Easy, Cheap Hostel Eats

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We all know that cooking in hostels can be daunting. The hostel kitchen might lack the most basic things like measuring cups, sharp knives, utensils and pots and pans that don’t stick by just looking at them. It might not be the cleanest kitchen you’ve been  in and it might be jam packed with people at peak hours. It might be tiny, or opposite; so big that you spend too much time looking for the tools you need. But, cooking in hostels is a great way of saving money (and meeting new friends) while you travel so don’t be put of by the thought of making your own dinner!

I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite recipes that are quick and easy to prepare in hostels and they won’t take a large chunk out of your budget. In addition to being quick and easy they are also tasty, filling and can easily be shared with your travel friends.

Enjoy!

 

CHEESY GNOCCHI SKILLET from BUDGET BYTES

www.budgetbytes.com

Cheese and more cheese!
RECIPE

SPAGHETTI AGLIO OLIO: POOR MAN’S PASTA from BACON IS MAGIC

www.baconismagic.ca

So simple, yet so tasty!
RECIPE

KALE, SAUSAGE AND CANNELLINI BEAN SOUP from SWEET CAYENNE

www.sweetcayenne.com

Just as perfect for lazy summer nights as cold winter evenings!
RECIPE

5-INGREDIENT CHILI from GIMME SOME OVEN

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www.gimmesomeoven.com

One serving is never enough!
RECIPE

SMOKED GOUDA MUSHROOM QUESADILLAS from PINCH OF YUM

www.pinchofyum.com

A piece of Mexican heaven!
RECIPE

HONEY GARLIC SALMON from RECIPETIN EATS

www.recipetineats.com

Crispy, juicy, tasty and healthy!
RECIPE

PARMESAN SPINACH RICE from SUNNY SWEET DAYS

www.sunnysweetdays.com

A rice dish jam-packed with appetizing flavours!
RECIPE

TIPS

Don’t be scared of being creative when cooking – add more cheese just because it’s good, chili pepper for more punch, bacon or chorizo if you love meat or more vegetables if you feel you need more vitamins

If you’re travelling with a friend or a group, go shopping together and split the bill – it will save you time and money

Look for weekly deals at the grocery store and plan your meals around them. Internet is a great tool to use when your stuck for recipe ideas

If staying at one place for a longer period of time, make bigger meals so you can freeze them to save time later on. Most hostels have freezers, just remember to mark your food well and put it in an air-tight container

See if you can find food item at the grocery store that are close to their expiration date – they are usually reduced in price and you can make a good deal on meat and dairy products

Leftovers make great lunches for the day after. Meats can be put in a salad, or vegetables in a wrap

Never rely on the hostel to have condiments. Keep small bags or containers with spices with you to add flavour to your meals

* A big thank you to all the food bloggers/creators that contributed to the article for allowing me to use their photos and recipes *

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3 Comment

  1. So many great recipes in this post, thanks for including me.

    1. Marita says: Reply

      Yes, so many good recipes! Thank you for contributing 🙂

  2. I always feel confused with the question what to cook in the hostel… But after reading your post this is not a problem any more. This is yummy!

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