Easy NUTRITIOUS recipes?

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

IMHO when someone says they are new to cooking/scared of cooking/can’t cook, it means they just need to start following a few recipes.

I suggest checking out a website such as this: http://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/ and challenging yourself to choose 5 recipes at the beginnig of each week and cook one per night.

Cooking is not brain surgery, especially why you follow a recepie.  Give yourself a few weeks of practice and I’m sure your confidence will increase.

Also note that these days different people have very different definitions of “nutritious.” 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I owe A LOT of my healthy recipe’s to pinterest! I find a ton of recipe’s on there! 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Literally every recipe on SkinnyTaste is amazing, quick, and FILLED with veggies!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Soup is a great place to start for a novice cook. It’s practically mistake-proof and you can put whatever you want in it – in addition to vegetables, beans and lentils make for very nutritious soup ingredients.

Homemade hummus is not difficult, and it’s really nutritious too.

If you like spicy food, especially Indian, you can do a lot with lentils. I have a couple of good dal recipes, and you can make a batch of rice to go with them (super easy if you have a rice cooker).

One of the first things you want to do for virtually any recipe is to get comfortable chopping up an onion (and often some garlic) and sauteeing it in olive oil (or whatever cooking oil you prefer). That becomes your flavor base for tons of dishes: virtually all soups, most sauces, and many other things as well.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@BrandNewBride:  +1 Skinnytaste is the BEST. I also love How Sweet Eats. I love Mexican food and there are so many vegetarian, healthy recipes that you can play with. Just have fun and try new things – even if it isn’t perfect the first time around, you’ll learn something and it’ll still probably taste pretty good!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Skinnytaste really is amazing! For less low-cal, but incredible recipes using fresh, in-season ingredients, try the Valsocal blog. She’s incredible.

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