Everyone is at home because of Coronavirus and worried about what to eat. Many people are used to eating junk or outside food to settle their taste buds but now there is a big problem, and everyone scared to eat junk food or order from your favorite niche restaurant. For many people, eating healthy is a chore and thinking to take a break from packed food. Are you guys thinking about consuming vegetables every day and healthy delicious food? I know these days everyone is worried to cook every day and what to make healthy choice food or any dessert. We have gathered very easy and healthy dishes which are very easy to cook and turns you to feel fresh, healthy and balanced diet. Let’s start cooking healthy and easy dishes which you can teach your children too.
Shakshouka is an Israeli and Tunisian dish of tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices, and eggs. Nothing seems comfort food then shakshouka. Delicious for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whenever you made this dish it gives you amazing taste. It is similar to ‘Menemen’ the Turkish dish and ‘Huevos Rancheros’ the Latin American breakfast dish.” It is a dish of eggs with a mixture of tomato sauce, chilli pepper, onions, garlic, and many other common ingredients. Even you can prepare it easily at your home without spending much time in the kitchen. You can also add a traditional version to it with the addition of mint, parsley or other fresh herbs. Yet many more variations can also be added, where you can use vegetables or cheese. Shakshuka also gained popularity as it is a simple dish that can be prepared with ingredients that are easily available at home. It is the best light vegetarian meal. The last bites left on your plate with a crusty slice of bread as you get to sop the spiced, tomato sauce.
Originated in Syria, Muhammara is a staple in Middle Eastern cooking. It is a smoky, hot, and sweet red pepper dip. It is a dark red syrup made from tart pomegranate juice, adding a lot of sweetness and acidity to the recipe. It is a flavor-packed roasted red pepper dip with walnuts, Aleppo pepper, and pomegranate molasses. It is served as an appetizer, as part of a mezze, is eaten as a dip with bread, as a spread for toast, and as a sauce for a kebab or as a condiment with a meat dish. It is a healthy dish consisting of proteins, carbohydrates, and fibres and key ingredients of muhammara is roasted red capsicums (peppers), walnuts, garlic, olive oil, lemon, and pomegranate molasses for sourness, and a little spice. Traditionally, Muhammara is thickened with fresh bread crumbs which you can add if you want. This red pepper and walnut dip is naturally vegan and easily gluten-free and is a good alternative to pesto, hummus or other dips. I like to serve it as part of a casual dinner mezzanine platter. You can have that for breakfast or lunch, too.
Here comes another best Middle Eastern dish which is the national diet and locals probably eat it once a week. Also popular with its other name “tabouli” and it is a full bold-flavoured low-fat vegetarian food. Healthy food is for keeping yourself healthy, so it offers you with plenty of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre along with low in saturated fats. Tabouleh is an amazing combination of tomato, bulgur, spring onion, parsley, and mint. Giving a final touch with lemon juice and olive oil give it a typical deliciousness. Searching for a satisfying meal, then give Tabouleh a try and plan your romantic dinner at home. You will love it and it also helps to keep your immune system strong, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. During this quarantine time, you can give a try to this dish. If cooked well then enjoy with your loved ones. Otherwise, give the next try another day.
Most famous Lebanese food and one of the healthiest, labneh is a mezze staple made from cow’s milk. Labneh cheese is a common dairy product that has enjoyed a rich flavor and light texture for thousands of years. With this soft cheese, definitely, you are going to fall in love once you try it. It is refreshing, light, delicious, and versatile Middle Eastern food. With a rich source of protein, low in calories and good for health, Labneh is considered one of the probiotic foods. It also offers several healthy bacteria to boost your immune system. It can be taken both in breakfast as well as lunch. With a combination of little olive oil and fresh pita, it will be a nutritious dish to enjoy. It is just a type of yogurt-cheese and may trace its origin to Lebanon, but it is eventually famous world-wide. Labneh makes a delicious dip for fresh pita or falafel balls; it is a nutritious breakfast when paired with a drizzle of olive oil. What guys are you thinking now?- Leave your sofa and check the ingredients in the kitchen to make this delightful dish at home.
Here comes one of the most recognized and most beloved foods of the Middle East, i.e. Falafel. It is a sandwich with over-stuffed pita that consist of tangy pickles, fresh vegetables, and tahini sauce. You can prepare this meal by yourself. it is the best fresh out of the fryer. It just awesome when the crunchy exterior contrasts with fluffy and light inside. Chickpeas are good for improving the function of our blood vessels. When combines with salad and pita, it is a low-calorie filling meal. Hence, it is overall a healthy meal that everyone should try at home in this quarantine period. You can also say it as common street food or fast food. And today’s majority of people thinking of outside food and bored with daily food diet. Let’s change your taste buds and it is very easy to try at home for your family and children will love it. So, why not now? Soak some chickpeas overnight and give surprise to your loved ones and as an additional make some fresh salad too. Enjoy your appetite.
It’s time for some sweet moment. Popularly sweet pastry is known as Baklava. Generally, it is prepared in large pans. With the thin sheets of phyllo dough being layered between fillings are made from a type of nuts and thereafter it is mixed with honey, sugar, and spices for making it sweet and tasty. Giving it a unique finishing touch and adding it to your desert, it is topped with drizzling of sticky, sweet syrup. Walnut baklava is common, it’s filling can also be done using fruits or other flavors. You can make it in different shapes as per your choice. Just try it after your refreshing healthy meal and grab a cup of tea-may be Camomile or other flavor tea you will love this combination. Being a middle eastern dessert dish, Baklava is most famous throughout the world. Even though people may not know that Baklava has been associated quite strongly with different religions and November 17th is National Baklava Day.
Now, I do not know where to end when it comes to listing healthy food choices. There are abundant choices or traditional mouth-watering recipe which makes you experts in the kitchen. I tried above all recipes in quarantine time and had delicious meals with my family. These days everyone is at home and I figured out, that I am enjoying cooking and without failure, I made many other dishes too which are fluffy, creamy rich and with some fresh vegetables too. The only issue is texture and decoration in a few dishes, but the taste was really good. Share your cooking experience in below comment box and tell us what you tried new at your home. As a part of Forum Travel team member- I am staying at home and enhancing my new skills in the kitchen. What you are trying these days? Share your secret recipe or ideas with us. Please stay safe and stay home 😊