In today’s fast paced world, many families are left struggling to prepare healthy meals. With little time to spare, with working a full-time job and/or school, there is little time left for preparing and cooking meals. However, this does not necessary mean that you cannot eat healthy. There are so many recipes for fit life that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Below, you will discover several recipes that are filled with healthy, delicious ingredients.
Wild Rice Salad
If your family is fond of rice and salad, they will definitely love wild rice salad. This delicious meal can be prepared and cooked in 25 minutes and the instructions are extremely easy to follow. First of all, you will need to collect all of your ingredients, which include 400 grams of long-grain rice, pinch of salt and pepper, 150 grams of mixed nuts, fresh basil, fresh mint, 75 grams of dried apricots and two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
The first step of the cooking process entails cooking the rice, according to directions on the back of the package. While the rice is cooking, you can go ahead and chop up the mixed nuts, basil and mint leaves. Once the rice is thoroughly cooked, just remove it from the stove or rice cooker and pour it into a large bowl.
Give the rice time to cook, before adding the ingredients. Once all of the ingredients are mixed thoroughly, drizzle the extra virgin olive oil over the food. Now, it is ready to service, with or without grilled fish or chicken.
Asian-Style Watermelon Salad
If you have very limited time for preparing and cooking a meal, you should consider the Asian-style watermelon salad. This dish can be prepared and cooked in 15 minutes or less, which is a homemaker’s dream. First of all, you will need to gather your ingredients, including 20 grams of sesame seeds, several slices of watermelon (without the seeds and rind), 1 bunch of radishes, fresh mint, 1 whole lime, ½ clove of garlic, ginger, spicy dressing, 2 red chili peppers, 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce and 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil.
Do not fret, the meal preparation is very short, so do not let the long list of ingredients deter you from trying this delicious recipe. The first step of the process entails toasting the sesame seeds, which can be done by laying them flat in a pan and placing them in the oven for about 3 minutes. Go ahead and peal the ginger and garlic, deseed the chili and then grate it into a small jar.
Slice the lime open and squeeze it into the mixture, along with the sesame seed oil. You can either scoop out the watermelon flesh or cut it into 1-centimeter chunks. Slice the radishes and mint leaves and then combine the radishes and watermelon in a separate bowl, drizzle the dressing and mint leaves over the mixture.
The last step of the process is to scatter the toasted sesame seeds over the dish and serve.