Healthy eating is an important part of staying physically and mentally fit. Of course, this can have its challenges such as finding meals, prep, time for healthy options outside the home, and using the money for nicer things. Fortunately, we can consider the benefits of cooking at home which also saves your money and make an overall healthy eating lifestyle, more enjoyable. Let’s see how.
Healthy Recipe – Rice Noodle Steak Salad
If you want to develop your skills in the kitchen there are many cooking recipe articles and tutorials that show you different techniques and ingredients that you can incorporate into your healthy diet. These recipes can be great ideas for dinner, breakfast, lunch, snacks, smoothies, etc. It will help you create a healthy and affordable lifestyle.
Check out the list of ingredients required for the recipe;
For the salad:
- 1 lb. (450g) flank steak
- salt & pepper
- 8.8 oz. (250g) vermicelli noodles
- 8 oz. (225g) baby gem lettuce, chopped
- 2 carrots, julienned
- 1 cucumber, julienned
- 4 eggs, boiled
- 1 jalapeño pepper, sliced
For the dressing:
- 4 tbsp. tamari
- 4 tbsp. water
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 2 tbsp. lime juice
- 2 tsp. rice vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
- Set the broiler (grill) to its highest setting. Place an oven rack a few inches below the broiler. Line a broiler pan with aluminum foil.
- Season the steak with salt and pepper, place it on the oven rack and slide it directly under the broiler. Cook for 4-6 minutes, turn the steak and grill for a further 4-6 minutes.
- The steak is done when the edges are charred and crispy, and the internal temperature reaches 135°F (60°C). Set the steak aside to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
- While the steak rests, cook the vermicelli noodles according to the instructions on packaging.
- Make the dressing by whisking together the tamari, water, honey, lime juice, rice vinegar, minced garlic and red pepper flakes.
- To assemble the salad, place the baby gem lettuce on the bottom of the plate. Top with vermicelli noodles, julienned carrots and cucumbers, and sliced steak. Add the boiled eggs and jalapeño peppers. Finally, drizzle with the dressing and serve immediately.
- Preparation Time – 15 Mins
- Cook Time – 12 Mins
- Meal Prep/Freezer friendly
- Serves – 4
Nutritional Intake per serving
- Calories – 564 Kcal
- Carbs – 69 (g)
- Protein – 33 (g)
- Fiber – 3 (g)
- Meal Prep/Freezer friendly
- High Protein
- Gluten free
- Diet free
- Low carb
What are the benefits of homemade healthy recipes?
- It saves time– When you’re in a hurry, eating a takeaway from your local supermarket or nearby restaurant may seem like a quick fix. In fact, it is sometimes much faster to cook something at home especially when planning ahead. There are many meals that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
- Portion Control- Many restaurants and fast-food outlets serve larger portions than recommended. And the problem is that you can eat the food when it’s right in front of you. You can adjust the amount of food served at dinner when you eat to eliminate unnecessary temptations. Do you know these eating patterns can actually impact you daily? Know more.
- Healthy Ingredients– Many commercial foods are high in fat, salt, and sugar. When we prepare our food, we know what the ingredients are and what each one does in our food.
- Avoid food allergies and sensitivities– Preparing meals at home can be especially helpful if you or a family member has food allergies (1). You can reduce the problem of allergies because you can control them in your own kitchen.
- Bring the family together – Eating at home gives the whole family time to talk about their day. Involving your kids in food preparation is not only fun but wonderful. Also, a way to learn healthy eating habits.
- Save Money – Eating a home-cooked meal is much cheaper than eating out at a restaurant or buying processed food from the market. You pay not only your bill but also the costs of running your business. Water, lights, and staff in the building – except for the food we eat. The same goes for ready-made and frozen foods at the grocery store.
“Eating healthy, clean and nutrient-rich food fills your body with energy, nutrients, and antioxidants. Imagine your cells smiling back at you saying thanks!!”