Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food was the famous quote uttered by Hippocrates. Why struggle with medicine when in most cases we can prevent getting sick by eating good and nutritious foods. We’ve got some healthy food recipes for you that will not only feed your body, but also enchant your taste buds.
10. Bean, Tomato and Avocado Salad
If you want something light and filling at the same time, then choose this bean salad. Get a can of beans, 5-6 ripe tomatoes and one avocado. Chop them in a large bowl, add one red onion, one clove of garlic, parsley, salt and pepper, olive oil and the juice of one lemon. Mix together and dig in!
9. Brown Rice with Spring Onions and Green Garlic
Cook one cup of brown rice separately and then put it aside when it is done (make sure to drain all the water, otherwise it will keep cooking even though you’ve turned off the fire). Lightly fry in a bit of olive oil ten spring onions and ten green garlics and then add the brown rice and fry for another 10 minutes until crispy and add some curry powder. Another healthy food recipe for you and your family!
8. Tomato and Basil Pasta
Pasta can be healthy, if you don’t get the white flour kind. There are some gluten-free types that are absolutely delicious. Keep it simple with a tomato and basil sauce and you can’t go wrong. Lightly fry some garlic in some olive oil, add some skinned chopped tomatoes to it and a little bit of tomato sauce, add salt and pepper and simmer until you achieve the right consistency. Towards the end add some chopped fresh basil and the cooked pasta. Simmer for two more minutes so that all the flavors melt together and we sear it will be the best pasta you will ever have.
7. Grilled Fish with Green Beans
Cook the beans in the same manner as the asparagus below and set it aside. Get a piece of fish that you love and season it well. Place it on a hot grill and don’t touch or move it until you can remove it without pieces of it coming off. Turn it around and you’re done. Make some green chili sauce to go with your dish.
6. Steamed Asparagus with Olive Oil and Garlic
Asparagus is one amazing vegetable. It takes years for a plant to start yielding the asparagus shoots, that’s why it can be quite expensive. You need to keep the recipe as simple as possible so that the asparagus remains the star! Simply clean the shoots well, steam them (don’t boil them, lots of vitamins are lost this way) and throw them in a little olive oil with garlic and lightly fry them. Have this dish with some salad or baby potatoes.
5. Green Smoothie with Banana and Mango
A green smoothie is a great way to start your day. Add some greens to your blender, such as kale or spinach, one banana and one mango, some water or milk and blend. It has to be smooth and not too watery. You can sweeten it with brown sugar, honey or agave syrup.
4. Yummy Ice cream
Who said ice cream can’t be healthy and delicious? Well, it can! Freeze a couple of bananas and some strawberries and then put them in your food processor with some soy milk or low fat cow milk and blend until smooth. You can add some mint or honey to spice things up. You’ll get the best and healthiest ice cream possible.
The complete soup that will warm your body and soul in the cold season. Grab whatever vegetables you have around the house and chop them up. In a large pan, fry some onions until they’re translucent, add the vegetables and some water or vegetable broth and let them simmer. Add some salt, pepper, whatever spices and herbs you want – we recommend oregano, basil, tarragon and one or two bay leaves. Also put in and some small pasta of your choice. A few minutes later open a can of tomatoes and put that in your pan. 5 minutes later add one can of beans and simmer for another 5 minutes. Heaven!
2. Steamed Spinach with Pine Nuts
No need to rave about the health benefits of spinach, here is a recipe that will be a hit with the family. Roast a handful of pine nuts in a hot pan and then put it aside. Steam the spinach and also put aside. In a pan, lightly fry some onion and garlic, then add the steamed spinach and pine nuts and let it simmer for a couple of minutes. When it is done, squeeze half a lemon and you’re done!
1. Vegetable Quinoa Casserole
Quinoa is the healthiest and most complete cereal in the world. We have it from the Aztecs and even though it is not quite as commonly found as corn or wheat and could be expensive, it is worth it. Here is a healthy food recipe that involves this wonder cereal. Stir fry is a little bit of olive oil some of your favorite vegetables until they’re nice and soft, add a little garlic and oregano, then add the boiled quinoa to the mix. Fry it for another 5 minutes and garnish it with cilantro or dill (whichever you prefer). It will taste heavenly!