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Quick, Easy Foods That Will Fill Any Student Belly All Day

Quick, Easy Foods That Will Fill Any Student Belly All Day

As a student you've probably mastered the €20 weekly shop, but you might want to know what foods will actually fill any student belly for ages.

Although pot noodle may seem appealing, it'll probably leave your belly rumbling only an hour or two later. Instead of filling up with cheap, addictive-packed junk, it's better to fill up with slow-releasing foods. We've picked out some healthy, cheap and filling snacks and food components that will leave you full without breaking your budget.


1. Eggs

Ah, eggs the stuff dreams were made of. Eggs are by far the most versatile food on the market and are super cheap to boot. You can scramble them on toast, poach them, fry them and make yourself a quick breakfast that will fill you all day long.

2. Peanut Butter


As a result of all the protein found in peanut butter it'll fill you for longer while tasting delish. Try spreading it on toast, putting a spoonful in porridge or popping some on sliced apples.

3. Chicken

Good old-fashioned chicken is again, packed full of protein which means it will leave your student belly full for ages. Whether it's a chicken salad or a chicken stir-fry it'll fill you up for hours.

4. Beans


Beans are a student staple that are cheap and delicious. Whether it's Heinz beans or black beans with rice – they're super filling and won't break the bank.

5. Cheese

Yes, please. This dairy product is another protein-filled food that you can find everywhere and it makes anything tasty.

6. Porridge


The original superfood breakfast. Oats are a slow-releasing carbohydrate source, which means they'll keep you full all morning long. Try adding some banana and peanut butter and you're ready to go.

7. Hummus

With so many flavours out there, hummus is a spread worth talking about. It's vegetarian and vegan, and can be spread on rice cakes, wraps or on some crunchy carrots for a snack.

8. Sweet Potato


The humble spud is one of the best slow-releasing carbohydrates out there. As sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than regular spuds they'll fill you up for longer.

9. Lentils

These pulses add protein and act as a healthy thickener to soups, curries and stews. They're super cheap and are a great option for all the veggies out there.

Also Read: 5 Addictive Online Fitness Programs For Poor Students


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Ciara Finnegan

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