4 quick and healthy meals with African ingredients

Is it easy to prepare quick and healthy meals that can give us the necessary energy for our ever demanding schedules?

English Worksheet, Boiled potatoes with butter, raw beetroot salad and omelette, Learn English With Africa, 2016

With our busy and hectic lives, it is easy to fall for the junk food trap.

We have long harrassing working days, short periods of rest and very little time to prepare a decent meal for ourselves and our families.

We lack variety in what we eat.

We lack flavour in what we consume.

We lack creativity in what we put on our tables.

All because we don’t have time.

Time to sit down and really think of what we are putting inside our bodies.

Time to revel in what nature has to offer us in terms of food and drink.

We forget the green, yellow and crunchy peppers (Mmmh delicious;)

Red, green and yellow pepper

What about dark and purple eggplants that can be grilled in the oven and served with meat, beans, fish or other types of sea food?

And not forgetting savoury perfurmed rice whose aromas fills the whole house and teases your taste buds.

Onions, garlic, persil, coriander, nutmeg…so many herbs and spices to season our stews, barbecues and baked dishes.

So much healthy food to restore us.

English Worksheet, Natural And Healthy African Food Ingredients, Learn English With Africa, 2016,

Below are four quick and healthy meals that you can prepare, using some of the delicious ingredients above.

#1: Fresh and healthy

English Worksheet, Cucumber salad with maize or corn , Learn English With Africa, 2016

What is in this salad?

  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Persil
  • Black pepper
  • Red pepper
  • Salt
  • Pickles
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon

#2: Light and tasty

English Worksheet, Tuna cake with avocado salad, Learn English With Africa, 2016

What ingredients did we use?

In the salad:

  • Avocado
  • Lettuce
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Chives
  • Persil
  • Sesame oil
  • Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper

In the cake:

  • Wheat flour
  • Baking powder
  • Canned tuna fish
  • Eggs
  • Coriander
  • Cheese
  • Vegetable oil

#3: A green and white combination

Kilombero rice, spinach and cottage cheese, Learn English With Africa, 2016, English Worksheet

What ingredients did we use?

  • Kilombero rice
  • Spinach
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Onions

#4: Can’t go wrong with this one

Pasta, baked eggplant, red pepper and steak
Pasta, baked eggplant and steak

What ingredients did we use?

  • Eggplants
  • Red pepper
  • Persil
  • Olive oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Tender meat for steak
  • Pasta

And that’s all folks! Enjoy your meal, smacznego or bon appétit!

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