Recipes For Quick And Easy Healthy Meals


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Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it can be quite simple. With the right recipes, you can have a delicious and healthy meal on the table in no time. Here are some of our favorite recipes for quick and easy healthy meals.

1. Quinoa and black bean stuffed peppers

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 bell peppers, tops removed and seeded
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, mix together quinoa, black beans, red pepper, onion, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Stuff mixture into bell peppers. Place in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with shredded cheese, and return to the oven. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes.

2. Roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a bowl, toss Brussels sprouts with olive oil and salt and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, stirring once during cooking. Remove from the oven and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.

3. Salmon with honey and soy sauce glaze

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. salmon filet
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Season salmon with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, honey, soy sauce, and garlic. Place salmon in a baking dish and pour over the glaze. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.

4. Creamy chicken and broccoli pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. pasta
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 head broccoli, florets only
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside. In the same pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to pot. Cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and broccoli and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Stir in chicken broth and heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Add cooked pasta and Parmesan cheese and stir until well combined. Serve immediately.

5. Sautéed shrimp with garlic and lemon

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Directions:

Season shrimp with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add shrimp to the pan and cook until pink, about 2-3 minutes per side. Stir in chicken broth and lemon juice and cook for an additional minute. Serve immediately.

6. Salmon with roasted vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 1 salmon filet
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 small red onion, cut into thick wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Spread broccoli, onion wedges, and salmon filet onto one or two baking sheets.

3. Drizzle olive oil over vegetables and salmon. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Bake in a preheated oven for 18 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and salmon is cooked through.

7. healthy chicken and veggie stir-fry

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and peppers and cook until chicken is cooked through and peppers are slightly softened about 5 minutes.

2. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.

3. Add broccoli and cook until broccoli is slightly tender, about 2 minutes.

4. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, and black pepper and cook until everything is evenly coated and heated through, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.

This healthy chicken and veggie stir-fry is a quick and easy meal that’s packed with flavor. The chicken is cooked through in just a few minutes, then the veggies are added in and cooked until tender. A simple soy sauce and sesame oil mixture tie everything together for a delicious weeknight meal.

Conclusion

In this blog post, we’ve shared some recipes for quick and easy healthy meals that you can prepare in your own kitchen. We hope you find these recipes helpful and that they help you to stay on track with your health goals.

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