3 simple and healthy recipes {For busy day}

Monday, May 19, 2014

Good Monday friends, this week my night teaching starts, I will work more than 40 hours a week, I always find a way to managed my time for cooking meals for my self and family. My daughter has her meals in her day care for weekdays, so I only cook for her during weekend, in fact I only cook heavy meals for my small family during weekend. On weekdays I have no much energy left to do:). In fact, my husband is not everyday joins me for dinner so sometime I often making meal for one ( link to recipe - the cooking for one). Here are three super fast, healthy and simple recipes that I repeatedly made, lately. Enjoy....

1. Two ingredient pancake
Recipe from A cup of Jo (please do not compare the picture, as hers is much more presentable, hehe). 
Ingredient: 
1 Banana ( I use Cavendish, but any banana will do)
1 Egg
Cinnamon sugar for sprinkle (or fruity fruits, such as; blueberry, strawberry, peaches, etc)
Method:
Beat the egg, mash the banana, mixed together, melt the butter on the pan and fried like you are making an omelet/pancake.
Suitable for breakfast, but I eat it for dinner as well :). Your kids will love this natural sugar caramelized taste from the banana.



2. Steam pumpkin
Recipe from my Japanese friend (thank you Nako-chan)
Ingredient:
1 or 1/2 local pumpkin or Japanese pumpkin or any type of pumpkin family, does not matter.
Salt 
Assorted nuts for sprinkle (optional), I use roasted almond and cashew nuts 
Method:
Peal the pumpkin skin, cut, sprinkle with sea salt, steam for 20 min or until tender but not soggy/too soft. 
Suitable for lunch or dinner. Nako suggested to steam with the skin as it is nutritious.
Alternatively you can steam the skinless pumpkin, mash it then mix with a little bit of Japanese mayonnaise and thinly cut Kyuri (Japanese cucumber). 

3. Beetroot salad
Ingredient:
Canned beetroot 
Cheery tomatoes
Watercress leave
Dressing:
Natural/Low fat plain yogurt
Slice of Lemon
Optional:
Walnut bread, or any multi-grain bread (toasted)
Cashew nuts
Method:
Prepare ingredients, few Tb.sp. of yogurt and squeeze lemon. Mix them well together. Sprinkle with cashew nuts and serve with toast bread.
Suitable for light dinner. I don't have any measurement, I just mix n taste. You can substitute beetroot with watermelon, nice and refreshing. I love beetroot, I can't find fresh one, so I bought them in a can, they are already cut and roasted, if you buy the fresh one then you need to cut and roast them first till tender before making the salad.



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