Easy to Make Recipes – Savory Edition
If you know me, I love to eat, but I’m not a great cook in the kitchen. I usually stick to what I know, and if the ingredients sound complex and if the recipe is elaborate, I will usually shy away from it. These recipes here though, look easy, and best of all, they are healthy too! Easy and healthy recipes are really the perfect blend for me.
All images courtesy of the awesome bloggers I’ve linked each recipe to.
I feel like 2011 was the year of the quinoa. It really picked up in popularity and I even bought bulk packages of quinoa from Amazon (and I still haven’t used them all up). It’s nutritious, grain-like texture is full of nutrients, and its nutty taste make it a good substitue for rice, noodles or even oatmeal. This quinoa mac and cheese recipe takes a fun and nutritious spin on a cult classic – and it looks divine!
We all know that guacamole makes just about everything taste better, and the main ingredient in guac is none other than the nutrient-rich avocado! Making avocado fries seems genius to me: Regular potato fries – unhealthy, oily, greasy. Avocado fries – healthy with the crunch that you crave! What an awesome blend. You can pair it with this spicy garlic dip, or I suspect other dips and dressings would also work great as well.
The vegetarian (or chicken) lettuce wraps from PF Changs is by far my favorite dish to order there. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the restaurant per se, but I’ll go for their lettuce wraps any day. A refreshing, but filling dish where you can get both your protein and your veggies in one bite is a winner in my book!
Over the past few months, I’ve been using soba noodles as my main pasta substitute because it’s made from buckwheat and generally healthier than regular pasta. Being a carb-ivore, I can never give up my noodles, rice and bread, but making healthier substitutions like this one without giving up taste is exactly down my alley. This recipe just looks too delicious and would be paired perfectly with some pan-fried tofu cubes or some bright greens.
All right, so it’s not exactly chicken nuggets, but the fact that these cauliflower are roasted and dipped in BBQ sauce makes it kinda close. I absolutely love eating cauliflower – I’m not quite sure why, but I love it way more than broccoli. This recipe is so easy and so healthy that maybe you can even get the kids to eat it – especially when you pair it with the BBQ dip.
What’s your favorite go-to recipe?