15 Quick and Easy Recipe Ideas for Your Hostel Stay

One of the best ways to get to know a culture is by eating your way through the country’s different cuisines. However, depending on where you are, it can quickly become expensive if you eat out every day.

On the other hand, no one likes to spend time cooking when they could be hiking a mountain, visiting an interesting museum, or soaking up the sun at the beach. The best course of action is to learn some quick recipes, so you can stay healthy while enjoying your trip.

1. Stir-fry

Stir-fries are probably the easiest and most nutritious dishes you can cook when you are traveling. It’s just a matter of picking the vegetables you like the most, mixing in your protein of choice (beef, chicken, tofu), and frying everything together with some tasty noodles.

Ideally, you’d want a wok pan, but any large frying pan will do the trick. If you’re not a fan of crunchy vegetables, make sure you boil them beforehand until they reach the right consistency. Make it as spicy as you’d like and don’t be shy with the soy sauce!

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2. Pasta dishes

If your idea of pasta dishes consists of pot noodles, you need to broaden your horizons! Even a simple tomato pasta can be more interesting than that, and potentially healthier. It’s also the perfect dish to feed a group of people.

It’s always best to buy penne or fusilli, instead of the long spaghetti or linguine, as they’re more versatile and can easily be turned into yummy cold salads if mixed with mayo, tomatoes, and olives. They’re also great substitutes for macaroni and cheese.

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3. Dishes with mincemeat / veggie alternative

The number of different dishes you can cook with mincemeat or veggie alternatives (tofu, mushrooms, beans, Quorn) is mind blowing. The obvious choice is usually “Spag Bol” (spaghetti Bolognese), but you can definitely be more adventurous.

Chili con carne is a great option, especially if it’s served with cheesy nachos and some guacamole. Another delicious dish is meatballs, and the veggie option – made with mushrooms – is out of this world. Burgers are also easy and popular with everybody.

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