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3 Easy Healthy Home Cooked Meals








3 Easy Healthy Home Cooked Meals

Having easy healthy home-cooked meals doesn’t mean you will have a boring life. Those meals can be extremely delicious and you need only an hour to make them. With these 5 recipes, we bring to our article today, you will have a healthy and delicious meal on your table right away that even the picky eaters will beg for the second and third plates! Let’s check each recipe down below!

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

If you are bored with the usual salad, you can try this Mexican quinoa salad dish that will guarantee you to add more one plate!

What you need:

1 cup of quinoa

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 minced jalapeno

2 minced cloves garlic

1 cup of vegetable broth

1 teaspoon of chili powder

1 cup corn frozen, kernels, roasted or canned

1 can of fire roasted and diced tomatoes

1 can of black beans, after that drained and rinsed

½ teaspoon of cumin

1 teaspoon of chili powder

2 tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1 avocado that is halved, seeded, peeled after that diced

1 glass of lime

Freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt

How to cook:

First of all, you need to heal olive oil in medium-high heat in a big skillet. Then, add jalapeno and garlic. Then, you cook and stir them until it smells good around 1 minute. After that, you stir in vegetable broth, quinoa, beans, broth, corn, tomatoes, cumin, and chili powder. Don’t forget to season them with pepper and salt and taste them. Then, bring them to be boiled and cover them. You should reduce that and simmer until you see the quinoa is cooked perfectly around 20 minutes. After that, stir in lime juice, avocado, and cilantro. Finally, you can serve the dish immediately.

Asian Meatballs with Quinoa

Well, meatballs should get more credit because of its taste. There are many ways for you to cook meatballs that every dish is as delicious as the other dish. Meatballs can be served either as a main course or as an appetizer. They are also fun to eat!

What you need:

1 big egg

1 pound of ground turkey

2 green onions, after that sliced them thinly

1 tablespoon of soy sauce

¾ cup of cooked quinoa

3 gloves of garlic, after that minced them

1 teaspoon of Sriracha (you can add more)

2 teaspoons of sesame oil

Freshly ground black pepper and kosher salth

½ teaspoon of sesame seeds

For the sauce

2 teaspoons of cornstarch

1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger

¼ cup of soy sauce

2 tablespoons of rice vinegar

1 tablespoon of brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon of Sriracha (you can add more)

1 teaspoon of sesame oil

How to cook:

First of all, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, lightly oil a coat or baking dish with nonstick spray. The size of the baking dish is around 9x13cm. In a big bowl, you combine garlic, soy sauce, ground turkey, onions, quinoa, egg, Sriracha, sesame oil, pepper, and salt. You can taste them whether the seasoning is spot on or not. You can use clean hands or a wooden spoon to stir all of the ingredients before until all of them are perfectly combined. After that, roll the mixture into meatballs. The size of the meatballs is around 1 ¼ to 1 ½ inch. Then, place the meatballs onto the baking dish you have prepared and bake them around 17 to 20 minutes until all meatballs’ sides are browned and cooked through.

For the directions to make the sauce, you need to whisk rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, Sriracha, sugar, ½ cup of water, and sesame oil together in a small saucepan in medium-high heat. Then, take a small bowl to whisk 1 tablespoon of water and cornstarch together. You stir them into the mixture of soy sauce until thickened around 2 minutes. Finally, you can serve the meatballs with the sauce immediately. Don’t forget to garnish them with sesame seeds and green onion.

Broccoli Casserole with Quinoa

Even though this casserole is made completely from the scratch, you don’t need to worry if it will be complicated to cook. With healthy and tasty ingredients including toasted breadcrumbs and cheese, you will gobble this dish until your plate is clean!

What you need:

1/3 cup of Greek yoghurt

1 cup of quinoa

1/3 cup of Panko

1 head of broccoli and cut it into florets and perfectly chopped

3 skinless, boneless chicken breast, sliced them thinly

2 tablespoon of olive oil

2 cups of milk

Freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt

2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese

1/3 cup of Greek yoghurt

How to cook:

First of all, heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, lightly oil a coat or baking dish with nonstick spray. The size of baking dish is 9/13cm. In a big saucepan with 2 cups of water in it, you cook quinoa based on the package’s instructions. In at least 5 minutes during the cooking time, add broccoli on the tip and wait it until it is cooked through. Then, heat 1 tablespoon of olive in a big skillet in a medium high heat. After that, add Panko and cook it around 3 minutes until it browned, set it aside.

After that, heat another 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet. Don’t forget to season the chicken breast with pepper and salt. And then, add them to skillet and cook. You should flip it once until all the sides are cooked through. Let it cool before you dice them into small size, set aside. The next step is to melt butter in the skillet in medium heat. You whisk it in flour until it’s a little bit browned around 1 minute. Frequently, whisk in milk and then cook it until it’s thickened around 3 to 4 minutes. After that, stir in chicken, quinoa, 1 cup of cheese, broccoli, and 1 cup of Greek yogurt as well as salt and pepper. Then, spread the mixture of broccoli into the baking dish you’ve prepared. Don’t forget to sprinkle it with cheese. Place it into the oven and bake until the cheese is melted around 5 minutes. Serve it immediately.

The advantages of having healthy meals

Here is the list of advantages when you have habits in eating easy healthy home-cooked meals. They are including:

·         Control your weight

·         Have strong teeth

·         Have strong bones

·         Get healthy heart

Don’t forget to share the photo of your dish with our recipe. Happy eating!

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