Its 2 am and the hunger clock in your stomach has actually struck. So, what do you do? Just visit the kitchen and get the best midnight snack for yourself. You try finding the snacks everywhere. But in the end, you are left with no stuff in the kitchen. Then, what you do is decide to cook the simplest and the easiest dishes. Well, here are some new and easy going light and healthy meals which you can prepare anytime when the chords of hunger create fluctuations in your stomach.
Simple, healthy and easy recipes:
Herbed Roasted Veggie Salad is easy to make: This salad is actually packed with meaty vegetables like broccoli, sprouts, and carrots.
All you need is 1 lb. broccoli florets,
1 lb. carrots,
cut into 1-inch wedges,
1/2 c. olive oil,
1 lb. Brussels sprouts,
trimmed and halved,
3 medium shallots,
1 c. fresh cilantro,
1/2 c. fresh mint,
finely chopped and 3 tbsp.
fresh lemon juice
Recipe: Just preheat all the vegetables by adding salt at 450 degrees. Then arrange it in on a single layer and on another large rimmed baking sheet and roast till 20 minutes. On the other end, stir together cilantro, lemon juice, mint and add salt. Then toss the vegetables with herb dressing. Lastly, serve warm at the room temperature.
Grilled Caprese Salad Pizza is healthy:
This easy and fresh homemade pizza can be made quickly. This is the gorgeously vibrant dish that can be made by anyone.
1 lb. mixed tomatoes,
1 clove garlic,
1 tbsp. olive oil,
4 tsp. olive oil,
pepper, ¼ c. Fresh basil,
1 lb. pizza dough (thawed, if frozen),
4 oz. part-skim mozzarella,
3 c. arugula and Shaved Parmesan
Recipe: So, firstly, heat the grill to medium-high. Then in a large bowl, combine the tomatoes and garlic. Then add oil and salt along with pepper. Then just fold in the basil. The next step is to shape the pizza dough into two 10-inch rounds. Keep this on a baking sheet and immediately brush the top of each round with 1 teaspoon oil. You just transfer this to grill, oiled-side down. Let it cook covered until the tops begin to bubble and bottoms become crisp. This can be done for about 2 minutes. Brush the top with 1 teaspoon of oil. Just then turn and sprinkle the grilled sides with cheese and cook. Make it crisp and see that the cheese has been melted for 3 minutes. Lastly, fold the arugula into the tomato mixture and spoon the mixture over the pizza.
Dark Chocolate and Banana Sundae is yummy:
A super Sunday delicacy is this recipe.
4 large ripe bananas,
peeled and sliced,
2 oz. dark chocolate (60% to 70 % cacao) and 4 cherries,
Recipe: You have to just freeze the bananas for 3 hours. Then pulse in a food processor until it gets smooth. Then just melt the dark chocolate. Then divide bananas among 4 bowls and drizzle with chocolate and top each with a cherry. This is a simple yet yummy dish to try.
Whole-Grain Berry Pancakes are so much fun to make:
Raspberry is a healthy alternative to stay fit and fine. On the same thread, it is yummy too. Just try this.
1/4 c. old-fashioned oats,
3/4 c. buttermilk,
1/2 c. white whole wheat flour,
1 tsp. baking powder,
1/4 tsp. baking soda,
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice,
1/8 tsp. salt,
1 large egg,
1 tbsp. canola oil,
2 tsp. vanilla,
for serving and pureed raspberries,
Recipe: All you have to do is just soak oats in buttermilk for about 2 minutes. Then in the large bowl, add whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt. Then add whisk egg, vanilla, and canola oil into the oat mixture. The second step is to heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet on medium. Then after this, pour this batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto hot skillet. After this, cook until tops are bubbly and the edges look dry. After this, turn and cook until undersides are golden. After this, serve with walnuts, pureed raspberries, and berries.