Cheap & Healthy Nigerian Student Food Timetable for A Week

Creating a week’s cheap and healthy Nigerian student food timetable can be difficult. No thanks to the consistent inflation of the prices of foodstuffs in the market.

Many Nigerian students do not have a school food timetable because most parents in Nigeria do not use food timetables at home.

You probably grew up without the ideal of a meal timetable. But a food timetable is necessary to maintain a healthy diet.

The meal plan makes to organize your schoolwork, diet and social life with ease.

Plenty of Nigerian students feed on junk which is not a healthy option.

You will find yourself eating the same food over and over again.

  • Noodles
  • Oil Rice
  • Ice Cream
  • Spaghetti
  • Pizza
  • Cake
  • Golden Morn
  • Biscuit
  • Garri

All of this food is not good for your health. Eat foods that will increase your creativity and nourish your body.

In this post, I will show you examples of healthy and cheap food timetables for Nigerian students. Students at all levels, from Secondary to University, will find this post helpful.

Also, you will see how to save money on foodstuffs.

I would love to hear from you. Let me know in the comment box below if you have any questions or need further assistance.

How to Make Nigerian Student Food Timetable

Making a Nigerian student food timetable for a week involves the following processes;

  • Get Breakfast Foods
  • Buy Foodstuffs from The Market
  • Cook Your Food
  • Create A Meal Plan

Get Breakfast Foods

Oat in a bowl

Provisions are good breakfast food for students in Nigeria. It is fast and easy to prepare.

It will make up the bulk of your breakfast plan because you may not have the time to prepare real food before lectures.

Though, provisions will not work for you if you like to eat heavy meals in the morning. The food may burn out before 10 am.

But try out provisions for your breakfast.

Here is a list of provisions you should get as a student;

  • Cocoa Beverage (Bournvita/Milo/Ovaltine)
  • Milk
  • St Louis Sugar
  • Carton of Indomine
  • Golden Morn
  • Quaker Oats
  • Corn Flakes
  • Custard
  • Tin Milk
  • Sardine
  • A packet of Cabin Biscuits
  • Geisha

Buy Foodstuffs from The Market

Bucket of spices

Buying your foodstuffs from the local market is the best way to save money on food as a student.

Do not buy food items in your hostel or street. The prices here are way higher than in the market.

Find time to visit a local market to buy your foodstuffs in bulk. For example, purchasing a 5-litre red oil is cheaper than buying a bottle of oil on your street.

Here are some foodstuffs you can get at the market;

  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Tin tomatoes
  • Sachet of Maggi
  • Onions
  • Dry Fish
  • Palm Oil
  • Groundnut Oil
  • Spaghetti
  • Cray Fish
  • Pepper
  • Garri
  • Sachet of Garri

Cook Your Food

A lady inside a warehouse

Cooking your food yourself is the best way to start a meal plan and save money.

Always resist the urge to eat out or order food online. These options are expensive and would drain your pocket.

Trust me. You will be surprised to find out how much you spend on a meat pie and soft drinks.

Commit to cooking your food.

Create a Meal Plan

A student with a laptop

Creating a meal plan will give you control over your diet. You will be able to organize your meal.

This strategy will help you to eat healthily and save money.

Nigerian Student Food Timetable

man and woman looking at a laptop

Here is a sample of a Nigerian student food timetable for the week;

MondayTea, Egg & BreadBeans & PlantainEgusi + Garri
TuesdayNoodles/SpaghettiFried RiceYam & Vegetable
WednesdayAkara & PapSnacksOgbono + Garri
ThursdayQuaker Oats & BreadJollof RiceBeans & Yam
FridayTea, Egg & Bread/Biscuit PorridgeOkro Soup + Garri
SaturdayMoimoi & PapSpaghetti + EggBitterleaf Soup
SundayFries (Plantain, Yam & Potatoe)Rice, Stew & SaladVegetable Soup

Low Budget Food Timetable

Here is a low budget (SAPA) timetable for Nigerian students;

MondayTea & BreadBeans & PlantainYam + Red Oil
TuesdayNoodlesMeat + Soft DrinkYam & Vegetable
WednesdayAkara & PapGarri + GroundnutOgbono + Garri
ThursdayOkpa & CustardOil RiceBeans & Yam
FridayTea, Egg & Bread/Biscuit PorridgeOkro Soup + Garri
SaturdayMoimoi & PapSpaghetti + EggOgbono + Garri
SundayTea & BreadRice & StewYam + Stew


  • Breakfast: Tea, Bread & Egg
  • Lunch: Rice and Stew
  • Dinner: Eba & Soup


  • Breakfast: Custard and Akara
  • Lunch: Yam Porridge
  • Dinner: Jollof Rice


  • Breakfast: Moi Moi and Akamu
  • Lunch: Oil Rice
  • Dinner: Garri and Soup


  • Breakfast: Quaker Oats
  • Lunch: Beans and Plantain
  • Dinner: Spaghetti Jollof


  • Breakfast: Noddles
  • Lunch: Beans and Fried Plantains
  • Dinner: Rice and Stew


  • Breakfast: Moi Moi and Garri
  • Lunch: Garri and Soup
  • Dinner: Unripe Plantain Porridge


  • Breakfast: Tea and Bread
  • Lunch: Rice and Stew
  • Dinner: Garri and Soup

You can eat your eba or semo with any soup of your choice.

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24 thoughts on “Cheap & Healthy Nigerian Student Food Timetable for A Week”

  1. Good evening sir, pls I want to ask if it’s possible to change from Environmental health science to medicine faculty of basic medical science at kwasu

  2. Hmm this time table if you don’t have fridge or freezer no put body oo coz where will you keep the rest of the meal after eating

    • You raise a valid point about the practicality of following a meal timetable without access to a fridge or freezer.

      While having refrigeration can certainly make meal planning and storage easier, there are alternative options you can consider if you don’t have access to a fridge or freezer:

      1. Opt for non-perishable foods: Include more non-perishable items in your meal plan, such as canned goods, dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. These foods have a longer shelf life and don’t require refrigeration.

      2. Cook smaller portions: Instead of cooking large quantities of food that need to be refrigerated, prepare smaller portions that can be consumed in one sitting. This way, you won’t have to worry about storage after eating.

      3. Plan meals that don’t require refrigeration: Choose recipes that don’t rely heavily on perishable ingredients. Focus on meals that can be cooked and consumed immediately, such as stir-fries, soups, salads, sandwiches, or grilled dishes.

      4. Utilize cool storage alternatives: If you don’t have access to a fridge or freezer, you can use alternative methods to keep your food cool for a short period. For example, you can use a cooler with ice packs or freeze water bottles to use as makeshift ice packs.

      5. Consider communal fridges or storage options: If you live in a shared space or have access to a community fridge, you can discuss with others about the possibility of using the shared fridge to store perishable items temporarily.

  3. Pls, how can I be notified when you’ve updated the post?

    I will really love to get the updated version. Thank you

  4. This is not only helpful for students but for us wives that will have to be cracking up our brains before knowing what to cook. I commend your efforts, really helpful


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