Looking to add healthy ingredients to your diet but can bear the taste? People think healthy food always tastes bland and never delicious. However, that’s not always the case because you can make healthy food using clean ingredients. Turmeric is one of the Asian spices used in a lot of Asian food recipes.
However, people in the west find it hard to use turmeric in their food. If you want to use turmeric in your diet, you can easily do it. We have a few fantastic recipes that will make your food taste amazing and deliver optimal benefits to you.
Recipes using Turmeric
We tried a few turmeric recipes to curate a list of delicious healthy foods. Here are a few recipes you can try to beat two birds by the same stone; health and taste:
➢ Turmeric Chicken with Rice
Turmeric chicken with rice tastes heavenly and is packed with healthy ingredients. Whether you are not on a journey to lose weight or maintain health, this dish would be a perfect fit. It does not only look appetizing but tastes equally impressive. You need a few ingredients and amateur cooking skills to make it. Here is what you need:
- Chicken breast
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Italian herbs
- Chicken powder
To make the turmeric chicken, you need to marinate the meat first. Wash the chicken breast thoroughly and keep it aside. Take a bowl, add olive oil, Italian herbs, lemon juice, and turmeric, and sprinkle some chicken powder on it if you like.
Take a whisk, mix everything thoroughly, and add it to the chicken breast. Marinate the chicken for at least half an hour to one hour. Grill the chicken on medium heat on a grill pan. Take a plate, add one cup of boiled rice, add one chicken filet on top and garnish with coriander leaves.
➢ Turmeric Latte
If you are trying to minimize your caffeine intake, what better than having a turmeric latte? Turmeric latte is packed with antioxidants to help you fight potential diseases. It can seamlessly fit into your routine, and we are sure you will crave it every day. To make the turmeric latte, you need:
- Coconut milk
- Regular milk
- Vanilla extract
- Pumpkin spice (optional)
Take a saucepan, and add half cup milk and half cup coconut milk. Mix both the things together and let it boil on high heat for three minutes. Put the flame down to medium, add half a teaspoon turmeric, and whisk it. Add two drops of vanilla extract for sweetness; you can also add sugar or honey. Pour the milk into a glass and add pumpkin spice for a spicy flavor.
It tastes exceptionally delicious, especially cold with some whipped cream. Benefits of curcumin you get from the milk are countless, and they help enhance your health significantly. Turmeric latte is a delicious drink that you can have without guilt every day.
➢ Turmeric Tea
A tea that helps boost immunity is all we need in our lives, especially since the pandemic hit us in full swing. Turmeric tea is the right thing to add to your daily life when starting a fitness journey. It is super easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. Here is what you need to make it:
In hot water, you have to add a pinch of turmeric, a teaspoon of honey and half a lemon. Mix everything and have your tea hot. When you have turmeric tea first thing in the morning, it helps kick start your metabolism on the right note. It also helps with weight loss which is all we need after binge-eating.
➢ Spicy Turmeric Rice
Are you a big rice fan and don’t feel full until you have them? High five! You are in the same boat because we enjoy our turmeric rice way too much. If you are bored of having plain white rice, turmeric rice will be a party for your taste buds. To make turmeric rice, you need:
- Boiled white rice
- Red chili powder
- Black pepper
- Chicken powder
- Ginger garlic paste
Start by taking a pan and pouring half a tablespoon of cooking oil. Add ginger-garlic paste to the oil and sauté it until golden brown. Add one cup of boiled rice and fry them for a few minutes. You can now add salt, turmeric, red chili powder, black pepper and chicken powder to the rice. Turmeric and black pepper together have a lot of health benefits that you don’t want to miss out on. Cook the rice for a few minutes and take them out in a dish. You can have the rice with curry or as it is.
Keeping yourself in shape without compromising on food is impossible. However, you can make healthy food delicious by adding your chef’s kiss. If you like spicy food, adding turmeric and chili can alleviate its taste. We are sure you will love our turmeric recipes and most definitely won’t mind having them again and again.