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Want to stay healthy? 3 nutritious dinner options to support your New Year health resolutions

If you are someone who wants to stick to your New Year health resolution then you must try these nutritious dinner recipes. These recipes are easy to make and can keep you full throughout the night.

Written By : India TV Lifestyle Desk Edited By : Kristina Das
New Delhi
Published on: January 10, 2024 17:54 IST
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Image Source : FREEPIK 3 nutritious dinner options to stay healthy.

Supporting health-related goals and commitments requires embracing healthful and nutrient-dense meals. We have mentioned three tasty and substantial meal recipes to help you with this endeavour. These meals are carefully prepared to offer both flavour and nutrition, which makes them the perfect options for anyone trying to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Let’s dive into these nutritious and satisfying meal options to support your New Year health resolutions:

Nutrient-Packed Detox Vegetable Soup

A soup loaded with a variety of detoxifying vegetables and aromatic herbs.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced2 large carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
2-3 diced tomatoes
6 cups vegetable stock
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme 
Sea salt and black pepper to taste 
Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions:

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes until translucent. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Stir in the diced carrots, celery, red bell pepper, and green beans. Cook in your Voltas Beko microwave for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the diced tomatoes and vegetable stock. Add the dried oregano, basil, thyme, sea salt, and black pepper. Bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let the soup simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. The Digital Display in the Voltas Beko microwave helps you to keep an eye on the food so you can ensure that it is being cooked perfectly. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if needed. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Flavourful bell peppers stuffed with a hearty quinoa and vegetable filling.

Ingredients:

4 large bell peppers
1 cup quinoa1 
½ cup vegetable broth
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup corn kernels
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chilli powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions for Microwave:

Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds. In a microwave-safe dish, combine quinoa and vegetable broth. Cover and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked. In a separate bowl, mix cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, cumin, chilli powder, salt, and pepper. Stuff the bell peppers with the quinoa mixture and place them in a microwave-safe dish. Cover with a microwave-safe plate and cook in your Voltas Beko microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until the bell peppers are tender.

Beverage Suggestion:

Pair this flavorful dish with a refreshing glass of homemade iced green tea for a delightful and healthy dinner experience.

Cauliflower Rice with Mixed Vegetables

A light and nutritious dish featuring cauliflower rice and a colourful medley of mixed vegetables, infused with savoury flavours.

Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup mixed vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, broccoli, snap peas, carrots)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon minced ginger 
Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

Wash the cauliflower and remove the leaves and stem. Cut the cauliflower into florets. Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse until they resemble rice grains. In a microwave-safe dish, combine the cauliflower rice, olive oil, mixed vegetables, minced garlic, low-sodium soy sauce, and minced ginger. Cover the dish with a microwave-safe lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap, leaving a small vent for steam to escape. Microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender-crisp, stirring once halfway through cooking. Serve the cauliflower rice with mixed vegetables, garnished with sesame seeds for an added crunch.

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