Choosing the right foods is essential to eating healthy— and how you prepare your meals is important. At 212 degrees fahrenheit water boils.
You can toss fresh vegetables quickly to blanch your foods so they retain their bright color and retain their flavor. Steamed vegetables is very easy to do and also retains the foods bright colors and retains the foods flavors. Beyond boling your foods, simmering cooks food gently and slowly. Delicate foods such as fish are poached at or below a simmer to prevent them from breaking apart.
Here Are 10 Really Healthy Meals - Just Add Hot Water ...
1 - Vegetarian Curried Couscous - In an 16 ounce lidded heat safe container add couscous, chickpeas, tomatoes, olives, carrots, cilantro, butter, curry powder, and salt. Put the lemon wedge on top. Secure the lid, and refrigerate up to overnight.
When ready to eat, remove the lemon wedge and set aside. Add 1/2 cup boiling water to the container, and stir just to allow the water to reach the bottom. Cover, and let sit until the couscous absorbs all the liquid. Uncover, squeeze the lemon wedge over the couscous and stir again. Eat hot.
2 - Miso Chicken Noodle Soup - Add miso, chicken base, chili-garlic sauce and ginger to the bottom of a lidded 16-ounce heat-safe container. Top with the rice vermicelli, chicken, mushrooms, peas and scallions. Secure the lid, and refrigerate until using, up to overnight.
When ready to eat, add 1 1/4 cups boiling water to the container, cover and let sit until the noodles soften. Uncover, and stir again to dissolve the miso.
3 - Instant Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon - Put oatmeal, apple rings, apple butter, raisins, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt in an 8-ounce lidded heat-safe container. Secure the lid, and refrigerate up to overnight.
When ready to eat, add 1/2 cup boiling water, stir gently and cover until the oats are tender and the apple rings have softened. Stir again, and eat warm.
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4 - Grits with Coconut and Cherries - So simple, put the grits, coconut and cherries - without pits - into a bowl . Just add hot water and your ready for a hot healthy meal.
5 - Kimchi Beef Noodle Soup - Add beef, soy sauce, sesame oil and sugar in the bottom of a lidded 16-ounce heat-safe container, and mix. Add in layers, from the bottom up, kimchi and juice, beef base, noodles, bean sprouts, scallions and sesame seeds. Secure the lid, and refrigerate until using, up to overnight.
When ready to eat, add boiling water to cover (about 1 cup). Stir gently to loosen the layers, cover and let sit until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Before eating, stir again to combine the ingredients.6 - Mexican Chicken and Hominy Soup - Add salsa verde, chicken base and cumin in the bottom of a 16-ounce lidded heat-safe container. Top with the chicken, hominy, beans, coleslaw mix, radishes if using and cilantro. Sprinkle the tortilla chips on top. Secure the lid, and refrigerate up to overnight.
When ready to eat, add 1 cup boiling water, and stir just to allow the water to reach the bottom of the container. Cover, and let sit. Stir again, and eat hot.7 - Shrimp Paella Soup - Put the rice, corn, peas, shrimp, chorizo, red pepper, tomato paste, chicken base, paprika and heaping 1/4 teaspoon salt in the container. Secure the lid, and refrigerate until using, up to overnight.
When ready to eat, add boiling water to cover (about 1 cup). Stir gently, cover and let sit until the vegetables and shrimp are warmed through.
8 - Pea, Scallion, and Ginger Ramen Soup - In a 16 ounce lidded heat safe container add chicken flavor base, powdered soy sauce, powdered ginger, powdered garlic, black pepper, freeze dried scallions, freeze dried peas, and ramen noodles. Then add enough boiling water to fill the container. stir, cover, and let rest. And then eat hot.
9 - Creamy Tomato and Basil Soup - Mix tomato powder, instant dried milk, powdered chicken flavor base, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and salt to a 16 ounce lidded heat safe container. Add boiling water for an instant, nutritious soup.
10 - Thai Coconut Milk Soup with Rice Soup - In a 16 ounce lidded heat safe container add powdered coconut milk, powdered chicken flavor base, brown sugar, cornstarch, powdered garlic, powdered ginger, dried basil, a pinch of ground cayenne, lime juice crystals powder, freeze dried mushrooms, freeze dried scallions, freeze dried peas and instant rice.
Add boiling water for an instant, nutritious soup with flavors that's perfect for anytime and anywhere.
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