Most people want to eat the right food for beauty and health reasons. Preparing meals at home may not be everyone’s piece of cake due to the time and effort required. Some, therefore, opt to order in or go out to a restaurant. There are many easy and healthy recipes for your diet, however. Here are our top 10 favorites starting with the most important meal of the day, breakfast.
1. Poached Egg Avocado Toast
This meal is very easy to fix in the morning, and it will give you a good amount of protein, fats, and carbs. It will take you 6-8 minutes to prepare this toast, and you can also have it for lunch. Toast bread and apply the avocado on it. Poach an egg and place it on the toast. Sprinkle fresh herbs, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese to give the meal a fancy look and taste. You can serve with fresh quartered tomatoes. For one person, use two eggs and 1/3 avocado on two slices of whole grain bread.
2. Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes
These pancakes are gluten free and protein rich. The bananas, vanilla, oats and blueberries give them a fluffy taste. You will need about 10 minutes to prepare and cook these pancakes. Blend 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, 2/3 cup of gluten free rolled oats, 1/2medium banana, one egg, 5.3 oz. Vanilla bean yogurt, and teaspoon vanilla to form the batter. This batter will make about four pancakes. Cook as you would any other pancakes, the secret is in the ingredient. When you drop the batter in the pan, add the blueberries on top before flipping.
3. Scrambled Tofu
This recipe is a great alternative for scrambled egg as it has the same protein content. Mix one tablespoon water, one teaspoon of nutritional yeast, ¼ teaspoon of ground cumin, ¼ teaspoon of turmeric, ¼ teaspoon of paprika, a pinch of sea salt, and pepper then set aside. Add one finely diced scallion and garlic to olive oil on medium heat and sauté for 2 minutes. Crumble 1/2 package of very well drained firm tofu pour the seasoning and cook for 2 minutes. Toss in 1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley and stir for a minute.
4. Omelet in a Mug
This recipe is for those who want a simple breakfast that doesn’t leave a mess in the kitchen. It will only take you up to 3 minutes to prepare this meal. Coat a mug with olive oil and add two eggs there. Whisk them using a fork. Whisk together one tablespoon of meat, one tablespoon of salsa, a tablespoon of shredded cheese, salt and pepper in the mug. Put the mug in a microwave for one minute on high. Break up the large chunks of egg and microwave for an extra minute.
5. Chicken Burrito
This meal will take you up to 10 minutes to prepare. The recipe is the perfect solution for leftover chicken. Mix 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro, 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend, and 1 diced avocado with 2 cups of cooked shredded chicken. Add this mixture to 4 tortillas and form a roll. Place the tortillas in hot oil in a pan and cook on medium-heat for about 2 minutes. Cook the other side for a minute. You can freeze these chicken burrito up to three months cooked or uncooked. One of the easy and healthy recipes for your diet out there.
6. Pan-Grilled Salmon with Pineapple Salsa
This recipe provides you Lean protein which is essential to weight-loss plans. For this recipe, you will need 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple; two tablespoons chopped cilantro, 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper, two tablespoons finely chopped onion, one tablespoon rice vinegar, 6-ounce salmon fillets and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Combine the onion, pineapple, cilantro, vinegar, and pepper and set aside. Sprinkle the salt on the fish and over medium heat, cook the fillet for 4 minutes on every side. Serve with the salsa
7. Summer Succotash with Chicken
This recipe takes only up to five minutes to prepare, and it helps you burn fat and calories. It is also said to help you slim down faster. Season 4 thin chicken cutlets with salt and pepper. Grill for about 4 minutes turning once. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high and add 1/2 cup corn, 1 cup of frozen baby lima beans, and 1 pint of grape tomatoes. Cook for about 4 minutes. Stir in one tablespoon of grated Parmesan and 1/2 cup fresh torn basil leaves. Pair every portion with 100-calorie whole-wheat roll and lemon wedges.
8. Shrimp Fried Rice
This recipe will take you about 20 minutes to prepare, and it can be your healthy alternative to Chinese takeout. Add 10-ounce frozen green peas to a pan of 3 1/2-ounce freshly cooked long-grain rice. Stir and cover them to keep warm. Cook 2 lightly beaten eggs and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil and add 1 cup of chopped green onions and one tablespoon of fresh ground ginger. Add 12 ounces of peeled and deveined medium shrimp and sauté for 2 minutes. Mix everything together and drizzle a mixture of 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar, one teaspoon of dark sesame oil, two tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce, salt and pepper over the rice.
9. Veggie Fried Rice
If you only have 10 minutes to fix dinner, this can be your go-to recipe. All you need is the following; 4 cups of cooked, cooled, and separated brown rice. 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1-2tablespoon rice vinegar, 3 eggs, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 1-inch piece of fresh grated ginger, 1-2 cups frozen peas, 1 cup frozen corn, fresh basil, fresh chives, and baby spinach. Stir-fry the garlic and ginger for one minute and crack the eggs into the pan. Cook them for 1 minute. Add your rice and stir fry for a couple of minutes. Add one tablespoon of oil while stir frying and turn up the heat. Add your peas, corn, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Stir other add-ins after removing from heat.
10. Black Beans and Rice
This easy yet healthy recipe will give the classic but boring rice and beans a new taste. Heat 2 tsps. canola oil over medium-low heat. Add one small chopped onion and cook until soft and translucent. Stir in 1 tsps. ground cumin, one clove of chopped garlic, one tsps. ground chili powder, and 2 oz. of canned roasted green chilled peppers. Cook for about 2 minutes and then add 2 cups of cooked white rice and stir well for 3 minutes. Add ¼ cup of red sofrito and 15-oz black beans and stir for a few minutes. Season to taste.
These 10 are easy and healthy recipes for your diet. They only take a few minutes to prepare, and they are good for your body. Try them today and we are sure you will love them.