Food Shopping Tips For Students
is part IV of a series of articles offering advice to students on
subjects such as cooking on a budget, shopping for food, store-cupboard
staples, cooking tips, kitchen equipment, basic kitchen and
food hygiene plus lots of easy, nutritious and delicious recipes which won’t
break the bank.
Newly launched Student Recipe iPhone App
This collection of
60 recipes has been put together especially for students. Most are economical,
quick, easy to make and nutritious, however we've also included some "treats"
for when you've done well with your budget and have a little extra to spend. To
make it even easier, you can also choose the serving amount on many of the
recipes - from cooking for 1 to feeding the house (8) - and the recipes are
listed in clearly defined sections in order of preparation/cooking time.
You can even email your favourite recipes to friends directly from the app.
Only £1.19 download from Apple iTunes
Whilst supermarkets are convenient and often cheaper for staples such as tinned
and store-cupboard items, it is sometimes more economical to buy fresh fruit and
vegetables from other places such as street markets or local greengrocers, so as
soon as you get the chance, have a walk-around the area or simply ask a local
about weekly markets and local shops.
Whatever shops and facilities are
available, here are a few tips to help you get the most for your money:-
• Before you leave, make a shopping list and stick to it when you get to the
shops. Once you are familiar with your local store, you can go one step further
and list the items you need in order of where they are in the store. You’ll be
less likely to impulse buy and stick to your budget.
• If possible shop around and compare
prices. If you are fortunate enough to have more than one
supermarket in the vicinity, you will often find they are offering
different savings on different foods at different times.
mySupermarket is an
online grocery price comparison website where you can check what the
various UK supermarkets have on offer each week.
Click the mySupermarket
banner to find what's on offer at all the supermarkets
• Buy supermarket own-brands, rather than the more expensive well-known brands
especially as in some cases the supermarkets source their products from the very