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 • 5 770

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   6 months back

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

    • Mister Donut
      Mister Donut  1 months back


    • KmartRides
      KmartRides  3 months back

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

    • bshay513
      bshay513  6 months back

      could you do asian rice bowls?

    • Queen Midna
      Queen Midna  6 months back

      Healthy dishes made from pantry staples

    • Vrfvfd Cdvgtre
      Vrfvfd Cdvgtre  6 months back

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

  • Theresa M
    Theresa M  3 days back

    The “low fat” thing has been thoroughly debunked and is painfully outdated.

    • heroesintheseaweed
      heroesintheseaweed  4 days back

      'express your pain and suffering through dance'. OK I think I just fell in love a little bit. SHOW US YOUR FACE! xo

      • Shelly
        Shelly  5 days back

        this ain’t it. there are so many recipes out there for dishes that are more nutritious and FLAVORFUL. but if y’all want to suffer through mediocre food then you do you I guess

        • mrattapuss
          mrattapuss  1 weeks back

          as someone who really can't gain weight these low calories confuse me

          • tuscuanilly barticus
            tuscuanilly barticus  1 weeks back

            Eating healthy is easy.

            If youre a good cook

            • Anna
              Anna  2 weeks back

              About how long does the cashew cream last in the fridge?

              • Quinn Yawger
                Quinn Yawger  2 weeks back

                you should do some vegan or vegetarian meals!

                • Hailex
                  Hailex  2 weeks back

                  It's "mize *en* place" not "our", and the "en" isn't pronounced, it's simply "mee-zah-pless"

                  • Brandon Michael
                    Brandon Michael  2 weeks back

                    The man Babish...

                    Watch game always on point

                    • Brian Ortiz
                      Brian Ortiz  2 weeks back

                      and here i am.... munching on hot cheetos

                      • Brian Reed
                        Brian Reed  3 weeks back

                        I really want to see a segment called "Breakfast with Babish"

                        • Alex Thai
                          Alex Thai  3 weeks back

                          Wut would be an alternative to cashews if we are allergic to them

                          • Rachel Kuipery
                            Rachel Kuipery  3 weeks back

                            i've had good luck using tahini in a similar manner

                        • uplink4567
                          uplink4567  3 weeks back

                          Yo babish, got any diabetic recipes? Id like to cook for my mom

                          • Sameer Alsaadi
                            Sameer Alsaadi  3 weeks back

                            Amazing recipes! For the Shrimp Pasta though, in the end it says that it contains basil. During the walkthrough parsley is added, but no basil? Is this an error?

                            • mydorksquad
                              mydorksquad  3 weeks back

                              So much cling film! Dang

                              • AssAssGlasses TheReturning

                                Cant have cashews~ potassium is bad for trans chick

                                • Wes G
                                  Wes G  3 weeks back

                                  "Cut out as much sugar as you can"... while I reach for a candy bar...

                                  • Lidia Ernesto
                                    Lidia Ernesto  3 weeks back

                                    *Sees video*
                                    *Thinks to herself: let's be healthy*
                                    *Clicks on video*
                                    *Sees cashews*
                                    *Clicks out*
                                    *Clicks on video again*
                                    *Sees oats*
                                    *Clicks out again*

                                    • Ben Aronson
                                      Ben Aronson  3 weeks back

                                      “The secret to delicious healthy food: cashews”

                                      Im allergic to nuts

                                      • Thatguyrick
                                        Thatguyrick  3 weeks back

                                        Imma eat all four of them for one meal from or my diet

                                        • Basic Botero
                                          Basic Botero  3 weeks back

                                          what is the shelf life of the cashew cream?

                                          • lyka213
                                            lyka213  3 weeks back

                                            Please make a keto/low carb or diabetic friendly recipe that is still flavorful and pretty.
                                            Pretty, pretty please!!

                                            • Chris Manuel
                                              Chris Manuel  4 weeks back

                                              I'm eating Domino's while watching this

                                              • Malcolm Avocado
                                                Malcolm Avocado  4 weeks back

                                                "mis en place" means put in place what doesn't make sense? like everything is in it's place

                                                • Libob
                                                  Libob  4 weeks back

                                                  Is there a nut free alternative to the cashew cream

                                                  • FanfareT.Loudest
                                                    FanfareT.Loudest  3 weeks back

                                                    Someone in comments said oat cream and soy cream for ppl w/ nut allergy. Maybe those will work!

                                                • veselin razsolkov
                                                  veselin razsolkov  4 weeks back

                                                  Who likes boiled chicken breast ? 🤢

                                                  • Chunky Limpo Mendes
                                                    Chunky Limpo Mendes  4 weeks back

                                                    Has he lost weight or was that just his apron?

                                                    • Chunky Limpo Mendes
                                                      Chunky Limpo Mendes  3 weeks back

                                                      so I know he’s lost weight, I was just making a joke since he wasn’t wearing his apron this episode 😅

                                                    • Dipie Patata
                                                      Dipie Patata  3 weeks back

                                                      You should watch body by babish

                                                  • Taylor Smyth
                                                    Taylor Smyth  4 weeks back

                                                    More of these please! I've watched almost all of your videos and this is my absolute favorite.

                                                    • Tyler W.
                                                      Tyler W.  4 weeks back

                                                      Love it! I’d definitely like to see more videos like this.

                                                      • nutmeg418
                                                        nutmeg418  4 weeks back

                                                        I would love some healthy recipes for the holiday season lol

                                                      • Evach Pink
                                                        Evach Pink  4 weeks back

                                                        My friend lost about 20kg by eating only meat and fats( oil or butter) with some salt in about a month. I followed suit and used intermittment fasting and the same diet and lost 4 kg in less than 3 weeks, but I pair it with fruits and veggies to make it more balanced amd healthy.

                                                        He was obese before whereas I'm just normal weight. His doctor said healthwise he's doing just fine.

                                                        (Please consult your doctor, I'm just sharing my experience and hope it helps anyone who want to lose weight and fat)

                                                        • Evach Pink
                                                          Evach Pink  4 weeks back

                                                          Again, please consult your doctor or nutritionist. I'm neither.

                                                      • Trafalgar Law
                                                        Trafalgar Law  4 weeks back

                                                        Do I need to rob the entire aisle of spices at my local supermarket just to make some freaking oats?

                                                        • Ron Lewenberg
                                                          Ron Lewenberg  4 weeks back

                                                          While turkey bacon has less bacon, it's still full of unhealthy nitrates.
                                                          Try replacing it with some turkey breast and thinly sliced sauteed mushroom. although this goes further from a BLT, add a scrambled or fried egg and a slice of cheese to it. This will really increase the umami.

                                                          • Kyle Brown
                                                            Kyle Brown  4 weeks back

                                                            More healthy basics!!!!!

                                                            • Ariel Fana
                                                              Ariel Fana  4 weeks back

                                                              Strawberry isn't a berry

                                                              • Crystal Kanashii
                                                                Crystal Kanashii  1 months back

                                                                A guide on subbing out sugar in other recipes would be the best.

                                                                • samandy24
                                                                  samandy24  1 months back

                                                                  I love the bg music in this ♥

                                                                  • FP Sentinel
                                                                    FP Sentinel  1 months back

                                                                    2:49 7 days into No Nut November be like:

                                                                    • LouMah
                                                                      LouMah  1 months back

                                                                      Hey babish, can you do some basics on vegetarian meals, im sure a lot of people would really like that!

                                                                      • Rob Bob42069
                                                                        Rob Bob42069  1 months back


                                                                        • Steven
                                                                          Steven  1 months back

                                                                          Would love if he had a tv show

                                                                          • Cassandra Bettridge
                                                                            Cassandra Bettridge  1 months back

                                                                            It’s not call shrimp it’s call a prawn

                                                                            • Chris Martinez
                                                                              Chris Martinez  1 months back

                                                                              You should do some keto recipes, I'd like to see what you could figure out because for me the keto diet gets kinda repetitive

                                                                              • Sam Hurst
                                                                                Sam Hurst  1 months back

                                                                                wow no apron,

                                                                                • Ben Butcher
                                                                                  Ben Butcher  1 months back

                                                                                  5:37 "Express your pain and strength through dance..." hahah

                                                                                  • Witch Sorrowful
                                                                                    Witch Sorrowful  1 months back

                                                                                    You really should make more of these.

                                                                                    • Vito Pettito
                                                                                      Vito Pettito  1 months back

                                                                                      Just found out I had a nut allergy...