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Boiled Food Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle

Nowadays, most of us have turned to a healthy lifestyle, which constitutes a healthy diet and exercising on a regular basis. One of the most important aspects of a healthy diet is eating food that is not loaded with too many harmful calories or fats. And one of the best healthy food options is eating boiled food. Boiled food has taken the world by storm as it is not only a great way to remain fit and healthy, but it can also be prepared within no time. If you wish to know more about some easy boiled food recipes for a healthy lifestyle, we suggest you read the following article.

Boiled Food Recipes

Here are some easy to make boiled food recipes:

1. Pesto Boiled Potatoes

This is a yummy boiled food recipe that is loved by all age groups.

Ingredients:

  • 6 to 7 medium sized potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon pesto sauce
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Time Required:

Prep Time- 5-6 minutes, Cooking Time- 7-8 minutes, Total Time- 15 minutes

Directions:

  • Boil potatoes; once potatoes cool down, chop them into pieces.
  • In a bowl, add potatoes, pesto sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Serve it as a salad or a side dish.

2. Macaroni Salad

This is a great boiled food diet option for vegetarians.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup macaroni
  • 1 cup corn
  • ½ chopped capsicum
  • 50 grams cottage cheese, cut in cubes
  • 1 tablespoon homemade mayonnaise
  • Salt to taste

Time Required:

Prep Time- 8 to 10 minutes, Cooking Time- 6 to 7 Minutes, Total Time- 18 to 20 minutes

Directions:

  • Boil macaroni and corn separately, drain water and keep aside.
  • In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well. Serve cold.

3. Khichdi

This is a great dinner option for those lazy evenings when you do not want to spend too much time in the kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • ½  cup of rice
  • ½ cup green lentils
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Time Required:

Prep Time- 5 to 6 minutes, Cooking Time- 7 to 8 minutes, Total Time- 15 minutes

Directions:

  • Pressure cook rice and lentils with water, turmeric, salt and pepper until done.
  • You may add a teaspoon of ghee for added flavour. Serve hot.

4. Spinach Soup with Paneer

This is a delicious recipe for those who love paneer.

Ingredients:

  • A bunch of spinach leaves, washed and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 100 g paneer, diced into cubes
  • ½ inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups water

Time Required:

Prep-Time- 3 to 4 minutes, Cooking Time- 5 to 6 Minutes, Total Time- 10 minutes.

Directions:

  • Boil spinach leaves, onion and ginger in a pressure cooker until done.
  • After it cools, churn into a fine paste. Boil the spinach mixture with water, salt and pepper for a few minutes.
  • In a non-stick pan sauté cottage cheese cubes with a dash of butter.
  • Add cheese cubes in the soup before serving.

5. Boiled Chicken Salad with Mint Chutney

This boiled food Indian recipe is a delight for the non-vegetarians.

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast cut into pieces.
  • ½ cup boiled peas
  • ½ cup chopped and boiled carrots
  • ½ cup chopped and boiled green beans
  • 2 tablespoons mint chutney
  • 1 teaspoon crushed pepper.
  • Salt and pepper  to taste

Time Required:

Prep-Time- 2 to 3 minutes, Cooking Time- 5 to 6 minutes, Total Time-10 minutes

Directions:

  • Boil the breast chicken pieces, let it cool.
  • Toss chicken pieces, carrots, peas and beans in mint chutney, salt and pepper.

6. Boiled Black Chickpeas

This is a super nutritious protein-rich boiled food item for people who like to eat lentils.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup black chickpeas (kala chana)
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoon curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • Salt to taste

Time Required 

Prep-Time- 7 to 8 minutes, Cooking time- 20 minutes, Total Time- 30 minutes

Directions 

  • Boil black chickpeas with salt, until done.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves and mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add black chickpeas and mix well. Serve hot.

7. Green Beans Salad

This salad recipe is a great dinner option.

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams French beans
  • 50 grams roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika flakes
  • Salt to taste

Time Required:

Prep-Time- 3 to 4 minutes, Cooking Time- 6 to 7 minutes, Total Time- 12 minutes

Directions:

  • Chop and boil the beans.
  • Add roasted peanuts, sesame oil, paprika and salt, add mix well.

8. Boiled Vegetable Soup

This recipe is great for getting the most out of boiled vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ cup cauliflower florets
  • ½ cup chopped beans
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Time Required:

Prep-Time-10 minutes, Cooking Time- 10 minutes, Total Time-20 minutes

Directions:

  • Boil all the vegetables. Puree them in a blender; add more vegetable stock to adjust consistency.
  • Add salt and butter to taste. Serve with garlic bread sticks.

9. Black Beans Salad

This simple recipe is yummy and loaded with loads of protein.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup boiled black beans
  • 1 cup chopped tofu
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoon honey mustard sauce
  • Salt to taste

Time Required:

Prep-time- 5 minutes, Cooking Time- 20 minutes, Total Time-30 minutes

Directions:

  • Put all the ingredients mentioned above in a bowl, mix well. Serve cold.

10. Boiled Chicken Sandwich

This is a great tiffin option for grownups and kids.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of boiled chicken breast
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon homemade mayonnaise

Time Required:

Prep-Time- 6-7 minutes, Cooking Time- 10 minutes, Total Time-20 minutes

Directions:

  • Shred the boiled chicken and mix it well with mayonnaise.
  • Toast bread slices and apply the spread on both the slices.



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