Recipes for a Healthy Quick Dinner

Written by Henry Young. Posted in Food & Drink

Are you looking for a healthy quick dinner to cook for your family, or even just for yourself? If you are tired of ordering pizza and eating all kinds of unhealthy foods, you should definitely try the following meals that are great to serve as dinner and are very healthy.

The first recipe is called turmeric roasted cauliflower with quinoa. The ingredients for this healthy quick dinner are:

  • 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of white peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of turmeric (ground)
  • one head of cauliflower, cored and broken into small florets
  • sea salt
  • 1 medium shallot that is previously sliced and separated into rings
  • 4 kumquats, previously seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa (or other grains that are gluten-free)

Instructions:
First you need to preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small saucepan toast the peppercorns and coriander seeds over medium to high heat until they begin to smell, this means for approximately 30 seconds. Then, when they are cool, put them in a spice mill and grind them until they become powder which you afterwards put in a small bowl, mix with olive oil, turmeric and garlic.
On a large baking sheet, spray some olive oil on the cauliflower and flip to coat, sprinkle with salt and toast for 25 minutes until it becomes tender.
Put them all in a serving bowl, add the shallot rings, cilantro and kumquats, then toss well, pour over quinoa. It is served hot or warm.

The next recipe is roasted autumn vegetables with rice, cranberries and walnuts. The ingredients for this healthy quick dinner are:

  • 1 turnip, large size
  • 1 red onion, medium size
  • 1 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. of ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. of recently ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of long grain brown rice
  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries (sweetened with fruit juice, not with sugar)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, large size, diced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

Instructions:
Before you actually start preparing the dinner, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Now, chop up the vegetables and the apples, and then place them into a large bowl and mix in the sea salt and the spices. Sprinkle with olive oil until they are equally coated, and then put them on a baking dish. Let them roast until they become tender, this means for approximately 15-20 minutes.  Lower the temperature of the oven to 325 degrees for preheating. If you need to melt the coconut oil, boil some water in a small pot. When the water has boiled, add the coconut oil jar to the pot of water (which is previously removed from the heat, do not put the jar in the pot of water while it is still on the cooker) and let it melt.
Prepare the walnuts and brown rice while the vegetables cook. Bake the walnuts onto a baking dish until they become golden brown. Then, let them cool and chop them unevenly.
Take the rice and cook it in 3 cups of water. Keep it warm.
When the vegetables become tender, take them out and place them in a large bowl. Mix them with the scallions, cooked rice, chopped walnuts and dried cranberries. Taste, season as needed and then you can serve this healthy quick dinner.

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