We all know how difficult it can be to make sure you’re getting enough food and exercise during a busy exam season, and even harder to maintain a well-balanced diet.
We’ve put together some quick recipes for you to have on hand during the final term, as well as our series of events running until the end of the month to keep your mind and body in good shape - including yoga, film nights, and cooking classes.
You can also pick up a copy of our ‘Be Well Do Well’ self-care zine from the SU Building or RHB Info Point for some one-minute revision snack ideas.
Frozen Dumpling Soup
Frozen dumplings can be found in most ‘Oriental’ East Asian supermarkets in Chinatown (Central London), Deptford, New Cross, and even some supermarket chains. There are a range of different fillings to choose from: pork, beef, lamb, mushroom, bamboo shoots, bok choy, the list goes on - and you can usually get a bag of over twenty dumplings for just £3.
You’ll need: frozen dumplings, stock cube, plus soy sauce and onion powder (both optional). Alternatively you can use miso soup.
- Cook the dumplings according to packet instructions, using enough water to cover the dumplings.
- Halfway through cooking, crumble in the stock cube and onion powder (if using). The cooking water becomes the broth.
- Remove from the heat, then add soy sauce and season the broth to taste.
- Eat on its own or with rice.
Naan Bread Pizza
You’ll need: One plain naan, oil, three tablespoons of tomato puree, your favourite cheese, cherry tomatoes, dried oregano. The topping choices are endless: olives, mushrooms, sweetcorn, pineapple - the list goes on.
- Brush the naan bread with a little oil. Spread the tomato puree on the top.
- Slice the cheese, tomatoes and toppings and arrange on top of the naan bread. Sprinkle with a pinch of oregano.
- Cook under a medium grill or top shelf of the oven until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy.
One Pot Pasta
You’ll need: Pasta, tin of sweetcorn, broccoli, tuna (optional), plus salt and peper to taste.
- Boil pasta in a pan of salted water. Simmer for two - three minutes.
- Meanwhile, chop up the broccoli, drain the sweetcorn and add both to the boiling pasta. Cook for a further five minutes.
- Drain the pasta and veg and stir in a drained tin of tuna.
Jacket (Sweet) Potato
You'll need: Potato or sweet potato, oil, salt and peper. You could add toppings like beans, cheese, tuna, butter or marmite.
- Wash the potato and stab multiple holes in it with a fork.
- Coat the potato in oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Microwave at full power for six minutes.
- Once cooked, cut in half and serve with your favourite toppings. If you’re using beans, you can pour them over potato at the three-minute mark and microwave for a further four minutes.