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Healthy recipes to make during exam season

April 9, 2020

Breakfast recipe options

oatmeal platter

Three minute overnight oats

Ingredients: 

  • Four (4) cups of water 
  • 2/3 cups steel-cut oats
  • Toppings of choice

Directions

  1. Bring water and oats to a boil.
  2. Let boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Add your favourite toppings (fruit, nuts, cinnamon) and enjoy!

smoothieDay-starter smoothies

Ingredients: 

  • One (1) cup assorted fresh or frozen fruit
  • Half (½) cup water
  • (OPTIONAL) Half (½) cup of milk or juice.
  • (OPTIONAL) Six ounces (6 oz) vanilla yogurt

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into tall glass.
  4. Enjoy!

Lunch recipe options

pastaPasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • One (1) package uncooked of your preferred pasta noodle
  • Chopped cucumbers
  • Chopped peppers
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • One (1) can of chickpeas
  • One (1) can of mixed beans
  • Any seasoning that you prefer:
    • Italian dressing
    • Curry powder
    • Lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. 
  2. Place pasta in the pot and cook for 8 to 12 minutes (until al dente), and drain.
  3. In a bowl, toss the cooked pasta with desired seasoning together with cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, chickpeas and beans.
  4. Cover, and refrigerate until serving

Bean Burritos

burrito

Ingredients:

  • Chopped lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Chopped onion
  • Cilantro
  • Two (2) cans of black beans
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa

Directions:

  1. Start by chopping up your vegetables and toppings – some lettuce, a tomato, a small onion, and some cilantro.
  2. Pour a can of black beans into a pot and heat it up on the stove.
  3. (OPTIONAL) You can also heat your flour tortillas on a griddle or in the oven, or by microwaving each one for 10 to 15 seconds.
  4. Lay each tortilla flat and spread a few spoonfuls of beans through the centre.
  5. Add in your toppings – wrap them up, and you’re done.

Dinner recipe options

Zucchini pizzas

pizza

Ingredients:

  • Four (4) large zucchinis
  • Jar of pizza sauce
  • Two (2) cups of cheese
  • Olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Take four large zucchinis, wash them, and cut them lengthwise into 3/4-inch slices.
  3. Drizzle them with olive oil and lay them flat on baking sheets.
  4. Heat the zucchini in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Cover each zucchini surface with pizza sauce and a sprinkle of your favourite shredded cheese.
  6. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  7. Let the pizza cool and then enjoy.

Hearty chilli

meat dish

Ingredients:

  • (OPTIONAL) One pound (1 lb) of lean ground beef, turkey or chicken
  • Three (3) cans of beans, drained (black beans, kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas, white beans, red beans – whatever you like)
  • Chopped onions
  • Chopped peppers
  • Chopped garlic
  • Two (2) cans of diced tomatoes
  • Two tablespoons (2 tbsp) chilli powder
  • One teaspoon (1 tsp) ground black pepper

Directions (Slow cooker):

  1. In a large pan, cook meat over medium-high heat until browned, stirring frequently.
  2. Drain grease from the pan and discard.
  3. Place mixture in large (4-5 quart) crock-pot or slow cooker, stir in beans and remaining ingredients.
  4. Cook on HIGH for three to four hours OR on LOW for five to six hours.

Directions (Stovetop):

If you do not have a crock-pot or slow cooker:

  1. In a large pan, cook meat over medium-high heat until browned, stirring frequently.
  2. Drain grease from the pan and discard.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the pan.
  4. Heat on HIGH, stirring continuously.
  5. Serve once hot, or store it in sealed container(s) for future meals.
By Dakoda Cluett