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Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring

I love food. I eat, breathe and dream food. But while I love food, I also believe in working out and having a healthy lifestyle.  Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. Unfortunately in today’s society, some have come up with the preconceived idea that healthy eating has to be boring and that’s simply not the case. Healthy eating is one that I consider to be an art. The idea of healthy and clean eating stresses adding variations to your daily meals and most of all presenting yourself a beautiful, vibrant plate of colors all ready to be devoured. So with that being said, here are three simple, cost-effective, meals that should make it to your dinner table all from across the globe! Happy eating!

What are you in the mood for tonight?
Italian:

One pot Rustic Italian Chicken Bake

What you’ll need:

3 skinless chicken breasts, boneless

1 Roma/Beef steak tomato

6 Tbsp. of pesto

1 cup of Mozzarella cheese

How to:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place skinless breasts into a baking dish of your choice. Slice up the tomatoes and put aside. Shred 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Place 2 tbsp of pesto onto each slice of chicken breast. Next, layer the tomatoes on top of pesto covered breasts. Finally, top it off with that mozzarella cheese. Pop into the oven for 30-35 minutes then let it cool for 5 minutes. You’re done! To make it a bit more hearty, feel free to add whole wheat pasta or a nice garden salad since you already have those tomatoes handy.

Indian:
5 ingredient potato curry

This is one of my favorite recipes taken straight from Scrambled Chefs. If you’re feeling for something exotic, you won’t be disappointed.

What you’ll need:

1 bunch Coriander

3 Potatoes, medium

1 tbsp. Garlic paste

1 tbsp. Red chili powder

1 Salt

1/2 tsp Turmeric

3 tbsp. Cooking oil

1/2 tbsp. Cumin, powder

2 cups Water

How to:

  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into small cubes.
  2. In a pan of medium heat, add the cooking oil and garlic paste. Cook for 30 seconds and then add the potato pieces. Cook for 2 mins.
  3. Quickly add in the spices, stir for 10 seconds and add water. Potatoes should be completely submerged in water.
  4. Let the potatoes cook on low heat for 20 mins or until the water has evaporated and the curry has thickened. Stir occasionally. Check to see if the potatoes are cooked all the way through and are soft, if not, add one cup of water.
  5. Add coriander and cook for 30 seconds more after curry has thickened.
  6. Serve with brown rice or over a bed of fresh greens.

 

Bon Apetito!

Franchesica Bassaw

Contributing Writer/Blogger

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