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By Maddy Clegg, Food Editor

If you're looking to spruce up your feed with some delicious, student-friendly recipe inspo, it's time to get to know Jack Munroe.

I hope I’m not the first person to introduce you to Jack Munroe, if they aren’t already on your radar, then get ready for them to become your go-to cookery companion (and saviour) for cooking on a student budget. Jack first became known for their blog ‘Cooking on a Bootstrap’ which detailed how they navigated cooking for themself and their young son on a frugal £10 weekly budget and surprise, surprise the hack isn’t just stacking up on pot noodles when they’re on promotion.

Jack demonstrated how anyone can make nutritious, delicious and appealing meals from sticking to tinned goods and jazzing them up with some fresh ingredients paired with a bit of creativity. Take a look at their website and you’ll find their ‘Vegan Pastitsio’ for 77p a portion, ‘Mushroom Soup’ for 48p per serving and their ‘Vegan Rainbow Dhansak’ taking top position at a mere 31p a plate. I know as students we’re good at being lazy, but there really is no excuse for that ready meal anymore. I would apologise, but the alternative is a delicious meal and more pennies in the’s a no brainer!

Instagram - @jack_munroe

Twitter - @BootstrapCook

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