Best Student Cook Books to take to University

You’ve made it. You’ve got into university and you’re ready to up sticks and head off into the big wide world. Exciting, eh? But hang on, you’ve got to write great essays, not sleep through all your lectures, fend for yourself and manage to survive…all at the same time. Food is an important part of a positive university experience. Making sure you eat hearty, nutritious meals will help you to stay focused, healthy and ready to make the most of your time at university. If cooking is completely new to you and you’re not too sure where to start – there are loads of useful student cook books out there to give you a head start and provide you with simple, delicious recipes to impress your new flatmates with.

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The Student Cookbook: Great Grub for the Hungry and the Broke

The clue is in the title with this book! When you’re a student, money’s usually tight, so being able to whip up a storm in the kitchen on a budget is a very useful skill to have.

There are loads of helpful chapters for when you’re in a hurry, like Snacks & Bites, Easy Meals, Food to Impress, Desserts and Vegetarian Meals too. Tickle your taste buds with home-cooked favourites like spaghetti bolognaise and fajitas.

A* in the Kitchen

This cookbook is a fantastic read for students and it’s written in a way that’s really easy for beginners to understand – and entertaining too. Nothing is off limits here and you’ll be walked through how to boil an egg to perfection, as well as something more complex like a roast dinner with all the trimmings.

There are lots of food hygiene tips too for a safe and happy kitchen!

The Hungry Healthy Student Cookbook

Jam-packed full of recipes, this book will keep you to stay healthy with nutritious meals during exam season to give you a boost of energy and cook something wholesome when you need a pick-me-up and are feeling a bit homesick. With over 200 recipes, you’ll be spoilt for choice and won’t have to worry too much about what you’re going to eat – leaving you free to concentrate on other things.

It’s also got lots of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options too.

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Cooking on Campus

Put together by the knowledgeable team at Good HouseKeeping, this cook book will give you lots of new culinary ideas and keep you ticking over nicely. It’s got lots of nutritional information for you to pore over and loads of advice from the team in tasty chapters such as Super Soups, Let’s Do Brunch, Posh Nosh and Flash in the Pan.

Fast & Fresh One Pound Meals

When you’re strapped for cash this recipe book will be your saviour. It’s perfect for speedy, simple recipes when you’re working with a tight budget. There are 80 recipes and lots of savvy tips from Miguel Barclay to help you to make the most out of your ingredients and where to get the best quality ingredients for the best prices.

You’ll find lip-smacking recipes and really straight-forward dishes to help you eat well, for less.