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 • 5 215

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   1 months back

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

    • bshay513
      bshay513  1 months back

      could you do asian rice bowls?

    • Queen Midna
      Queen Midna  1 months back

      Healthy dishes made from pantry staples

    • Vrfvfd Cdvgtre
      Vrfvfd Cdvgtre  1 months back

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

    • Ethan Staub
      Ethan Staub  1 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

    • Wr41thx
      Wr41thx  1 months back

      @WeepingRaven13 maybe coconut milk? :) Or just use heavy cream if you aren't vegan! It has fewer carbs and sugar than milk.

  • Aidan Berger
    Aidan Berger  1 hours back

    More healthy stuff please!

    • Rob
      Rob  3 hours back

      Look at you with the correct usage of "myriad"! Finally, someone didn't say "a myriad"

      • ryan li
        ryan li  6 hours back

        I don’t like boiled meat

        • Wojciech Kapko
          Wojciech Kapko  11 hours back

          Would be really cool if you could educate yourself about what is healthly before doing such video because 100% of the stuff you show here is just not healthly at all.

          • DoubtedZoo 57196
            DoubtedZoo 57196  12 hours back

            this was really great honestly please mak more it would really help out with cooking for my relatives who are careful about what they eat :)

            • Benjamin Cook
              Benjamin Cook  19 hours back

              You should also do some healthy high calorie meals for us bois trynna bulk up.

              • Adam
                Adam  22 hours back

                Big Cashew getting to our boy Babish.

                • Desire Day by Day
                  Desire Day by Day  1 days back

                  Love the healthy meals! But I love all your videos.

                  • Asalz94
                    Asalz94  1 days back

                    Thought it said happy meals at first

                    • Dylan Garrett
                      Dylan Garrett  1 days back

                      Thanks Babish, MD?

                      • Juan Hernandez
                        Juan Hernandez  1 days back

                        Love it!👍🏻

                        • Kristen Whitley
                          Kristen Whitley  1 days back

                          Watching this as i eat cheese pizza lol

                          • Corinna K.
                            Corinna K.  1 days back

                            I 'm not vegan, not even full on vegetarian... but do you really need meat or fish THREE TIMES A DAY? You could have made at least one vegetarian or vegan (salty) dish!

                            • Owen Argoe
                              Owen Argoe  1 days back

                              0:01-7:00 "Cringing with Babish"

                              • Abraham Bale
                                Abraham Bale  2 days back

                                Make seriess diet with babish pleassee

                                • nachobed
                                  nachobed  2 days back

                                  What if you're allergic to cashews?

                                  • DoubtedZoo 57196
                                    DoubtedZoo 57196  12 hours back

                                    yeah making more of these healthy meals videos would help get more variety so we can cook for all sorts of people with all sorts of diets allergies and even tastes :)

                                • Caleigh McCollum
                                  Caleigh McCollum  2 days back

                                  Basic with Babish vegan edition?

                                  • Vegan Tina
                                    Vegan Tina  2 days back

                                    While I applaud you for cutting out dairy and using cashew cream, please don’t give the false impression that animal proteins are healthy

                                  • Mitchel Tillman
                                    Mitchel Tillman  2 days back

                                    What do I do if I can’t eat cashews

                                    • Minh P
                                      Minh P  2 days back

                                      is there a nut free version?

                                      • Scott
                                        Scott  2 days back

                                        Like! More please! :D

                                        • Kyron Reese
                                          Kyron Reese  3 days back

                                          HOW IN TF WAS THAT BLT 30G OF PROTEIN!?

                                          • Erik Amundson
                                            Erik Amundson  3 days back

                                            Bacon isn't healthy lmfao

                                            • DoubtedZoo 57196
                                              DoubtedZoo 57196  11 hours back

                                              doesnt turkey bacon have a lot of healthy fats compared to pork bacon? i thought it was kinda like the cashew cream compared to mayonnaise

                                          • Nehemiah Blackburn
                                            Nehemiah Blackburn  3 days back

                                            mise your place makes more sense :)

                                            • KhopeX
                                              KhopeX  3 days back

                                              healthy vegetarian basics! these are wonderful, and im definitely going to finagle them to be vegetarian and eat them sometime but id love to see what some good, easy, healthy veggie stuff would look like! :)

                                              • George Seedhouse
                                                George Seedhouse  3 days back

                                                Cashew cream man, cashew cream!!

                                                • James Otis
                                                  James Otis  3 days back

                                                  Really loved this

                                                  • Juan Doz
                                                    Juan Doz  3 days back

                                                    thanks bro bro

                                                    • M K
                                                      M K  3 days back

                                                      THATS NOT A TOMATO .... THAT IS KIM'S ASS

                                                      • Sean S. Lally
                                                        Sean S. Lally  3 days back

                                                        I find that with sprouted whole wheat bread it doesn't taste quite right when not toasted. And that no matter what I buy at whole foods it always seems to taste bad which is why trader joe's or fairway may provide better tasting food.

                                                        • Zorzz42
                                                          Zorzz42  4 days back

                                                          living in the mistakes (too much water) makes the video funny and gives insight towards issues we come across in the kitchen and perfect cooking videos never cover

                                                          • Demonthorn
                                                            Demonthorn  4 days back

                                                            So as someone who is only just getting my heath to a stage where i can even look at sorting my weight properly, what do you recommend to stop snacking i get so so hungry.

                                                            • DoubtedZoo 57196
                                                              DoubtedZoo 57196  12 hours back

                                                              as far as i have learned soing a lot of strength training helps because muscle burns a lot more calories at rest and is actuvated for longer too but either way i wanted to say im so proud of you and i wish you the best :)

                                                          • SlipperyTube
                                                            SlipperyTube  4 days back

                                                            for those with the possibility of cooking sous vide, I suggest doing that instead of poaching the chicken breast, very reliable and for lazy people like me, perfect !

                                                            • Areefa Khan
                                                              Areefa Khan  4 days back

                                                              more more more! love these!

                                                              • Vita Noakes
                                                                Vita Noakes  4 days back

                                                                Love this! But what about healthy/vegan food for people with no blender....

                                                                • Adam Ghahate
                                                                  Adam Ghahate  4 days back

                                                                  That poaching chicken tip was GOOOLD. I'd love to see a whole episode of just general and everyday tips like that. Tips that are often hidden in recipes but carry over to pretty much all recipes.

                                                                  • DoubtedZoo 57196
                                                                    DoubtedZoo 57196  12 hours back

                                                                    that would be really helpful especially because most of the other content is just focused on single dishes so having episodes like you suggest would help viewers who are trying to branch oht and try making their own recipes :)

                                                                • ManBear
                                                                  ManBear  4 days back

                                                                  Babish your videos are great man! High quality, entertaining, educational, funny, i just love binging you Babish! One thing that bothers me, and it's just a personal thing, it's the intro music. It makes me feel dizzy, it's too complex, it sounds just like someone throwing kitchenware on the floor of an old western bar. But yea minor stuff, love your food and your channel!

                                                                  • Ari Benjamin
                                                                    Ari Benjamin  4 days back

                                                                    You smashed it 💪 I’d love to see more videos like this

                                                                    • Maks Grygolowicz
                                                                      Maks Grygolowicz  4 days back

                                                                      yes yes please more healthy recepies

                                                                      • Kasia z Wroclawia
                                                                        Kasia z Wroclawia  4 days back

                                                                        Can you make some Healthy Vegan Basics? I need some fresh ideas!

                                                                        • GnomesRox
                                                                          GnomesRox  5 days back

                                                                          Eating more meals a day is actually bad for you unless you want to pack on weight. All that does is constantly spike your insulin, triggering your brain to want to eat more, AND not allowing your body to enter a fat burning mode.

                                                                          • Stay Frosty
                                                                            Stay Frosty  5 days back

                                                                            Comments: "Too bad I'm allergic to nuts!"

                                                                            Me: 6:26 *JUST DON'T USE THE CASHEW CREAM THEN.*

                                                                            • Necro Lord
                                                                              Necro Lord  5 days back

                                                                              Starts video

                                                                              Babish: the secret is cashew cream.

                                                                              Me being deathly allergic to nuts: Well I tried

                                                                              • Stay Frosty
                                                                                Stay Frosty  5 days back

                                                                                6:26 Babish: "Please don't actually put cashew cream in like everything you eat tho."

                                                                            • jaym
                                                                              jaym  5 days back

                                                                              Bacon aint healthy.

                                                                              • Eva Hamrick
                                                                                Eva Hamrick  5 days back

                                                                                I need like 8 more of these videos

                                                                                • Lisa R
                                                                                  Lisa R  5 days back

                                                                                  "betwixt" - nicely done

                                                                                  • Nico Jade
                                                                                    Nico Jade  6 days back

                                                                                    I would really really like to know how to make my own zucchini noodles 😂 it sounds simple but every time I try I fuck it up somehow