Top 5 Healthy and Quick Meals You Wouldn’t Believe Exist

I wasn’t always interested on eating healthier foods. When I was younger, I used to eat anything that got in my way without caring if it will affect me or not. Eventually, it did. Pretty badly actually. I ended up getting irritable bowel syndrome. It was incredibly annoying and the doctor told me that it was best for me to start eating healthier and consider exercising a bit. I didn’t really like this idea but I knew I had to change. After a few months I’ve became almost obsessed with eating healthier and exercising.

It’s now been a year since I decided to change my lifestyle and I don’t regret a single thing. I also started learning to cook the most amazing dishes ever. Which leads to the reason why I made this article. To help you indulge yourself into a wonderful world filled with flavors you probably didn’t know existed. Now enough chit-chat and let’s get down to business!

 

California Veggie Grilled Chicken Pasta Bowls

I recently learned about this amazing dish. I love eating it during dinner! It’s definitely my number 1 guilty pleasure. And the best part about it is that it’s very healthy and cheap. Also it doesn’t take a lot of your time to create this heavenly dish which is perfect for those with a hectic schedule.

 

Pan Seared Salmon with Mediterranean Salsa Fresca

I just LOVE this amazing dish. The flavors are simply amazing with every single bite I take. I always make this for my boyfriend and he just can’t get enough of it!

This is also a dish that is simple and easy to make. The best part is that you won’t feel guilty after eating because it is incredibly healthy!

 

Southwestern Turkey Burgers

Who knew healthy and burger could be in the same sentence? I was so surprised when I learned about this amazing dish. The first time I made it, it came out horribly as I’m still a newbie when it comes to cooking but by the second attempt it came out amazing.

This dish is also really loved amongst kids! So if you have kids then you should definitely prepare them this dish.

 

Cajun Shrimp Tostadas

I love shrimps so much and any dish that has shrimps in them is something I know I’ll definitely enjoy. If you are a shrimp lover just like me then I definitely recommend this dish. I made it for all my family and they just can’t get enough of it.

 

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I just love the simpleness of this dish. It’s incredibly easy and cheap to make. You can use either meat or chicken if you’d like. Or use anything you want.

6 Effortless Tips And Tricks To Make Cooking A Lot Easier

Cooking can be a pain in the butt sometimes. Every time I cooked I always spent ridiculous amount of money on items I didn’t really use or need. I kept falling for the products sold on TV that kept telling you they make cooking a lot easier and it turns out it’s just a big scam. I would always get frustrated until I started using Pinterest. Seriously if you haven’t started using Pinterest you should start using it. It has helped me so much every time I was cooking.

 

All these tips are little secrets that not many people know. But don’t worry and simply stop spending ridiculous amount of money. I had to learn the hard way that the true easy way and efficient way to cook is by using things you already have at the comfort of your own home!

 

Grate Cold Butter

This idea is perfect and I loved it so much when I first tried this idea. The grated butter is perfect for adding to flour before baking biscuits, scones, muffins, amongst other baking or cooking goods. It also makes the butter melt much faster, so if your butter is too cold to spread.

I talked to my best friends about this idea and they absolutely loved it. I also told my mother about it and to all of us cooking hasn’t been the same since then.

 

Freeze Leftover Sauce

Don’t throw any leftover sauce! That’s a huge mistake a lot of people tend to do. Instead of throwing it away how about freezing it? Yes that’s right, freezing any leftover sauce is a great way to keep it fresh for a long time and you can use it whenever you like. You can use this trick with any kind of sauce, even with canned sauces.

 

Reheat Pasta The Proper Way

Yes, there’s actually a “proper” way to reheat pasta. I always wondered why every time I reheated pasta it didn’t taste that great. But then I stumbled upon an incredibly clever pin that talked about reheating pasta in the shape of a doughnut. By reheating your pasta in the shape of a donut the heat from the microwave is distributed a lot more evenly.

 

Rolling Citrus Fruit

Ever get frustrated when you have those gorgeous and gigantic lemons and once you squeeze them only a little amount of juice comes out? I honestly hate when it happens. But there’s a really simple and effortless trick to get the most out of not only your lemons but also your oranges and limes. All you have to do is roll them on a hard surface while applying slight pressure on them.

 

Wooden Spoon Trick

I’ve been using this trick for such a long time but I didn’t know a lot of people weren’t familiar with this trick. Whenever you’re boiling some water, place a wooden spoon on top of it to avoid spilling of the water once it starts rising.

 

Freeze Herbs In Oil

This idea is perfect for those who have hectic and busy lives. It definitely reduces cooking time as everything you need to add explosive flavors into your meals are beautifully frozen. Listotic.com says: “By freezing your herbs in olive oil you will prevent them from browning and getting freezer burn”.

 

 

 

Homemade Italian Wedding Soup

My mother made the best Italian Wedding Soup through out the cold winter months, every Sunday faithfully. I tried to get my recipe as close to the homemade wedding soup my mother made and pass it along to those reading and searching for a simple yet very filling pot of soup.

 

Ingredients:

  • 24 frozen cocktail meatballs (I make mine from scratch)
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 1 onion (total of 1-cup)
  • 1-tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2-cup small pasta shells
  • 3-cups (4-oz.) baby spinach

In a large pot, heat 1 Tbs. oil; add the onion, Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/3 tsp. pepper. Cook until the onion is tender, about 3-minutes.

Add the prepared meatballs stirring until browned. Then add chicken broth and 2-cups water, bring to a boil and then add pasta, cook for about 10-minutes or until pasta is tenderly cooked.

Stir in spinach and cook about 2-minutes until spinach also is heated. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!