As a teenager, it might be easier to settle for quick meals like instant ramen or frozen pizza, right? I mean, after a long day at school (and extracurricular activities for those who do), who really wants to make a dish that takes forever to make when there’s a meal that takes less than an hour to make? to prepare. But, while this quick, easy, and effective meal may taste amazing, after a while it becomes tasteless, redundant, and boring. Discover these 6 recipes to try this summer to enhance your lunch menus and desserts. They will have your stomach so satisfied and practically jump at the thought of walking into the kitchen.
1. Turmeric Chicken Flatbread
Spices such as turmeric are used in Southeast Asia to add unique flavors and colors to various dishes. This dish pairs well with pumpkin spice and can be whipped up quickly when you’re in a hurry. This recipe contains turmeric which has the potential to improve heart health, symptoms of depression and can make skin glow. Tofu is a great vegetarian alternative to chicken. Honey can be replaced with maple syrup and chicken with vegan chicken. A big change from this pepperoni pizza.
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2. Pepper steak with Indian spices
A whole new way to cook beef. This Indian dish contains savory, warm and earthy spices that enhance the taste of vegetables and colorful peppers. Leftover meat can be used in a green salad the next day. Another alternative if you are on a low carb diet is to replace the rice with shirataki rice. A few ways to make the dish vegan/vegetarian: replace the steak with mushrooms, tofu or lentils and replace the rice with cauliflower. Find the link to a recipe below:
3. Coconut cream pie
This classic pie is filled with delicious custard and then topped with a layer of toasted meringue. This is the perfect dessert to please any coconut lover. I tasted this and, as a non-coconut lover, absolutely loved it. Applesauce or egg substitute powders are perfect egg replacements for vegans. Find the link to one of the Food Network’s best recipes below:
4. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Tart
This recipe is for all my chocolate lovers. This delicious dessert is perfect for a hot day in the sun. I have personally tried and tested this recipe and thoroughly enjoyed it (aside from the time it took me to prepare…the aroma made my mouth water). I would recommend a nice glass of juice or lemonade with the pie. Vegans, don’t stress – you can enjoy this recipe simply by using vegan butter or coconut butter instead of regular butter. Find the link to the recipe below:
5. Airfryer Pork Chops
Pork chops are often an overdone dish that doesn’t bring out the best in them. The Airfryer eliminates this problem by coating them in Parmesan and other spices and cooking them in an instant. This delicious meal can be eaten with rice or vegetables. Tempeh with its tangy flavor is a wonderful vegetarian substitute for pork. For my vegans, seitan, a plant-based meat composed of wheat and gluten, among other things, replaces pork.
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6. Fish fingers with spicy tartare and green salad
Don’t worry my seafood lovers, I haven’t forgotten you. I saved the best for last. This savory dish goes well with coconut cream pie. These are your classic fish sticks with an appetizing twist. The fish can be replaced by tofu or banana flower for vegans/vegetarians. In the words of talented chef and TV personality, Colin Fassnidge, “fish fingers, but not as you know them.”
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Instant noodles, who? Where? I hope this article has encouraged you to try new recipes starting with the ones provided above. Hope you enjoy them!