Many people starting university find themselves living away from home for the first time. The combination of mad partying and trying to get organised for study doesn’t leave a lot of time to learn to cook! It can seem inevitable that you’ll end up indulging in the most unhealthy student meals. Here is our top ten, so you know what to avoid!
10 of The Most Unhealthy Student Meals
- Kebab and chips
Often purchased late at night after several drinks too many, most of us wouldn’t even
consider such a fatty and unhealthy meal if we were sober. It can taste great at the time
- Ten pints
It is very easy to give into the temptation of not bothering with dinner, and getting calories
from a night on the booze is easily done. It doesn’t feel too good the morning after though!
- Flavoured noodles
These are a popular choice for many students, but as they have very little in nutritional
value, you won’t feel too energised afterwards!
- Fizzy drinks, chocolate and crisps.
A popular choice with those who are feeling a bit delicate after a night on the town, tastes
great but won’t aid your recovery!
- Gravy or curry chips
Laden with fat and full of salt, these should be enjoyed as an occasional treat only!
- Macaroni cheese from a packet
This doesn’t taste great, it’s full of additives and you can make your own with not much
- Ready Meals
These are fine occasionally, but cooking instead will result in much tastier and more cost
- Traditional fried breakfast
If you buy this from a cafe, it will be laden with extra fat and calories you don’t need. Make
your own and use the grill, not the frying pan!
Very tempting when you’re hungry, but if you buy it from a fast food place; you could be
getting all the calories you need for the day in one meal!
- Tea and biscuits
A student staple which is very tasty, just don’t treat it as a meal!
The most unhealthy student meals are often the most tempting; but if you want to feel energised and able to study, cooking with fresh ingredients will be much more productive!