5 15 Minute or Less Healthy Dinners

Healthy eating doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

I love cooking. Now that we are in New Zealand I cook almost every night. I can make up a delicious healthy meal in almost no time.

Here are some of my ideas for 5 healthy dinners to put together in 15 minutes or less. All serve 2 people.

Stir Fry Chicken with Vegetables

Ingredients:

250 gr. skinless chicken breast – diced
1 clove of garlic – crushed
1 cm. piece of ginger – chopped
½ red onion – sliced
1 red bell pepper – sliced
1 yellow bell pepper – sliced
250 gr. fresh green beans
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
Juice of 1 lime or lemon
½ cup coriander – chopped
Salt & Pepper

Method:

Heath 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan or wok. When hot, add onion, ginger, and garlic. When they start to brown add the chicken breast and stir-fry till golden. Set aside.

Heath the rest of the oil. When hot add the bell pepper and broccoli and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.

Add the precooked chicken then the soy sauce, lemon juice, salt, pepper and coriander and stir-fry for 1 minute. Serve immediately.


Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms

Ingredients:

250 gr. Penne pasta (or any shape of your choice)
1 tbsp olive oil
250 gr. fresh asparagus – chopped
250 gr. fresh mushrooms – chopped
1 clove of garlic – chopped
½ onion – chopped
½ cup vegetable stock
½ cup Parmesan cheese

Salt & Pepper to taste

Method:

Cook pasta in plenty salt water using a large pot.

Heath the oil in a frying pan. When hot add onion and garlic and sauté until golden. Add the asparagus, mushrooms, salt and pepper.

Cook for 2-3 minutes till mushrooms have released all water and have shrunk. Add the vegetable stock and cook for 5 minutes.

Mix the sauce together with cooked pasta and sprinkle with plenty Parmesan cheese on top.

Broccoli & Chinese Mushrooms Stir Fry

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil
5 cloves garlic – sliced
1 red chili – deseeded and chopped
1 head fresh broccoli – chopped
250 gr. Chinese Mushrooms – chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
Juice of 2 limes or lemons
Coriander – chopped
Salt & pepper to taste

Method:

Heath olive oil in a frying pan or wok. Add garlic and chili, cook until soft. Add broccoli and cook for 1 minute. Add Chinese mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes while stirring quickly.

Add lime juice, soy sauce, salt & pepper, and coriander. Toss well and serve.

Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients:

250 gr. skinless chicken breast – diced
1 clove of garlic – crushed
½ onion – sliced
1 red chili – deseeded and chopped
1 large red capsicum – sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
Lots of Coriander
Juice of 1 lime or lemon
Salt & pepper to taste
1 avocado
1 pack of flour tortillas

Method:

Mash the avocado with salt & pepper for guacamole and set aside.

Heath olive oil in a frying pan. Add garlic, onion, and chili. Cook until soft.

Add chicken breast and cook until slightly brown. Add the capsicum and cook for another 5 minutes. Add salt & pepper to taste, lemon juice and coriander.

Warm up the tortillas in a frying pan or in the oven. Serve fajitas with the mashed avocado.

Ginger & Honey Prawns

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil
1 red chili – deseeded and chopped
1/2 onion – diced
1 clove garlic – diced
2 cm. piece of ginger – grated
2 tsp honey
250 gr. large prawns – unpeeled
Salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup coriander – chopped

Method:

Heat the olive oil and chili in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, ginger and honey. Cook until onions soften. Stir continuously.

Add the prawns and cook for 5 minutes. Stir as needed until prawns are pink. Add salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Enjoy your dinners in good company. Buon Appetito!

If you have any recipe suggestion feel free to comment or please get in touch

 

Hi! I am Carlotta, a nomad at heart, passionate traveler and photographer and a food lover.
I enjoy sharing my experiences and tips with like minded people.
Please feel free to contact me through my blog or email me at carlotta@hopskipdive.com if you fancy a chat, want to share your experiences or if you like my writing style and would like me to do some writing for you.

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