When you’re a student it can be tough to eat healthy. You’re either broke and don’t have the money to splash your cash on all those fancy health foods, or you’re being utterly lazy and Papa Johns for dinner Monday through Friday seems totally acceptable (your Mammy would flip if she knew)

That’s why we’re bringing you College Tribune tried and tested healthy lunch box fillers each week to keep those rumbling tummy’s filled.

Check out our recipe for this super-healthy and easy pizza pasta salad.


85g pasta, use a favourite shape

1 tsp olive oil

1 tbsp sundried tomato pesto

85g baby plum tomatoes, halved

50g light mozzarella, cubed

3-4 black olives, halved

4 slices salami, sliced into ribbons

Handful basil leaves


Cook the pasta following pack instructions.
Drain, rinse under cold water to cool, and then drain well.
Toss with the oil and sundried tomato pesto, season to taste.
Place in a jar or plastic box and scatter over the remaining ingredients in layers, ending with the basil.