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5 Ideas for a Quick Lunch Between University Classes

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5 Ideas for a Quick Lunch Between University Classes


What do you have for lunch between university classes? Do you buy something to go or maybe make your own meal in halls? Here are five tried and tested recipes for students that you can prepare on your own instead of choosing fast food and vending machine snacks.

Healthy Eating Instead of High-Calorie Snacks

Whether you’re preparing for a tough exam session, getting ready to go out with friends or relaxing and scrolling through the web, it’s important to remember about healthy eating. Wholesome, nutritious meals are key to our well-being, both physical and mental.

How can you cook delicious and healthy meals as a student? A well-furnished kitchen will certainly come in handy for this. Unfortunately, university halls of residence are often very poorly equipped, lacking basic household appliances, or even pots and pans. The same applies to cooking in a rented apartment, since not every apartment owner provides this type of equipment for the tenants.

Fortunately, BaseCamp private student dormitory in Dortmund has well-equipped kitchens. Each room, whether you decide to rent alone, share with a partner or opt for a suite, has a private, fully equipped kitchen.

Lectures and classes stimulate brain activity and therefore increase your nutrient demand. The indispensable nutrients are lecithin (eggs, soybeans), iron (red meat), zinc (seafood, beans, nuts), copper (potatoes, dark green leafy vegetables) or omega-3 fatty acids (oily fish, nuts, vegetable oils). How can you quickly prepare a dish that contains important nutrients for your brain?

You can choose between two options: either prepare nutritious lunch boxes to take to university with you, or go back to the BaseCamp apartment during a break and cook a quick meal on the spot. The location of the private student dormitory near the university in the centre of Copenhagen means that you can return to your room at any time to rest, have something to eat or relax. It’s right next to Rosenborg Castle Gardens and adjacent to the National Gallery of Denmark! Interestingly, BaseCamp also offers a private gym for residents only, and plenty of shared spaces to chill out and study.

Lunch Boxes for a Day at University

Carrying lunch boxes became fashionable a few years ago and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. No wonder – it’s a very convenient solution, since you can prepare your meal in the morning, the day before or even a few days in advance and have it ready to eat almost anywhere.

Salads with grilled chicken, eggs, crunchy sunflower or pumpkin seeds, and a dressing based on healthy fats, such as olive or linseed oil, are a good choice. Other things you can put in such boxes are pancakes, tortillas, nutritious oatmeal or pasta and vegetable wraps.

Pasta with Vegetables and Tofu

Many people love Italian cuisine. The vegetarian option of pasta with tomato sauce, vegetables and fried tofu will surely appeal not only to those who love plant-based cuisine, but meat-eaters as well!

Cook a portion of wholemeal pasta in water and prepare a thick sauce in the meantime. Heat butter and olive oil in a frying pan and fry diced onion, add chopped tofu, pieces of red and green pepper and seasoning: honey, chilli, soy sauce and salt and pepper. Finally, add tomato purée and cook until the sauce thickens. You can eat it either hot or cold.

Vegetable Tortillas

Instead of buying ready-made tortilla wraps, you should try preparing them on your own. You just need a few pre-made tortillas, cream cheese, smoked salmon, cucumber, peppers and lettuce, and some natural yogurt. Spread cheese all over the tortilla and cover it with salmon cut into small strips, peppers, cucumber and lettuce leaves. Pour yoghurt over everything, season with salt and pepper and wrap it up. Cut into small pieces that look a little bit like sushi. You can take these tortillas to university with you in a lunchbox or quickly make them during a break between classes.

Couscous Salad

Preparing couscous takes just 5 minutes, since all you need to do is pour boiling water over it, cover it and set aside to let it absorb the water. After a few minutes, the couscous is ready – just add chopped sun-dried tomatoes, sunflower seeds (roasted in a hot pan), crumbled feta cheese and diced cucumber for a delicious salad to go.

Couscous Salad

Couscous has a very delicate taste, so it can be easily combined with many other ingredients. Try mixing it with tuna, roasted chickpeas, steamed broccoli or grilled chicken breast. It also pairs deliciously with beef steak in BBQ sauce.

Pancakes and Other Cakes

Pancakes are the kind of food you can either make on the go or the day before. Small, round pancakes are perfect as a quick snack, ideally with maple syrup or sweet jam. If you love chocolate, there’s nothing stopping you from putting some chocolate spread on top!

Savoury Pancakes

We also have a suggestion for savoury pancakes, with courgette or potatoes. Simply replace the usual wheat flour with grated courgette with any excess water squeezed out or potato flour (starch). To give the dish more flavour, add feta cheese or cottage cheese and season with salt and pepper. Fry on both sides until the pancakes are a nice golden colour. Serve them with yogurt sauce or garlic sauce.

Colourful Smoothie

Healthy smoothies

It is no secret that a smoothie made of high quality ingredients can serve as a wholesome meal. Just add your favourite fruit and chia seeds to the base of buttermilk, kefir or plant milk. Orange smoothies are made from a combination of banana, mango, orange and a splash of lemon juice, red smoothies are made from strawberries, pineapple and watermelon, and green smoothies are made from kiwi, green apples and spinach leaves.


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