10 Yummy Recipes To Try Out For A Healthy Meal

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‘You are what you eat’ – you must have heard this proverb a number of times. Healthy eating is absolutely necessary to keep ourselves healthy. It not only satisfies our hunger, but also helps us maintain our health by keeping diseases at bay.

10 Healthy Eating Recipes:

We have compiled a list of 10 healthy eating recipes in this article from different parts of the world. Take a look:

1. Spiced Corn And Rice Pilaf (Indian):

Ingredients:

  • Brown basmati (long-grain) rice
  • Corn kernels
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Onion
  • Cumin seeds
  • Hulled pumpkin seeds
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Cardamom
  • Chicken / vegetable broth (sodium reduced) and salt

Preparation:

  • Cook chopped onions over medium to high heat until they get lightly browned.
  • Put cumin seeds, cardamom and cinnamon stick and sauté.
  • Add brown basmati rice, salt and chicken / vegetable broth to the spice mixture.
  • Keep stirring.
  • Once it starts to boil, lower the heat and simmer by covering with a lid.
  • Dry-roast the hulled pumpkin seeds. Add them to the rice along with the corn kernels, once the grains become tender.
  • Let the liquid absorb completely and discard the cinnamon sticks.

Nutrition Profile:

  • Calorie 129
  • Carbohydrate 22 grams
  • Protein 4 grams
  • Fat 3 grams
  • Cholesterol 2 milligrams
  • Fiber 2 grams
  • Sodium 126 milligrams
  • Potassium 80 milligrams
  • Added sugar 0

2. Chicken Piccata With Pasta And Mushrooms (Italian):

Ingredients:

  • Chicken cutlets
  • Angel hair pasta (whole-wheat)
  • Mushrooms, flour
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Pepper
  • White wine
  • Caper
  • Lemon juice
  • Chicken broth (reduced-sodium)
  • Parsley leaves
  • Salt

Preparation:

  • Prepare the whole-wheat angel hair pasta as per the instructions provided.
  • Make a smooth mixture by whisking the flour in the chicken broth.
  • Season the chicken cutlets with salt, pepper and rest of the flour. Cook them in extra-virgin olive oil to make it light brown.
  • Sauté the mushrooms in the oil and add white wine and garlic.
  • When they turn golden and become tender enough, pour the broth-flour mixture and lemon juice.
  • Sprinkle a little salt.
  • Stir to make the sauce thicker.
  • Add butter, caper and parsley leaves to it and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Finally, top the cooked pasta with the seasoned chicken cutlets and the mushroom sauce.

Nutrition Profile:

  • Calorie 397
  • Carbohydrate 45 grams
  • Protein 28 grams
  • Fat 9 grams
  • Cholesterol 54 milligrams
  • Fiber 5 grams
  • Sodium 544 milligrams
  • Potassium 609 milligrams
  • Added sugar 0

3. Easy Fiesta Beans (Mexican):

Ingredients:

  • Pinto beans (no-salt-added)
  • Refried beans (spicy and non-fat)
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Scallions
  • Prepared salsa

Preparation:

  • Prepare a mixture by blending the salsa and sharp cheddar cheese with pinto beans and refried beans.
  • Cook it for 5 to 7 minutes over medium to high heat so that the cheese gets melted completely.
  • Spread this mixture evenly into a baking dish.
  • Dust the rest of the grated cheese and finely chopped scallions over it.
  • Put the dish in a preheated oven and cook until the cheese topping becomes light brown.

Nutrition Profile:

  • Calorie 169
  • Carbohydrate 21 grams
  • Protein 10 grams
  • Fat 4 grams
  • Cholesterol 13 milligrams
  • Fiber 7 grams
  • Sodium 519 milligrams
  • Potassium 64 milligrams

4. Sichuan-Style Chicken With Peanuts (Chinese):

Ingredients:

For Chicken:

  • Chicken breasts / thighs (boneless, skinless and cubed)
  • Canola oil
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Peanuts (dry-roasted)
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Cornstarch
  • Scallion
  • Soy sauce (reduced sodium)
  • Dry sherry / Shaoxingrice wine

For Sichuan Sauxtce:

  • Chicken broth (sodium reduced)
  • Balsamic / Chinkiang rice vinegar
  • Soy sauce (sodium-reduced)
  • Sesame oil
  • Red pepper
  • Cornstarch
  • Tomato paste
  • Sugar

Preparation:

  • Prepare the sichuan sauce by whisking all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, marinade the chicken breasts / thighs with Shaoxing rice wine / dry sherry, soy sauce, garlic and cornstarch.
  • Stir-fry the ginger in canola oil and sauté the chicken mixture in it until the pieces turn light brown.
  • Put snap peas in it and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour the freshly prepared sichuan sauce into it.
  • Let it get thick and glossy, while the chicken pieces get well-cooked.
  • Sprinkle chopped scallions and peanuts over it.

Nutrition Profile:

  • Calorie 273
  • Carbohydrate 11 grams
  • Protein 28 grams
  • Fat 12 grams
  • Cholesterol 66 milligrams
  • Fiber 3 grams
  • Sodium 177 milligrams
  • Potassium 427 milligrams

5. Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes (American):

Ingredients:

  • Russet potatoes (medium-sized)
  • Ninety percent lean ground beef
  • Broccoli florets
  • Cheddar cheese (fat reduced)
  • Sour cream (fat reduced)
  • Pepper
  • Scallions
  • Salt
  • Water

Preparation:

  • Prick the russet potatoes with a fork.
  • Cook them in the microwave for 20 minutes, so that they become soft.
  • Remove their top parts and scoop out the cores with a spoon.
  • Bake these shells in a baking dish.
  • Cook the beef over medium heat until it becomes light brown.
  • Add broccoli florets as well as water to it and cook for a few more minutes by covering.
  • Drain the water carefully.
  • Mix sour cream, cheddar cheese, pepper, scallions, and salt with the potato cores well.
  • Add the beef-broccoli mixture to it and combine properly.
  • Now, fill the baked potato shells with this mixture and sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese over them.
  • Bake for next 2-3 minutes, so that the cheese toppings get melted.

Nutrition Profile:

  • Calorie 274
  • Carbohydrate 24 grams
  • Protein 22 grams Fat 10 grams
  • Cholesterol 52 milligrams
  • Fiber 2 grams
  • Sodium 514 milligrams
  • Potassium 740 milligrams

6. Thai Beef Salad (Thai):

Ingredients:

Sirloin steak (visible fat removed)

  • Green peppered pepper
  • Soy sauce (sodium reduced)
  • Fish sauce Canola oil / sesame oil (untoasted)
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Mint
  • Curly endive / frisée
  • Scallions
  • Lime juice
  • Lime zest
  • Sugar

Preparation:

  • Place the sirloin steaks on a baking sheet after rubbing them with black pepper powder and soy sauce.
  • Broil them for 15 minutes in a preheated broiler.
  • Allow the sheet to cool down fully.
  • Then, make thin strips of the steaks and cut each of them down into small cubes.
  • Prepare a marinade by combining fish sauce, lime zest, lime juice, chopped scallions, ground red pepper, and sugar.
  • Put the steak pieces in this mixture, blend them well and keep in the refrigerator for the night.
  • Next day, arrange the marinated steaks on fresh mint, curly endive and red leaf lettuce.
  • Drizzle sesame oil and toss a little before serving.

Nutrition Profile:

  • Calorie 230
  • Carbohydrate 6 grams
  • Protein 24 grams Fat 12 grams
  • Cholesterol 42 milligrams
  • Fiber 2 grams
  • Sodium 455 milligrams
  • Potassium 525 milligrams

7. Spicy Tunisian Grilled Chicken (African):

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast (skinless and boneless)
  • Garlic powdered pepper
  • Coriander seeds
  • Caraway seeds
  • Kosher
  • salt

Preparation:

  • Prepare a rub by mixing garlic powder, coriander seed powder, caraway seed powder, red pepper powder and salt.
  • Coat the chicken breasts with it for half an hour.
  • Now, lubricate the grill rack with some oil and put the chicken pieces on it.
  • Place the rack in a preheated griller and grill each side for 7 to 8 minutes, until the temperature becomes 165°F.

Nutrition Profile:

  • Calorie 131
  • Carbohydrate 2 grams
  • Protein 23 grams
  • Fat 3 grams
  • Cholesterol 63 milligrams
  • Fiber 1 gram
  • Sodium 195 milligrams
  • Potassium 228 milligrams

8. Oven-Fry Poutine With Mushroom Gravy (French):

Ingredients:

  • Baby potatoes, white mushrooms
  • All-purpose flour
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Mushroom broth / beef broth (sodium reduced)
  • Onion
  • Pepper
  • Chives
  • Extra-sharp
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Salt

Preparation:

  • Combine baby potatoes with extra virgin olive oil, pepper and salt.
  • Toss well to coat them evenly.
  • Arrange them on a baking sheet and roast in a preheated oven so that they become brown and soft.
  • Sprinkle extra-sharp cheddar cheese over them and bake once again until the cheese melts completely.
  • Prepare a mixture by whisking the mushroom / beef broth with the all-purpose flour.
  • Sauté the onions and the cremini / white mushrooms in extra virgin olive oil for some time.
  • Once they start browning, pour the rest of the broth into it and simmer.
  • Now, add the broth-flour mixture to it and cook until it gets thick and smooth.
  • Add salt, pepper and chives to finish the preparation of your gravy.
  • Top the potatoes with it and serve.

Nutrition Profile:

  • Calorie 274
  • Carbohydrate 36 grams
  • Protein 9 grams Fat 11 grams
  • Cholesterol 17 milligrams
  • Fiber 4 gram
  • Sodium 489 milligrams
  • Potassium 920 milligrams
  • Added sugar 0

9. Fish With Tomato Caper Sauce (Australian):

Ingredients:

  • White fish fillets (boneless)
  • Whole tomatoes (peeled)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Caper
  • Brown onion
  • Garlic
  • Green chili
  • Pepper
  • Coriander
  • Parsley leaves
  • Lime juice
  • Salt

Preparation:

  • Marinate the white fish fillets with fresh lime juice for one hour.
  • Sauté chopped brown onions in vegetable oil so that they get tender and translucent gradually.
  • Add tomatoes, garlic and green chili to it.
  • Cook until the mixture gets thicker and the aroma is released.
  • Also, add caper, coriander, parsley leaves, pepper and salt to the sauce and cook for next 4-5 minutes.
  • Now, pour half of the sauce into a wide pan, place the marinated fish fillets over it, and pour the remaining sauce over them.
  • Simmer for 7-8 minutes and you are done.

Nutrition Profile:

  • Calorie 790
  • Carbohydrate 17 grams
  • Protein 149.2 grams Fat 11 grams
  • Cholesterol 536 milligrams
  • Fiber 4.2 gram
  • Sodium 686 milligrams
  • Added sugar 8 grams

10. Clay-Pot Chicken (Malaysian):

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts (skinless and boneless)
  • Vegetable oil shallot / onion
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Coconut milk
  • Grated coconut
  • Tomato
  • Chili pepper (seeded)
  • Tamarind paste
  • Lemongrass
  • Coriander leaves
  • Kaffir lime leaves
  • Chicken stockWhite / rice wine vinegar
  • Granulated sugar

Preparation:

  • Stir fry the grated coconut in a dry pan.
  • Once it turns brown, pour vegetable oil into it.Also, add onions / shallots, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, chili pepper and fresh tamarind paste to it and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Put the chicken breasts in the spices and make it light brown.
  • Prepare a mixture by combining coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, white / rice wine vinegar and granulated sugar with the chicken stock and add it to the cooked chicken.
  • Pour the entire thing into a glassy clay pot and bake in a preheated oven.
  • Once the chicken gets tender you can add brown coconut and chopped tomatoes to it.
  • Sprinkle with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve.

Nutrition Profile:

  • Calorie 653.5
  • Carbohydrate 14.9 grams
  • Protein 56 grams
  • Fat 27.5 grams
  • Cholesterol 153.3 milligrams
  • Fiber 3.2 gram
  • Sodium 405.7 milligrams
  • Added sugar 5.9 grams

Eating healthy does not mean eating bland and tasteless food! With these recipes you can now keep your family healthy without sacrificing your taste buds!

Which one are you going to try? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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