No Cook No Bake No Sweat

By Claudia Tan and Kezia Tan

Tired of instant noodles to fuel you through late-night mugging sessions? Here are four quick and easy recipes to satisfy your midnight cravings. All it takes are a few simple ingredients — so you’re covered whether you’re working in hall or at home.

Tuna Wrap

Quick meals don’t have to be unhealthy. Fill your stomach with this nutritious and tasty dish.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons of tuna
2 big pieces of lettuce
1 tablespoon of almonds
1 tablespoon of raisins
1 slice of tortilla wrap

Serves 1 wrap

Directions:
1. Mix the tuna, almonds and raisins in a bowl
2. Place the lettuce on the tortilla and spread the mixture evenly on top
3. Fold the sides of the wrap firmly
4. Roll it up tight
5. Let the sweet and savoury take over your senses

TIP: Buy wholemeal tortilla and low-fat tuna for a healthier meal

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S’mores Sandwich

Who says you can only enjoy marshmallows at barbeques or over a campfire? Make your very own s’mores with a few simple steps at home.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1 bar of milk chocolate of your choice
1 packet of digestive biscuits
Marshmallows (as many as you like!)

Serves 5 S’mores sandwiches

Directions:
1. Melt the chocolate at medium heat in a microwave-safe bowl for a minute
2. Spread the melted chocolate on the digestive biscuits
3. Top with marshmallows and microwave for 30 seconds
4. Place a second digestive biscuit on top
5. Bite into the sandwich as the marshmallows melt in your mouth

TIP: For a healthier snack, replace marshmallows with diced strawberries or sliced bananas

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Mac and Cheese

Need carbs for an energy boost? This microwaved mac ‘n’ cheese recipe is much less of a hassle than boiling a pot of pasta the old-fashioned way.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1/3 cup pasta
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tablespoon salted butter

Serves 1 bowl

Directions:
1. Combine the pasta and water in a bowl and microwave on high for a minute. Give it a quick stir and repeat four times, totalling four minutes.
2. Add in room temperature butter
3. Add in cheddar cheese (sliced cheese works too!)
4. Add in milk and stir thoroughly before microwaving once more at high temperature for a minute
5. Top with more cheese and some pepper. Enjoy!

Tip: Use full cream milk for a richer flavour, or skip the butter and use low-fat milk for a healthier option.

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Nutella Fudge

For a sinfully good kick with an all-time favourite, try the hazelnut chocolate spread in bite-sized, snack form.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Nutella
3 tablespoons of salted butter
¾ cups of walnuts and almonds (or as much as you like)

Serves about 6 mini fudges.

Directions:
1. Melt the Nutella and butter over medium heat for a minute and stir until smooth
2. Add the nuts and stir until evenly coated
3. Pour the fudge and nut mixture into a bowl lined with aluminium foil. Tap the bowl on the table to set the fudge
4. Refrigerate for at least four hours (While waiting, head back to the books!)
5. Cut the now solidified fudge into bite-sized pieces, top with more nuts, and your Nutella Fudge is ready to serve

Tip: For the rare birds who don’t like Nutella, Ovomaltine or peanut butter work too.

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