National Higher Education Day; Healthier Meal Ideas For Students


Chief Marketing Officer, SMASH

Our friends over in America are celebrating National Education Day and we wanted a pizza the action (eyy… see what we did there). So, we thought what better time to dive into some super easy meals for students that are healthier AND delicious? Take a look at these SMASH-approved recipes…

That’s what I’m taco’ing about!

Mexican food is an absolute winner in the student kitchen! Whether you’re cooking for yourself and fancy leftovers for dayyysssss or have a guest coming over, you really can’t go wrong. We’re talking nachos, tacos, quesadillas, fajitas and our personal student favourite; enchiladas. These are awesome because you can prep them in advance and then just bake them when you’re ready to eat. Not to mention they’re delicious for lunch the next day. Here’s the recipe…


  • 2 peppers and 2 onions (or any veg you need to use up)
  • 300g Quorn Pieces - SMASH 50p off on the app 
  • Olive oil
  • 8 x tortillas 
  • 2tsp paprika
  • 2 x garlic cloves crushed
  • 2stp mixed herbs 
  • Eatlean Grated Cheese - get a SMASHing 50p off on the app
  • Salad to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the 2 cloves of crushed garlic. 
  2. Add your chosen veg and cook until soft.
  3. Season with paprika and mixed herbs.
  4. Add your Quorn Pieces and cook for a further 10 minutes. 
  5. Take off the heat and evenly distribute between 8 tortillas. Roll each tortilla with the filling in and place in an ovenproof dish.
  6. Top with salsa and Eatlean Grated Cheese. Pop in the fridge if you aren’t ready to eat your delicious enchiladas yet.
  7. Place in a preheated oven at 180°C and cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Serve with salad. Enjoy!

Start the day off right 

Need a little motivation to stop pressing snooze in the morning? A great breakfast will help. Try  Moma Porridge. They have the most amazing flavours - our fave at the moment is the Peanut Butter & Maple Syrup and you can SMASH 75p off on the app! 

Looking to mix your porridge up a little? Fresh fruit is a great healthy yet tasty addition. The Pikt Seasonal Fruit, Veg & Salad gives you an amazing section of fruit delivered to your door to keep your porridge game fresh (psst… the veg and salad are also perfect for that cheeky enchilada recipe). Remember to get 40% off on the SMASH app. 

Meals made easy 

Like spending a little time in the kitchen but want to cut the faff. We get it, there are loads of nights out to go on… err we mean studying to do. That’s why the Grubby meals are amazing. Completely plant-based and absolutely delicious with an easy-to-follow recipe and 50% off on the SMASH app, you can’t go wrong. Oh yeah… we should probably mention that each recipe comes with a Spotify prep playlist to get vibing to in your kitchen (you never know it may distract you from your housemate’s pile of dirty dishes). 

SMASH-approved ready meals 

We think ready meals get a bad rep. Here to prove our point is allplants! Achieving A* status in the convenient food class, they have chef-made dishes that are completely plant-based and totally yummy. Perfect for when you’re in a rush, you can get 20% off your first box over on the SMASH app. 

Over to you

So what’s for dinner? Remember, there are loads more amazing deals to choose from over on the SMASH app. We'd love to see your SMASH inspired meals. Make sure to tag us on Instagram, to share your culinary masterpieces. 

Photo credit: Toa Heftiba


Chief Marketing Officer, SMASH

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