Healthy Meals | Basics with Babish

  • Published: 13 June 2019
  • Introducing my first episode of healthy meals on Basics! My advice is stick to lean proteins, green vegetables, and cut out as much sugar as you can. If you want to see more about health and fitness journey, watch the latest episode of Being with Babish here:

    Ingredients & Shopping List
    + For the cashew cream:
    Cashews (raw and unsalted)

    + For the Overnight Oats (366 calories, 17g fat, 9g protein, 40g carbs per serving)

    1/2 cup old fashioned oats
    1/4 cup chia seeds
    1/4 cup cashew cream, diluted with 3/4 cup water to make cashew milk
    Vanilla Extract
    Artificial sweetener of your choice
    Pinch of kosher salt
    Berries and mint for topping

    + For the Turkey Bacon BLT (357 calories, 9g fat, 36g protein, 37g carbs per serving)

    4 slices low-fat turkey bacon
    3 Tbsp cashew cream with sprinkles of mustard powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper (to make "mayo")
    1 heirloom tomato, thinly sliced
    Sprouted whole wheat bread, lightly toasted
    Spinach or butter lettuce

    + For the Cashew Chicken Salad (439 calories, 18g fat, 52g protein, 17g carbs per serving)

    3 chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded to a uniform thin-ness
    2-3 Tbsp cashew cream
    1 apple, diced
    4 green onions, minced
    2-3 Tbsp minced parsley
    Sprinkle of curry powder
    Kosher salt and black pepper

    + For the Shrimp Pasta with Garlic and Basil (472 calories, 14g fat, 30g protein, 42g carbs per serving)

    4 ounces red lentil pasta
    2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
    1/2 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined (shells optionally reserved)
    1 shallot, finely minced
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 tsp dried oregano
    8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/4 cup packed basil leaves, minced
    1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
    1/4 cup cashew cream
    1/4 cup packed parsley, minced

    Special Equipment:
    High powered blender (for cashew cream)

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Comments • 5 656

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   3 months back

    What’s your favorite healthy whatever? What kinds of healthy whatevers would you like to see on the next healthy Basics?

    • KmartRides
      KmartRides  6 days back

      Brown rice recipe please! Staple carb for lots of healthier eating

    • bshay513
      bshay513  3 months back

      could you do asian rice bowls?

    • Queen Midna
      Queen Midna  3 months back

      Healthy dishes made from pantry staples

    • Vrfvfd Cdvgtre
      Vrfvfd Cdvgtre  3 months back

      Anything genuine. Stop the sad plan B -versions. They cause depression.

    • Ethan Staub
      Ethan Staub  3 months back

      Hey babish, you think you can do some foods from the anime danmachi, also known as, “ is it wrong to try and pick up girls in a dungeon” the second season of the anime is coming july, I thought it would be nice to give it a special, you don’t have to if you don’t wanna, but it would be awesome if you did, thanks

  • Jordan Alker
    Jordan Alker  10 hours back

    Loved this one. I prefer healthy meals with very little wiggle room, usually anything organic or fresh will help do the trick. That cashew cream looks amazing I have to try it, thanks for the content!

    • Jose R
      Jose R  14 hours back

      & thank you

      • micheal cameron
        micheal cameron  4 days back

        As a chef. I love these meals and love the fact you never lose creativity. Keep them up

        • David Markowitz
          David Markowitz  4 days back

          Awesome vid, but why did you add even more oil to the turkey bacon? I don't have much knowledge with turkey bacon since I use pork, so does it have less fat than regular bacon?

          • Jill Byers
            Jill Byers  5 days back

            More healthy meals!!

            • Patrick Boyle
              Patrick Boyle  6 days back

              This guy is a simple boob. He seems to equate fow fat with healthful. I guess he hasn't kept up with medical science.

              • fuck off
                fuck off  7 days back

                looks so depressing

                • Joshua Pavick
                  Joshua Pavick  1 weeks back

                  I watch this as I eat a brownie

                  • Juan Jo TOBAR.N
                    Juan Jo TOBAR.N  2 weeks back

                    *BROTHER!* MAY I HAVE SOME OATHS???? PLS!

                    • The Psychic Cell Phones

                      that tomato looked pretty thicc

                      • Meira Heckman
                        Meira Heckman  2 weeks back

                        You use a lot of plastic wrap in your videos. Any recommendations on more sustainable alternatives that would provide the same airtight seal? Thanks!

                        • Landon Yarborough
                          Landon Yarborough  2 weeks back

                          “Express your pain and strength through dance” why did that speak to me?

                          • Landon Yarborough
                            Landon Yarborough  2 weeks back

                            Try adding lemon juice and nutritional yeast to your cashew cream for savory recipes :)

                            • Brandon T.
                              Brandon T.  2 weeks back

                              "Is it as good a real BLT? Of Course not!" I've never said this to any Chef on YT, but Babish, I trust you.

                              • Mike Coffin
                                Mike Coffin  2 weeks back

                                Screw brownies and whiskey, I want brownies WITH whiskey!!!

                                • The_Light_skin_King !!
                                  The_Light_skin_King !!  2 weeks back

                                  I remember the first time watching this but I always wondered how long can you keep this in the fridge or out and how many carbs are in and when you make the cashew cream

                                  • Bill Kong
                                    Bill Kong  2 weeks back

                                    Watching this makes me mad

                                    • Bill Kong
                                      Bill Kong  2 weeks back

                                      Eat a big fat carrot you jokers

                                      • Bill Kong
                                        Bill Kong  2 weeks back

                                        Me: What do hipsters eat?
                                        Babish: Allow me to demonstrate

                                        • Ismaeel Razavi
                                          Ismaeel Razavi  2 weeks back

                                          Loving all this! And 1600 calories total isn't much at all really so there's always space for a sweet treat or 2 depending on calorie allowance!

                                          • TheDreDay81
                                            TheDreDay81  2 weeks back

                                            Noooooo !! Not apples in chicken salad!!😬😔🙄

                                            • romalley85
                                              romalley85  2 weeks back

                                              Love the healthy meal ideas. Would love more of these as you continue on the health journey. Always looking for ways to make the basic lean protein and veggies less...meh... wondering about your feelings about turkey bacon. I mean clearly you eat it, but is there a brand that doesn’t have all the added crap?

                                              • Brian Heckmann
                                                Brian Heckmann  2 weeks back

                                                Hey @babish, how long does the cashew cream last? Do you need to refrigerate it after making it?

                                                • Christian Lemon
                                                  Christian Lemon  2 weeks back

                                                  I’d love a round two of these

                                                  • Danny T
                                                    Danny T  2 weeks back

                                                    Yes sir! Healthy Basics is great.. Loaded flavor without loaded love handles will forever be a great one-two punch in the kitchen.

                                                    • Gytis
                                                      Gytis  2 weeks back

                                                      Basics with babish: Making 18 euro mayo from cashews

                                                      • Victoria Moxley
                                                        Victoria Moxley  2 weeks back

                                                        We made the cashew cream and I used it as a mayo replacement. I mixed in some of the Everything but the Bagel seasoning from Trader Joe’s and it was pretty dang good! 😋

                                                        • MrPerfectius
                                                          MrPerfectius  2 weeks back

                                                          This seems too complicated, I like my good 'ole dry chicken with flavourless rice!

                                                          • John Citizen
                                                            John Citizen  2 weeks back

                                                            poached chicken is the whitest thing ive ever heard of

                                                            • Amanda Bentes
                                                              Amanda Bentes  2 weeks back

                                                              can we get healthy recipes that are vegetarian?? 💞

                                                              • Ben Alpers
                                                                Ben Alpers  3 weeks back

                                                                More healthy basics videos please! And please make a playlist of existing videos that are more healthy too?

                                                                • socialdeviant13
                                                                  socialdeviant13  3 weeks back

                                                                  More healthy recipes!!!

                                                                  • Brooke Romaine
                                                                    Brooke Romaine  3 weeks back

                                                                    Thank u love u

                                                                    • Viktor Ko
                                                                      Viktor Ko  3 weeks back

                                                                      Your videos are making me question my choice in career.

                                                                      • Strong Mom
                                                                        Strong Mom  3 weeks back

                                                                        Some great weeknight dinner ideas in this video. thanks

                                                                        • ak.98
                                                                          ak.98  3 weeks back

                                                                          For people who don’t want to or can’t use cashew cream, you could just use yogurt, and light sour cream for the savoury dishes (if you find it weird to put yogurt on your sandwich)

                                                                          • The Player
                                                                            The Player  3 weeks back

                                                                            No one:
                                                                            Me at 3 am with my meat: 2:50

                                                                            • Chelsea Dee
                                                                              Chelsea Dee  3 weeks back

                                                                              I would love too see more healthy meals. With my diet/lifestyle change I’m not eating any grains or dairy and not a lot off meat. Mostly veggies and I fish and eggs so it’s been difficult. If you have some ideas that would be great.

                                                                              • Giorgia
                                                                                Giorgia  3 weeks back

                                                                                Grande Babish!

                                                                                • Gal Ben Yitzhak
                                                                                  Gal Ben Yitzhak  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I would very much like you to make more of these "healthy" meals

                                                                                  • RAWisRYAN
                                                                                    RAWisRYAN  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Definitely trying the chicken salad one for my grandmother, she loves this local stores tub of it they sell, but she says the chicken pieces are too big for her most time and its like $10 for the smallest size they have. Hopefully she will like this one, of course with a few tweaks with more fruits and veggies she likes.

                                                                                    • Emma Laughland
                                                                                      Emma Laughland  3 weeks back

                                                                                      *cries in cashew allergy*

                                                                                      • daydreamingcase
                                                                                        daydreamingcase  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Please make more healthy basics :D

                                                                                        • Dinklepuffus
                                                                                          Dinklepuffus  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Could you do an ‘allergy episode’ where you show ways to make food similar to things some people are allergic to (e.g. alternatives to cashew cream, peanut butter foods, etc)

                                                                                          • SLASHER GG
                                                                                            SLASHER GG  4 weeks back

                                                                                            I was thinking this is going to be good but the first thing he takes is nuts the only thing im allergic to

                                                                                            • Nerqalicious
                                                                                              Nerqalicious  4 weeks back

                                                                                              `Cut out as much sugar as you can`
                                                                                              *adds 4 different pure sugar fruits*

                                                                                              • sangeetaangelakumar
                                                                                                sangeetaangelakumar  4 weeks back

                                                                                                Oh my gosh!! I totally love you (your content too) !! I mean Love your your v/o, I mean you’re a chef, a fantastic content creator plus got the best sense of humour!! Thank you for making my day!