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Shopping on a budget of €20 a week

Shopping on a budget of €20 a week

Student life means we can’t always eat luxury foods that we enjoy. I’ve created a shopping list on a budget of €20 with products that can be used in lots of meals. It’s always good to make a list before you go grocery shopping with means planned for the week ahead. This can help save money. There are lots of recipes available on Student Eats which are cheap and easy: https://studenteats.co.uk Shopping List– All of the items are from AldiPorridge…

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Student deals in Galway!

Student deals in Galway!

Food offers: Dough bros offers a €10 2 topping pizza and a drink you can’t go wrong! McDonalds only charges €5 for an extra value medium meal when you show your student leap card. Indi Garden offers discounted dinners and also caters for vegetarian students if your craving an Indian. Charcoal Grill always has student specials on the menu. Costa gives you 10% off any large americano, cappuccino or latte. Tolteca offers a burrito and drink for €6.50 and Boojum…

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Staying Healthy During Exam Season

Staying Healthy During Exam Season

I apologise in advance if this frightens you but alas, we have hit Week 11 and we are in the home stretch towards summer exams. We can almost smell end-of-exam ice cream and sleep in celebrations. I don’t know about all of you, but I tend to forget how to be healthy when studying and when exams are on my mind. It’s like my brain becomes a reservoir of words, numbers, library times, and nothing else. Sometimes, I forget to…

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Chocolate chip cookies!

Chocolate chip cookies!

Hey guys, so this week I’m sharing with you the recipe for delicious chocolate chip cookies. All you need is ……. 1 cup white flour 1/2 tsp baking soda dash of salt 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chocolate chips (i used a mix of milk and white chocolate) 4 tbsp milk 2 tbsp oil dash of vanilla extract 2 tbsp peanut butter 1. Mix all the dry ingredients together. 2. Form a well in the centre…

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Hello all and congratulations, you’ve made it through week two! If you’re sticking around Galway this weekend and looking for something fun and inexpensive to get out and do, you’ve come to the right place! There is always so much going on in Galway and if you’re like me, somehow you always just miss it because you were misinformed. One website I love to check regularly for current and upcoming events in the area so I don’t end up missing…

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New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

Don’t let people tell you that you can’t have New Years Resolutions. Yes, a lot of resolutions are not always completed… I told myself in 2018 that I would end the year with a driving licence, and yet, here I am, trundling back home in a bus every weekend. This does not undermine the other resolutions I have completed since last year. Being able to squat over my own weight was one of my personal favourite achievements. And yet, how…

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Cupcakes

Cupcakes

Hey, guys so this week I’m sharing with you my go-to recipe for cupcakes. What I love about cupcakes is that they are so versatile and taste great. ingredients 4 eggs 225g self-raising flour 225g sugar 225g butter 2 drops vanilla extract method 1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees 2. Mix all ingredients together using a hand whisk until they are a smooth consistency like shown below. 3. Spoon out the mixture into cupcake cases. 4. Bake in the…

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Energy balls

Energy balls

Hey guys, so this week I’m going to share with you the recipe for energy balls. They are super simple to make and taste great:) all you need is……. 1 cup of dates 1 cup of oats 1 tbsp of coconut oil 1 tbsp cacao powder 1 tbsp peanut butter method 1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor 2. Blitz ingredients until they look like the picture below 3. roll the mixture into balls 4. enjoy! adapted from: https://inspiredentertainment.com/recipe/chocolate-peanut-butter-energy-bites/…

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Meals on a budget

Meals on a budget

        Today I decided to have a look at what special offers are out there in the local supermarkets at the moment, It can be a great way to stretch your budget and keep your meals interesting at the same time. Here is a list of stores in Galway that provide special offers with links for you to browse their offers. Centra: Centra have a number of cereals on offer at the moment at half price as…

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Socs Fair

Socs Fair

Next Tuesday (22nd of January 2019) is a great opportunity to meet and chat with members of all different Societies. There will also be a poster sale in the foyer of Aras na Mac Leinn.