Quick, easy, healthy and economical are the best buzz words for cooking that I know. I love quick, easy, healthy, yummy and economical. I enjoy preparing healthy dinners with lots of vitamins and minerals, which is another step in achieving good health. And let it be known that most of us like to create meals that don’t break the bank, and are still easy to make and save some dollars.
Here is one our favorite healthy dinners and so easy to make. My husband does all the grocery shopping and he always checks for sales and seasonal bargains.
The cost of this dinner:
One half of a chicken: 1.50
Mushrooms: .50 cents
Red peppers …..25
One large Onion………..25
Brussel sprouts 25
Total Cost for the dinner $3.30
Add another $1.50 for two more people for the chicken. There are enough veggies for four people.
We bought the chicken on sale. We actually bought 4 packages for future meals. And the rest of the veggies I had in the fridge.
1/2 red pepper chopped in small pieces
1 large onion chopped in small pieces
2 Roma tomatoes sliced i half
1 cup of mushrooms sliced
1 cup of sliced brussel sprouts
1 cup of quinoa (this is enough for two meals for two)
1 1/4 cup of water or chicken broth
1/2 cup of sesame seed oil
1 tablespoon each of curry powder, turmeric, rosemary, basil garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Blend the oil with all the spices and mix well
- Dip the chicken in the mixture and remove, and set in large baking dish
- Fit the veggies around the chicken breast keep each separate from the other
- Pour the rest of the oil mixture over the veggies.
- You may want to pour extra oil over the veggies
- Add 1/2 cup of water and pour over the chicken and vegetables
- Bake for about 1.5 hours.
Lots more healthy recipes from my book Feel Better Every Day