We all love to eat great food. But a healthy, tasty meal that doesn’t cost a fortune and is easy to prepare? That’s the stuff of legends. Here are some great meals that check off most of those boxes and give your normal diet some spice.
Fish is light in fat, heavy in flavour and vitamins and cod is reasonably cost effective too. Who knew pesto would go so great with it! If you’re looking for a simple, healthy meal with limited preparation, consider steaming some vegetables, even the frozen kind, with some baked Cod and Pesto for dipping. Its a satisfying meal you will want to make a part of your weekly routine.
Quinoa Porridge with Almond & Persimmon
Breakfast is one of the hardest meals of the day to make healthy and taste great. Cutting out the fat, sugar and cholesterol is hard, but this tastes, exotic and easy to prepare meal can help you fill the satisfaction void minus the inevitable guilt that follows bacon and pancakes. A healthy rotation of breakfast foods that are easy to prepare and healthy will make any diet easier in the long run.
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Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic & Herbs
Even eating healthy requires the occasional indulgence. Sweet Potato fries might not be low in fat, but they are high in nutrition and better for you than regular fries. Plus, baked fries tend to taste even better, limiting the extra fat that comes with deep frying. If you need a snack and can’t handle another salad, try some healthy sweet potato fries with a light mayo dip. But go easy on them, there are still six more recipes to check out below.
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Chicken on salad? Alright, we know this is a classic staple of many diets, but it doesn’t have to be the same every time and it does in fact, taste great. Adding couscous to a salad gives it a new flavour you might not have thought about and makes the classic seem new and fresh. Spicing up your chicken will enhance your recipe further and trust us, you’ll love the result.
Roasted Sunchoke Soup
Soup is another classic, but so many of us have forgotten what a really good, fresh soup tastes like. Do yourself a favour and never buy canned soup again, unless you want your children and their children to hate soup too. It might take a little longer than some of the other recipes on this page, but home made soup is healthy and really does eat like a meal. Serve it with some nice whole wheat flatbread or even pair it with the Sweet Potato fries above, you won’t be disappointed.
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Salami & Mozzarella Calzones
Probably the least healthy of the recipes in this blog, but how can you resist easy to make, tastes calzones? Load them up with vegetables and low salt, natural tomato sauce, use low fat mozzarella and bake to a golden crisp to enjoy. Why did this one make our list? Let’s just say sometimes you have to grab your audiences attention with something they think they want, before you can show them what you really have to offer. And who do you know that doesn’t love baked pizza pockets?
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Spicy Chicken Quesadillas
Quesadillas take a slight learning curve if you’ve never made one before, but picking them up is easy as pie. Once you know your way around a quick and simple quesadilla try mixing it up a little. Adding a variety of fresh ingredients to melt into a thin layer of cheese and meat with help add nutrition and thin, whole wheat tortillas keep the healthy theme going. Spicing your meat makes a huge difference to the taste of your quesadilla and the more flavour your other ingredients have, the less cheese you need to really enjoy them. This one makes a great appetizer at parties and a late night snack.
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For the slightly more adventurous but still strapped for time, we present lamb chops with mashed peas. You can prepare your side to your own taste if these suggestions don’t float your boat, but try this healthy, simple combination and you might be pleasantly surprised. One tip, the quality of lamb chops you use will greatly affect the recipe, so try a nicer cut your first time out and then work your way back down to a more affordable cut if you’re on a budget.
Lastly, here’s another breakfast option. We already made our case for breakfast being the most single important factor in a healthy day of eating, but what if you want that savoury, hot breakfast. Well, omelettes are a great, filling way to meet the craving without succumbing to carbs or greasy meats. A southwestern omelette can add nutrition with beans and peppers and spices to give it a kick. You can try this one with or without cheese, either way you’ll love it to death. Well, a healthier, longer life to be more accurate.
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