3 Healthy Recipes That You Can Cook In 30 Minutes Or Less

Celebrate National Nutrition Month 2021 with these nutrition-packed and satisfying recipes. 

Whether you are trying to lose weight, looking for new ways to embrace healthy habits, or just motivated by all the nutrition-related conversations around National Nutrition Month 2021 this September, this special recipe compilation is for you!

Good nutrition is the base for all of the things mentioned above, and hence, an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. One can’t stress on its importance enough, regardless of what your health and fitness goals are. Nutrients from food help nourish and nurture your body and mind to improve well-being, maintain the immune system, keep you energized, delay effects of aging, and also reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

These three recipes are nutritious, wholesome, and can be whipped up in no time using pantry staples like California walnuts, which are rich in nutrients such as heart-healthy1omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber. So go on and get cooking!

Creamy Walnut, Thyme, and Mushrooms On Toast

Our version of mushrooms on toast can be a nutritious breakfast or lunch, as walnuts are a good source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids and make you feel full for longer. Start with a toasted slice of whole grain sourdough bread and load it up with mushrooms cooked in avocado oil with a creamy walnut and shallot mixture.


  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 2 medium shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup California walnuts
  • 700g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped and divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 8 slices whole-grain sourdough bread (or any other kind)


    1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots, minced garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes.
    2. Stir in the walnuts and half of black pepper; cook and stir 2 minutes or until beginning to brown. Remove from heat.
    3. Remove half of the walnut mixture and put it in a blender. Add water, half of thyme, and lemon juice to the blender. Blend until you have a creamy mixture. Set aside.
    4. Add the thinly sliced mushrooms, remaining salt, and pepper to the remaining shallot, garlic, and walnut mixture in the pan. Cook and stir mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Add the fresh thyme leaves; stir and remove from heat.
    5. When you are ready to eat, heat oil in a medium-sized iron skillet over medium heat. Cook bread slices 2 minutes per side until beginning to brown.
    6. Spread 1 tablespoon of blended walnut/shallot/garlic cream over toast, top with 2 tablespoons mushroom mixture over the creamed toast. Enjoy the warmth.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks With Walnut Gremolata

Probably, one of the easiest recipes on this list, the roasted cauliflower steak with walnut gremolata is a flavor bomb. Think the sweetness of cauliflower, crunchiness of walnuts, punch of garlic and lemon zest, and freshness of parsley.

For The Cauliflower:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

For The Gremolata:

  • 1/2 cup California walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, lightly packed
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 260°C. Cut the cauliflower into half lengthwise, making 4 thick steaks.
  2. Brush the cauliflower with oil on both sides and sprinkle it with seasoning.
  3. Cover them with foil and roast them in the oven for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the foil and roast the cauliflower for 10 more minutes.
  5. Turn the cauliflower over and roast the other side for 6-8 minutes until they are brown and crisp-tender.
  6. Toast some California walnuts on the side in a small skillet for 5 minutes. Let it cool and toss it with all the gremolata ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  7. Serve it immediately over cauliflower steaks.

Spinach Pancakes With Cottage Cheese, Walnuts And Honey

Want to start eating healthy but can’t give up your short stack of pancakes? Try our version, and you won’t have to skip them from your breakfast rotation. Oat flakes, milk, spinach, vanilla extract, and California walnuts are blended until smooth to make these delectable pancakes. And these are finished off with a generous drizzle of honey, some cottage cheese, and more walnuts!


  • 100g oat flakes
  • 125ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 40g spinach
  • 100g California walnuts


  • Honey
  • Cottage cheese
  • California walnuts


  1. Mix all the ingredients into the blender, until smooth
  2. Spread some butter on a saucepan and olive oil. Pour some batter on the pan. Cook the pancake until it begins to bubble, do the same with the other side for two minutes more.
  3. Prepare pancakes from the remaining batter.
  4. Serve it accompanied with cottage cheese, walnuts, and honey.

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1Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 ounces of walnuts per day, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet and not resulting in increased caloric intake, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. (FDA) One ounce of walnuts offers 18g of total fat, 2.5g of monounsaturated fat, 13g of polyunsaturated fat including 2.5g of alpha-linolenic acid – the plant-based omega-3.