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7 Healthy Cooking Tips for a Quick Dinner or Quick Meal

Updated on December 30, 2015

Cooking can be a difficult and challenging task for some individuals. But knowing a few basic tips in creating flavor can make your cooking experience fun and delightful. These are tips which can be used in preparing healthy meals for your family, friends and yourself. They are wonderful for the busy moms and families, college students, the working parents or just about anyone. The frozen dinners and fast food can be replaced by using these healthier alternatives to your meals.

OLIVE OIL AND GARLIC

Olive Oil and crushed Garlic cloves is a healthy way to Sauté your food and vegetables for 20 minutes. It is a quick ways to prepare vegetables such as green beans, kale, turnip greens, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, spinach zucchini and yellow squash. Then just add a pinch of salt.


ADD FRESH HERBS

Herbs like rosemary, chives, thyme and dill create great flavor to potatoes, rice and meat. Basil is wonderful in pastas and Italian dishes. Parsley, cilantro, chives, sage, mint can bring great flavor to chicken, lamb, chicken breasts, vegetables and other dishes.

ADD ONIONS

Red Onions are wonderful on Burgers and salads. Chopped green onions (scallions) are great on eggs, homemade salsas, burritos, enchiladas, on fried rice, meatloaf and on meats. Chopped regular onions can also be added to eggs, beans, rice, sautéed in chickpeas and sautéed with mushrooms.

ADD SPICES TO YOUR FOOD

Spices like cumin and curry are great on steamed potatoes with chickpeas, chicken, goat, fish, tuna, soups and many other dishes. They have a wonderful health benefit

Turmeric is another wonderful spice that has great health benefits. It can be added to eggs, rice and vegetables.

Fresh ginger root and ground cinnamon can bring a unique flavor to your vegetables.


ADD SOY SAUCE & HONEY OR SOY SAUCE AND SESAME OIL

Soy Sauce and sesame oil can be added to boiled spaghetti. It can also be great on vegetables and fried rice. Soy sauce and honey can be great for making chicken.

ADD SEEDS & NUTS

Sunflower seeds are a great source of Vitamin E, selenium and Magnesium. Pumpkin seeds are a high in protein and iron. These seeds can be added Caesar salads, green salads, green beans, vegetables, meats and dishes. Nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts and cashew can change the way your food taste. They are high in magnesium and Vitamin E.

ADD COOKING WINE

Cooking Wine can be used to marinate fish and other meats. It can also be added to any stove top dishes you are preparing in your skillet. It is also can be used with olive oil to saute vegetables.

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      Laura L Scotty 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      The tips here are all sound. Thank you for sharing.

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