Surviving college can be a hungry experience. If you're living away from home you don't always know when you're gonna get your next decent meal - especially if it's healthy food - which can be a struggle. Sometimes you need some home comforts like an electric blanket and grub that isn't from Supermacs. If you don't have the cash to do a cheap shop or you're waiting for that grant cheque to come in here's a list of foods to take from your family home that won't be missed - well, not really! Thank you families of Ireland for putting up with us.
Spices are the Gods of the food world. Throw them on top of everything - pizza, bread, cheese -whatever! You're instantly upgrading those bland meals.
Get a lunch bag and keep it stocked. You'll need the carbs for those cold and lonely winter nights.
'Cause there's always loads of rice in the press! Nobodies gonna notice.
A source of protein that's cheaper than chicken, especially if you're bulking!
5). Pasta Sauce
Rob some passata or tomato paste if there's no jars handy. Mix them together and make your own sauce. Use those spices!
6). Stock cubes
Add these things to everything!
7). Tins of Everything
Beans, salmon, tuna, kidney beans, chick peas - whatever you can get your hands on!
'Cause you can have eggs scrambled, poached or fried. They are a source of constant pleasure.
Nuts are full of protein and fibre and are easily hidden inside your coat pockets.
Nobody is gonna notice if that Fruit N' Fibre goes missing.
Collect glass jars and fill them with some milk before you go back to college. Try and take skimmed or almond milk just for the shelf life alone.
Take as much sugar as you can carry for the tae. Next time you're in a coffee shop rob some of those sachets of sugar as well. Just incase you're ever stuck!
Even your Mammy isn't gonna wanna see you stuck without this core staple of Irish life.
Rob the bread rolls you have to heat up -the dates are longer!
If you can't take a few sachets of butter from the college restaurant cut a block in half and wrap it in clingfilm. Probably best not to leave it in your bag.
Who doesn't like some crackers and cheese?!
17). Peanut Butter
Just take the jar and blame someone else *MY PRECIOUS*
Cut a decent sized chunk off the block and wrap it up in some clingfilm. Try and get some of those cheese triangles if you can.
19). Frozen Pizzas
Every freezer has a few forgotten treasures. Use them sparingly.
The date on ham lasts longer than most cooked meats.
22). Mi Wadi
Pour the Mi Wadi into a water bottle. Hey presto! You have a miniature bottle of sweet joy all to yourself.
Lads you may start stocking up on jars and clingfilm.
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