When one says healthy eating, we instantly think of bland, boring meals that make us languish for the rest of our lives. However, healthy eating isn’t all about that plain broccoli or that verdant lettuce set on your dining table. Healthy eating can also be delicious sans the worries growing sideways.
This is why I’ve rounded up 15 healthy recipes that are very delicious!
- Alton’s Garden Vegetable Soup
Tomatoes, green beans, leeks, carrots, corn, and potatoes go into the pot to make Alton’s Garden Vegetable Soup. With just 255 calories, this dish is excellently healthy to start your meal.
2. Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad
Too many recipes require one sort of flavor mixture for seasoning the chicken and for drizzling another entirely different flavored dressing. This way, while maintaining the same lovely flavor throughout this fajita salad, we get both performed at the same moment! Red chili flakes + freshly squeezed lime juice + cilantro + garlic + cumin = so many flavors that dance together and build a steamy love affair in your mouth!
3. Sweet Potato Egg Boat
This deliciously health recipe requires slicing the center of the potato, cracking an egg inside of it, toasting it in the oven (or toaster oven) for a minute or two and voila! You’re ready to eat.
4. Butternut Squash and Turmeric Soup
Bring some heart-healthy advantages to your traditional butternut squash soup. Curcumin, the primary turmeric antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory characteristics and can decrease oxidation, which may cause heart disease. Moreover, coconut milk provides a rich and unique flavor to this dish.
5. No Noodle Pad Thai
This recipe is novel, extraordinary and downright delicious. It’s far-fetched from the ubiquitous pad Thai which uses rice noodles cooked in tamarind pulp and fish sauce. Instead, it uses thinly shredded carrots, daikon and zucchini and cooking is not required! All of the ingredients are tossed in a zippy peanut dressing. It’s actually a healthy twist of your favorite Thai dish.
6. Cauliflower Rice
Carb-conscious nibblers have joined the bandwagon of the cauliflower rice trend. With only ¼ of the carbohydrates of traditional rice, no wonder this healthy dish is enjoyed much thanks to its easy-to-make recipe.
7. Pan-fried Tilapia
Tilapia is not tender and fatty like the salmon, nor is it solid and appetizing like the tuna. Yet it’s lean and economical that you can make a perfectly healthy dish out of it if you are tight on budget. Because tilapia is bland, you can spice up this fish with healthy seasonings like black pepper, cumin, and chili and create a batter made up of flour and those healthy spices.
8. Greek Chicken Souvlaki
This Greek Chicken Souvlaki recipe is made of tender chicken breast skewers marinated in lemon, garlic and spices, then perfectly grilled and served with a creamy yogurt sauce. These chicken souvlaki kabobs give you a taste of the Mediterranean in your own kitchen. These Greek chicken skewers can be grilled or broiled for a stress-free healthy dinner.
9. Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini
Another low-carb dinner is set to sail! This recipe features halved zucchinis (lengthwise) stuffed with Italian sausage and breadcrumbs.
10. Greek Kale Quinoa Salad
It must have been the Greeks! This quick recipe is loaded with tons of vegetables like kale, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion. It is also tossed with fresh lemon juice and virgin olive oil.
11. Mango Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
These lettuce wraps are the ideal answer for your cold weather blues simply because they taste like summer! The shrimp is heated in a puree of mango and sweet chili sauce. Add some spice and the crunchy, creamy, and delicious fresh salsa! It’s basically a winning mixture that you could eat throughout the year.
12. Creamy Chicken Quinoa Casserole
You wouldn’t believe anything creamy is deemed healthy, but feast on this beauty with your taste buds: some bacon will season this chicken. Just add broccoli to give your body an opulence of healthy immunity.
13. Pear & Walnut Salad
Walnuts are one of the finest melatonin food sources, a hormone that helps to control your body clock for a better sleep night. To a new and crunchy lunchtime salad, give your walnuts a sprinkle of apple pie spice for a hot taste.
14. Pork Chops with Apples and Garlic Smashed Potatoes
The impeccable comfy meal to whip up a cold night is the pork loin chops with smashed fingerling potatoes. Boiled smashed potatoes are the perfect alternative to rice. They keep your stomach full while your body enjoys high fiber content. Lean pork is also rich in protein so consuming protein-rich foods keep your body in shape.
15. Frozen Fruit Smoothies
Who says beverages can’t be healthy? You can make smoothies out of frozen bananas pairing it with any or all of the following: strawberries, raspberries, or cherries. You can use milk, plain or vanilla yogurt, and orange juice to give it a healthy twist. Instead of sugar, use honey to sweeten up your drink naturally.