Most of us have full-time jobs which just limit our capacity to cook fresh food every day. Within the corporate world, the schedule is so tight that you have to juggle multiple roles while taking care of your health as well as your home. Imagine waking up every day just to have enough time to get ready to catch the bus on time and then coming fully drained and tired at home to have enough time to eat food and go to sleep. In this situation, there is no time to cook fresh food and most people opt for microwavable meals, and frozen food items, and take them always.
However, what if I tell you, you can make your fresh and healthy food from scratch without getting tired or doing too much? This might seem like a difficult task but with the right ingredients at hand and the right technique, you can not only make good meals in a few minutes with minimal effort but you can also make a full meal for the rest of the week so you do not have to worry about eating oily, spicy and soggy takeaways.
If you are thinking that an easy and healthy recipe in just five minutes is too good to be true, just trust the process and you will know how easily you can make a good meal. For all the newbies and young adults with no cooking experience trying to skip this, all these recipes are beginners friendly.
This is one of the simplest yet most effective recipes. This recipe is so simple and tasty that even a beginner-level cook can make this with no prior experience. You just need a bowl to add yogurt and then add the seasoning of your choice. Most people like to add salt, black better, and some sugar but it is much better to add some cumin seeds and a mix of paprika, salt, and a lot of herbs. Now add in your favorite chopped vegetables and mix them all well. Make sure the yogurt is a little thick and cold before serving. Some people like eating this salad alone while others like some bread as well. You can easily spread some oil on the pita and roast it in the air fryer. Also, butter up some bread and toast it till it’s golden brown. This yogurt recipe is a traditional recipe that is consumed in a huge part of India where they either eat it with pita or spread it on toasted bread just like the jam. It works both ways and it is super delicious.
This is one of the best salad recipes, it’s easy to make and there are so many variations. You can layer up the texture to add more flavors, or just simply toast the vegetables according to taste. From changing the vegetables to making different styles of dressings, the sky’s the limit. For grilled chicken, you will add salt, paprika, oregano, and some yogurt. Keep it in the fridge for a few hours and then air fry it for 20 minutes. Now start chopping your vegetables and layer them up. You can add as many or as few vegetables as possible. Some of the most recommended vegetables include celery, salad leaves, tomato, onion, cucumber, radish, carrot, mint, coriander, and cilantro. Some people also like to add fresh fruits like mango and pineapple for a better taste. Now mix it all up and add the dressing of your choice.
If you are running out of time you can add a mix of peanut butter, lemon juice, olive oil, salt pepper, and her of your choice.
Another fun dressing is the hummus dressing with some extra prices and lemon juice, garlic, and some sesame seed paste.
If you want to make the vegetable dressing you can try basic avocado guac or some humus mix. No matter what you choose, just make sure to mix it all up so salad gets smothered in the dressing.
This is a protein-packed burrito that you are never going to forget. For this recipe, get a full-size tortilla and add a mix of one teaspoon of mayo, one teaspoon of yogurt, and one teaspoon of ketchup. Add a pinch of salad and paprika as well. Now leather it all over the tortilla and add the protein of your choice. Some people like to add grilled chicken, others like to add salmon and smoked beef, and it’s all about the choice. Finally, add one half-boiled egg and some salsa. Wrap it all up and either eat it cold or heat it in an air fryer for at least 5 minutes. Perfect for dinner, lunch, or lazy picnics.
My personal favorite is lazy tacos. If you do not want to do anything but still want something flavorful and tasty, this will be best for you. For this recipe, you have to chop up basic vegetables that you would like in a salad. In case chopping is not your thing, just run a lighter blender or get a slam chop. Throw in a half an onion, one small size tomato, some green chili, cilantro, and lemon juice. You will get a very basic chop salad that will work as the base. Some people like to throw in boiled potato and seasonal fruit as well, but it all comes down to the way you like your food. Then get the tortilla and add this salad base on the tortilla, add one teaspoon of your favorite sauce and some grilled chicken. This recipe is a winner during the summer tea breaks with friends as well.
To sum it all up, a good recipe doesn’t require too much effort, you just need to know what you like to eat. Some people make the base food for the whole week and then add variations on the go. If you choose to use these recipes, you can keep the grilled chicken, some bread, and chopped vegetables in the fridge at all times so the preparation time can be reduced to a minimum.