40 Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Here’s a list of easy healthy recipes for any meal of the day: breakfast, lunch or dinner! Whatever the meal, we’ve got you covered.

Healthy recipes

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What does healthy mean here? The list of recipes below all fit the Mediterranean diet, with seafood, lots of colorful vegetables, whole grains, and olive oil. Most are heavy on the nutrients, protein and fiber.

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Shrimp and broccoli

Shrimp & Broccoli (+ 40 Healthy Recipes!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This ultra flavorful shrimp and broccoli comes together in minutes for a fast and easy healthy dinner! Serve with rice or over noodles.


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Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, deveined (peeled or unpeeled)
  • 1 1/2 pounds (3 large heads) broccoli
  • 1 small white onion
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (regular, not toasted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Thinly sliced green onion, for garnish (optional)
  • To serve: rice or noodles (see notes above)

Instructions

  1. If frozen, thaw the shrimp.
  2. Chop the broccoli into small bite-sized pieces. Cut the onion into wide slices.
  3. In a measuring cup, stir together the rice vinegar, soy sauce, and chili garlic sauce.
  4. In large skillet or wok, heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli, onion and kosher salt and cook 5 to 6 minutes until fork tender, stirring occasionally. Add the shrimp and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. When the shrimp is just about opaque, add the sauce mixture and cook 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Serve with sesame seeds.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Keywords: Healthy recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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