Warm hearty dinner – what can be a better finish to your long stressful day or even a weekend? Besides, against all the rules of dietetics, today you can tell yourself that you really need an evening meal. And for that occasion, we have collected some delicious and, what is more important, healthy dinner recipes. You can enjoy today’s dinner without punishing yourself with guilt because they are super healthy and you won’t put on any calories. These recipes are created by people like you, so they are easy to cook and you shouldn’t have any problems with finding the ingredients.
1. Fried rice with veggies
- 4 cups of cooked rice
- 5 oz. of frozen corn
- 5 oz. of frozen peas
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp. of sesame oil
- 2 heads of garlic
- 1 tbsp. of ginger
- ½ tbsp. of rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp. of soy sauce
- greenery to your liking
- This dish requires ready-cooked rice (maybe you have leftovers from yesterday). Mash it with the fork so that it is friable again.
- Heat 1 tbsp. of sesame oil in a frying pan and fry minced garlic and ginger for one minute. Then break and add the eggs, and stir the mixture for 1-2 more minutes.
- Add rice, one more tbsp. of sesame oil, and set the heat low. Stew for a few minutes until the eggs and the rice create a homogeneous mass.
- Add corn and peas, rice vinegar and soy sauce, and fry for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat; add your favorite greenery, stir, and serve.
2. Spicy shrimps with honey-lime sauce
These shrimps can be easily served in a Mediterranean restaurant. But we will tell you how to cook them at home in less than 10 minutes.
- of peeled shrimps
- 7 oz. of sour cream
- 1 tbsp. of butter
- 1 tbsp. of honey
- 4 tbsp. of lime juice
- 5 tsp. of lime rind
- 1 bunch of fresh cilantro
- 1 tsp. of paprika
- ½ tsp. of caraway
- 1/8 tsp. of cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp. of cinnamon
- 1 tsp. of salt
- Mix together paprika, ¾ tsp of salt, caraway, cayenne, and cinnamon. Roll the shrimps in this mix.
- Prepare the sauce. Whisk sour cream, half-bunch of minced cilantro, 2 tbsp. lime juice, honey, lime rind, and the rest of the salt (1/4 tsp.).
- Heat the butter in the frying pan; fry the shrimps for 2 minutes on each side. Sprinkle the ready dish with lime juice, add cilantro, and serve with honey-lime sauce.
3. Stuffed Yams
It is high time for an experiment: it looks like a potato, but it is not just a potato. And if you add avocado, yogurt, and salsa, we afraid you won’t return to the fried or mashed potatoes for quite a while.
- 1 Yam (sweet potato)
- 1 egg
- ¼ avocado
- 2 tbsp. of non-fat yogurt
- 2 tbsp. of salsa
- 1 tbsp. of cilantro
- salt and ground pepper to your liking
- Wash and dry a big Yam. There is no need to peel it. Put it in the microwave and cook at “potato” mode.
- Whisk an egg with salt and ground pepper. Dice the avocado and mince the cilantro.
- When the Yam is ready, put it out of the microwave (be careful not to burn your hand). Cut it through and carefully pull the insides out. Mash the insides with the fork and mix with the egg in a bowl.
- Heat the frying pan, add some oil, and fry the mix of mashed insides and egg for a couple of minutes over medium heat.
- Put the dish together. Return the fried mix into the Yam, add cilantro, avocado, and top it with yogurt and salsa.
4. Fried salmon with arugula and avocado salad
Take red fish, arugula, and avocado – and you will have a hearty, healthy dinner filled with healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids. Scientists say that these products are able to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- four 5 oz. pieces of salmon fillet
- 1 pack of arugula
- 1 avocado
- 6 tbsp. of olive oil
- 2 tbsp. of lemon juice
- parmesan, salt, and ground pepper to your liking
- Dry salmon steaks with paper towels. Heat 5 tbsp. of olive oil on a frying pan and put the steaks skin down. Lower the heat and press the fish with a cooking shovel to the frying pan. Fry for 6 minutes.
- Meanwhile mix arugula, lemon juice, 3 tbsp. of olive oil, and diced avocado in a bowl. Add salt, ground pepper, and grated parmesan.
- Turn the salmon over and fry the other side for a couple of minutes. Place the fish on a paper towel to get rid of excess oil.
- Start serving: put a few spoons of salad on a plate and put one piece of salmon steak on top.
5. Stewed rice with haricot
Add a note of Mexican cuisine to your dinner: use these quite ordinary ingredients to cook something so tasty that it will make you long for more.
- 2 cups of boiled rice
- 1 tin of canned black haricot
- 1 onion
- 2 oz. of tinned chili pepper
- 2 oz. of spiced tomato sauce (“Sofrito”)
- 1 head of garlic
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. of caraway
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. ground pepper
- Heat the oil in a frying pan (medium heat). Dice the onion and fry for 2-3 minutes until it becomes soft and light. Add minced garlic and tinned chili peppers, caraway, chili powder and stew for 2 more minutes.
- Take boiled rice (you can use leftover rice if you have it), stir it a little bit (to get rid of lumps), and add it to the veggies on the frying pan.
- Heat the rice for 2-3 minutes, add spicy tomato sauce and tinned haricot (rinse it beforehand).
- Stir everything once again, add some salt and ground pepper to your liking, and you can have your dinner in 3 minutes.