Eight Healthy New Recipes To Try In 2020
As we move down the road of 2020, skyrocketing health concerns are making people prioritize health. Some are hitting the gym to achieve physical fitness, while others are teeming with home-cooked meals. After all, eating is fundamental to good health and well-being. It keeps weight stable, avoids obesity, reduces the risk of diabetes, and reduces heart diseases.
Everyone has a soft corner for chocolates, fries, chips, and pizzas, but unfortunately, it is not even close to healthy. These are highly processed foods that do nothing except for building fats in your body. It is quite challenging to resist junk – burgers, pizzas, and fries, but what if healthy food becomes equally delicious? Feel free to add a pinch of flavors and spices to cook delicious yet healthy food. Are you wondering how?
Here are ten healthy new recipes to try in 2020.
Pancakes with Cashew Butter
Start your day with these protein-packed pancakes, keeping you full without carb crash.
- 1cup waffle mix and unsweetened beverage
- ½ cup blueberries and strawberries
- 2tsp honey and cashew butter
Whisk the pancake mix and liquid in a medium bowl until there are no lumps. Pour it in ½ cup pancake mix and when it starts to bubble, flip over and cook it for another minute. Place a drop of nut butter on top of each pancake, sprinkle berries, and drizzle with honey.
BBQ Side Lines
Barbeque is one of the healthiest and delicious meals of all times, but the sidelines’ wrong choice can ruin a healthy meal. You might decide to have fries with beef tenders or wrap the grilled chicken in a white bun. If you can’t resist sides, opt for grilled side dishes to minimize calorie intake. If you are fond of potatoes, here we are revealing the grilled potatoes with onions recipe.
- Three potatoes
- One thin-sliced onion and garlic clove
- 3tbsp butter
- ½ tbsp minced chives and salt
- ½tbsp chili flakes
Cut each potato into half and leave slices attached to it and place them on a foil, insert onion, butter, and garlic between the pieces. Sprinkle the flakes, cheese, and salt between the slices and fold the foil tightly. Insert it in the griller on medium heat for 35-45 minutes and enjoy your BBQ.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
You might not like having pumpkin outside fall and winter, but this smoothie can satisfy your long-lost cravings. It is vegan, bursting with fibers, minerals, and vitamins.
Ingredients – for two servings
- 12tbsp canned pumpkin
- 1 ½ cup of coconut milk
- 1tsp cinnamon and ground spice
- Pinch ground cloves and salt
- One crushed date
Put ingredients in a blender and puree until it smoothens. If you like coconuts, top it with coconut yogurt. Pour it in a glass and savor your healthy smoothie.
Baked Eggs with Mushroom & Spinach
Are you running late to work? You can cook a high-protein and veggie-packed breakfast in 10 minutes.
- 1tbsp olive oil
- Four eggs
- One chopped onion
- 2 cups mushrooms
- ½ cup of frozen spinach and roasted green chiles
- Salt and pepper to taste
First of all, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and heat some oil in a large pan. Cook onions for three minutes, add mushrooms, stir in the spinach, chiles, and cook for a few minutes. Drain the water accumulated by spinach and season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture in ramekins but grease them with butter. Crack the eggs carefully into each ramekin, keeping the yolk intact, and take it out from the oven once the egg whites are visible.
Peanut Butter Oats
Are you fond of peanut butter? Don’t forget to give this recipe a shot.
- ½ cup oats and milk
- 1tbsp peanut butter
- 1tsp maple syrup and chia seeds
Add all dry ingredients in the bowl, mix them, and wet ingredients. Make sure the oats are submerged and use a spoon to push down oats. Cover the bowl with plastic and store it in the fridge overnight. You can top it off with your favorite berries and enjoy this healthy dessert anytime.
When it comes to healthy eating, Greeks have been doing this for centuries. Hence, you can take a little inspiration with this mouthwatering Greek salad.
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1tsp oregano
- One chopped cucumber, red onion, and red bell pepper
- Four chopped tomatoes
- 2 cups boiled chicken
- 2tsp red vinegar
- ¾ cup crumbled feta
Put chicken, cucumber, bell pepper, tomato, onion, beans in a large salad bowl. Use a separate bowl to combine vinegar and oregano with a pinch of salt and pepper. Drizzle the olive oil above to combine and toss the dressing with salad. Try to refrigerate for 30 minutes, and you are ready to serve.
Even though chicken breasts are super healthy, they get boring after some time. If you wish to spice things up, we bring the chicken piccata recipe straight from Italian kitchens.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 4tsp olive oil
- 2tsp butter
- Two lemon juice and one sliced lemon
- 1/3 cup wine
Use a sharp knife to filet the breasts into six thin cutlets. Season each piece with salt, pepper, garlic, and dredge in flour—heat 3tbsp of olive oil and salted butter in a pan. Fry chicken pieces in batches until each of them turns brown. Next up is your piccata sauce. Add 1tsp of salted butter and olive oil. Add rest of the ingredients, lemon juice, wine, lemon rounds, etc. Once the sauce starts to bubble, insert chicken in the pan, and let everything simmer for five minutes.
Pasta is nothing less than comfort food, and surprisingly, it can be healthy too. Have a look below.
- One packet of whole-wheat pasta
- One yellow onion
- Two pre-cooked chicken and turkey sausage
- 1tsp red pepper flakes
- One can tomato puree
- ¾ cup mozzarella
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
Once the pasta is ready, use a separate pan to prepare the meat. Add sausage and cook for two minutes. Put garlic, onion, and pepper flakes, while stirring tomato puree. Reduce the heat and simmer for ten minutes. Insert the pasta, remove from heat, and stir in the basil and mozzarella. You can also dredge some parmesan cheese on the top and bake it for 15 minutes.
In this modern era of instant-cooking foods, it is pretty hard to take time for actual cooking. Similarly, it is equally challenging to hold off junk food cravings, but you can have a cheat meal once a week. For the rest of the days, take out the time from your busy schedule and spend it in the kitchen. You can cook mouthwatering dishes that are super healthy for your body. After all, this is the secret to a happy and healthy life.