5 Healthy and Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes You Will Love

5 Delicious and Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes You Will Love

Tired of takeout dinners? Then it’s time to step inside the kitchen and take the spatula in our own hands. 

It’s time to let of go of excuses. Just because you are not extremely skilled in the kitchen does not mean you stick to your diet of pizza and coke every night. Yes, we understand that after a tough day at work, cooking is the last thing on your mind but let’s be honest, having pizza the fourth day in a row is not light on the pocket. How about the next morning groggy feeling? We didn’t think so. Also Read: This Is Why Quinoa Is A Superfood And Should A Be Part Of Your Diet

That’s why we have for you 5 5 Delicious and Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes You Will Love. Welcome to the world of homemade healthy food!

Recipe 1: Baked Avocado

Baked Avocado

You will need:

  1. 1 ripe avocado cut into halves 
  2. 1 egg
  3. Olive oil
  4. Salt, pepper and chilli flakes 

What you need to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Crack one egg into each avocado half, sprinkle salt, pepper, chilli flakes and add a spoon of olive oil.
  • Bake in the oven until the egg is cooked. 

Note: You can also boil the eggs separately ( incase you don’t have a oven or microwave), slice it thinly and have it with mashed avocados on toast. Its equally delicious! Whoever said that home food is boring, can take a hike! Also Read: 5 Satvik Food Items That You Must Store In Your Kitchen

Recipe 2: Chickpea Salad 

You will need:

  1. 1 cup boiled chickpeas
  2. 1 chopped onion
  3. 1 chopped tomato
  4. 1 chopped chilli 
  5. 1 spoon chopped coriander
  6. Chaat masala, salt and pepper
  7. Juice of 1 lemon

What you need to do:

  • Toss everything together in one large glass bowl, add the lemon juice and mix well. Tangy, tasty and loaded with protein, your dinner is ready!

Note: This salad is extremely high protein and you can have it as a post workout meal as well.

Recipe 3: Sautéed Rice Noodles with Veggies 

Sautéed Rice Noodles with Veggies

You will need:

  1. 1 cup of boiled rice noodles
  2. 1 small carrot, chopped
  3. 1 small capsicum, chopped
  4. 1 cup boiled bean sprouts
  5. 1 finely chopped chillies 
  6. Salt and Pepper

What you need to do:

  • Heat oil in a pan, add the chillies and fry the vegetables.
  • Once thoroughly cooked, add the noodles, salt and pepper along with sprouts and cover it with a lid while on low flame for 5 min. 
  • Serve hot and if you can’t imagine eating veg noodles, add a cup of boiled chicken along with the vegetables. 

Note: Feel free to add some boiled chicken or eggs to make it extra protein heavy. Also Read: Delicious Slow-Cooked Indian Style Chicken Curry

Recipe 4: Aglio Olio Prawns with Spaghetti  

You will need:

  1. 6 pieces of medium-sized prawns
  2. 1 spoon of chopped garlic
  3. 1 spoon chopped parsley
  4. 1 spoon chopped bird’s eye chilli (or regular chillies)
  5. 3 Tbsp Olive Oil 
  6. 1 cup boiled spaghetti

What you need to do:

  • Heat olive oil in a pan and fry the chillies and garlic.
  • Add the prawns and cook well while constantly turning the prawns.
  • Add parsley and salt and fry for 2 more min.
  • Toss in the boiled spaghetti and mix well.

Note: Don’t have prawns? No problem. Aglio Oglio traditionally is a vegetarian recipe and tastes excellent either ways. Delicious and light, you can easily devour this goodness of a dish with some brown bread. Also Read: This Is Why You Need To Have More Pasta

Recipe 4: Spicy Brown Rice Fried Rice

You will need:

  1. 1 cup of boiled brown rice
  2. 1 teaspoon olive oil
  3. 1 chopped onion
  4. 1 chopped green, red or yellow capsicum
  5. 1 small broccoli chopped
  6. Salt and pepper  
  7. Sesame seeds ( optional)

What you need to do:

  • Heat olive oil in a wok and add the rice. Stir well.
  • Add the vegetables and for 5 min.
  • After 5 min, add the rice cook on mix flame for 5 min. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top. 

Note: Want to take it up a notch? Add some pieces of fried chicken.

Now that you have 5 amazingly simple yet tasty recipes, make sure you prep for cooking on a Sunday. Not a difficult task at all, all you need to do is:

Tip: Plan Your Meals In Advance

Instead of fretting the last minute, always make sure the fridge is stocked with fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs. It’s best if you cut and chop your vegetables in advance and store in airtight boxes. This way half the job is done beforehand. Also remember, the food you consume impacts your mental health directly, so be mindful of the food you consume.

Checkout this amazing video which explains the connection between nutrition and mental heath.

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