Healthy Dinner Ideas 2020
Hey health nuts welcome back to my Blog I’m Nicole if you’ re new here hello welcome so before happened to today’ s recipe Blog I just want to say hello how you guys doing I feel like I never just get to like sit and chat this is why I like blogs because they’ re so casual and just real and I feel like the recipe blog are so like formal and I’ m like hi here’s the recipe let’ s hop right in but yeah how you guys doing hello so as today’s blog I’ m really excited about we filmed for 10-minute dinner recipes I was originally gonna try to do five minutes but then I it was just not enough time really I wanted to do some really fun options for dinner that still took like don’ t take a lot of time but take more than five minutes so we’ re calling them 10-minute dinner meals healthy dinner ideas.
And they’ re so delicious when I was creating them with my friend Andrea who is our new I would just brought her on as our new recipe developer and copywriter so say hello Andrea in the comments down below she’ s awesome and we were cooking these up in the kitchen and they were so good like we’re eating them we’ re like wow this this took ten minutes so good like some of them are less than 10 minutes so I’m really excited and I can’ t wait for you guys to try them out for yourselves you’ re gonna like fall in love on today’ s menu we are making a chickpea curry next up we have a cashew chicken stir-fry then we have some cauliflower cauliflower tacos and last them at least we have a bootable all four of them are so good I don’t even know which one’ s my favorite you guys decide let me know at the end which one you think tastes.
Healthy Dinner Ideas
The best alright let’s hop right in and let’ s get cooking first up we have my creamy chickpea curry in a large nonstick skillet on medium to high heat you’ re gonna add in your olive oil chopped red onion garlic which I’ m just gonna actually grate on my little ceramic grater here I’ ve been loving this thing I will link it down below I’ m also gonna do the exact same thing with some raw ginger ooh I’ m just gonna grate it to finely mince it and then you’ re just gonna saute everything for about a minute before adding in your spices we have some curry coriander cumin chili powder and paprika I like to saute the spices just to bring my chickpeas these are just canned chickpeas I also have some diced tomatoes from the can as well as some coconut milk also from the cans this is basically all your pantry staples in a
pot cook together stir everything together and just let it simmer for all the flavors to come together at this point you can also season it with some salt and pepper to your liking during the last minute or so I like to add in a couple of handfuls of fresh greens while some extra leafy greens into your food and it just kind of wilts right
in there it’ s a great way to sneak some extra greens into your meal to serve I love enjoying this with some cooked basmati rice or quinoa or you can even have it on its own it’ s so versatile and hearty I like to garnish mine with fresh cilantro although plant-based this is a really hearty meal and perfect for meatless Mondays or to pack leftovers for lunch the next day there you have it a super flavorful chickpea curry cooked in a tomato coconut sauce with all the perfect spices dinner number two is my cashew chicken stir-fry now when it comes to recreating my favorite takeout dishes I always like to make my own some honey tamari chili paste grated
ginger toasted sesame oil which I may or may not have a Costco size of it in my kitchen but it’ s my favorite thing I love adding it to Asian stir fries so I’ m gonna mix it all up and then to add in the liquid to the bowl with a root powder,
whisk it up so it dissolves it before adding it into the large pot this is just so you don’ t get any lumps of flour and it just kind of dissolves evenly whisk everything until well combined and set aside now for the fun part in a large nonstick skillet on medium to high heat you’ re going to heat up your oil and because we got 10
minutes we’ re going to use some precooked chicken strips you can buy this already cooked at the grocery store I’ m also gonna use a pre chopped vegetable mix that you can also find at most grocery stores nowadays this one has a mixture of zucchini carrots peppers cabbage onions you name it and then I’ m just adding in some
water this is gonna help everything cook up and not burn without adding any extra oil the trick to a great stir-fry is keeping it on high heat while stirring consistently that way your veggies stay nice and bright and crunchy without overcooking and becoming soggy then we’ re gonna add in our raw unsalted cashews.
and I love adding cashews they have such a nice of buttery crunch and they’ re just gonna absorb all that delicious saucy goodness and to be honest there’ s just something about chicken and cashews in a stir-fry that I can’ t resist you can enjoy the stir-fry noodles that I cooked up and then for a little garnish I added on some toasted sesame seeds I know you’ re gonna love this homemade take out version of cashew chicken especially the sauce it’ s so good you won’ t even believe you made it at home all you have to do is master the chopsticks and you’ re all set next up we have my simple cauliflower tacos we’ re first gonna start by steaming our cauliflower you can buy it already chopped up in florets at the store I just chopped it a little bit smaller into bite-sized pieces I will link this bamboo steamer.
that I’ m using down below in the info box first we’ re gonna prepare it the slaw so everything can marinate while we work on the cauliflower and a large bowl I have some pre chopped kale slaw add in some lime juice mayonnaise I like using vegenaise but you can use any one that you prefer honey for a little touch of sweetness and then just give it a toss until everything is well coated the sauce is gonna give it a really nice sweet and tangy creamy dressing and it’ s gonna go really well with the tacos in a large nonstick skillet on medium to high heat you’ re gonna heat up your oil add in your steamed cauliflower some water and your spices I have some chili powder onion powder garlic powder paprika ground cumin black pepper and sea salt this is basically a quick DIY taco seasoning forget those packages at the grocery store it’ s so easy to make right at home are well combined onto the cauliflower the water will help it stick and steam cover and let it steam and cook for all the flavors to come together to assemble.
I have some corn tortillas I just warmed up on a hot pan top them with the coleslaw our cauliflower meets ripe avocado that I just cubed up and some fresh cilantro and there you have it simple cauliflower tacos that are perfect for Taco Tuesday or for meatless Monday as cauliflower is just a great neat substitute last but not least we have my rainbow tempeh bootable so we’ re gonna use that bamboo steamer again and steam our broccoli so same thing you can buy pre-chopped broccoli florets at the grocery store which just saves you time when you’ re cooking a quick ten minute meal on the second layer I’ m gonna add in some frozen edamame I just love having this on hand to easily throw it into meals and it steams up really quickly you can also boil these if you want but I personally like to speed them for the dressing we’ re making one of my super= simple tahini dressings all it is is some tahini lemon juice water a pinch of sea salt and black pepper and you’ re done.
All you have to do is whisk it up with a fork until everything combines and gets really creamy and you have a super simple lemon tahini dressing that you can put on almost anything in a large nonstick skillet on medium to high heat we’ re gonna heat up our oil and I have some free slice pre-marinated tempeh strips here which I it’ s now my new favorite thing I’ m obsessed and they cook up in minutes about two minutes nice golden texture I like getting the pre marinated strips just to save you time and they work really great for quick meals once the tempeh is done cooking you can remove them from the pan and to save time you can use the exact same pan with the leftover oil throw in some chopped up kale and I’ m just gonna add in a little bit of water it a stir and just cook it for a couple minutes until it’ s slightly wilted and to the base of this Buddha bowl we’ re gonna use some pre cooked quinoa I always like to cook up some type of grain in the beginning of the week during my meal prep add your broccoli= finely shredded red cabbage sauteed kale edamame tempeh and then for garnish I have some pickled ginger that works really well with this combination and then just drizzle on your tahini dressing.
I love making Buddha bowls because they satisfy my indecisive mind from having to test around this time of the video but I packed everything up in containers a lot of you guys asked what we do with the food once we’ re done filming and usually we just have it packed in the fridge it’s like our weekly meal prep I’ ll show you so right now I have the cauliflower tacos packed in here I have the Buddha bowls packed and usually that’ s what Matt has for lunch and that’s what I’ ll have for lunch what I’ m like working during the week so yeah I won’ t be doing you taste tests but I promise you they’re delicious I’ ve tasted them my sister’ s tasted them andreas tasted them matt has and they are all approved by the health net team so I know you guys will love them let me know in the comments down below which one you think is your favorite which one you’ re most excited to make don’ t forget to sign up for our in a nutshell newsletter a link will be down below in the info box I would be sending out a new newsletter on the 1st of September-September and along with the giveaway winner so if you guys want to be entered into the giveaway make sure you’re signed up and that’ s gonna be it for today guys thank you so much also so I know I feel like I’ m= being sick and sounding sniffily.
And I don’t have allergies so I don’ t know what’ s going on I hope not because our health nut meetup is this Sunday which you’ll see in a vlog if you’ re not coming it’s gonna be so much fun we’ re going stand up paddle-paddle boarding it’ s in Toronto on the beach watching the sunset something so cute so can’ t wait and during if you couldn’ t make it or you’ re not in this area you can live vicariously through it in the vlog that will be coming up couple weeks so thank you so much sorry for the blubbery intro and outro but I love you guys so much.
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