healthy-recipes

“You are what you eat.” Ever heard of this expression? Well, we think it makes sense. Whatever goes into your body creates it. If you have too much baby fat on your belly, then it’s probably because you’re letting too much fat in your system. If your meals consist of bacon, pork belly, steaks, chips, and other high-fat food, then you developing those love handles shouldn’t come as a surprise.

4 Healthy Nutritional Recipes

healthy-recipes

“You are what you eat.”

Ever heard of this expression? Well, we think it makes sense. Whatever goes into your body creates it. If you have too much baby fat on your belly, then it’s probably because you’re letting too much fat in your system. If your meals consist of bacon, pork belly, steaks, chips, and other high-fat food, then you developing those love handles shouldn’t come as a surprise. The same goes with sugar. You may think that following the same logic, eating lots of sugary desserts will make you sweet. Sad to say, that sweetness will not merely apply to your personality but your blood as well. Eating lots of sugar will definitely make you sweet – sweet enough to get diabetes! 

Anyway, what we eat ultimately decides the state of our health. What we partake supplies our cells with nutrients. If we keep on eating low-nutrient or unhealthy food, then we can only expect our cells to grow weaker by the day. Along with plenty of good sleep and exercise, a healthy diet is our key to achieving better vitality.

But, how can you even begin the change? After all, busy work schedules prevent you from having enough time to prepare your own meals – let alone cook anything healthy. The number one cause of obesity and other weight-related health problems is not really because people choose to eat unhealthily; it is because most of us have so little time to plan and prepare rich and healthy food (Check out other popular reasons why people like fast food: https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20081202/top-11-reasons-for-fast-foods-popularity). With only an hour or two meal breaks, the most a person can do is to run to the nearest fast food chain and order cholesterol-heavy meal sets. In the morning, a heavy breakfast is replaced by a single cup of coffee. Thanks to demanding jobs, people lose sight of what really matters – their health.

Fret not, however. For today, we are going to show you how to whip up 4 amazing heart-healthy meals in less than 5 minutes. Eat them at home or pack them for the office; you’ll never have to munch down killer food again. If you’re curious to find out what recipes we have in store for you, read on below:

Wheat Tortilla Burrito

 Who doesn’t love Mexican food? If anyone dares deny his love for tacos and burritos, I will hunt him down for sure. Nah, just kidding.

But really, the playful and flavorful smell of Mexican dishes is enough to make any mouth water. Surprisingly, common dishes, like burritos, are very easy to make! Today, we’re going to teach you an easy 5-minute homemade recipe of your favorite wrap with a healthy twist!

What You Need:

  • 1 Wheat Tortilla
  • 2 Teaspoons of Non-dairy Mayonnaise
  • 50 g of Thinly Sliced Cabbage
  • 3 Slices of Tomato
  • 1 Egg (Scrambled & Cooked)
  • ¼ Cup Quinoa

What To Do:

  1. Spread the wheat tortilla with mayonnaise. Make sure that you spread it out evenly across the surface.
  2. Next, add the egg. You can chop the egg into pieces but I like mine whole, as in cooked in a small circular pan (makes it easy to roll).
  3. Add cabbage, quinoa, and tomato. Spread out the cabbage and quinoa neatly on top of the egg. Place the slices of tomato in the middle. Add salt and pepper to taste if preferred.
  4. Roll it and wrap in foil. You can store these healthy burritos for up to 3 days. So making a couple more and refrigerating them is a good thing consider. Just reheat and breakfast is served!

Super Breakfast Smoothie

If you have a blender at home, you might want to consider drinking your breakfast – not eating it! This way, you can have it on the go. You can have it while you drive or board a train. Don’t worry. We assure you that this recipe has all the nutrients you need to power up your day!

What You Need:

  • 1 Banana
  • ¼ Cup Non-dairy Milk
  • 30 g Sliced Papaya
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • ¼ Cup Uncooked Oats

What To Do: 

  1. Toss the banana, papaya, milk and honey to the blender. Mix well.
  2. Add uncooked oats and blend for another 2 minutes.
  3. Pack up and go!

Veggie Panini

I love bread. I just absolutely adore it. If you do to, then this super healthy recipe is perfect for you. The sound of the dish may make you go “Ack!” but I’m telling you, you’re missing out on a whole lot of goodness if you don’t try it.

What You Need:

  • 2 Slices of Whole Wheat Loaf Bread
  • 2 Teaspoons of Non-dairy Mayonnaise
    • For the veggie spread:
      • 1 Eggplant Steamed & Smashed
      • 3 Diced Cherry Tomatoes
      • 15 g Carrots Thinly Sliced & Diced
      • 10 g Steamed Spinach
      • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
      • Salt & Pepper To Taste

What To Do:

  1. First prepare your veggie spread by mixing all the ingredients in one bowl. Mix together well.
  2. Spread your sliced bread with mayonnaise (both sides so that it will hold the filling in place). Add the veggie spread – just enough though. If you made too much, don’t worry. You can keep it refrigerated for at least 3 days.
  3. Take your sandwich and place it on a Panini maker. Apply just enough pressure. When grid marks start to show, remove and serve.

Black Shawarma Rice

Take out your pots and pans because we’re going to have some sauté fun! Actually, make that one pan – we just need one (lol). This dish is so easy to make that you’ll regret all the fast-food burgers you chomped down in the past. It’s a simple toss and fry. If you love rice but you hate how much calories it has, then this healthier version should fit your taste perfectly. Black is sexy, remember that.

What You Need:

  • 1 Cup Black Rice (Cooked)
  • 25 g Finely Chopped Carrots
  • 10 g Sweet Green Peas
  • 15 g Thinly Sliced Cabbage
  • 15 g Corn Kernels
  • Minced Onion
  • Minced Garlic
  • 2 g Cumin Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

What To Do:

  1. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil. When the sides are brown, add carrots, corn and green peas.
  2. Toss in the black rice and season with cumin, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add cabbage and fry for 2 more minutes.

Top with non-dairy dressing (optional).

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