It’s been awhile since the new year, and a lot of us are already slipping up on our resolutions to be healthier. One of the reasons this happens? Healthy food is, well, often boring. But it doesn’t have to be! We’ve put together a list of 25 Healthy And Delicious Dish Ideas You Can Enjoy Without Guilt, courtesy of Panna.
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Jerk Red Snapper
This spicy jerk sauce can be used as a marinade or just drizzled directly over your cooked fish, as Chef Johnson suggests. If you’re not confident cooking fish in a pan, or if you’ve simply never tried it before, this recipe is a great one to start with as it’s pretty straightforward and delicious. It’s spicy, but not so hot that all you taste is heat. It’s heat and flavor.
This Risotto is made with carrot stock instead of the traditional chicken stock. The first part of this video shows you exactly how to make your own carrot stock (which, if you’re someone who loves vegetable stocks, has many possibilities). This dish is vegetarian but not vegan because it does include the best part of any risotto – pecorino romano cheese (but don’t worry, you can omit it…if you must).
Grilled Tofu with Bok Choy and Coconut Lime Sauce
This vegan friendly dish is full of flavor and takes less than an hour to make. If tofu is a food that falls flat for you, try this grilled preparation with coconut lime sauce. As Chef Cohen explains, tofu absorbs flavor, so the more awesome your sauce, the more awesome your tofu.
Barley Salad with Asparagus and Mushrooms
This is an amazing grain based salad with oyster mushrooms and asparagus that’s great to make ahead and take along to a potluck or cookout. It’s very bright and healthy and gives you both a good helping of vegetables and whole grains. This video also includes a very basic, “how to dice shallots or onions” tutorial; some people are never taught how to, and there’s no shame in learning new skills.
Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore
The first word in this recipe is “Weeknight” because it’s easy; it’s quick; it only takes one pot, but it doesn’t sacrifice flavor or rely on any sort of canned “cream of” situation to do so, making it a perfect dish for weeknights. Tomatoes, Kalamata olives, some herbs, chicken, and that’s about all you need. It’s also a really good way to use up leftover tomatoes you may have laying around. Even if you’re afraid of cooking, you can do this.