Fresher food tips: waste less and save more at uni
You’ve finally arrived at university, congratulations!
Your bags are unpacked, you’re making new friends and soaking up your environment. As you prepare yourself for academic greatness, how prepared are you to cooking for yourself? If you’re not, don’t panic – these top tips below will help you in all aspects of cooking and reducing food waste.
In student halls, the kitchen space is often small. You normally have to share the fridge and freezer, but you’re usually given your own cupboard space. People generally think that students live on junk food, instant noodles and takeaways. Whether there is truth to these statements, it is more important for students to learn to store and prepare food for themselves within a small kitchen environment in a busy shared space.
UCAS manages three million applications, from around 700,000 people, each year, for full-time undergraduate courses at over 380 universities and colleges across the UK. This gives a clearer picture of how many students could be potentially wasting food. I believe, with a little effort, all students can learn to create cheap nutritious meals while reducing their food waste
It takes water, energy, fuel and packaging to produce the food we love. It's a valuable resource and about half of what we throw away every year comes from UK households. If we all do our bit, we could save up to 7 million tonnes of food every year – here's how you can start with the simple spud.
A roast dinner has never been more simple! You certainly won’t be left with a mountain of washing up to do either as you only need one baking tray to get started with this recipe. What you will get however, is lovely tender chicken with crispy skin and veg roasted to perfection - just add gravy.