Healthy Food on a College Budget

Hello Readers,

Here is PART ONE of my new food series called “Healthy food on a College Budget”. This is one topic that is near and dear to my poor student heart. This weeks recipes were all from my heart and my stomach!

This week I have made Garlic Smashed potatoes with Roasted veggies and bone-in Chicken!

Step 1. Boil baby potatoes. (my favourite are the assorted bag from Superstore, the assortment adds colours to your dish). Preheat Oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.


Step 2. As Potatoes are boiling, put your bone-in Chicken in a pan and add spices as desired. I added Ms.Dash (Ms.Dash is salt less which is better for the heart ❤ ). I add a little oil to the pan to add some crisp to the chicken. Put Chicken into oven for 15 minutes.

Step 3. Take soften Baby potatoes out from the boiling water. (Potatoes should be ready after 15 minutes in the boiling water). Oil large pan, place soften Potatoes on the greased pan. Take a fork and smash the potatoes just enough to tell you can see the fork indent. Than add:

  • Garlic Salt (sprinkle as much as desired)
  • Rosemary
  • Red Onion (diced)
  • Garlic (2 cloves)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil on top of smashed potatoes


Step 4. Remove Chicken from oven and place frozen vegetables into pan (frozen is a cheap alternative), code with seasoning (I add Ms. Dash). Place Chicken and seasoned vegetables back into the oven, along with the smashed Potatoes.


Step 5. Convection bake the 2 dishes for 15 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and the Chicken Medley is fully cooked. (Chicken should be white).

Step 6. Remove and Serve 🙂