Helping students to eat well and cheaply

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More often than not, we don't get fat for eating a lot, but for eating all the wrong things

Helping students to eat well and cheaply

In a first article entitled “A couple of recipes for poor students”, I shared a couple of meaty recipes that can come quite cheaply, easy to prepare, savoury and nutritious that can suit well for university students that are subjected to State grants and as all of us know, they're always short of cash after having paid fees and accommodation.
My motto is that good health requires good nutrition. With a good diet, we'll be able to work well and be in good form for whatever we want to do, including climbing mountains.
On this one, I'll write about a favourite one of poor students or everyone on a tight income and this is pasta.
Pasta is cheap, or almost cheap, and there's a big variation as shown on photograph and it doesn't have to be spaghetti only.
We can make pasta with meat or even fish. Actually, I love the one with fresh sardines, risings and pine-nuts and, of course, a good dosage of Parmesan cheese.

WHAT TO HAVE IN THE PANTRY

Make sure you have varied pasta. On one day you may have spaghetti or on another you may have macaroni, spirals or shells.
It's important to have some fresh tomatoes as it's easy enough to make tomato puree that tastes better than the canned one.
Always have aromatic herbs such as thyme, oregano, cumin and rosemary. In the South of Italy, they make easy dishes of pasta with some garlic, red paprika, herbs and Parmesan cheese. It can't be easier to make, tastier and cheap.
Onions and garlic are also a must have in the fridge.
Olive oil is pricey, but if one uses it reasonably, it'll be worth using it. Any dish of pasta doesn't require a lot of oil.
It doesn't mean that you have to eat pasta everyday, but this produce, like rice, is a staple produce that we must have in the pantry at all times.

© Copyright. Vicky Pino. November 2snd, 2015.

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Garlic, Herbs, Onions, Pasta, Students, Tomatoes

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Interesting Post!

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