Light Meals: Tasty and Healthy Recipes

Let's take a look at some recipes for light meals that you can make at home. They're tasty, simple, and perfect for any occasion. 
Light Meals: Tasty and Healthy Recipes

Last update: 05 November, 2018

There’s more to a healthy lifestyle than just regular exercise. Nutrition is essential to feeling good inside and out. In order to help you meet your goals, we’ve prepared some tasty and healthy recipes for delicious, light meals. So get a pen and paper, because you’ll regularly be enjoying these light meals before you know it!

Light meals for a healthy lifestyle

In addition to helping you lose weight, a low-calorie diet will give you more energy. It will also aid digestion and provide valuable nutrients without any harmful additives.

Remember, healthy recipes should always include all of the ingredients that the body needs: proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and fats. The recipes that we have suggested below, provide all the proper nutrition that you need.

Shrimp salad

In order to make this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Shrimps
  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Saffron
  • Lamb’s lettuce
  • Olive or coconut oil
  • Whole-grain mustard
  • Vinegar and pepper
Prawn salad

Start by cutting the fingerling potatoes in half. Then, season them with salt, pepper, and a few threads of saffron. Next, pour a drizzle of olive oil on top and put them in the oven at 356 degrees, for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix either, olive or coconut oil (your choice), with the shrimps in a pan and fry them, until they are cooked. Put the lamb’s lettuce into a container and you can also add some arugula too. Make a vinaigrette with the whole-grain mustard, your choice of oil (coconut or olive), salt, pepper, and a splash of vinegar.

Add this mixture to the lamb’s lettuce, then, lay the potatoes on a plate, add the lamb’s lettuce, and place the shrimps around the lettuce. This recipe contains just 200 calories and provides all of the nutrients you need.

Vegetables with textured soy

Vegetarians and vegans may already be familiar with textured soy, or as it’s known in some countries, “carnita.” It’s an ideal meat substitute that also provides protein. So, take a look at this delicious recipe:

  • Textured soy
  • Mushrooms
  • Assorted vegetables
  • Soy sauce
  • Powdered ginger

The textured soy should be soaked in cold water for about 20 minutes. If you do this first, you can spend the 20 minutes preparing the rest of the ingredients. Choose the vegetables you like best: purple or white onion, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, and garlic are all great choices.

Then, cut the vegetables into small pieces and put them in a pan with some coconut oil. If you put a lid on the pan, you can slow-cook them, making them tender. When they’re just right, add the ginger, the pepper, the textured soy, and the soy sauce.

Normally, soy sauce contains salt, however, if you feel it’s necessary, you can add a little extra. If you want to soften the intense flavor of the vegetables and soy sauce, you can add a splash of vegetable cream. This recipe contains about 150 calories and offers plenty of nutrients.

Sea bass rolls with vegetable stir-fry

  • One sea bass
  • Assorted vegetables
  • Tomato sauce
  • Salt, pepper, and olive or coconut oil
Sea bass rolls

This dish is easy to prepare, contains just 300 calories, and has all of the nutrients that your body needs. Ask the attendant at the fish market to clean the sea bass and cut it into filets. Later, cut the filets in half and season them with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, make a stir-fry with the vegetables of your choice. Roast them in a pan and add the tomato sauce when they’re almost done. The best option is to use naturally crushed tomatoes so that you’re not adding any unwanted sugar to the recipe.

Then, make rolls out of the fish filets, closing them with a toothpick. Continue by putting the stir-fry inside of the rolls. Put everything into the oven for seven to 10 minutes. Finally, add a splash of olive oil. All ready to eat!

What do you think of these recipes for light meals? As you can see, with some simple ingredients and your imagination, you can easily complement your workout routine with a healthy diet. Which recipe will you try today?

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.