Healthy & Easy Recipes For Home Cooking – ‘Feeling Fruity?’ Addition

Healthy & Easy Recipes For Home Cooking – ‘Feeling Fruity?’ Addition

Stuck at home and looking for some new recipes to try? These simple and healthy dishes will just do the trick; not only are they packed with tasty ingredients but they use foods that can fit any budget!

BREAKFAST

Banana Pancakes

Who would have thought you could make healthy pancakes with just two ingredients? Three if you’re feeling really adventurous. Banana pancakes have to be one of the easiest breakfasts out there. They are extremely simple and delicious, making for the perfect snack, breakfast, lunch and even dinner, if you wanted to!

Feel free to add in some old-fashioned rolled oats to your pancakes to add a bit of density and extra protein. You can use your blender or coffee grinder to grind up your oats (if preferred), which creates a fine flour to add a protein boost to your pancakes. If you’re feeling extra fancy, add a dash of cinnamon and vanilla.

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Recipe by @buzzfeedtasty

LUNCH

Grilled Cheese With a Twist

Ah the classic grilled cheese sandwich, a staple for any bread and cheese lover. Now add to the classic grilled cheese; eggs and pesto, and you have one heck of a protein packed sandwich. Try this recipe with olives, whole grain mustard and your choice of mayonnaise. I like to use Polish mayonnaise! Feel free to add a side of fresh fruit for some added colour and vitamins to your dish! I recommend using a hearty sourdough bread to provide some nutritional balance. Sourdough bread crisps up well to a golden brown, for that satisfying crunch in every bite.

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Recipe by @halfbakedharvest

DINNER

Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Roasted Jalapeño Pineapple Salsa

Looking for a fun and flavourful dish to add to your cooking repertoire? This tasty taco dish is not only extremely easy but it’s addictively good! This recipe from the blog, Half Baked Harvest is one of many delectable dishes that is featured on this site. This particular recipe calls for jalapeños and tomatillos, which are Méxican tomatoes. Feel free to use any kind of tomatoes or skip the jalapeños. It is all up to personal preference, and depends on what level of spice you enjoy. Don’t miss out on this crazy delicious recipe, suitable for any time of year or occasion!

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Recipe by @halfbakedharvest

SNACKS

Orange Smoothie

Wanting a boost of energy, or a quick light snack? Try this fruity and filling, crazy easy smoothie recipe! This orange and banana smoothie is rich and creamy, adding a hint of sweetest and is suitable for any diet. This guilt free smoothie is pure goodness, and calls for just four simple ingredients. The second to last ingredient can be substituted with any plant-based milk or regular milk product of your choice. The final ingredient, almond butter, can also be replaced by any kind of nut butter. Try it with peanut butter, Fatso or your favourite nutty spread! Add some hemp or chia seeds for an extra boost of protein and fibre.

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Recipe by @pickuplimes

DESSERT

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

What’s better than peanut butter and chocolate? Nothing! For a little indulgence from the comfort of your home, try your hand at this easy cookie recipe to bring out your inner baker! These gooey and chocolatey cookies are satisfyingly good! With the incorporation of some old-fashioned rolled oats, these cookies can add protein and fibre to your diet with ease. Do yourself a favour and make these mouthwatering cookies!

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Recipe by @shiran_dickman

Thank you for reading! Happy cooking and baking!

Written by

Tessa Cowan

Tasting Victoria