With vacations done and the festive spirit fading away faster than we'd have liked it to, you're probably still grappling with getting back to your routine. Juggling the many aspects of your life, providing healthy, balanced meals for your family, though a priority tends to be stressful and difficult to manage every single day. When you're pinched for time, it is tempting to reach for that packet of instant noodles or dial the closest restaurant for a take-out meal. This collection of delicious and wholesome meal ideas are excellent for such days because they combine the best of most of all requirements - essential nutrition, high on taste, and most of all they're complete meals by themselves.
Eliminating the need to provide an elaborate menu for every lunch or dinner, these post features some of the best One Dish Meals which combine healthy goodness and taste in equal measure, so you don't need much else to add to it. However, in some cases, a simple addition of Steamed Rice, Rotis, Garlic Bread or your favourite Salad would add an additional touch to the meal.
If you want a simple meal that combines healthy carbs, with protein and nutritious veggies, try the Quinoa With Grilled Zucchini & Chickpeas bowl which is versatile and allows the addition of many other vegetables too. For rice-fanatics, the Spanish-Style Vegetable Paella is a one dish wonder and packs a whole lot of flavour. The Asian food lovers amongst us will really love the Spicy Vegetarian Thai Noodle Bowl which is hot, aromatic, flavourful and wholesome to boot! For a little fun, and to encourage children to eat healthy too, try the Whole Wheat & Ragi Crust Skillet Pizzas Topped With Roasted Zucchini & Olives. The Garlic Chickpeas And Spinach Curry goes equally well with some aromatic rice or just a salad and bread. Make the Whole Wheat Spinach Paneer Lifafa Paratha with a bowl of curd for a fulfilling and cooling meal. The Kongunadu Special Green Peas Biryani has a distinct South Indian flavour combination perfect for those who crave something homely and warm. Sindhi Koki along with some pickle and raita or curd is wholesome and simply satisfying. Sabut Moong Ki Dal is another wholesome, but not rich, nutritious Punjabi dal which can be served with rotis or rice alike.
So dig in, and enjoy healthy, tasty meals, made simply.