9 QUICK, EASY AND HEALTHY RECIPES THAT ALSO TASTE GREAT
By Noelle Walker at New Fitness Personal Training
Today’s blog is all about food! Yay! Everyone’s favourite topic. Wouldn’t you agree? These are some quick and easy recipes I have come up with that are not only tasty but healthy and won’t take you hours and hours to make. Some of the recipes only take minutes to make so there is no excuse for not eating healthy. Besides, these recipes also taste really good and mimic some of everyone’s favourite foods. So here are six quick and healthy recipes:
9 Awesome Quick and Easy Recipes You Can Make Today!
Chicken Veggie Kabobs (Protein, Carbs, Veges, Fruit) Cut 3 oz skinless, boneless chicken breast into 2″ cubes; chop 1/2 green bell pepper and 1/2 medium onion into chunks. You will Skewer chicken and veggies along with 4 whole white mushrooms. Brush with balsamic vinegar. Broil or grill until chicken is cooked through. Serve over 1 cup cooked brown rice (no salt added) mixed with 1/2 cup steamed frozen mixed vegetables. Add 1/2 cup grapes on the side.
Mini Pizza(Carbs, Veges, Dairy, Protein) Spread 2 tablespoons low-sodium Marinara (meatless) spaghetti sauce onto one whole toasted whole wheat English muffin and top with ¾ ounce part-skim mozzarella cheese; broil or microwave until cheese softens.
Seafood Veggie Soup (Protein, Veges, carbs, essential fats) Microwave together (around 3 minutes in most microwaves) until steaming hot: 12 ounces fat-free low sodium vegetable broth with 3 oz frozen cooked shrimp and ½ cup frozen no-salt added mixed vegetables (carrot, peas, corn, green beans, limas.) Serve with 1 whole wheat roll (2×2″) with 1 teaspoon olive oil for dipping.
Chocolate Pudding(yep you read that right- Carbs, Protein, Dairy) In a small bowl use a whisk to combine 6 oz of plain, fat free yogurt and one scoop of high quality chocolate protein powder. Mix until all lumps have disappeared. Garnish with a sprinkle of dark chocolate shavings.
Egg Quiches (Protein, Dairy) Blend or whisk eggs, spinach, bacon and cheese and then pour into muffin tins. How easy is that! Tada! If you don’t want bacon you can substitute with tomatoes.
Whole Wheat Turkey Wrap (Protein, Carbs, Veges, Essential Fats) Arrange sliced low-sodium turkey breast on 10″ whole-wheat tortilla wrap spread with 1 teaspoon low-fat mayo, ½ of medium (7″) sliced cucumber and 1/3 cup diced red pepper. Wrap into burrito-style sandwich.
Veggie Tofu Stir Fry(Protein, Veges, Fruits) Stir fry 1 cup firm tofu and 2 cups frozen Asian vegetable mix (broccoli, carrot, and snow peas) in 1 tablespoon canola oil. Separately, mix ½ cup low sodium vegetable broth with 1 teaspoon corn starch, 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce and 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger and add this sauce to stir fry. Serve over ½ cup Asian noodles, made with no salt added. Finish meal with ½ small fresh apples, sliced.
Homemade Trail Mix (protein, fruits) Mix 1 ounce (2 tablespoons or 22 nuts) unsalted, roasted almonds and ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) raisins.
Chocolate Smoothie (protein, dairy) Mix 6 ounces low fat milk, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon honey, and 3 ice cubes in a blender until frothy.
And there you have it. Quick and easy recipes that tastes awesome. Let me know if you have made these and how you liked them or how they turned out!
Have a great day everyone!