Nowadays, it has become really difficult to eat right and healthy food because of our unstoppable busy lives. With the advent of new technologies, it has become easier to indulge in eating various types of fast foods, junk foods and processed foods, and so,we cannot overlook the fact that they do more harm than good and can lead to many health problems like obesity and diabetes.
Excluding the fact that you’re not a wizard in your kitchen, you’d agree on how difficult it is to cook up a meal which is both healthy and easy to make, especially when you are in a rush or when you don’t have a wide variety of ingredients to flatter your taste buds at home!
So we have put together a list of top 20 easy to make healthy meals, that are simply irresistible! So get ready to put on your aprons and start cooking!
1. Bananas And Berry Smoothie With Nuts And Chocolate
Smoothies are all the rage these days and indulging your time in their preparation is like investing on your health. Start off by taking a cup of fresh fruits depending upon your taste, ranging from strawberries and bananas to spinach and walnuts. Add some yogurt and milk and blend them together. Diversifying with a multitude of nutrients, this smoothie can prove to be a boon, if you are a fitness freak. Whip the ingredients together for about 5 minutes in a mixer and you are ready to get set go.
You can give a chance to some classic combinations like- banana berry shakes or a twist of spinach with dry fruits like walnuts, for your daily doses of antioxidants. Explore your creativity to end up with dazzling combinations for an ever-heathy and energizing smoothie!
2. Poached Eggs And Tomato Breakfast Salad
Start off by whipping up a poached egg using a whisk. Add some salt and pepper along with the other seasonings in a bowl. Then, add your favorite veggies like tomatoes, tofu, onions, avocados and nuts like walnuts and pistachios, for a persistent dose of flavors! This salad promises to be all healthy and fancy at the same time.
You can enjoy this with the zest of sweet potato fries, known to have a bundle of nutrients, unlike the conventional potato fries.
Wraps allow you to be crazily ingenious to pick up your own combination of ingredients for a mouth-watering taste. The veggies can vary from romaine lettuce and tomatoes to onions and eggs. You can add tofu and cottage cheese for a vegetarian wrap or indulge in your own favourite delight with a sprinkle of cheese and oregano. Wraps have always been an ideal option, for an on the go street food experience.
4. Sun Dried Tomato And Spinach Sandwiches
This simple yet nutritious sandwich is all set to put down your hunger pangs! Substitute the white bread, which is commonly used for preparing sandwiches, with a whole grain or gluten free bread, for a healthy twist. Add lots of veggies of your choice along with the sundried tomatoes, spinach, bell peppers, onions, lettuce and chicken or tuna for your daily doses of protein.
5. Creamy Vegetable Soups
These concoctions are packed with the goodness of vegetables. All you need to do is to whip up some soups loaded with bountiful of nutrients, to fight against the winter blues, or maybe, you just need to find a reason to surprise your tummy with a yummy treat! From the classic tomato soups to the fancy ones loaded with tons of veggies and meat, you can pick up the best ones which lifts up your mood!
6. 10 Minute Vegetable Fried Rice
This 10 minute recipe can be easily prepared with a few basic ingredients, prepared with minimal oil and tons of veggies including bell peppers, onions and mushrooms. Stir fry the already cooked rice in soy sauce and then add the lightly sautéed veggies. Devour with chopsticks for a wholesome new exotic experience!
7. Roasted Chicken And Vegetables With Rice
Season the chicken and the vegetables with salt and pepper and place the mixture in a roasting pan. Wait for 15 minutes until the vegetables are charred and the chicken is cooked properly. Add the prepared mixture over the steamed rice and mix them together. You can also substitute rice with pasta or salad for a healthier and tastier meal.
8. Creamy Chicken And Broccoli Pasta
Sauté the chicken and the broccoli. Prepare the pasta sauce. White pasta sauce can be prepared using milk, butter and refined flour. For a rich protein content, serve each portion with a fried egg.
9. Tofu scramble
Tofu is rich in protein content and is of great significance for muscle development. Scramble the tofu and lightly saute’ it over the pan. Add your choice of veggies like onions and tomatoes. Serve it along with lightly salted jacket potatoes.
10. Kathi Roll
Kathi rolls are almost similar to wraps or Frankie rolls, but, with an Indian twist. Add your favourite veggies like onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes and paneer and roll them up in the form of a naan bread or roti and don’t forget the chutney or the ketchup to add a spice in your recipe.
Wash the required quantity of Poha, to make it soft and ready to be cooked in oil. Spice it up with a little lemon juice and chilli powder. Finally, add some nuts like cashews and peanuts. Also, don’t forget to add veggies like potatoes and onions, for a delight so yummy and healthy, at the same time. Voila! Your Poha is ready to be served.
12. Chickpea And Vegetable Stir Fry Salad
Chickpeas are known to be very rich in protein and fiber content. All you need to do is to stir it up with your favorite vegetables that are handy at your home like onions, tomatoes, olives, and mushrooms to have an infinitude of flavors in your mouth, along with indulging in something very healthy.
13. Brown Rice And Veggies
Brown rice is said to be a better alternative as compared to White Rice due to the high content of fibre present in it. Fibres are responsible for a healthy functioning of the digestive system and so a meal as nutritious as this can provide you with robust health and energy. Start off with stir frying the brown rice in soy sauce. Add bell peppers and green broccoli over it. Finally, Add some tofu, paneer or baked chicken as per your cravings, for your daily doses of protein.
An idli mix can be easily brought from a nearby store, if you are not so familiar with its preparation. Add some curd to it. and let it cook in the microwave for about five minutes. Savour the freshly made hot idlis with ketchup or chutney. Alternatively, you can also stir fry some veggies like onions and tomatoes and add some mini idlis to it. Serve it with a sprinkle of lemon juice to add a mouth-watering taste to it.
15. Breakfast Egg Muffins
For some yummy breakfast egg muffins, add some grated cheese and flour to the whisked egg and topple it up with spinach or fresh beans and bake till it is fluffy and fully cooked.
16. Baked Chicken And Rice Casserole
Stir fry the rice in soy sauce and add your choice of cheese and veggies over it. Add some cooked chicken to the fried rice. Mix them well together and put the casserole to bake, until it turns to golden brown.
17. Macaroni And Cheese
Mac and cheese is considered to be a staple food for the kids in America. For this easy to be cooked food, all you need to do is cook some macaroni and add some cheese to it. For best results, you can use 2 kinds of cheese. Bake until it turns to golden brown.
18. Black Bean And Rice
Black beans, also known as the kidney beans, can be easily cooked either simply, or with any spices of your choice. Once cooked, you can enjoy it with rice for a healthy and fibrous meal.
19. Bruschetta Pasta
Bruschetta pastas are Italian pastas, known to the world for their lip smacking taste. These classic pastas are very easy to make, and are usually eaten as starters, as the name “Bruschetta” signifies. Cook the pasta in boiling water. Prepare a tomato based sauce using tomatoes, onions and garlic and add it to the already cooked pasta. It’s simple yet, a delicious recipe.
20. Italian Tomato Omelette
Whisk up an egg. Add some tomatoes, onions and avocados to enhance its nutritional value. Add herbs like basil, mint leaves or oregano according to your taste buds and serve hot.