23 cheap and easy student lunch ideas for University

cheap and easy student lunch ideas

Forget those supermarket sandwiches and make your own lunch for University with these cheap and easy student lunch ideas.

They’re great for either a quick bite at home or something to take in advance and take with you to classes or just out and about.


Tasty Chicken Burrito Rice

Make the evening before for lunch the next day. Great on its own or you can enjoy in a burrito.  Get the full recipe here: > Tasty Chicken Burrito Rice

The Ultimate Tuna Salad

This is the ultimate recipe for a quick, filling and most importantly (to me and you) tasty tuna salad with chickpeas and sweetcorn. Get the full recipe here: > The Ultimate Tuna Salad

BLT wraps

blt wraps recipe

These tasty and all too easy Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato wraps are a simple twist on the sandwich classic. Get the full recipe here: > BLT wraps

Quick Tasty Halloumi Salad

Tasty Halloumi Salad: A quick healthy halloumi salad using simple ingredients, it can be made in no time  Get the full recipe here: > Quick Tasty Halloumi Salad

Chicken and Spinach Ciabatta Pizzas

These Chicken and Spinach Ciabatta Pizzas make for a take just minutes and make for a quick and tasty snack. Get the full recipe here: > Chicken and Spinach Ciabatta Pizzas

Chicken and cheese quesadillas

A yummy quick meal that will make use of leftover chicken  Get the full recipe here: > Chicken and cheese quesadillas

Strawberry and Chicken Salad

A healthy summery salad with chicken, bacon, avocado, blue cheese and strawberries. Get the full recipe here: > Strawberry and Chicken Salad

Healthy Turkey Chilli

student eats recipes  - 9An easy one-pan Spicy and healthy turkey chilli that will last for days and makes for a tasty lunch. Get the recipe here.

‘Walking taco’

walking taco
This easy Mexican style-feast is trivial to make, requires no clean up and makes for a great lunchtime meal. Get the ‘recipe’ here.

Chicken rice and veg

rice chicken veg easy 10
This rice with chicken and vegetables can be cooked in less than 2 minutes in the microwave. Add in some cheese if you like and take with you Uni. Full recipe here!

Fully loaded veggie burrito

You can cook up his packed egg and veggie burrito in the morning for lunch later.  Get the full recipe here: > Fully loaded veggie burrito

Southern Fried Chicken Salad

Southern Fried Chicken Salad recipe

This Southern Fried Chicken Salad is totally yummy and all so simple to make. Get the full recipe here: > Southern Fried Chicken Salad

Tuna Mayo 'Burritos'

These tuna and mayo ‘burritos’ are made with Italian gnocchi. Get the full recipe here: > Tuna Mayo 'Burritos'

Easy burger salad

Who said burgers weren't healthy? Still get your burger on with this tasty cheese burger salad. Get the full recipe here: > Easy burger salad

Chicken and fruit salad

chicken fruit salad
A spin on the classic chicken salad, this healthy lunch of grilled chicken and fruit is amazing. Get the recipe here.

Sticky BBQ chicken wrap

Yummy slices of sticky BBQ chicken with avocado make for an awesome lunch time wrap recipe.  Get the full recipe here: > Sticky BBQ chicken wrap

Rice and Tuna mayo

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Mix cooked rice with drained tuna and mayo for an easy and simple dish you can easily carry around with you. Add in some sweetcorn, spring onions and/or pepper for added crunch. Here’s the full recipe.

Easy Chicken Caesar salad

This Easy Chicken Caesar salad recipe is great to prep ahead of time. Get the full recipe here: > Easy Chicken Caesar salad

Stuffed picnic sandwich rolls

stuffed picnic sandwiches

Here's a different way to make a sandwich that you've probably never tried before... Get the full recipe here: > Stuffed picnic sandwich rolls

Bacon, Egg and Avocado Salad Sandwich

Bacon, Egg and Avocado Salad Sandwich Recipe

A yum bacon, egg and avocado salad sandwich filler recipe to spice up your lunchtime. Get the full recipe here: > Bacon, Egg and Avocado Salad Sandwich

Classic BLT sandwich

classic blt recipe

You really can't go wrong with this one.  Get the full recipe here: > Classic BLT sandwich

Macaroni salad

macaroni salad
Turn classic Mac n Cheese into a lunchtime dish with this tasty macaroni salad. Here’s how to make it.

Ham and cream cheese wraps

A quick and simple lunch time snack and that's easy to make and great to take out with you  Get the full recipe here: > Ham and cream cheese wraps

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