Healthy Cooking Recipes
In today’s YouTube video I share my 5 lazy weeknight dinner recipes that are healthy filling and delicious. From my mom’s classic chicken wings and sweet potatoes to a simple grilled cheese, these are truly the recipes I use when I need to come up with something quick. My one question to you HealthNuts is what side of the chicken wing do you like better, the drums or the flats tell me below and share it with the HealthNut fam!

CHAPTERS:
0:00 – intro
0:25 – what to make for dinner when you don’t know what to make
0:46 – baked wings and sweet potato fries
2:05 – sweet potato fries
2:19 – chicken wings
3:32 – pasta
6:26 – stir Fry
9:00 – breakfast for dinner
10:34 – last resort grilled cheese
11:41 – Outro

RECIPES:

SWEET POTATO FRIES:
Ingredients:
4-6 medium sweet potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400F. Cut sweet potatoes into wedges and place on a prepared baking sheet.
Toss in oil and season with spices. Bake for 25-35 minutes until golden brown (tossing halfway through).

PASTA:

Ingredients:
1 package of pasta
1 lb ground beef
1 (660 ml) jar marinara sauce
½ onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups cremini mushrooms, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
½ cup raw cashews
1 cup hot water
(Optional) – grated parmesan cheese

Directions:
Pasta: Cook according to the directions on the package.
Creamy Tomato Meat Sauce:
In a large skillet, heat up olive oil on medium heat, add ground meat and cook until ¾ way done.
Push meat aside and throw in onions and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add in a cup of mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
Add in a whole bottle of marinara sauce and stir in with meat until well combined.
In a high-speed blender add in cashews and water and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until silky smooth. Transfer cashew cream to the sauce and stir until well combined. Add ½ cup of reserved pasta water, stir and simmer on low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir Fry
Ingredients:
1 package of extra-firm tofu, cut into cubes
1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
1 head Broccolini, chopped
1 bell pepper, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp ginger, grated
1 tbsp avocado oil

Sauce:
½ cup Tamari or soy sauce
1-2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp garlic chili sauce
Juice from ½ Lime
*whisk everything together

Directions:
Rice: Cook rice according to the directions on the package.

Stir Fry:
Heat up an iron skillet to medium with avocado oil.
Add tofu, season with salt and pepper to taste and fry for 2-3 minutes per side until golden.
Remove tofu from the skillet and set aside. Add veggies to the same skillet and sauté on medium-high heat while tossing. If needed add 2 tbsp water to help steam veggies but keep them bright and crispy.
Pour sauce over vegetables and continue to cook for another 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add tofu back into the skillet, toss with vegetables and serve.

OVEN BACON

1 lb bacon

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and line with bacon across evenly (try not to overlap). Bake for about 18-22 minutes. Flipping halfway through (depending on how crispy you like it).

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Nikole xo

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