Five healthy and easy dinner recipes

Coming home after a long working day is pretty tiring, mostly when you have some more house chores to take care of before you can grab a bite to eat. It’s quite a burden not having a ready-to-go meal when you’re actually famished.

Here are five healthy recipes that are quick to prepare.

  • Chicken Pasta

This serves 1 to 2 persons

Ingredients:

  • 100g of chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp. of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • 1 tbsp. of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. of black pepper
  • ½ tbsp. of onion powder
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 broccoli
  • Gluten free pasta or regular pasta
  • Baby spinach

First up, slice up 100g of chicken breast meat and add 1 tbsp. of cooking oil to the pan.

Next, add 2 tbsp. of soy sauce, 1 tbsp. of honey, sea salt and black pepper, and ½ tbsp. of onion powder. Adding some lemon juice would allow you to finally cook the chicken on a medium to high heat.

When the chicken has sunken in the sauce, you want to add the broccolis into the pan, so that they can soak in the sauce as well.

In the meantime, cook some gluten free pasta, or regular pasta depending on your personal preferences.

By that time, the chicken looks nicely cooked and has a brownish color. Adding a handful of baby spinach to the pot is the next step, in order to have a homogenous texture. The pasta is done by that time, drain it and add some cooked spaghetti to the pot with the chicken, while adding a fresh squeeze of lemon juice. Bon appétit!

  • Cauliflower Pizza

This serves 1 to 2 persons

Ingredients for the crust:

  • 2 cups cauliflower (230g)
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • 1 tbsp. garlic salt
  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Mix it all together and lay out the crust. Bake it at 205C for 30-35 minutes. While waiting for the crust, you have time to start your topping.

For the avocado cream:

  • ½ avocado
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Add all those ingredients to the blender and mix. By that time, the crust is ready, wait 10-15 minutes for it to cool and add the avocado spread. The next step is to peel and cut the carrots and tomatoes and spread them all over the avocado cream. Finally, add some beans and you’re ready to dig in!

  • Creamy Avocado and White Bean Wrap

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of canola oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Carrots
  • Red cabbage
  • Cilantro

Mix together in a bowl, while another workstation awaits you.

  • White beans
  • 1 avocado
  • Cheddar cheese
  • 1 red onion

Mix those together as well. For a healthier version, you can get whole-wheat wrap, however a regular wrap would work as well. Spread the ingredients on the wrap and there you have it… a healthy quick creamy avocado and white bean wrap.

  • Soba noodles

Ingredients:

  • 80g soba noodles
  • 1/3 sweet potato
  • ¼ white onion
  • 1 tbsp. garlic or 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. ginger powder
  • 2 tbsp. masala (Indian spices)
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. raw pistachios
  • Fresh chervil or coriander

Cooking soba noodles requires the same steps as if cooking regular pasta, however one must be vigilant because they need to boil for only 6 minutes.

The white onion, garlic cloves and sweet potato must be cut into small cubes. Place a pot on the stove at high heat, drizzle olive oil then add the onion, garlic, rock salt, masala powder, and ginger powder. After 5 minutes, add the sweet potato. Once everything has absorbed the masala aroma, add the coconut milk and stir.

When the noodles are cool and the pan ingredients are ready, add the potato masala sauce onto the noodles and mix well. The last touch requires adding pistachio seeds and it’s officially ready.

  • Shrimp and Broccoli

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. ginger
  • 1 tbsp. garlic
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. cornflower
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha (hot sauce like Tabasco)

Mix those together in a bowl.

In the pan on the stove, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil in order to cook the raw medium shrimps. Stir well and add broccoli once the shrimps turn pink. Afterward, you want to add the sauce onto the shrimp in the pan. The next step requires adding a pinch of green onion and 1 tbsp. of sesame seeds. Some rice could go nicely with this dish if you want to feel really full.

This should keep you quite fed for a whole week, enjoy!

 

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