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3 healthy and refreshing recipes to try

May 22, 2018

3 healthy and refreshing recipes to try

Here are a few easy and healthy recipe ideas that are both quick to make and light to digest on hot summer days. With very few ingredients, the preparation of these recipes is a breeze. So go on, enjoy these easy, healthy recipes that are brimming with nutrition and taste heavenly too!

Greek Cucumber Rolls

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • Cucumber – 1 large
  • Tomatoes – 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Black olives – 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Hummus – 1/2 cup
  • Feta Cheese – 1/2 cup (crumbled)
  • Lemon – 1 (cut into two)
  • Fresh dill and cilantro – 1/2 cup (chopped finely)

Directions
This is popular among easy and healthy recipes. Slice cucumber into thin flat strips using a vegetable peeler and arrange them in slices of two on a clean tray. Smear the hummus on top of each slice, then toss some feta cheese, black olives and cut tomatoes on each of the cucumber strips. Squeeze a little lemon juice and sprinkle some finely chopped dill and cilantro. Finally, roll the strips, serve the Greek cucumber rolls and see them being gobbled up by the young and old alike!

Flavorful fettuccine pasta with vegetables

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • Fettuccine pasta – 1/2 lb
  • Olive oil – 3 tbsp
  • Broccoli – 10 florets
  • Pumpkin – 10 diced cubes
  • Mushrooms – 10 (thinly sliced)
  • Garlic cloves – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Shallots – 2 (thinly sliced)
  • Parmesan cheese – 4 tbsp
  • Black pepper (freshly ground)
  • Salt to taste

Directions
Cook the fettuccine pasta according to the directions on the label. In a thick bottomed pan, heat the olive oil and sauté the chopped garlic and shallots. After about a minute or so, add the other vegetables along with salt and toss them gently for a few minutes. The vegetables must cook and be crunchy at the same time. When they are done, add the cooked pasta, Parmesan cheese, and some freshly ground black pepper to it and mix well. Serve this flavorful fettuccine pasta with vegetables for lunch or dinner as a filling, yet light meal.

Sunshine juice

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • Oranges – 6
  • Chilled Water – 2 cups
  • Strawberries – 12
  • Ice cubes – 4

Direction
Squeeze juice from the oranges and blend the strawberries in a juicer. Then in a pitcher, take the orange juice, strawberry juice, and chilled water together and mix well. Refresh yourself with this yummy sunshine juice with ice cubes on a hot day.

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