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Simple, inexpensive healthy food recipes that guys will eat?

I live with my bf, 21, and his brother, 25. I want to start eating healthy but of course they dont like vegtables etc. and prefer McDonalds, pizza pops, and those kinds of things. Im going to end up having to cook for them too, so I was wondering if anyone knew any sites with healthy recipes that they might like that are fairly simple and inexpensive.

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8 Responses to “Simple, inexpensive healthy food recipes that guys will eat?”

  1. CheddarCheese said :

    Thai Tuna Burgers

    1 1/2 pounds fresh tuna steaks, minced
    1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
    1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
    1/4 cup grated carrot
    1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
    1 teaspoon sesame oil
    1 tablespoon ketchup
    1 tablespoon lite soy sauce
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1 egg, beaten
    6 hamburger buns
    6 lettuce leaves – rinsed and dried
    2 medium tomatoes, sliced

    In a bowl, thoroughly mix minced tuna, bread crumbs, green onion, carrot, ginger, cilantro, sesame oil, ketchup, soy sauce, cumin, salt, pepper, and egg. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    Preheat oven broiler.
    Form tuna mixture into 6 patties, and place in a broiler pan on top oven rack. Cook, uncovered, 4 minutes per side, or until easily flaked with a fork. Serve on hamburger buns with lettuce and tomato


    Delicious Black Bean Burritos

    2 (10 inch) flour tortillas
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 small onion, chopped
    1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 teaspoon minced jalapeno peppers
    3 ounces cream cheese
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

    Wrap tortillas in foil and place in oven heated to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through.
    Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Place onion, bell pepper, garlic and jalapenos in skillet, cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Pour beans into skillet, cook 3 minutes stirring.
    Cut cream cheese into cubes and add to skillet with salt. Cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Stir cilantro into mixture.
    Spoon mixture evenly down center of warmed tortilla and roll tortillas up. Serve immediately.


    Tilapia Soft Tacos with Chipotle Cream

    4 Flour Tortillas
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
    1 pound tilapia fillets
    2 tablespoons lime juice
    2 cups mixed greens

    Chipotle Cream Sauce
    2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo (minced and seeded)
    1 cup non-fat sour cream
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    Mix the Chipotle Cream Sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
    In a skillet set at medium-high heat, add the seven ingredients from the olive oil through the cilantro. Saute those ingredients for 5 minutes.
    After the 5 minutes, add the tilapia and cover and cook for 3 minutes or until fish is fully cooked. Then add in lime juice and let cook for 1 additional minute.
    Heat the tortillas according to the package instructions. Lay each of the warmed tortillas on a cutting board and place one-quarter of both the field greens and fish on the center of each tortilla. Then top each with equal amounts of the Chipotle Cream Sauce.
    Fold the tortillas over to form tacos and serve.


    1-2-3 Vegetable Chili

    1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes, undrained
    1 (16 ounce) jar Salsa
    1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed, drained
    1 (10 ounce) package frozen whole kernel corn
    1 cup halved zucchini slices
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1 (8 ounce) package Cheddar Cheese

    Mix tomatoes, salsa, beans, corn, zucchini and chili powder in saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat.
    Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes.
    Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese onto bottom of each serving bowl; top with chili. Sprinkle each with additional 2 tablespoons cheese.


  2. Robot said :

    Beans and lentils are inexpensive and healthy.You make soups, dips and spreads.Beans as well as lentils taste good with rice as well.

    Whole grains such as oats, quinoa, whole wheat bread and pasta are good too.You can make sandwiches, oatmeal, salads, pasta with tomato sauce and even pizza.

    Fruit and vegetables are an essential part of any diet.Fruit such as strawberries and blueberries can be added to cereal and smoothies.Apples can be baked with a little sugar and cinnamon.Vegetables can be eaten raw with some sort of dip, such as hummus or made into soups.They can also be seasoned, baked, grilled, steamed, etc.

    Seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower, poppy, sesame, etc can be added to any diet,You can sprinkle them on rice, meats, vegetables, and such.They also make great snacks.

  3. ffl04122007 said :

    Forget the healthy food BS all guys like bacon. MAke them a bacon explosion:

  4. Leann C said :

    Go get yourself a BBQ grill. Guys love to cook things on the grill. You can do chicken, lean meats, veggies, skewers etc.

    Another recipe is “Beer Can Chicken”. Most recipes call for it to be cooked on the grill. However, I think you could put your oven rack toward the bottom of the oven and fit the “beer can chicken” inside. The guys will be fascinated by cooking chicken on a beer can.

    Use any chicken leftovers for chicken salad, chicken burritos, chicken sandwiches etc.

    Along the lines of the beer can chicken, google for recipes with beer & wine. Like brats cooked in beer etc. Turkey brats would be more healthy.

  5. Jim said :

    Well eating healthy is a very good thing to start doing, at any age. Since i’m a guy (and not Vegetarian) I like meat. Chicken is healthier than beef so I would go with chicken. This website has a few really good chicken recipes that are healthy, quick, and easy to make.

    Try this one specifically.

  6. Kathy said :

    This site has some great chili recipes. I would try some of the beef chilies since guys tend to like a heartier chili. They are still healthy if you use very lean ground beef. You can also substitute ground turkey in the recipes. They will not eve notice.

  7. jane said :

    There are some cooking recipes. Maybe you can give it a shot.

  8. PamieB said :

    I feel for you! You might like the site: It’s got recipes that are healthy…and not so healthy, but are all made with good for you ingredients.


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