Healthy Dinner Ideas You Can Prepare With Your Food Processor

Dinner is probably the most significant meal of the day since it is usually the time when the family can all eat together after being out for most of the day. Moreover, it is also that meal where couples typically spend their memorable moments together. That’s why the food on the dinner menu should be made special as much as possible.

But having “special” food during dinner does not necessarily mean we have to overcomplicate the preparation process. After all, what really matters is the quality you spent with your loved ones as you share a meal at the dinner table. Of course, these meals are still specially prepared. It just happened that you made some shortcuts to save cooking time.
So in this entry, we are going to share 3 healthy dinner ideas you can prepare with your food processor without compromising the quality of the food (and the taste) that you are going to serve to your family.

Let’s begin.

Creamy Vegetable And Corn Soup
This healthy soup is so easy to make, and it only requires 25 minutes of cooking and preparation time.

The ingredients you need are:
2 cups of skimmed milk, 2 packages of corn kernels, 2 cups of vegetable stock (preferably low-sodium), 2 tomatoes 1 large onion, 1 large bell pepper, 225g of zucchini, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, basil leaves, and salt and pepper to taste.

Preparation:
First, dice the onion, bell pepper, and zucchini using your food processor and place it in a different container. Wash the food processor bowl for the next step.
Then, place a portion of corn kernels and skimmed milk into the food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Then, pour the olive oil into a large soup pot over a medium flame and add the diced onion, bell pepper, and zucchini. Cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables are nice and tender. Add the remaining corn along with the vegetable broth. Once the soup is boiling, add the tomatoes and the corn mixture from your food processor.
Season it with salt and pepper and add the basil for garnishing then serve.

Japanese Style Veggie Burgers
If you love burgers but want to get rid of the fat, then this meal will be a perfect meat alternative for your dinner. Moreover, this recipe from our healthy dinner ideas list can also be served during lunch time and snacks also.

The ingredients you need are:
3/8 cups of millets, 1 medium sized carrot, 1 red radish, 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger finely chopped, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, 2 tablespoons of mirin (a type of Japanese condiment), 1/8 teaspoon of Asian chili paste, 450 grams of peeled soybeans, 1/2 cup of Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), beaten egg whites from 2 large eggs, 1/2 of cold water, vegetable for brushing, and salt to taste. For garnish, you will need naan bread, alfalfa sprouts, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

Preparation:
Toast the millet on a dry saucepan over medium flame. Cook for 2 minutes until it pops. Allow it to cool on a separate container and set aside.
Then, on the same saucepan add the cold water and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Wait until it boils then add the cooled millet and get a towel. Wrap the lid of the pan to trap the heat. Lower the temperature of the flame and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the flame afterwards and let it sit for another 10 minutes and fluff the millet using a fork.
After fluffing, boil water on a separate pan and add the peeled soybeans. Let it cook for 5 minutes until the soybeans are soft. Drain the water and combine the fluffed millet and the soybeans. Mix carefully.
Once the mixture is cooled down, transfer it immediately to your food processor. Add some salt and blend until pasty. Add the egg whites and mix. Then, form 8 patties using your hands and place them on a parchment paper and refrigerate until patties are set.
Grill the patties (don’t forget to brush the grill with vegetable oil) for at least 3 minutes until lightly browned. Once cooked, serve with naan bread, alfalfa sprouts, wasabi, and pickled ginger and enjoy!

Broccoli, Mint, And Summer Pea Soup
And last on our healthy dinner ideas list is this wholesome and delicious offering that will surely bring delight to your evening meal.

The ingredients you need are:
1 white onion, 1 clove of garlic, 25 grams of butter, 100 grams of broccoli florets, 400grams of shelled peas, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 lemon, 2 cups of chicken stock, mint leaves, salt and pepper to taste.

Preparation:
Toss in garlic and onion into the food processor and mix until finely chopped. Then, place the olive oil in the saucepan along with the butter and the chopped vegetables and cook for 10 minutes under low flame.
Once the garlic and onions are softened, add the chicken stock, broccoli florets, and shelled peas and cook for another 5 minutes. Then, slice the lemon and squeeze it until the juice is fully extracted and add mint leaves. Season with salt and pepper and then drizzle with olive oil before serving.

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