Are you one of those people who skips making food at home because it’s simply cheaper to buy fast food? You know that eating at home and preparing your dishes from raw ingredients is best for your health. It is also a creative way of spending time at home. (And isn’t it great to see your own creation turn into a delicious meal?)
Well, where there is desire, there is a way. You can use the cheap whole food recipes given here to save yourself money and make healthy choices for yourself and your family. Additionally, these recipes will help you prepare your own whole food meals in a matter of minutes.
10 Delicious And Easy Whole Food Recipes
Greek Roasted Fish
For this traditional Greek recipe, you will need:
- 5 small potatoes, cut into wedges
- 1 sliced onion
- 2 chopped garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp dried or fresh oregano
- 1/2 lemon, cut in wedges
- 2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
- 2 skinless fish fillets
- Roughly chopped parsley to taste
Heat your oven to 350-390 degrees Fahrenheit. Tip the onion, garlic, oregano, potatoes, and olive oil into a roasting tin. Season them, and mix well. Roast for 15 minutes, turn over the ingredients, and roast for another 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes and lemon. Bake for another 10 minutes. Add the fish fillets, and cook for another 10 minutes. Take out the dish, and sprinkle with parsley.
Spinach and Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
- 2 sweet potatoes, cut and peeled into small cubes
- 1 large bag of spinach
- 1 egg
- Salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a baking sheet, and lightly spray with a cooking spray. Place the cubes on it. Bake until the fork goes through them. Turn the cubes once while cooking.
Meanwhile, use a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat to wilt the spinach until it becomes soft. Place the sweet potatoes in a dish, and add the spinach on top. Crack an egg into a pan over a cooking spray. Once it’s done, place on top of the spinach and potatoes. Add salt and pepper, and serve.
Almond Butter Bar
To make this whole food recipe, heat one cup of almond butter and 3/4 cup of honey in a saucepan on low heat. Stir until it melts, and remove from heat. Pour it over three cups of oats. Stir well. Pour and press into a baking pan, and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Smoothies are the peak of whole food dishes. To make an avocado smoothie, blend one cubed avocado, two chopped bananas, and 400 ml (four ounces) of milk in a blender. Mix until all ingredients are creamed, and drink up.
The famous French recipe has a cheap whole food version you can make at home. For this one, you will need these ingredients:
- 1 cup of dry lentils
- 1 small cubed eggplant
- 2 cans of diced tomatoes
- 2 large chopped onions
- 1 sliced and chopped sweet pepper
- 2 summer squash
- 1/2 cup of water
- A pinch of black pepper
In a slow cooker, combine lentils, eggplant, and tomatoes. Add the onions, sweet pepper, water, black pepper, and summer squash. Cover, and cook on low heat for 8 to 9 hours or high heat for 4 hours.
Black Bean Soup
Combine 10 ounces of rinsed and drained beans and 8 cups of water in a large pot. Boil. Reduce the heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Cover, and let it stand for an hour. Drain the beans. Transfer the beans to the slow cooker. Put in 1 chopped onion, 1 jalapeno pepper (if you want), 3 minced cloves of garlic, 6 cups of vegetable broth, 1 tbsp of chili powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. After it is done, mash the beans coarsely with a potato masher. Add 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, a couple of lime slices, and top off with sour cream.
Mexican Cauliflower With Rice
Pulse 4 cups of cauliflower florets in a blender. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil into a skillet on medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup of onion and 1 jalapeno pepper that are both finely chopped. Stir until the ingredients are soft. Add 1/4 cup of crushed tomatoes, the blended cauliflower florets, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 tsp cumin. Cook for 5 more minutes or until the cauliflower is soft. Add cilantro when done, and serve with lime wedges.
Put 2 pounds of chopped tomatoes, 1 carton of vegetable stock, 2 cups of chopped vegetables of choice, 1 can of tomato paste, 1 tsp of sugar, and 1/4 tsp of salt into a pot. Cook on low heat, and serve hot.
Whole Wheat Couscous
Bring 2/3 cup of water to a boil. Add 1/2 cup of whole wheat couscous, and stir until the water is absorbed completely. Fluff with a fork, and season to taste.