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 • 5 586

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   2 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  2 months back

      could you do asian rice bowls?

    • Queen Midna
      Queen Midna  2 months back

      Healthy dishes made from pantry staples

    • Vrfvfd Cdvgtre
      Vrfvfd Cdvgtre  2 months back

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

    • Ethan Staub
      Ethan Staub  2 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  2 months back

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

  • Creamy Spinach
    Creamy Spinach  7 hours back


    • Eva Trujillo
      Eva Trujillo  7 hours back

      yA bOi

      • Exterminatus
        Exterminatus  8 hours back

        So I have a question: If you were trying to make "mayo" from the cashew cream, why not add an acid like vinegar?

        • Kai Hansen
          Kai Hansen  11 hours back

          And coming up next in recommended, Whiskey and White Castle with Babish

          • MoodyMuggs
            MoodyMuggs  22 hours back

            Help! I'm allergic to cashews! What could I use instead?

            • A R
              A R  23 hours back

              More healthy basics please

              • Alice Elizabeth
                Alice Elizabeth  1 days back

                You can develop an allergy if you eat too many cashews

                • Break Time
                  Break Time  1 days back

                  The sense of humor is amazing.
                  Having a bad day? Did you fail all your tests? DO YOU WANNA DIE!?!?!

                  Watch dese vids and you get rid of all of your problems Figuratively and temporarily, but it works!

                  • Ein
                    Ein  1 days back

                    am i only the only person that mistake the speech pattern of this guy with you suck at cooking (YSAC)?

                    • Lynn Bolar
                      Lynn Bolar  2 days back

                      I love the jokes thrown in here and there. Love. BUT CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW AWESOME THIS MANS VOICE IS. I'D love to watch any video that has his voice in it. You should definitely narrate much more dude! Go into it full time. It pays good as well 💸💸💸

                      • Katrina Leaver
                        Katrina Leaver  2 days back

                        how long does the cashew cream keep for?

                        • DeAnna Mayes
                          DeAnna Mayes  2 days back

                          Cashews aren’t that expensive. If you have a bulk place you can get only as much as you need. Whole Foods sales a pack for 5.99. Trader Joe’s should be around the same or a dollar cheaper

                          • DeAnna Mayes
                            DeAnna Mayes  2 days back

                            I love this! So helpful. More please!!! I liked the pasta and chicken salad the most

                            • Paul Hernandez
                              Paul Hernandez  2 days back

                              I eat ass. Zero calories per serving

                              • Plumpants
                                Plumpants  2 days back

                                Could u shows us easy recipes for school lunches?

                                • Harry
                                  Harry  2 days back

                                  Just flexing that gold watch on us for 7 minutes Babbington

                                  • Yuvraj Y
                                    Yuvraj Y  2 days back

                                    Loving this!! Some vegetarian healthy recipes would definitely take it a notch up

                                    • Mrs Bulldops
                                      Mrs Bulldops  2 days back

                                      plz make more

                                      • Jan96106
                                        Jan96106  2 days back

                                        Low carb or Keto friendly recipes. Absolutely no grains. No starchy vegetables.

                                        • tobi jo
                                          tobi jo  2 days back

                                          if you wash the apple first, you see the brand sticker is still on it

                                          • Jiho Yoo
                                            Jiho Yoo  2 days back

                                            Please make more of these videos!!!

                                            • Gabriel Gajdoš
                                              Gabriel Gajdoš  3 days back

                                              what is healthy meal?

                                              • adir mugrabi
                                                adir mugrabi  3 days back

                                                i think death is a much better option.
                                                no offense, but this looks horrid!

                                                • Dominic Herrera Alzate

                                                  MAKE MORE OF THESE

                                                  • Alex Chaidez
                                                    Alex Chaidez  3 days back

                                                    I would love to see more health basics!! that could be part of the basics with babish: Healthy Edition !!

                                                    • Immanuel
                                                      Immanuel  3 days back

                                                      I high key thought I was the only one that did that when I couldn't find the meat pounder

                                                      • Collette Morton
                                                        Collette Morton  3 days back

                                                        Dishes with different proteins...chicken, turkey, beef, salmon. Keyword: nutrient dense. Oh and duh healthy carbs, like the pasta in this video

                                                        • blahniach
                                                          blahniach  3 days back

                                                          Nice, mutated tomato you've got there buddy.

                                                          • Joyce Woo
                                                            Joyce Woo  3 days back

                                                            what does Babish not wash his fruits...? noooo

                                                            • Alex Chislaru
                                                              Alex Chislaru  3 days back

                                                              is that a Daytona on your wrist ?

                                                              • Ursus Mega
                                                                Ursus Mega  4 days back

                                                                You beautiful man. Cashew creme saved my life.

                                                                • Slickllama
                                                                  Slickllama  4 days back

                                                                  Please make this into a series

                                                                  • Tjaša Deu
                                                                    Tjaša Deu  4 days back

                                                                    This was EPIIIIC! Now just need to find where i can get Cashews for cheaper than 30€/kg in my country....

                                                                  • nati
                                                                    nati  4 days back

                                                                    can you make a vegan episode? pls pls pls :)

                                                                    • Fried Foods Late At Night

                                                                      Today I made a bomb ass carrot soup. Threw 3 chicken breasts, a few bay leaves, half a Spanish onion, about 6 or 7 skinny carrots, the butt ends of a few green onions so as not to waste them, and a container of cherry tomatoes that I charred a little bit under the broiler for added flavor... all into a slow cooker, covered with water and set on high. 6 hours later I removed the chicken to shred it, and I puréed the soup mixture before realizing that I wanted some chunky veggies to remain in the soup.

                                                                      While deciding what my next move would be I passed my purée through a fine mesh sieve, setting any chunky stuff to the side and learning that what passed through the sieve was very thin in consistency.

                                                                      Then I got the idea to boil two large carrots, chopped, and the other half of my Spanish onion, chopped, along with the “chunky stuff” and a sprinkle of kosher salt. This softened my vegetables and also helped to break down some of the “chunky stuff” and make it easier to now incorporate back into my strained and way too thin soup. I shredded the chicken and tossed it back in, threw in some big basil leaves, and finished with a heavy helping of cracked black pepper.

                                                                      This soup was amazing and utilized almost no fat at all (the tomatoes were coated with olive oil under the broiler). Idk the calorie count per serving but if you want to make this and figure it out yourself, by all means do so!

                                                                      • Max Power
                                                                        Max Power  5 days back

                                                                        Great now I'm hungry. Again.

                                                                        • Lana Medaković
                                                                          Lana Medaković  5 days back

                                                                          I love you man

                                                                          • Rahul Stephen
                                                                            Rahul Stephen  5 days back

                                                                            i don't think i'll have to worry about losing weight given that i'll have to sell an organ to make these

                                                                            • DJ Pyramidz
                                                                              DJ Pyramidz  5 days back

                                                                              More please!

                                                                              • legendgirl101
                                                                                legendgirl101  5 days back

                                                                                I'm a college student about to get my own kitchen for the first time, and I was looking for healthy recipes. This was really helpful!

                                                                                • GBB war
                                                                                  GBB war  5 days back

                                                                                  as a guy who was struggling with obesity i can tell you, any food with more than 20-50 grams of carb is unhealthy. go keto to loose weight correct your cholesterol and fix your insulin resistance and most importantly, feel full and not count calories.

                                                                                  • Hassantheefirst Comicgeek101

                                                                                    Make more healthy basics!!

                                                                                    • Meister-Fuhrer
                                                                                      Meister-Fuhrer  5 days back

                                                                                      You lost me at "healthy"

                                                                                      • JonMW
                                                                                        JonMW  6 days back

                                                                                        I'm astonished how much plastic wrap you use

                                                                                        • Hope Zhang
                                                                                          Hope Zhang  6 days back

                                                                                          LOL pounding with a frying pan. Genius

                                                                                          • hayeslee13
                                                                                            hayeslee13  6 days back

                                                                                            My only concern is all the plastic wrap being used!

                                                                                            • Brittney Martin
                                                                                              Brittney Martin  6 days back

                                                                                              More more more health 🍏🍎🍊🍋🍈🍓🍉🍌🍒🥭🥥🥥🥦🥑🍆🥝🥬🌶🌽🥕