6 Recipes to Survive the School Year

Life for a university student isn’t all ramen noodles and macaroni! Your UVic bloggers got together to share some quick recipes to help you survive the school year.

Dish: Chicken Split Wings



Chef: Trev H.





1 package of split wings
2 tsp salt and pepper
25 mL Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
2 tsp oregano
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 dash garlic powder
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp bbq sauce
5 mL vinegar


Mix all into a Ziploc bag and marinate for 24 hours. Put in oven at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, then turn over and cook for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for about 10 minutes before you begin eating.

“Here’s what I love to eat when I’m on the go. It’s simple, quick and super filling” – Trev

Dish: Poached Eggs & Avocado Toast



Chef: Jess N.






2 eggs
2 pieces of toast
1 avocado


Poach eggs to your liking (soft, medium or hard). Mix your avocado into a bowl (you can mix it with some parsley to increase the flavour). Spread the avocado onto toast, top with poached eggs and enjoy!

“I love this recipe cause it’s #basic but still really delicious” – Jess

Dish: Overnight Oats



Chef: Rachel F.





Ingredients:  Almond+Berry+Vegan+Overnight+Oats

steel cut oats or regular quick oats
chia seeds
chopped banana
almond milk or coconut milk
frozen berries
scoop of almond butter
chopped pecans
Greek yogurt
vanilla extract
hemp seeds


Throw it all in a little container the night before and you have breakfast the next morning!

“I’m all about the quick breakfast to go. This recipe is super easy, handy and loaded with great stuff to get me going throughout the day” – Rach

Dish: Grilled Cheese with Basil Pesto + Side of Tomato Soup



Chef: Kate H.






cheddar cheese
basil pesto
tomato soup (Campbell’s works best)


Butter the bread and then throw it on a pan, topped with cheddar cheese and pesto. Heat until the cheese is melted. Warm up the soup.

“For me, I’m all about simple, wholesome meals. This recipe takes less than 3 minutes and it’ll keep you full all afternoon” – Kate

Dish: Refrigerator Jambalaya




Chef: Anna






whatever you have in the fridge


Mix it altogether and hope it tastes good!

“Eat it – even if it doesn’t taste good because you don’t have any other food in the house #struggles” – Anna

Dish: Lemon Pepper Chicken



Chef: Kevin R.





Ingredients: static1.squarespace.com

chicken breast
lemon (or lemon juice)
black pepper


Preheat oven to 400F. Toss chicken breast in lemon and black pepper. Bake for 45 minutes and eat with rice, pasta, potatoes, whatever!

“My favourite thing about this recipe is the meal prep. You can literally cook a whole bunch of chicken at once and have enough food to last you for the week” – Kevin


What’s your favourite student recipe? Post it in the comments!

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