Staying indoors is a funny time. Although your lifestyle is supposed to be more relaxed, apparently it is getting even more stressed. Then, there arises a need to stay mentally and physically sound during these times. And, to do so, healthy eating assumes the prior place in the preferences list. Hence, Wedding Affair shortlists some tasty recipes for you, that you can give a try during your homestay. These are quick, hassle-free and extremely nutritious!
One-Pot Lentil Pasta
This pasta recipe contains lentils, pasta, creamy tomato sauce and is so deliciously awesome! In a large pot on medium-high heat cook oil, garlic, onion, bouillon cube, Italian seasoning, and red chilli pepper flakes for 2-3 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pot. Add the pot 2 cups (500 mL) water along with the pasta, pasta sauce, cherry tomatoes, lentils, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers. Bring to a gentle simmer and partially cover with a lid. Cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat until pasta is al dente. Check on it every few minutes to stir to ensure nothing sticks to the bottom or burns. When the pasta is al dente, add the spinach and reduce to wilt. Serve it generously into some bowls, top with some freshly sliced basil leaves, and enjoy! (Recipe: Pick up Limes)
Chicken and Rice in a pot
Check out the beautiful recipe of this wholesome meal at Green Healthy Cooking. Here is an excerpt. Add diced vegetables to pan and stir-fry for a couple of minutes until slightly soft, then add brown rice and “cilantro water”, give it all a good stir, then use a spatula to flatten it all and make sure all rice grains are submerged in the water. Bring to a boil and as soon as bubbles form, add browned chicken legs on top, put on the lid, reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 40-50 minutes. Once all the water is absorbed by the rice it’s time to serve with some cilantro sprinkled on top.
Instant Pot Keto Chili
This chilli recipe is going to satiate your hunger and nutrient needs, all at once! Add the onion and poblano to the pot along with 1 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, with a wooden spoon and scraping the browned meaty bits from the bottom of the pot, until the onion is translucent about 5 minutes. Then, add the chilli powder, cumin, paprika, oregano and cook, stirring to evenly distribute and heat the spices until fragrant, about 1 minute. Also, add the tomato paste and garlic and continue to cook, stirring, 2 minutes more. Add the tomatoes and beef broth and stir to combine, scraping the bottom with your spoon. Turn the pot off. Check out more at food network.
Garlic Shrimp with Quinoa
Shrimp is healthy to eat as part of a balanced diet, cooks quickly, and tastes incredible with the other flavours in this dish. For easy prep, you’ll want to use raw, tail-on shrimp that’s been peeled and deveined. Shrimp are low in calories, so they can be good for you if you are trying to lose weight (always consult with your doctor). Thanks to the quinoa (which is both a complete protein and a whole grain) and shrimp (a lean source of protein), this meal is ultra-satisfying. Head to Well Plated for the full decadent recipe.
Smokey Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup
The real secret ingredient here is the smoked paprika. It is one of those secret ingredients that adds a delicious smokey flavour to this soup that goes so well with the Mexican theme going on here. You really need to check out this recipe at She Likes Food. Now, it’s not mandatory, but take the suggestion of really topping this soup with a few big slices of avocado and some tortilla strips!
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