Healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Recipes

If you believe that a healthy diet can help overcome most of your health related problems, you are right. Here are a few healthy food recipes put together with you in mind.
| Friday, September 5, 2008

Life is all about making the right decisions and knowing when too much of something is good or bad. For instance people today are concerned about their health since they know that staying healthy will not only provide them with more energy but also help them deal effectively with their erratic lifestyles. Here are a few healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes for those individuals who know the importance of investing their time, effort and money in a health diet.

Pancakes made of Granola

Ingredients

  • A cup of milk
  • Eggs 2
  • 1/3 cup of Granola
  • 2 cups of Bisquick Mix

How to make it

  • First heat a skillet or a griddle over a medium-high heat or 375 degrees, if using an electric griddle. Then heat and grease with cooking spray, shortening or vegetable oil. You can check if the surface is ready by sprinkling it with a few drops of water. The drops of water will dance in it and disappear, once ready.
  • Next take a medium bowl and stir in bisquick, milk and eggs until blended. Once that is done, stir in granola. Now, slowly pour about ¼ cupfuls onto the hot griddle and cook until the edges of the pancake are dry. Once one side is done, turn and cook until it is golden in color.

Omelet made up of Spinach, Tomato and Feta

Ingredients

  • A large Egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¼ tablespoon of Table Salt
  • 2 cups of Tomato (chopped)
  • A cup of Spinach (chopped)
  • ½ a teaspoon of Oregano (dried)
  • 2 tablespoons of Feta Cheese (crumpled)
  • 4 slices of low calorie Wheat Bread (toasted)

How to Make It

  • First combine the egg, egg whites, oregano, spinach and salt and beat it until it is well-blended.
  • Next take a 9-inch nonstick skillet and coat it slightly with cooking spray and then heat it over a medium heat. Once that is done pour the mixture into the skillet and spread it. Cook the mixture until it turns golden brown and firm. This will take about 5 to 6 minutes. Flip the omelet and cook the other side until the center is set.
  • Once the omelet is ready, sprinkle some cheese and tomatoes on one half and fold it over the other. After a minute, cut it in half and serve each piece of the omelet along with 2 slices of toast.

Chicken (Cajun) Wrap

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts (sliced into strips)
  • 1 tablespoon of Cajun Spice
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 4 large Tortillas
  • ½ a cup of Tzatikki dip
  • 1 medium Zucchini (grated)
  • A large Carrot (grated)

How to make it

  • First place the chicken strips along with the Cajun spice and oil into a bowl. Then cover the bowl and let it be for about 10 minutes.
  • Next take a large non-stick pan and heat it over a medium-high heat.
  • Now take the chicken strips and put it into the pan. Stir and cook it occasionally for 5 minutes or until the chicken strips are golden brown. Once that is done transfer the contents to a bowl and keep it warm.
  • Take a tortilla and top it with tzatikki dip, grated carrot and zucchini. Do the same with all the other tortillas. Now serve immediately with green salad.

Field Mushrooms along with Tomatoes and Chickpeas

Ingredients

  • 4 Field Mushrooms (large)
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • A 400 gram can of Chick Peas (drained)
  • A Tomato (diced)
  • An Onion (diced)
  • ½ a tablespoon of Garlic (crushed)

How to make it

  • This healthy food recipe is simply delicious. To make the meal, first mix the olive oil and garlic together and brush it over the mushrooms.
  • Next place the mushrooms in a pan and cook each one ensuring that each side is golden brown in color. This should take about 2 minutes. Once it is done, set it aside.
  • Now heat the onions and cook them until they are golden brown too. Slowly add the tomatoes and chickpeas and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Once all this is complete, serve the chickpeas mixture on top of the mushrooms and serve the meal immediately.

Beef Stroganoff served with Brown Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 Onions (peeled and finely sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • A tablespoon of Coriander (ground)
  • 500 grams of Rum Steak (sliced)
  • A large Carrot (sliced and peeled)
  • A tablespoon of Black Pepper (ground)
  • A packet of Stroganoff recipe mix
  • 4 Potatoes (peeled and cut into quarters)
  • 100 g of Green Beans (halved)
  • Some cooked Brown Rice

How to make it

  • This healthy cooking recipe is easy to make. To begin, take a large pot and heat it over a medium flame. Now add onions and oil in it and cook it until it is transparent. Then add the cumin, coriander, stroganoff mix and black pepper. Mix the mixture and stir occasionally for about 3 minutes.
  • Once the above steps are completed, transfer the mixture into a bowl and set it aside. Next put the beef into the pot and cook it until it turns golden brown, then add the carrots, potatoes, beans, onion and water along with enough water to cover the vegetables.
  • Now simmer with the lid on for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots turn tender. Serve the beef stroganoff with brown rice.

Soup made of Curried Apple

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of Butter/Margarine
  • A medium Onion (chopped)
  • 5 to 6 medium Apples (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of Curry Powder
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh Parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried Thyme Leaves (crushed)
  • ½ or ¼ teaspoon of Black Pepper (finely ground)
  • 1 teaspoon of Mixed Herb Seasoning
  • 5 cups of Soup Stock (vegetable)
  • 1 tablespoon of Cornstarch in 4 tablespoons of cold water
  • ½ a cup of Milk or Soy Milk.
  • For garnishing: lemon slices, parsley, sour cream or plain yogurt

How to make it

  • To make this heart healthy recipe take a large pot, set it over medium heat and melt some butter/margarine in it. Now add the onions and sauté it for a minute. Now add the apples and sauté it for another 2 minutes. Once that is done, stir in the lemon juice and curry powder ensuring that the apples and onions are coated thoroughly. Once that is done cover the pot and reduce the heat. Let this mixture steam for 5 minutes.
  • After that time, add everything else except the cornstarch and water and milk or soy milk in the mixture. Bring the contents to a boil, then again cover and reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer for 30 minutes. Do stir occasionally.
  • Now stir in cornstarch and water and bring to a boil for 2 minutes until it is thick. Once it is removed from the heat, stir in the soy milk or milk. Once that is done puree the contents in a food processor until you get the consistency you desire.
  • The soup is now ready and can be consumed after adding seasoning and the garnish of your choice. Enjoy! 
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