Unfortunately, we live in an age where people love to eat food from fast-food chains while we neglect healthy, nutritious food which can be much tastier than their unhealthy counterpart. Making nutritious meals for your family, who are the most important people in your life, should be one of your top priorities. Here we will present to you some healthy recipes which will taste great while also giving you a healthy diet.
Hummus is a tasty dip or spread made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and spices. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are used in making hummus. It is not just tasty, hummus is also healthy for you. Hummus’ nutrition includes all three macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. As a result, it’s an excellent supplement to a well-balanced diet. The softened garbanzo beans become a smooth paste when cooked. This recipe can be made using canned or home-cooked chickpeas. The flavor of the hummus is enhanced with tahini, a paste produced from mashed sesame seeds. Tahini is available in the store or can be made at home. For the best hummus, use freshly squeezed lemon juice. Lemon juice from a bottle does not have the same flavor. Fresh garlic adds a bit of zing and flavor to the dish. Add one little clove and find it to be the perfect amount. For roasted garlic hummus, you may also try using roasted garlic. The addition of ground cumin and salt enhances the flavor, and the ground cumin provides a little more spice and richness. The hummus has a luscious texture thanks to the olive oil. When we serve the swirly hummus, we drizzle it with a little olive oil.
Take 2-3 chopped chicken breasts and sprinkle them with 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp coriander, and 1 tsp turmeric, then set them aside to marinate while you prepare the sauce. To make the sauce, in a big pan with a little vegetable oil, brown ½ coarsely chopped large onions, 2 chopped garlic cloves, and 1 finely chopped green chili for about 5 minutes. Simmer for 20 minutes with 300ml water added to the onion mixture. In the meantime, blitz up a 400g can of plum tomatoes in a food processor (aim for a smooth consistency).
In a separate large pan, heat a splash of oil and gently fry 1 tbsp coriander, 1 tbsp cumin, and 1 tsp turmeric for around a minute. Simmer for about 10 minutes after adding the tomatoes to the pan. Then, in a food processor, puree the onion mixture and combine it with the spiced tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste, stir, and simmer for 20 minutes. This sauce can be made in big batches and frozen for later use. Cook the marinated chicken in vegetable oil while constantly stirring. Reduce the heat to low and add the remaining 12 sliced onions, 1 chopped red pepper, and 2 finely chopped red chilies after a few minutes. Stir constantly until the onions and peppers have softened. Simmer the cooked chicken in the sauce you made previously for 10-20 minutes, adding a splash of water if it gets too thick. Stir in 2 tsp garam masala and a handful of chopped coriander leaves just before serving.
You will need the following ingredients:
- 4 big zucchini, lengthwise halved
- 2 tsp olive oil (extra-virgin)
- 4 finely cut pieces of chicken sausage
- ½ cup breadcrumbs (Italian)
- ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the insides into a large mixing basin. Warm the oil in a frying pan at medium temperature. Cook for 6 minutes, or until the chicken sausage is browned. Add breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup mozzarella, garlic, and basil to a large mixing bowl. Fill zucchini with the mixture and top with the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella. Bake for 15 minutes, or until zucchini is soft and cheese is browned.
Make sure to incorporate veggies, lean meats, and nutritious grains in whatever dishes you choose.
Plan to make substitutes or minimize the quantity of salt, sugar, or oil in any of your recipes that include excessive levels of fat, sugar, or salt.
Select meals that are simple to cook and do not require a large number of components.
Pick items that have a range of colors and textures. Varied textures will entice your taste, and different colors will provide you with a range of micronutrients that will benefit your body.
Making nutritious meals for yourself and your family is unquestionably the finest option and the best thing you can do right now. Put on your apron, make your kitchen your castle, and cook up a storm using nutritious ingredients.