Healthy, Takeaway-style Meal Ideas

Stuck in a rut when it comes to meal planning? Dieting but want a treat? We hear you. Today, we’re sharing some healthy, takeaway-style meal ideas you might want to try.

Easy Butter Chicken Curry

Curry is the nation’s favourite food, so what better way to see in the weekend than by making some homemade butter chicken. This one, by BBC Food, is healthy too. Brilliant.

If you fancy making it on Sunday night, the chicken can be left to marinate the day before, allowing you to get ahead on your prep. You can also turn this into a veggie version, if you wish, by using tofu in place of chicken.

For a starter, why not try this healthier chicken satay via Delicious magazine?

‘Superhealthy’ Pizza

‘Pizza’ and ‘healthy’ don’t usually sit side by side in a sentence, do they? But when you have this recipe in your arsenal (also by BBC Good Food), those two words are now best buddies. Taking just 15 minutes to prep and 12 minutes to cook, every night can be pizza night in your house. Well, not every night, but you know what we mean.

Spicy Chicken Chow Mein

If Chinese is your takeaway of choice, you’re in luck…Olive magazine has some great inspiration over on its site, in the form of this spicy chicken chow mein dish. Ready and on the table in 40 minutes flat, the team at Olive say this is really easy to prepare, so why not give it a go?

Vegan Tofu Stir Fry

If you’ve been trying Veganuary this month, you may be looking for some meal inspiration this weekend – and we reckon this vegan tofu stir-fry looks delicious.  The sauce contains hoisin sauce, which is made from soybeans and spices and is usually vegan, says the site – but do check the label for non-vegan artificial colourings if you need to.

Beef Burgers with Smoky Sweet Potato Wedges

Craving a burger but minus thousands of calories. This dish comes in at just over 500 calories – not bad at all for a takeaway-style meal, eh? We’re already dreaming about preparing this at the weekend and we bet you are too. Burgers don’t have to be full of fat and barbecued (as below); follow this recipe and give yourself a treat.

Hamburgers cooking on barbeque grill with flames

Quick Pad Thai

At the weekend, you want something easy – but you also want something tasty; are we right? Introducing this easy and tasty pad Thai recipe from Delicious magazine. It’ll satisfy your cravings for a takeaway but it should be much easier on the pocket, as well as the waist line.

Will you be trying any of these recipes? Don’t forget to let us know how you get on.

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