Quick and easy healthy recipes to cook during lockdown

It can be hard to eat healthy when fast food and sweets taste so good, so to help you make a few healthier choices this year we have rounded up a variety of easy to make healthy recipes to try! Most of which sound so good it’s hard to believe they’re good for you.

1. The Perfect Omelette

Omelet easy recipe lockdown
Source: Delish

Omelettes are the perfect option for a tasty lunch or light dinner, and they are so quick and easy to make you can be enjoying one in less than 15 minutes. All you need is…

2 large eggs, salt and pepper, 2tbsp of butter, 1/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese, and 2tbsp of chives.

To see the whole recipe by Delish click here, but you could also jazz up your omelette by adding other ingredients, such as mushrooms and peppers.

2. Winter Vegetable and Lentil Soup

Winter Soup easy recipe lockdown
Source: BBC Good Food

January is a frosty month, and having a bowl of soup can be a great way to warm up and fill your stomach with delicious food. This recipe only takes 30 minutes to cook, and all you need is…

85g of dried red lentils, 2 carrots, 3 sticks of celery, 2 small leeks, 2tbsp tomato puree, 3 garlic cloves, 1tbsp of thyme, 1tbsp of vegetable bouillon powder and 1tsp of coriander.

This soup is packed with vitamins and is 4 of your 5 a day, and to view the whole recipe on BBC good food click here.

3. Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups

Chicken and Pesto roll ups easy recipe
Source: Taste of Home

Why not try a chicken pesto roll-up for your lunch, this recipe is super easy and takes less than an hour. All you need is…

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, 1 pound of mushrooms, 1/2 cup of pesto, and 4 slices of reduced-fat cheese.

You could even add more vegetables in your roll-ups, such as peppers. To view the full recipe from Taste of Home click here.

4. Chipotle Chicken and Slaw

Chipotle Chicken and slaw easy recipe
Source: BBC Good Food

Although it takes an hour to prep and cook this delicious recipe, it will definitely be worth it when you have your first bite of these hot and spicy chicken drumsticks. All you need for the recipe is…

8 chicken drumsticks, 3 spring onions, 1 lime, 1 avocado, 125g of cabbage, 1.5tbsp of honey, 1tbsp of rapeseed oil, 2tbsp chipotle paste, and 2tbsp Greek yoghurt.

You could also steam some corn on the cobs as an added side, but to view the whole recipe on BBC good food click here.

5. Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini Peppers

Garbanzo peppers easy recipes
Source: Taste of Home 

Cooking doesn’t have to be for lunch or dinner, why not have a go at making some delicious snacks. These mini stuffed peppers look absolutely delicious, and all you need to make them is…

16 miniature peppers, 1tsp of cumin seeds, 1 can of garbanzo beans, 1/4 cup of cilantro leaves, 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

The recipe makes 32 servings, so you may want to half or even quarter the recipe depending on how many people you are cooking for. To view the whole recipe from Taste of Home click here.

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