Megan Ravenhall suggests some easy-to-make meals for those who find that they’ve partied a little too hard this Freshers’ Week.

Starving after a wild night? Splitting headache? Nausea? Let’s face it, cooking is the last thing you want to do. Unfortunately, cooking is essential in the hangover recovery process. Armed with the right foods, getting over a hangover can be far less painful. Be sure to try this recipe (or have it pre-prepared) and follow our additional tips.

Chicken and Roast Vegetable Traybake
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. In an oven-safe dish, chop a load of boneless chicken breast and toss it in with some quartered red onion, chopped peppers, chunks of sweet potato (skin on), and a good glug of olive oil.
3. Season with sea salt, pepper, Cajun spices, and cumin.
4. Shove it in the oven. Have a flatmate keep an eye on it while you take a shower and wash off the previous night.
5. After about 15 minutes, when the chicken is cooked, cover the dish with tin foil and put it back in the oven with the heat turned off. This will let the juices stew and soften the sweet potato to the perfect texture.
6. When you are ready to eat, pull it out of the oven and dig in!

Additional Hangover Recovery Tips

For simpler meals, try sprucing up breakfast. Adding smoked paprika and strong cheddar to beans on toast gives a generic breakfast a unique kick.


Photo: Megan Ravenhall

If you prefer porridge, soak the oats in milk overnight to make them creamy. Adding cinnamon, peanut butter, or banana and honey can turn a simple bowl of porridge into a breakfast that will fill you up for longer, giving your stomach the hug it deserves after the torture of all that alcohol.


Megan Ravenhall


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