We know you've been working out lately, and having a hard time resisting those junk food cravings. But, don't worry, try these healthy recipes by Mish Sen aka @eatswithmish, and enjoy a happy meal at home!!
Being healthy does not mean you can't have fun and eat dull food. Dieting can be fun, and these healthy recipes by Mish Sen, a US Based Food Blogger and content creator are proof of that. They are easy to make, fun to eat, and will definitely bless your tummy! Be a chef, and treat yourself!
1. Shredded Chicken Avocado Salad
|Chicken||400gms (boiled deboned and shredded)|
|Avocado||1 medium-size peeled and roughly chopped|
|Bell peppers||1 cup chopped into 1cm cubes (I have taken red and green bell peppers; you can also use yellow if you want)|
|Sweet corn||1 cup|
|Rock salt||1tsp (you can use table salt as well)|
|Rosemary and Olive oil||1tsp|
In a large bowl add the shredded chicken, avocado, bell peppers, corn, olive oil, lime juice, pepper powder, rosemary, and rock salt. Mix them all very well so that all the flavours are incorporated well. Chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This salad tastes best when cold. Enjoy an avocado chicken salad with the bread of your choice or as it is.
Preparation time is 15 minutes.
Assembling the salad takes 10 minutes. Serves 4
2. Watermelon Salad
|Mint leaves||1/2 cup⠀|
|Lemon juice||1/2 cup⠀|
|Feta cheese||1 cup⠀|
|Black olives or black grapes||3/4 cup⠀|
Cut watermelon into cubes. Chop the mint leaves. Chop onions and soak them in lemon juice for 1 hour. After an hour, strain the lemon juice out. Chop the olives, if using. If you’re using black grapes, you may chop them in half or use them whole. Combine watermelon, mint, and onions. Sprinkle feta cheese on top and add olives or black grapes or blueberries. Mix together and serve.😍⠀
3. Oatmeal Porridge
|rolled oats||1 cups|
|sugar/jaggery or as per taste||1/2 tsp|
|cardamom||2 pods, crushed|
|Some dry fruits||I have used almonds, cashews, a few walnuts, sunflower seeds, cranberries and raisins|
Heat a pan, add the milk, cardamom pods, oats and cook for a minute or two. Add sugar or jaggery, dry fruits, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Or you can cook the oats with the milk, jaggery/sugar, and cardamom and add dry fruits of your liking on top as a garnish. I don’t put too much sugar as the dry fruits are sweet.
👉Note: Take out the cardamom pods before serving. Serve warm. Enjoy!🥄 .
4. Chia Seed Pudding
|Milk/Coconut milk||2 cups|
|Chia seeds||¼ cup|
|Mango||2 cups chopped|
|Maple syrup/Honey/Jaggery powder||3 tbsp|
In a jar/glass/bowl, mix milk/coconut milk, chia seeds, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup/honey/jaggery powder. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The chia seeds will swell up and plump up to a jelly-like consistency. They will absorb most of the milk or coconut milk, whichever you’re using, and form a thick pudding. To serve, fill a wide glass or a parfait glass three-fourths with chia pudding and top with mangoes or a fruit of your choice. You can also layer fruit and chia seed pudding- one layer fruit, then chia pudding, and then a top layer of fruit- your choice! Garnish with grated coconut or pumpkin seeds and serve chilled. This proportion serves 2 people.
Note: you can also omit the sugar part completely. Your pudding will still taste delicious with the natural sweetness of milk or coconut milk and fruit. Enjoy😍
5. Mango Spinach Smoothie
|Mango slices||3/4 cup (fresh or frozen- I used fresh)|
|Roasted cumin seed||1/2 tsp, powdered|
|Salt||1/2 tsp ( you can use rock salt)|
Put everything in a blender and blend it to make your delicious smoothie! Enjoy!😍
Note: use fresh, baby spinach leaves for the smoothie. Also, you can replace yogurt with almond, oat, or soy milk.
6. Spinach Soup
|Spinach leaves||3 cups, roughly chopped⠀|
|Potato||1, grated or cut in small cubes|
|Ground black pepper||1 tsp or to taste|
|Milk/ coconut milk||1.5 cups|
|Heavy cream||1-2 tsp (optional)⠀|
|Garam masala||a small pinch⠀|
|Cumin seeds||a pinch|
|Salt||1 tsp or taste|
|Butter||2 tsp ( can use ghee or vegan butter)|
|Water||1 cup |
Heat the butter/ vegan butter. When hot, add the cumin seeds, ginger, and onions and saute for 2 minutes. Add the spinach, and the potato and saute for another 2 minutes. Add ground pepper, salt, and garam masala. Add the water. Cover and cook till the potatoes are cooked.Remove from heat, cool a bit, and blend to a smooth mixture (add a little water if too thick)⠀Now add the milk or coconut milk and put back on low heat, and simmer till it thickens a bit. (Stir from time to time)⠀Serve hot. Add a spoon of cream from the top when serving if you’d like. Additionally, sprinkle some chili flakes and enjoy!
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