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5 Healthy Recipes to Try in 30 Minutes or Less

Following healthy recipes for the healthier meal will not take a lot of your time. Five recipes below prove that you can make one healthy meal in less than 30 minutes. Let’s check them out!

1. Flatbread Pizza

Flatbread Pizza - healthy recipes

Pizza has been known as one of the most popular foods. By following some healthy recipes with simple ingredients, you can also make homemade pizza on your own. A serving plate of flatbread pizza will provide you with approximately 400 Kcals, 21 grams protein, and 16 grams healthy fats. More importantly, the process only takes around 10 minutes.

What you need:

  • 4 Italian flatbreads
  • 250 grams ricotta cheese
  • 8 slices ham
  • A half of lemon zest
  • A handful of chopped basil leaves
  • Olive oil

How to Make:

For starters, mix basil, ricotta, and lemon zest in a bowl. Spread them over on top of the flatbreads. Add ham, and then grill briefly until the bread turn golden brown. Once it is done, add more chopped basil and drizzle the flatbreads with olive oil before you serve them.

2. Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry

Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry - healthy recipes

Making this healthy stir fry only takes about 10 minutes of your time. Besides being a great example of quick, healthy recipes, beef and black bean stir fry has relatively low calories. The total calorie it serves is lower than 300 Kcals, while the protein amount can reach up to 34 grams.

What you need:

  • 300 grams strip beef
  • 2 handfuls of trimmed green beans
  • 4 tablespoons of black bean sauce
  • 2 centimetres ginger, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • Oil

How to Make:

On a wok or skillet, sauté garlic and ginger with a tablespoon of oil. Add slices of beef into the skillet and wait until they change colors. Add the beans, stir for 1-2 minutes. Then, pour the black bean sauce and stir them all. Make sure the beef and beans are coated evenly before turning off the heat. Serve the stir fry with rice, if you prefer.

3. Chopped Chicken Salad

Chopped Chicken Salad - healthy recipes

Ready in approximately 15 minutes, chopped chicken salad is one of the easiest healthy recipes you can make. The salad is usually served with tomato and avocado, so it is relatively high in fiber and protein. As for the calories, this healthy meal provides you with less than 350 Kcals.

What you need:

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 16 plum tomatoes, cut into halves
  • A half of cucumber, cut into chunks
  • 1 romaine lettuce, chopped
  • A half of red onion, diced
  • 12 radishes, cut into quarters
  • Dressing ingredients: a half of crushed garlic clove, 1 tablespoon mustard, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 4 tablespoons olive oil

How to Make:

First thing first, make the dressing by whisking all dressing ingredients in a bowl. Season it as you like.

Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix other salad ingredients. Then, drizzle the dressing over the salad bowl. Toss gently until they are mixed.

4. Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables - healthy recipes

Roasted chicken is healthy and flavorful at the same time, especially when you mix it with the right vegetables. Take a look at the following healthy recipes that serve chicken and vegetables in one tasty plate.

What you need:

  • 2 medium chicken breasts, chopped
  • Several kinds of vegetables: bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli florets, tomatoes, onion, all of them should be chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper for seasoning

How to Make:

While you preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, place the chicken and all vegetables in a medium sheet pan. Then, season them with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Toss until they are mixed evenly.

Bake the mixture of chicken and vegetables for 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken is perfectly cooked. Lastly, serve the roasted chicken and veggies with rice or pasta.

5. Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna - healthy recipes

Spinach lasagna is a great option when you are looking for healthy recipes on a budget. Instead of meat, you can use layers of spinach to make the meal healthier and lower in calories.

What you need:

  • 2 cups chopped spinach leaves
  • 1-2 cups (approximately 15 ounces) ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
  • 1 package lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • Fresh basil leaves

How to Make:

For starters, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a baking dish, layer three lasagna noodles, cheese (one cup each), spinach, and basil. Repeat the steps until you have three layers of lasagna.

Cover the baking dish with aluminium foil before you put it into the oven. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the edges turn brown. Once it’s done, you can serve the lasagna with basil and grated cheese.

Now that you have several healthy recipes to try, there’s no reason to start eating healthy. Besides, after looking at five recipes above, it’s fair to say that healthy cooking is easier than you think, and more importantly, still tasty.

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