How To Eat Well Without The Hassle Of Cooking During Exam Season

Follow these tips for a stress-free January!

Exam season can be pretty tough and it’s easy for it to take a toll on your physical and mental health. If you’re struggling to find the motivation to cook while you’re revising and keep resorting to takeaways a few times a week (which might seem like a great idea at the time, but can lead you to feeling sluggish and lacking the motivation to revise) here’s how you can help make time for better eating.

1. Get inspired by Instagram

Curate your Instagram feed to help you find recipes and easy ideas to cook for your dinner. Many influencers and foodies post full recipes or Reels showing how they make their tasty dinners, so it should be easy to follow along at home.

Joe Wicks is someone who regularly posts tasty meal ideas and videos if you’re looking to get inspired.

2. Try a HelloFresh subscription

A HelloFresh subscription can help you to save money and always have the right ingredients in your kitchen to make fresh meals every night. You can choose what recipes you’d like and the pre-measured ingredients save both time and waste.

A subscription means that if you’re busy and don’t have time to do a food shop or spend a lot of time making your dinner you’ll be sorted every night, and will be getting a tasty and nutritious meal without any stress.

Plus, as a student you can get 50% off your first box and more great discounts!

3. Get a slow cooker

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A slow cooker can be a game-changer. You can simply throw in the ingredients in the morning when you get up, and they’ll be cooking throughout the day ready for when you want to eat your dinner.

A slow cooker is a great way to make soups or sauces as well as cooking your main course. Another great benefit is it’s perfect for cooking in bulk and freezing any leftovers to keep in your fridge for nights when you don’t have time to do any cooking.

4. Plan in advance

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If you’re revising the chances are you’ve probably made a revision schedule to help you to stay on top of things and to plan out how you’ll be spending each day.

If you’re taking the time to make a revision schedule, why not take that a step further and expand it for eating? On Sunday evenings before the start of a new week try planning what meals you’ll be having on each day, what prep is involved and how long it should take you to make.

Having a good idea of your weekly meal plans means helps to take some of the stress out of cooking dinner, and gives you more time to relax in the evenings after a long revision session.

5. Get a good blender

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If you’re an on-the-go person during exam season, having a good blender can help you to get all the nutrients you need quickly and easily.

Blending up a smoothie, juice or protein shake in the mornings is a good way to have a nutritious breakfast and sneak in some superfoods to help boost your energy ready for a busy day!

Don’t forget to check out our HelloFresh student discount to help you save on your meal planning!