Easy Healthy Recipes

Easy Healthy Recipes

We show you how to cook simple and strengthening dishes that pleasure your palate with these easy healthy recipes

In this article, learn how to cook healthy meals on a budget. These quick easy healthy meals not only provide much-needed nutrition, but they’re also healthy meals that taste good. These easy healthy recipes are perfect for lunch as well as dinner.

 

1. Warm Egg and Sweet Potato Salad

Serves: 4

Ingredients: 

Salt

½ lemon, juiced

3 tsp olive oil

100 g cherry tomatoes, halved

130 g mixed salad leaves

4 boiled eggs, peeled and quartered

1 garlic clove, crushed

2 large sweet potatoes, boiled with skin and cut vertically into fine slices

Method:

  1. Heat a grill pan and grill the slices for 2 minutes on both the sides. Remove from fire.
  2. Add garlic and grill for another 30 seconds.
  3. Divide tomatoes and salad leaves on four plates. Next, place the egg quarters and sweet potato slices. 
  4. Mix salt, lemon juice, olive oil,  and garlic, in a bowl.
  5. Drizzle the dressing on the salad before serving. 

 

2. Tofu Bhurji

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

3 tsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped

¼ tsp garam masala powder

A pinch of red chilli powder

1 large tomato, finely chopped

1 green chilli, finely chopped

Salt

½ inch ginger, finely chopped

1 medium onion, finely chopped

A pinch of turmeric powder

½ tsp cumin seeds

1 ½ tbsp oil

200 g extra-firm tofu

Method:

  1. Crumble the tofu and keep aside in a bowl. 
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and when they turn brown, add onion and saute till soft.
  3. Add ginger and green chilli. Saute for a few seconds.
  4. Add tomato and saute till soft.
  5. Toss in turmeric, red chilli and garam masala powders and mix. Add crumbled tofu and mix well. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt.
  6. Add coriander leaves and mix. Serve hot.

 

3. Asian Fish Curry

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

3 tsp coriander leaves, chopped

400 g white fish, cut into small chunks or a mix of white fish and prawns

A dash of fish sauce (optional)

Black pepper

Salt

A pinch of sugar

3 tsp lime juice

2 kaffir lime leaves

165 g coconut milk

1 stalk of lemongrass, finely chopped

10 cherry tomatoes, roughly quartered

2 one-inch pieces fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated

1 tsp turmeric powder

¼ fresh red chilli, seeded and finely sliced

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp coriander powder

Green parts of 4 young leeks or 2 stalks spring onion greens, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, sliced

3 tsp vegetable oil

Method:

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a non-stick pan. Add garlic and saute gently till brown.
  2. Add spring onion greens and saute till soft, but not discoloured.
  3. Mix in the cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli, turmeric powder, and ginger. Saute gently for a minute.
  4. Add tomatoes, lemongrass, coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves. Mix well and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Mix in the lemon juice, sugar, salt, and pepper powder. Add fish sauce. If your curry needs a little more liquid, add a little water.
  6. Add fish and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the fish is done.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

 

4. Ridge Gourd Prawn Curry

Ridge Gourd Prawn Curry
Easy Healthy Recipes 

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 big dried red chilli

300 g ridge gourd

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp coriander seeds

500 g medium prawns

1 ½ tsp cumin seeds

1 medium dried red chilli

6 garlic cloves

1 cup water

3 tsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped

1 ½ tsp garam masala powder

1 tsp coriander powder

Salt

1 large tomato, finely chopped

2 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 tbsp medium onions

2 tbsp oil

1-inch piece ginger

Method:

  1. Peel ridge gourd and cut into medium-sized roundels. Peel, de-vein and thoroughly wash the prawns.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat. Add prawns and cook. Turn them after 3 minutes and cook for another 3 minutes. Set aside in a bowl.
  3. Grind onions, garlic, ginger, dried red chilli, 1 tsp cumin seeds, coriander seeds along with water into a fine paste. Transfer into another bowl and set aside.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the same pan. Add ½ tsp cumin seeds, mustard seeds and dried red chilli. Let the seeds splutter. Add chopped onions and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the ground paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Saute for 5 minutes. 
  6. Add prawns, 1 cup water, 2 tbsp coriander leaves, 1 tsp garam masala and mix. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
  7. Transfer into a serving dish and garnish with remaining coriander leaves and serve.



5. Chicken Black Bean Stew

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

6 tsp parsley, finely chopped

2 cups cooked shredded chicken

2 medium sweet potatoes (diced with skin)

Salt

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 ½ cup black beans, cooked

5-6 tomatoes, diced and roasted

4 cups chicken broth

1 large onion, diced

1 tbsp olive oil

Method:

  1. In a non-stick pot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add onion and saute till it turns translucent. Add 1 tsp pepper, chicken broth, salt, tomatoes, smoked paprika, and beans. Mix and bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to low. Add sweet potatoes and simmer till they are cooked.
  3. Mash the sweet potatoes to thicken the stew. Remove from the fire before adding parsley and chicken. Mix well. Let the stew get heated through.
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.

 

6. Chocolate Coconut Balls

Makes 10 balls

Ingredients:

1 tbsp coconut oil (optional)

2 tbsp desiccated coconut powder

1-2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

½ cup dates

1 cup almonds and walnuts

Method:

  1. Coarsely powder walnuts and almonds in a food processor and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Remove the seeds of the dates and chop into small pieces. Add to the nuts in the bowl and mix.
  3. Mix in the cocoa powder, coconut powder and coconut oil in the processor and process till well mixed.
  4. Add this to the bowl with nuts and dates and mix well. Divide the mixture into equal proportions and roll them into balls. Serve.

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