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 • 5 715

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   4 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  1 months back

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

    • bshay513
      bshay513  4 months back

      could you do asian rice bowls?

    • Queen Midna
      Queen Midna  4 months back

      Healthy dishes made from pantry staples

    • Vrfvfd Cdvgtre
      Vrfvfd Cdvgtre  4 months back

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

    • Ethan Staub
      Ethan Staub  4 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

  • Miss Melancholy
    Miss Melancholy  5 days back

    I wish I could like this video multiple times

    • Solomon John
      Solomon John  7 days back

      Please make more of these!!!!

      • Kate Chipata
        Kate Chipata  1 weeks back

        Healthy AND Tasty! Love it :)

        • NT+ Gaming
          NT+ Gaming  1 weeks back

          +1 to the "wanting more healthy Babish meals" club.

          • Niza Garcia
            Niza Garcia  1 weeks back

            Could you do a basics vegetarian recipes? Or maybe vegan?

            • David Taske
              David Taske  2 weeks back

              More expressive dance videos please ! 😁

              • Quickhanf
                Quickhanf  2 weeks back

                Can anyone tell me the model brand and name of his pan?

                • BadassPanda 34
                  BadassPanda 34  2 weeks back

                  Insane how many unnecessary calories can be cut out by simply cooking food yourself.

                  • Gwyn Simons
                    Gwyn Simons  2 weeks back

                    Could you make the cashew cream the same way with different kinds of nuts? Like if I followed the same steps with pistachios would it work the same?

                    • Niborino9409
                      Niborino9409  2 weeks back

                      I think the biggest hindrance to eating healthy is being lazy. Weird that it feels like it's faster to fry up a bag of chicken nuggets than prepare a healthy meal when it in comparison really doesn't take all that much time to prepare a healthy meal.

                      • Bryan Mendoza
                        Bryan Mendoza  2 weeks back

                        low on calories but high on budget

                        • Local Guide
                          Local Guide  2 weeks back


                          • Aaminah Lovegood
                            Aaminah Lovegood  2 weeks back

                            Hey babish I love your videos I was wondering if you could make a keto food video without every recipe including almond flour because that shirt is expensive asf 😅

                            I wanna have pasta againnnnn and pizza 😔

                            • Leon YT
                              Leon YT  2 weeks back

                              How long can you keep the cashew cream in the fridge before it goes bad?

                              • Distrion Gaming
                                Distrion Gaming  2 weeks back

                                I understand the healthy craze, but 3 meals at 300, 300, and 400 calories isn't going to cut it for a normal person. You're starving yourself if you do this. Maybe for a 18 year old biological female looking to lose 20-30 pounds this would be good for two months, but people need to eat.

                                • Alyssa Stevens
                                  Alyssa Stevens  2 weeks back

                                  Did he just boil meat?? Oh ffs

                                  • Thesepticsamurai 2548
                                    Thesepticsamurai 2548  2 weeks back

                                    Please try the miracle blade world class

                                    • Roei Zucker
                                      Roei Zucker  2 weeks back


                                      • Ducky Schulz
                                        Ducky Schulz  2 weeks back

                                        YES PLEASE DO MORE

                                        • Severed Shadow
                                          Severed Shadow  3 weeks back

                                          You are a monster. This isn't the first time youve put shrimp with the tail into something else completely edible. I'm losing faith in u man lol 🙃

                                          • The Beanz
                                            The Beanz  3 weeks back

                                            So uuuuh make a 2nd healthy episode please

                                            • Raphi Lukan
                                              Raphi Lukan  3 weeks back

                                              Question: how long does the cashew cream last in the fridge? :)

                                              • Mike Caudle
                                                Mike Caudle  3 weeks back

                                                This was great

                                                • Αλεξανδρα Συριμη

                                                  Really glad for this video! Can't wait to try the chicken salad with cashew cream! Keep up the good work!

                                                  • Withered Lily
                                                    Withered Lily  3 weeks back


                                                    Aaaaaand now I know that I cannot have any of this.

                                                    • Andrew Sanchez
                                                      Andrew Sanchez  3 weeks back

                                                      Andrew your research on Dr. Eric berg here on youtube.....and redo this episode.

                                                      • Nirmal Kirtisinghe
                                                        Nirmal Kirtisinghe  3 weeks back

                                                        what about a salt and pepper free episode?

                                                        • Nirmal Kirtisinghe
                                                          Nirmal Kirtisinghe  3 weeks back

                                                          How can anyone ever eat spinach raw? It's disgusting.

                                                          • Loek Lodewijck
                                                            Loek Lodewijck  3 weeks back

                                                            Jezus gold daytona

                                                            • Lucas Johnston
                                                              Lucas Johnston  3 weeks back

                                                              I hate how the general public associates low calorie with healthy. Just because something is low in calories doesn't make it healthy. You can have a high calorie but healthy meal

                                                              • Emmett Leiss
                                                                Emmett Leiss  3 weeks back

                                                                Actually, in the US at least, the label on fruit is certified food grade. So, if you wanted to, you COULD include the label with the apples!

                                                                • M Z
                                                                  M Z  3 weeks back

                                                                  making the chicken salad tonight :P

                                                                  • Justin Orellana
                                                                    Justin Orellana  3 weeks back

                                                                    Where do you find red lental pasta?

                                                                    • DJ Does Dumb Stuff
                                                                      DJ Does Dumb Stuff  3 weeks back

                                                                      I will eat these every single day for a year if Babish likes this comment.

                                                                      • Finn Miller
                                                                        Finn Miller  3 weeks back

                                                                        cashew cream is also really easy to make cashew cheese out of, you can culture it like kombucha to make cultured cheese, or just cook it and add thickeners to make soft cheese, or also butter

                                                                        • Margarita Aguilar
                                                                          Margarita Aguilar  3 weeks back

                                                                          I love cashews, but I have a slight allergy. I didn't know, because I eat cashews. One day I drank cashew milk, and rashed up. I figure it's because it's more concentrated. But the milk tasted so good and creamy. 🥺

                                                                          • Palmer Churchill
                                                                            Palmer Churchill  4 weeks back

                                                                            Ugh some things are not worth compromising. Bacon is one of them.

                                                                            • Name Nachname
                                                                              Name Nachname  4 weeks back

                                                                              Plastics with babish

                                                                              • summer gray
                                                                                summer gray  4 weeks back

                                                                                Express your pain and strength through dance

                                                                                • Jessica Rae
                                                                                  Jessica Rae  4 weeks back

                                                                                  It'd be cool to see another healthy with babish for low sodium meals!

                                                                                  • Steph Occultist
                                                                                    Steph Occultist  4 weeks back

                                                                                    I swear this guy is a food genius

                                                                                    • Leary plays
                                                                                      Leary plays  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Have you cooked anything with the ingredient holy Basil or is it to hard to use that one ingredient?

                                                                                      • Felipe Hindi
                                                                                        Felipe Hindi  4 weeks back

                                                                                        It's funny that Americans consider pasta and bread healthy. :P

                                                                                        • Felipe Hindi
                                                                                          Felipe Hindi  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Sorry, thought it might have been ambiguous.

                                                                                        • razorblazer 05
                                                                                          razorblazer 05  3 weeks back

                                                                                          @Felipe Hindi yeah, I know you meant the U.S

                                                                                        • Felipe Hindi
                                                                                          Felipe Hindi  3 weeks back

                                                                                          I don't think it's just an American thing, but mainstream American or even European food is generally pretty caloric, and there's usually a lot of bread and pasta involved.

                                                                                          By the way, by American I mean the US specifically, not the continent.

                                                                                        • razorblazer 05
                                                                                          razorblazer 05  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Also, how is this just an American thing?

                                                                                        • razorblazer 05
                                                                                          razorblazer 05  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Red lentil pasta has lots of protein and fiber in it, though. And the wheat bread has lots of whole grains.

                                                                                      • Jonathan Lee
                                                                                        Jonathan Lee  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Can I substitute the water for milk would that still work?

                                                                                        • Stuart Tombros
                                                                                          Stuart Tombros  4 weeks back


                                                                                          • Dudemyguy
                                                                                            Dudemyguy  4 weeks back


                                                                                            • Lara Neeley
                                                                                              Lara Neeley  1 months back

                                                                                              You should try cauliflower rice and cauliflower pizza crust!