Check out these healthy student dishes that don't suck

Sep 7 2016, 5:23 pm

You’re tired of studying quantum theory and resort to your phone instead, rubbing your growling stomach.

Yet as you scroll through food pictures online, you start to feel skeptical, wondering if eating healthy is merely an Instagram trend that has no factual basis in reality. Because seriously, who has time to create these healthy but delicious meals in between their packed course schedule?

But what makes a good meal often isn’t credited to the food itself, but more so, the tools you use to make it. If you’re in school, trying to avoid the cafeteria junk food, then prepping dishes at home might be the answer to solving your empty stomach woes – that is, if you have the right kitchen tool.

Inspired by the age old question of how students can eat healthy yet delicious food, Daily Hive teamed up with Philips Airfryer to find this foolproof recipe.

Salmon with Dill Sauce recipe


Salmon with dill/Shutterstock

Active: 15 MIN | Total: 25 MIN | Serves: 2

Ingredients for the salmon 

  • 2 ounces salmon
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt

Ingredients for the dill sauce

  • ½ cup non-fat greek yogurt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons dill, finely chopped


1. Preheat the  Philips Airfryer to 270°F. Cut the salmon into two 6-ounce portions and drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over each piece. Season with a pinch of salt. Place the salmon into the cooking basket and cook for 15-17 minutes. The temperature is fully adjustable and comes with a pre-set timer of up to 60 minutes with a ready signal and auto shut off.

2. Make the dill sauce. In a mixing bowl combine the yogurt, sour cream, chopped dill and salt. Top the cooked salmon with the sauce and garnish with an additional pinch of chopped dill.

3. The Philips Airfryer is easy to clean so don’t worry about wasting any time. It comes with a removable drawer and food basket that features a non-stick coating which are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Clean up with little effort and get on with your studying schedule.

If you’re wondering how this gourmet recipe is so simple yet healthy, then you can look again to its directions. The kitchen tool for credit here is the Philips Airfryer which provides healthy frying with Rapid Air technology for crisp and even results in minutes – perfect for the avid university student.

You can make tons of different dishes such as bakes, roasts, and grills, with little to no oil so you never feel guilty. – take for example these recipes you can find via Philips for grilled pork tenderloin, steak teriyaki, French fries (yes, they can be healthy), tomato soup, and much more.

The Philips Airfryer retails from $249.99 to $299.99. It’s sold at major retailers including,, Home Outfitters, London Drugs, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and much more.

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