I’m dreaming of a student budget Christmas…
For students, the time leading up to Christmas is a time to scrimp and save. I’ve got a few ideas to make these cold winter months as debt-free as possible!
Cheap wholesome food ideas:
Is there any better way to warm you up on these frosty mornings? Microwave 40g porridge oats with double water for 1 minute. Stir, add a tsp cinnamon and microwave again for 1 more minute. Add sliced banana.
Boil the egg for 7 mins. Slice and mash half an avocado. Super tasty with a few squeezes of lemon and some ground pepper. Packed full of protein and good fats.
3. Stuffed Peppers with Rice
Boil 60g brown rice for 20 mins. Remove the centre of a large pepper and put in the oven on 180degrees for 15 mins. Chop and fry (in a drop of oil) half an onion, a crushed garlic clove and a small tin of chopped tomatoes. Add a tbsp red pesto and a drop of water to stop the mixture from thickening too much. Add a tsp of oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper. Crumble in 30g feta cheese, add the boiled rice and stir. Remove the pepper from the oven and scoop in the mixture, putting the rest of the rice mixture around the pepper. Roast for 15 mins and serve!
Ideas for cheap Christmas presents: homemade:
- Personalised message cup
- £0.95 http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/20282942/#/20282942 Use whiteboard pens to personalise these cute mugs, perfect for family or friends!
- £1.75 Sweet filled Margarita glass http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/90235886/ This would be a great present for friends or adult family members. Fill with a bag of marshmallows or any sweet treats – you could also include a mini spirit bottle for those who drink alcohol.
These are just a few ways to scrimp and save this Christmas without your friends and family knowing you’re on a student budget.