Do you want ideas for delicious, healthy and creative recipes? I’m still shocked that there are people who think that eating yummy things and enjoying it is incompatible with leading a healthy diet. I’d say it’s just the opposite: how good do healthy things taste!
Many of you ask me, when you see my food photos on instagram, for the recipes. And the truth is, they’re almost always recipes taken from other people, although sometimes I’ve adapted them. Over time, I want to create my own recipes. For now, I introduce you a selection of my 30 favorite recipes ever: 10 for breakfast (or snacks), 10 for lunch and 10 for dinner. Actually, the two last groups are interchangeable, I’ve just classified them by the moment of the day I ate them.
In order to make the selection easier, I’ve just chosen lunch and dinner recipes that can be used for a single course meal, that is, first + second. That way you don’t have to rack your brain thinking what to combine it with. I’ve also tried to search a balance between options with meat, fish, eggs and veggie proteins, so you can all find something you like. They appear in alphabetical order.
Don’t forget that you don’t need to follow a recipe to the letter. Don’t get discouraged if you click the link and see in the ingredients list something that doesn’t fit with your grocery shopping. For example, you can’t have all the kinds of flour at home, or all the dried fruits, or all the possible spices. But, if you like the recipe in general, try to do it with whatever you have, and usually it will end up just as good. Although sometimes it’s worthy to buy those ingredients so you discover new flavors!
Above all, feel free to adjust the amounts for these and other recipes you see across the Internet. The truth is some of them are ridiculously small, and the amounts suggested for 2 people (or even 4) would do for only 1. I used to struggle a lot when I had to eat more than what the recipe said, I felt I was overeating. But actually those amounts just show what other person has eaten at a certain moment, as part of a diet we won’t know. Numbers are mere guidelines and are most useful to determine the proportions, specially when it comes to baking.
The difficulty levels and cooking times are variable. A trick to make things easier a lot of times is to try to use the microwave instead of the oven, given that the plate size allows that.
Another added difficulty may come from the language of the recipe, not so much for the names of the ingredients (which if you don’t know them can be translated without any problems) as for the different units of measure. That’s why I’ve not only translated the recipes in Spanish, but also converted the amounts to the imperial system for those of you who use it.
All photos are mine except when stated.
This post is the first one of a series of 3, that will be published on Tuesdays. Be on the lookout to discover ideas for lunch and dinner. Today we’re going to see recipes for breakfast and snacks, so as to start the series with sweetness.
Without further delay, let’s cook!
The first time I heard the name “pizookie” was with this recipe. It stems from the mixture between pizza and cookie (although is more like the second!), so you can already imagine that it’s something wonderful.