Do you find it impossible to take time out from your hectic schedule and cook healthy meals for your family? Well, from now on cooking meals is going to be super easy and enjoyable at the same time. Try out these 25 time-saving recipes that are extremely healthy and lip-smacking at the same time. Your family members will relish these scrumptious food cooked by you.
25 Easy and Healthy Recipes
Whole-grain Toast with Goat Cheese and Raspberries
This is an excellent option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Toast whole-grain bread and allow it to cool slightly. Spread goat cheese and top with few mashed raspberries. Add a dash of honey and you are done.
Grilled Corn Salad
This is a perfect salad with low-fat veggies. Toss boiled corn with diced peppers, onions, cucumber and chopped coriander. Season with salt, black pepper and lemon juice and you are ready to indulge in this healthy corn salad.
Feta-stuffed Chicken Breasts
Make this creamy cheese stuffing by mixing crumbles feta with fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes. Fill this inside sautéed chicken breast and your healthy dinner is ready.
Balsamic Pork and Apple Skewers
Marinate the juicy pork in tangy and sweet balsamic sauce. Top it up with red onions and apple to create an unusual, delicious flavour. Serve with brown rice and your healthy meal is ready.
Mix together dices peppers, red onions, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, boiled chickpeas and chopped parsley and mint. Dress it up with extra-virgin olive oil and red-wine vinegar. Toast 1-2 slice of whole-wheat pita and form small pieces of it. Toss in the prepared salad and serve.
Kale and Lemon Bruschetta with Ricotta and Fried Egg
Sauté crushed garlic and chopped kale in extra-virgin olive oil till it turns tender. Season with salt, pepper and lemon. Toast bread with ricotta cheese and top it with kale and poached egg.
Banana, Almond Milk and Date Smoothie
In a blender add few ice cubes, almond milk, banana, halved dates and some ground flaxseed. Churn till it turns smooth.
Asian Pork Skillet
This one is easy, healthy and delicious. Boil ramen noodles with fresh vegetables and tender pork. Season with hoisin sauce to get mouth-watering flavour.
Fajita-style Beef Tacos
Give a healthy variation to tacos with steak, sweet onions and diced mangoes. Add little color and crunch by topping it up with red and orange sweet peppers.
Quinoa Crunch with Seasonal Fruit and Yoghurt
Bake 1 cup of quinoa with 1 tbsp safflower oil and 1 tbsp agave syrup for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Allow it to cool and serve with fresh seasonal vegetable and yoghurt.
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Roast cherry tomatoes at high heat to turn them into a sweet and delectable side-dish. Serve them with heart-healthy pastas or over chicken breasts and your healthy meal is ready to be eaten.
Boil 1 quart chicken broth with 2 cloves of garlic, 2 slices scallions, 1 medium diced potato and 3 cups of mixed chopped greens like kale, chard, spinach and tatsoi. Simmer for about 5-10 minutes till the potatoes turn tender. Season with salt and pepper. Blend till smooth and serve with grated parmesan.
Greek Yoghurt and Vegetable sandwich
Take a slice of whole-wheat bread and spread Greek yoghurt over it. Top with sliced avocado, grated carrot, sunflower sprouts and chopped walnuts. Drizzle some olive oil and season with pepper and sea salt. Cover with another whole-wheat bread on top.
Carrot, Lentil and Lemon Soup with Fresh Dill
Mix together ¾ cups French green lentils, 2 garlic cloves, 4 chopped carrots, ½ tsp sea salt and 1 cup water. Simmer on medium flame for 20 minutes till the ingredients turn tender. Add a juice of one lemon and 2 tbsp fresh and chopped dill and serve hot.
Stuffed Bell Peppers
This is an extremely healthy and nutritious snack for your growing kiddos. Stuff red, orange and yellow bell peppers with brown rice, ground turkey and some veggies. Season to taste and your lip-smacking easy dish is ready to be eaten.
Broccolini with Lemon and Garlic
Broccolini florets and tender stalks are equally edible and highly nutritious. Sauté broccolini in extra-virgin olive oil with garlic cloves till they turn slightly tender. Dash it with lemon juice and enjoy the fresh flavours.
Red Cabbage and Apple Salad with Miso-Maple Dressing
Mix together 2 tsp maple syrup, 2 tbsp miso paste and 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar. Now whisk it with 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil. In a bowl add half a shredded red cabbage and sliced apple. Toss with miso-maple dressing and some toasted walnut pieces.
Sweet Potato Curry with Tofu
This sweet potato curry is packed with fibers and vitamins. Simmer curry with fresh diced vegetables till they are completely done. You can either fry tofu or add them directly to the simmering vegetables and this family-pleasing curry is ready.
Con Tortillas with Mashed Beans, Peppers and Corns
Mash black beans with some olive oil and ground cumin. Sauté corn kernels in olive oil with garlic and peppers. Slightly toast the corn tortillas and spread mashed beans on it. Top with pepper a corn and sprinkle some cheese.
Cauliflower and Barley Salad with Toasted Almonds
Cook barley and low it to cool. Now add cauliflower florets and chopped almonds, chopped parsley and sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese. Season with pepper and salt and dash it with extra-virgin olive oil.
Whole-wheat Couscous with Blackberries and Pistachios
Toss cooked whole-wheat couscous with lemon juice and sliced red onions. To this add fresh blackberries, toasted pistachios and some olive oil. Season to taste. Stir some parsley leaves or cilantro. Top with grilled lamb, chicken breast or pork.
Crispy Tofu with Garlic, Lemon and Sugar Snap Peas
Cut tofu into triangles and cook them in safflower oil till it turns golden brown on both the sides. Add some sugar snap peas and chopped garlic. Cook further till the garlic turns golden and the peas become tender. Top with some lemon juice.
Stuffed Chicken with Fontina and Onions
This chicken recipe is low in sodium, carbohydrates and fats. Stuff chicken with fontina and caramelized onions to turn it into healthy and irresistible delicacy.
Lemony Green Beans
Simple yet packed with flavour and nutrition, this one is a must try. Green beans are full of complex carbohydrates, fibers and protein. Blanch and cool green beans and sauté in olive oil with fresh garlic cloves. Stir some parsley, lemon zest, cheese, salt and pepper. Toss it up and serve.
Mussels in Tomato and Herb-Broth
Simmer 2 tomatoes in 1 ½ cups of water, together with ½ cup chopped herbs (parsley, basil and thyme) and ¼ cup pitted black olives for 5 minutes. Now add about 3 dozen mussels and simmer again till they open up. Serve with crusty bread and broth.
These delicious choices are hard to resist. It’s time to get started and enjoy delectable healthy meals with your family. Keeping your pantry and refrigerator stocked with few cooking basics, is all that you need.