When it comes to healthy eating, there is a common misconception that low-calorie meals are less tastier than their counterparts. This, however, is far from the truth. There are many ways to prepare a dish that is healthy and tasty at the same time. Don’t believe us? Read further and find out how you can prepare tasty meals that will not compromise your waistline!
5 Healthy and Tasty Meals
Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; what you eat at the start of the day can very well affect your mood and your energy levels throughout the day. This is why it is necessary that you consume a wholesome and healthy breakfast to kickstart your day on a good note. One recipe that you can consider giving a try would be the blueberry smoothie bowl. With a prep time of seven minutes and a cooking time of 15 minutes, this recipe takes a total time of 22 minutes to be completed. All you need to do is blend a banana, ¼ cup of blueberries, ½ cup of almond milk and a scoop of vanilla protein. After which, you will need to pour the mixture into a bowl and garnish it with a tablespoon of muesli, 2 tablespoons of coconut shavings, some blueberries, and finally a teaspoon of sesame seeds. This dish is not only refreshingly delicious, but it is also steeped with antioxidants that are good for your skin and health. Antioxidants are required for fighting free radicals and preventing oxidative stress in the body. If you aren’t aware, oxidative stress has been associated with various illnesses and diseases. Additionally, they have also been linked to premature ageing, which leads to the early onset of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
Ham and Greens Omelet
Another meal that you can prepare under 30 minutes is the ham and greens omelette. The recipe is simple enough, involving just two eggs, four to five slices of ham, a tablespoon of mixed herbs, a tablespoon of chopped chives and three tablespoons of olive oil, and ½ teaspoon of black pepper. All you have to do is mix the chopped chives, ham slices, mixed herbs, black pepper and some salt into a bowl. After heating some olive oil in a pan, add the egg mixture into the pan and cook it for two minutes on each side before serving it hot. Apart from being a good source of protein, eggs also contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals that will sustain you until your next meal.
Sweet and Savoury Breakfast
If you get bored of eating the same thing for breakfast every day, try this recipe for a change.
First, heat a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil and fry an egg. While the egg is cooking, mash ½ avocado and spread it on a slice of multigrain bread before topping it with some refreshing cilantro. Prepare another slice of multigrain bread and spread a tablespoon of peanut butter and top it off with some banana slices. After which, place the egg on the bread with the mashed avocado. That’s it! This dish combines the best of sweet and savoury in one dish. In addition to tantalising your palate with a range of flavours and textures, this dish is also filled with an incredible range of nutrients. For instance, the mashed avocado in this dish is comprised of healthy fats and dietary fibre that lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Oat Blueberry Smoothie Breakfast
This recipe is similar to the Blueberry Smoothie Bowl recipe mentioned at the start of this article, with some slight variations that give it an interesting and delightful flavour. With the use of your trusty blender, blend 2 bananas, ½ cup of blueberries, ¼ baby spinach, ½ cup of yogurt, and ¼ rolled oats into the blender. After thoroughly blending the mixture, pour it into two glasses and garnish it with some almonds and a few blueberries. This recipe not only gives you a boost of antioxidants, but it also provides you ample of fibre, vitamins and minerals that will keep your energy levels high throughout the day. Moreover, the yoghurt in this smoothie acts as an excellent source of protein, calcium and potassium. And the best part? It’s extremely low in calories. This essentially means that you don’t have to worry about exceeding your calorie intake, as long as you control your portions.
Veggie and Tofu Stir-Fry
This veggie and tofu stir-fry is the perfect combo for lunch. Not only is this dish hearty, but it is also low in calories and extremely tasty! For this dish, you need ½ cup of cubed tofu, 1 cup of broccoli florets, ½ cup of cubed red bell pepper, a few cashew nuts, three tablespoons of olive oil, ½ teaspoon of honey, three tablespoons of lime juice and ¼ teaspoon of paprika. Although this might seem like a lot of ingredients, you can be assured that the cooking process is fairly quick, taking only about 25 minutes. You start with blanching the broccoli florets, while the broccoli is cooking, fry the tofu cubes in a heated pan with three tablespoons of olive oil. While the tofu is cooking, add some honey, paprika, red bell pepper and lime juice into the mix and continue cooking for two minutes. After that’s done, transfer the blanched broccoli to a bowl and add the stir-fried tofu and bell pepper into the bowl. Mix the cooked ingredients together before garnishing the dish with a few cashews.