Healthy 5 Ingredient Recipes for Main Dishes

Healthy 5 Ingredient Recipes for Main Dishes

There quite a few kitchen nightmares that are way worse than finding a recipe that sounds yummy, then realizing that the ingredient section is longer than your phone’s contact list. Instead of focusing on cooking, you’ll spend more time grocery shopping! But fear not, for we share your pain.

Here are some easy healthy dinner recipes with few ingredients:

Tomato Basil Salmon (Prep 10m | Cook 20m | Ready In 30m)

This quick salmon dish is a perfect option for a weeknight dinner. Serve this with a glass of pinot noir and a side of sauteed spinach for a perfect combo.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (6 oz.) boneless salmon fillets
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees C (375 degrees F). Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil, and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Put the salmon fillets on the foil, sprinkle with basil, top with tomato slices, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
  2. Bake it in the preheated oven until the salmon is opaque and non-transparent in the center, and the Parmesan cheese is slightly brownish on top, for about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per serving:

  • 450 calories
  • 26.6g fat
  • 4g carbohydrates
  • 36.2g protein
  • 104mg cholesterol
  • 180mg sodium

Chicken Walnut Cheese Wrapped in Bacon (Prep 20m | Cook 35m | Ready In 55m)

Amazingly good and (almost) paleo-approved! You can use the remaining sauce to fry veggies as side dishes or sprinkle on top of the cooked chicken.

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts halved horizontally
  • 6 oz. walnut halves
  • 8 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • 8 bacon slices

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
  2. Pound the chicken slices until they all are even and about a quarter an inch thick. Spread walnuts and blue cheese on the top of each chicken piece, then roll the chicken over.
  3. Put 2 bacon slices alongside on a work surface. Place each chicken roll at the end of the bacon and roll it around the chicken. Don’t forget to secure with toothpicks. Repeat the process with the remaining chicken rolls and bacon.
  4. Heat a frying pan to medium-high heat and cook the bacon-wrapped chicken rolls in the hot pan until the bacon is crisp and browned, 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer the rolls to the preheated oven and bake until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear 25-35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per serving:

  • 637 calories
  • 52.8g fat
  • 7.4g carbohydrates
  • 36.8g protein
  • 93mg cholesterol
  • 1238mg sodium

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks (Prep 10m | Cook 35m | Ready In 45m)

Want to spice up your cauliflower rather than do regular boiling? This is the best way to do it! These cauliflower steaks look lovely on their own, and even better if served alongside with a bit of mashed potato or yams. This is an excellent vegetarian choice for meatless Mondays!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower head, trimmed
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, or more to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or more to taste
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 230 degrees C (450 degrees F). Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil.
  2. Put the cauliflower on a slicing board with the stem side facing up. Cut vertically into roughly 4 steaks even in thickness. Arrange them on the prepped baking sheet. Sprinkle olive oil over the steaks, season with garlic powder, black pepper, and salt.
  3. Roast them in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, turn sides with a spatula, and continue to roast until the middle’s soft and the edges around are darkening, for approximately about 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts Per serving:

  • 97 calories
  • 6.9g fat
  • 7.7g carbohydrates
  • 2.9g protein
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 82mg sodium

Cooking is fun, especially if you don’t spend most of your time buying all the ingredients for healthy meals from the grocery store. If you are preparing a five-ingredient dish, imagine the time, effort and money you’d save!
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