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4 Quick and Healthy Meals

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Summer is fast approaching, which means it’s time to take control of your diet. Eating nutritious foods is essential if you want ot maintain the right body weight, and have lots of energy to boot. In today’s busy world, we all have so much to do that creating complex healthy meals is a near impossible task. We reveal four quick, affordable and healthy meals that can be prepared in under 10 minutes.

Courgetti

You may have seen this raw food dish make an appearance on many health-conscious blogs around the world. If you love spaghetti, but don’t love the carbs and the bloated stomach that it leaves you with, then this recipe is for you.You Will Need

  • 1 Courgette
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Red pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Basil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Spiralizer
  • Blender

The first step is to insert the courgette into the spiralizer. Turn the handle to spiralize the courgette into thin long noodles. This will act as the pasta base for your dish. Next, pop around 5 sundried tomatoes into the blender along with 4 fresh tomatoes, a chunk of red pepper, a tablespoon of olive oil, a few leaves of basil and some salt and pepper. Blend until you have a smooth texture and then pour over the courgetti.

Veggie Tacos

Another quick and easy meal that requires no cooking is the veggie taco. You can play around with toppings to create a mini masterpiece that is packed full of vitamins and minerals.

You Will Need

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Hummus
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Sweetcorn
  • Avocado
  • Lime

Cut the tomatoes, avocado and onions into small bite-size pieces and mix them in with the sweetcorn. Rip off a lettuce leaf and spread a layer of hummus on it. put the vegetables on top, and squeeze over some lime.

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a high-protein super-food that was used by the Aztecs to provide slow-release energy. For this recipe, use pre-cooked quinoa to save time.

You Will Need

  • Pre-cooked quinoa
  • Courgette
  • Tomatoes
  • Honey
  • Mustard
  • Olive
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Cut one courgette into bityesize chunks ,and fry until lightly browned. Mix up 1 teaspoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of mustard, and ong with 2 table spoons of oil. Cut the tomatoes into chunks, and place them into the pre-cooked quinoa along with the dressing and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.

Carrot Soup

 

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When you fancy something comforting and warm, but still healthy, a this carrot soup is sure to impress.

You Will Need

  • Carrots
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Almond milk
  • Blender
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil

Sprinkle the carrots with olive oil and place them into the oven at 200 degrees to roast until lightly browned. Then throw the carrots into the blender with a handful of coriander, a dash of cumin as well as two cups of almond milk. Blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste, and water if you want your soup to be runnier.

Now enjoy