students on a budget. That's you, right?

77p Spaghetti Bolognese

It's a cliché, but we couldn’t not include spag bol: the classic student dinner. This one is from the Skintdad blog which is a great compilation of budget recipes made from scratch. Nice.