3 quick and easy healthy recipes

Summer is approaching and it is a good time to spend your days playing in the backyard, going on picnics or getting tanned on the beach. Well, that means you get very little time in the kitchen for preparing meals. Here are three easy healthy recipes that, while providing you with nutrition, also are quick to put together. The bonus is, they taste delicious as well!

Peanut salad

Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • Boiled peanuts – 4 cups
  • Finely chopped red or white onion – 1/2 cup
  • Finely chopped raw mango – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped tomato – 1 cup
  • Jalapeño pepper – 2 (optional)
  • Finely chopped cilantro – 1 cup
  • Salt and paprika to taste

This is one of the easiest healthy recipes. Take the boiled peanuts in a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the cilantro, one by one on top of the peanuts and toss them gently. After everything is mixed well, scoop them in small cups, garnish with fresh cilantro and serve. Delicious, healthy peanut salad is ready to be enjoyed.

Burrito bowl

Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • Cooked rice – 2 cups
  • Romaine lettuce – 2 cups (chopped small)
  • Canned kernel corn – 2 cups (drained and rinsed)
  • Canned black beans – 2 cups (drained and rinsed)
  • Tomatoes – 2 cups (finely chopped)
  • Avocado – 2 cups (finely chopped)
  • Fresh cilantro – 1 cup (finely chopped)
  • Salsa – 2 cups
  • Sour cream – cups
  • Guacamole – 1 cup
  • Lime juice – 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste

In a large bowl take all the rice. Then add chopped lettuce, corn kernels, black beans, tomatoes, avocados and finely chopped cilantro one by one and toss these gently. Keep aside.

In another bowl add the salsa, sour cream, guacamole, lime juice, and salt together and mix well.

Now combine the contents of both bowls together gently and serve immediately. Fresh, easy-to-prepare, and healthy burrito bowls are ready in a jiffy.

Chocolate banana pop 

Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • Ripe bananas cut into 2-inch pieces – 12
  • Sweet chocolate chips – 2 cups
  • Rainbow sprinkles for garnish

Stick toothpicks into the banana pieces and freeze for about 2 hours. When they are ready to be taken out, heat the chocolate chips in the microwave until they melt and is of smooth consistency. Now dip the frozen banana pieces individually first in the chocolate sauce and then in the rainbow sprinkles. Put this back in the fridge for about 10 minutes and enjoy a healthy dose of cold chocolate banana pop.

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