Freezer staples

As a student, budgeting is key, so my first tip is to embrace the freezer. Stock up on ingredients like the Essential Waitrose Grilled Vegetable Mix, for a no-waste, ready prepared medley of vegetables that can easily be stirred into a chilli or pasta dish, served alongside simple grilled chicken, or stir-fried or baked from frozen for a straightforward accompaniment. Keeping some Waitrose British Turkey Breast Mince in the freezer is a great way to always have tomorrow’s dinner planned. Try these easy recipes.


Transform leftovers

Perfect pasta

Having pasta in the cupboard means a simple dinner is always only moments away. Try this quick carbonara recipe, with just a handful of ingredients. 

Sausages are another surprisingly versatile ingredient – not just for a fry-up or sandwich. Remove the skins and crumble into a pan with some garlic, olive oil and chilli to make a delicious addition to pasta or gnocchi. Shapes like conchiglie rigate or farfalle work well for this kind of dish. Why not start with these ideas...


Breakfast boost

If getting up for breakfast is a challenge, why not combine some of our frozen Waitrose Love Life Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Mix with a little milk in a blender, to set yourselves up for a day on campus in no time? 

Or try one of our simple recipes for a breakfast that’s a little more interesting (and satisfying) than a piece of toast...


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