Top 7 Recipes And Ideas For Light & Healthy Meals

Grilled Asparagus and Shiitake Tacos

7 Light & Healthy Meals You Can Create Right Now!

I know it is not always easy to eat healthy, but one of the smartest decisions you can take is to stay committed to a healthy diet.

Why?

When you are eating healthy, you not only feel better, but you can also stay fit and energised.

However, even if you plan to eat healthy, knowing what that means can be quite challenging. Following a healthy diet means you have to choose vegetables, lean meat, fruits, eggs, and dairy products.

If you are really concerned about your health and want to cook light and healthy meals, then here are top 7 recipes to help you out.

1) Grilled Asparagus and Shiitake Tacos

Ingredients –

Lime wedges.

3 tablespoon canola oil.

1 bunch green onions, nicely trimmed.

4 garlic cloves.

Cilantro sprigs.

½ tablespoon Kosher salt.

1 tablespoon ground chipotle salt.

Hot sauce for serving.

Recipe –

Your first step will to be heat the grill on medium. In a large baking dish, blend chipotle, oil, garlic, and salt. Now, you should add green onions, asparagus, shiitakes, and make sure you toss to coat. It is important to grill asparagus until it becomes soft and tender.

Grill shiitakes and green onions, turning occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes. Now, put the vegetables on the cutting board. Make sure you have cut the green onions and asparagus into two lengths and also sliced shiitakes. You are ready with your meal, serve it with lime wedges, corn tortillas, hot sauce and cilantro.

2) Japanese beef with soba noodles

Japanese beef with soba noodles

Ingredients –

1 tablespoon cornflour.

2 tablespoons sunflower oil.

5 tablespoons dark soy sauce.

1 bunch of spring onions, should be sliced diagonally into 5 cm lengths.

2 crushed garlic cloves.

750 ml dashi stock.

1 tablespoon wasabi paste.

1 sheet nori, should be cut into strips.

1 large red pepper.

450 g lean sirloin steak, should be cut into strips.

15 g fresh coriander.

300 g soba.

125 g shiitake mushrooms, should be properly sliced.

Recipe –

First and foremost, you should mix cornflour, 3 tablespoon of soy sauce, wasabi, and the garlic in a bowl. Now add beef and stir it nicely until it is well coated.

Take a saucepan, add some water and noodles, cook it for around 5 minutes.

Take a frying pan, put some oil and swirl so that frying pan is nicely coated. Add spring onions, red pepper, and mushrooms. Now, stir for around 4 minutes. Remove the frying pan using a draining spoon. Drain the noodles properly and keep it aside.

The remaining oil in the frying pan should be heated, add beef and stir it for 4 minutes. Using the draining spoon, remove it.

Now, you need to pour the stock and add 2 tablespoon soy sauce into the frying pan, add noodles along with vegetables with coriander & nori. It is important to toss it well, add the beef and toss it once again. Pile the beef, noodles, and vegetables into the bowl and spoon over the broth. It is ready now, serve immediately.

3) Quick Vegetable Curry

Ingredients –

340 ml water.

1 tablespoon olive oil.

2 tablespoons tomato puree.

1 onion, properly chopped.

1 tin chopped tomatoes.

2 cloves garlic, properly crushed.

285g frozen mixed vegetables.

2 ½ tablespoons curry powder.

Salt and pepper to taste.

1 vegetable stock cube.

Chopped coriander to garnish.

Recipe –

Take a large saucepan over medium high heat, heat oil, saute onion, and garlic.

Stir in tomato puree and curry powder, make sure you cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Now stir in vegetable stock cube, water, tomatoes, mixed vegetables, salt and pepper for taste. Cook for half an hour and in the end sprinkle some fresh coriander before you serve.

4) Courgette Saute

Courgette Saute

Ingredients –

1 green pepper, properly chopped.

1 tablespoon olive oil.

150ml water.

1 onion, properly sliced.

75g uncooked white rice.

2 tomatoes, properly chopped.

Salt and pepper to taste.

900g courgette, properly peeled and cut into slices.

1 green pepper, properly chopped.

Recipe –

Take a saute pan and heat oil over medium heat. Now, add saute, courgette, green pepper, tomatoes, and onion, stir them for approximately three minutes.

Add salt and black pepper. Reduce the heat and cover it properly and cook it for five minutes.

Stir in rice and water. Cover and cook for around 20 minutes over low heat.

5) Moist Garlic Roasted Chicken

Ingredients –

6 cloves garlic, properly sliced.

1 whole chicken.

6 sprigs fresh thyme.

1 large lemon, properly sliced.

Salt and black pepper.

Recipe –

Your first step is to preheat the oven to 160 degrees C / gas mark 3.

Now, use a large sheet of greaseproof into the middle of the roasting tray. The size of the sheet should be large enough so that you will be able to wrap the chicken properly.

Using the salt and pepper, season the chicken nicely, should be properly stuffed with lemon slices, make sure you have kept the breast side up in the middle of the paper. Now, the chicken needs to be sprinkled with thyme sprigs and garlic slices.

You can lay the remaining lemons over the chicken’s breast. Fold the paper in a way that it forms a loose parcel.

Make sure that the chicken is properly baked in the preheated oven, wait for around 2 hours until the chicken has cooked properly.

6) Mediterranean Fish Casserole

healthy eating fish casserole

Ingredients –

1 teaspoon tomato puree.

2 teaspoons olive oil.

4 fish steaks, 125g each.

1 tablespoon dry white wine or stock.

600g plum tomatoes.

2 sticks celery, properly sliced.

1 teaspoon sugar, optional.

1 clove garlic, properly sliced.

Salt and black pepper.

150g red onions, properly sliced.

3 sprigs fresh rosemary.

1 lemon properly sliced.

Recipe:

Heat the wine and oil or you can stock in flameproof casserole, then afterwards adding onions, garlic, and celery. Let them fry for 5-6 minutes, stir them until they have softened.

Now, you need to chop the tomatoes and add them to the casserole along with the lemon, sugar, and tomato puree.

Stir for roughly three minutes until the tomatoes begin to soften.

The fish can be arranged over the vegetable mixture. Add the sprigs of rosemary, and you can sprinkle with oregano.

You need to cover the casserole and leave for 10-15 minutes to simmer, spooning the juices over fish infrequently. Your Mediterranean Fish Casserole is ready, serve it with chopped oregano and a sprig of rosemary.

7) Broccoli Fried Rice

Ingredients –

2 beaten eggs.

75g uncooked long-grain rice.

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil.

2 tablespoons soy sauce.

3 spring onions, diced.

500g broccoli florets.

½ teaspoon salt.

Recipe:

The rice should be cooked as per the instructions mentioned on the package. Set aside.

Take a large frying pan and heat oil in it. Saute broccoli until it is tender but make sure it is still crisp, then add spring onions. Remove the frying pan.

Scramble the eggs, return broccoli mixture to the pan. Stir in the cooked rice, salt & pepper, and soy sauce.

Broccoli Fried Rice is ready to serve.

Author Bio: Adam Smith is a content writing professional at Followthesteps, an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. Previously, Adam worked as a marketing manager for a tech software startup. He graduated with honors from California University with a dual degree in Business Administration and Creative Writing.

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