If eating well, cooking at home, or getting healthy are part of your resolutions for 2017, you’re in luck—we’ve got a couple vibrant, nourishing recipes that are simple to prepare and come together quickly on your stovetop.
We all love take-out and eating at restaurants, but the reality is that our wallets and waistlines are often better off when these are treats instead of the norm. And there’s something to be said for a meal that’s been assembled at your own place, by yourself or a loved one—they’re usually healthier, and there’s just something to them that seems so satisfying compared to the typical ‘grab and go’ types of food.
This year, embrace home cooking like the chef you are! Set the tone for your new year with the help of these healthy recipes you can make right in your InTown Suite.
Easily made with gluten-free noodles or regular spaghetti, this satisfying dish is a crowd-pleaser worthy of a position in the rotation. Enjoy virtually no prep work and the convenient clean-up of a two-dish meal! All you’ll need are a few basic ingredients, like:
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage, breaking it up as it cooks. Scoop sausage onto a plate; set aside.
Drop pasta into salted, boiling water then cook until it’s just under al dente (pasta will continue to cook a little bit in the skillet later). *Do not drain the water when pasta is done cooking.
Meanwhile, heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil in the skillet. Add Brussels sprouts and red chili pepper flakes, season with salt and pepper, then saute until the Brussels sprouts are tender. Add garlic then saute for 1 minute until fragrant.
Using tongs, transfer spaghetti from pot to skillet, adding parmesan cheese and cooked sausage. Add a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and enough pasta cooking water to help the parmesan cheese melt and evenly coat the pasta. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Serve.
View full ingredients and cooking method on iowagirleats.com.
Shrimp are an excellent source of lean protein, and they cook in a matter of minutes, making them a wonderful addition to any dish. Gather a few basic ingredients and enjoy a flavorful, healthy, and satisfying meal. Head to the store to pick up:
Whisk honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger in a medium bowl.
Place shrimp in a large zipped-top bag or in a container. Pour 1/2 of the marinade mixture on top, give it all a shake or stir, then allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or for up to 12 hours.
Cover and refrigerate the rest of the marinade for step 3. (Time-saving tip: while the shrimp is marinating, whip up some quick brown rice according to the directions on the package)
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet. (Discard used marinade.) Cook shrimp on one side until no longer pink—about 45 seconds—then flip shrimp over. Pour in remaining marinade and cook it all until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute.
Serve shrimp with cooked marinade sauce and a garnish of green onion on top of brown rice.
View full ingredients and cooking method on sallysbakingaddiction.com.
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