Summer is always filled with healthy-eating and being body-conscious. So, of course, I have been on top of things when it comes to preparing healthy meals. These three are definitely my favorite meals of all! I mean, they are easy and simple to make, but they also almost look too good to eat! When you love looking at your food, you’re more excited to eat it. And these three meals never fail to be aesthetically pleasing!
1. Chia Seed Pudding: (cook time = 10 minutes)
I found out about this pudding through one of my favorite vloggers, Rachel Nguyen, and ever since my discovery, I cannot stop eating it for breakfast! It’s efficient, colorful, and easy to make! It’s a break from all the açaí and smoothie bowls you always see. This pudding is so satisfying and filling that it’ll last you until your next meal!
1/2 of Chia Seeds
1 cup of Almond milk: Vanilla flavour
A handful of berries (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry – whatever you want)
1 sliced ripe mango
A drizzle of honey
A teaspoon of cinnamon
A handful of slivered raw almonds
A handful of chocolate nibs
Combine your chia seeds and almond milk into a bowl. Mix them together and wait for the mixture to thicken. If it’s too thick, add more water, but if not, add the berries, sliced mango, chocolate nibs, and slivered raw almonds into the same bowl. Top it off with a drizzle of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon.
2. Hummus and Avocado Toast: (cook time = 7 minutes)
Avocado toast is in and it is delicious, but have you tried hummus and avocado toast?! Well, if you haven’t, you’re missing out! It’s so good and satisfying because it has that extra taste. Also, the toast contains the nutrients you need to fight off cholesterol and keep your heart healthy!
2 sliced breads (White, Whole Wheat, Gluten-free, Rye — whatever you want)
Salt and Pepper
Toast your sliced breads and spread the hummus across. Put the sliced avocados on top and drizzle some olive oil on top. Finish off by seasoning the toasts with salt and pepper!
3. Avocado Pasta: (cook time = 10 minutes)
There is nothing better than avocado and pasta together. It’s the carbs and fats that you need in order to function properly. Although, it may not look pleasing to the eye because of its green colour, trust me, the taste is unreal! This simple and quick meal will make you question everything you know about pasta and carbs.
1 ripe avocado
Whole Wheat pasta/spaghetti
Juice of ½ of a lemon
A handful of basil leaves
1 garlic clove
Put water into a large pot, season it with salt, and wait until it comes to a boil. Once the water has boiled, put the pasta/spaghetti into the pot. Wait until it softens (usually it takes 8 minutes). While the noodles are cooking, blend the ripe avocado, garlic, basil leaves, and lemon juice, which will become the sauce. Once the noodles are cooked, drain it and put it onto a plate. Put the sauce onto the noodles, and bon appétit!
Eating healthy is something that needs to be prioritized. It needs to be a lifestyle, not a “diet.” Preparing healthy meals does not have to feel like a chore. Healthy meals don’t have to be fancy to be delicious. Give these a try to you’ll see what I mean.
Featured Image Via Avo Toast Of The Day