Maintaining that healthy lifestyle sometimes gets very boring and repetitive. You eat it every day and every time, but whenever you get into the kitchen to make yourself that healthy meal, you feel bored and unhappy thinking about it. Sometimes you even feel like not even eating anything and thus it eventually makes you crave for more of that junk food.
But why is that we always go for the same old recipe? Why are we not discovering new recipes which are interesting and tasty at the same time?
Well to answer that I would say that healthy food doesn’t really mean it has to be boring and dull or monotonous and unexciting. Of all the healthy recipes in the world you have tons of wonderful and surprising options to choose from. Healthy recipes are not only limited to just cereals and salads. From the tasty Ragi cookies to refreshing kiwi smoothie we have covered some of the top and best healthy foods in the world. So, without wasting any of your time, here are the top 3 best healthy and easy recipes for you to make while you’re in your home wondering about your next healthy meal.
1. Broccoli & Lentil Chaat:
This easy peasy recipe is very fresh and easy to make. You just need a handful of key ingredients and they are:
For Chaat: 1 cup of Red Lentils (cooked), 30-40 grams of black beans (cooked), 100 grams of papaya (diced), 8 broccoli florets, ½ Sweet lime (cut into segments), 2-3 potatoes (cooked), 1 cup of fenugreek sprouts.
For Dressing: ½ tsp of Chaat masala and raw mango powder, 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, 30 to 35 grams of chopped onions, few drops of Tabasco sauce and 20 ml of honey.
So, now that you know the key ingredients of Broccoli and Lentil Chaat, then let’s dive into the main recipe of this healthy food.
After you cut and trip the broccoli florets, season it with some salt, pepper and olive oil.
After you’re done with that, lightly roast it in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
Now, put all the dressing ingredients together in a bowl and mix it well.
Add all the chaat ingredients in a bowl and pour in the dressing and toss together.
Finally, add your cup of fenugreek sprouts and charred broccoli.
This healthy snack will be a great alternative for your regular cereals or even popcorn when you’re ready to watch that trending Netflix movie.
2. Chicken Ball & Spinach Soup:
Chicken is almost every non vegetarians favourite food item and if you get to use it in a healthy soup, then it’s like heaven on earth type of feeling. So, in order to make this healthy food item, let’s first check out the key ingredients and then the sweet and delicious recipe.
For Chicken Balls: 500 gram of Chicken leg or breast (cut into small pieces for softer texture), 2 Chicken stock cubes (crumbled), finely chopped Spring onion greens, some shredded Carrots, 1 tablespoon of Sesame oil and 3 tablespoons of Soya sauce, 1 tablespoon of white pepper powder, 2 ½ tablespoon of grated Ginger, 1 Egg (for binding), Salt, a pinch of Star anise powder, 2 cloves Garlic (chopped), Potato starch (optional).
For Soup: 5 cups of Chicken stock or hot water mixed with 2 stock cubes, ½ cup of chopped Mushrooms, Bean sprouts, few shredded Spinach leaves, Soya sauce, 3 Lemons (juiced), Salt, 2 Eggs (beaten).
For preparing the chicken balls:
Firstly, mix all the chicken balls ingredients together.
Mince the ingredients till the time it’s evenly distributed and then place it in the refrigerator.
For preparing the soup:
Heat the stock and when upon boiling, add the egg mix in the soup. Mix it lightly and steadily.
Now, take out the chicken from the refrigerator and by using wet hands form small balls and add the chicken balls into the soup.
Now up to your desired taste you can add the seasonings with soya sauce and salt to the soup.
Now, after doing that add your shredded carrots and chopped mushrooms.
Let it cook till the time it has a crunchy and nice texture.
Now add your lemon juice according to your taste.
Finally, before serving, top it on with some bean sprouts and shredded spinach leaves.
3. Oats Idli:
Now something with oats for all the oat lovers in this world. This is a recipe of oats idli, something very unique and equally healthy and delicious to eat in your morning breakfast. So, if you’re ready, then let’s go further with the key ingredients and recipe.
For Oats Powder: 2 cups of oats.
For Idli Batter: 2 cups of curd, ½ teaspoon of salt and a pinch of fruit salt.
For Fried Mixture: 1 tablespoon of Oil, 1 teaspoon of Mustard Seeds, 1 teaspoon of black lentil and Split chickpeas, 1 cup of finely chopped carrots, 1 green chili, a pinch of salt and ½ cup of chopped Coriander leaves.
For the Oats Powder:
Take the 2 cups of oats in a pan and roast it till it gets golden brown. You can roast it for about 5 to 7 minutes.
Let the oats cool down. After that grind it to make into a powdery form.
For The Fried Mixture:
Heat the oil in a pan on a medium flame.
Add the mustard seeds till it crackles.
After that add black lentils and Split chickpeas, turmeric powder and green chilies to the pan. Mix it till it turns slightly light brown.
Now add the desired amount of salt, coriander leaves and chopped carrots.
Cook it for 1-2 minutes and leave the mixture for a minute or so to cool down.
For Idli Batter:
Take a bowl and add the oat powder, pinch of salt and the fried mixture.
Now add the required quantity of curd and a pinch of fruit salt.
Stir the mixture in clockwise direction till it forms a medium thick batter.
Leave the batter for a few minutes.
Grease the idli mould with clarified butter(ghee) and pour the idli batter in each mould and put it under the steamer.
On a medium flame steam it for about 15 minutes and after 15 minutes, check whether it is cooked properly, if not then put it again for 3-4 minutes.
Finally, the healthy oats idli is ready to serve with the typical coconut or peanut chutney.
From all the mouth watering food recipes to most tasty food in the world, these are some of the healthiest and easiest recipes for people who are just starting out that healthy lifestyle or are gaining knowledge on delicious healthy recipes.