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 • 5 652

  • 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  19 hours 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

  • Patrick Boyle
    Patrick Boyle  23 hours 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  2 days back

      looks so depressing

      • Joshua Pavick
        Joshua Pavick  5 days back

        I watch this as I eat a brownie

        • Juan Jo TOBAR.N
          Juan Jo TOBAR.N  6 days back


          • The Psychic Cell Phones

            that tomato looked pretty thicc

            • Meira Heckman
              Meira Heckman  6 days 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  7 days back

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

                • Landon Yarborough
                  Landon Yarborough  7 days back

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

                  • Brandon T.
                    Brandon T.  7 days 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  1 weeks back

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

                      • The_Light_skin_King !!
                        The_Light_skin_King !!  1 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  1 weeks back

                          Watching this makes me mad

                          • Bill Kong
                            Bill Kong  1 weeks back

                            Eat a big fat carrot you jokers

                            • Bill Kong
                              Bill Kong  1 weeks back

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

                              • Ismaeel Razavi
                                Ismaeel Razavi  1 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  1 weeks back

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

                                  • romalley85
                                    romalley85  1 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  1 weeks back

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

                                      • Christian Lemon
                                        Christian Lemon  1 weeks back

                                        I’d love a round two of these

                                        • Danny T
                                          Danny T  1 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  1 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                      • socialdeviant13
                                                        socialdeviant13  2 weeks back

                                                        More healthy recipes!!!

                                                        • Brooke Romaine
                                                          Brooke Romaine  2 weeks back

                                                          Thank u love u

                                                          • Viktor Ko
                                                            Viktor Ko  2 weeks back

                                                            Your videos are making me question my choice in career.

                                                            • Strong Mom
                                                              Strong Mom  2 weeks back

                                                              Some great weeknight dinner ideas in this video. thanks

                                                              • ak.98
                                                                ak.98  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                                  • Chelsea Dee
                                                                    Chelsea Dee  2 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  2 weeks back

                                                                      Grande Babish!

                                                                      • Gal Ben Yitzhak
                                                                        Gal Ben Yitzhak  2 weeks back

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

                                                                        • RAWisRYAN
                                                                          RAWisRYAN  2 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  2 weeks back

                                                                            *cries in cashew allergy*

                                                                            • daydreamingcase
                                                                              daydreamingcase  2 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  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                                                    • sangeetaangelakumar
                                                                                      sangeetaangelakumar  3 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!

                                                                                      • Jesse Custer
                                                                                        Jesse Custer  3 weeks back

                                                                                        More healthy stuff dude! Those blts are legendary

                                                                                        • Jordan Beloney
                                                                                          Jordan Beloney  3 weeks back

                                                                                          MORE HEALTH CHOICES

                                                                                          • Britannia Thompson
                                                                                            Britannia Thompson  3 weeks back

                                                                                            This is my first time watching you and my lord. I've been missing out. Soothing voice and delicious meals. Sign me up

                                                                                            • Turtle Still Turtle
                                                                                              Turtle Still Turtle  3 weeks back

                                                                                              *ya boi's got a solution for that*

                                                                                              • Dood Bob
                                                                                                Dood Bob  3 weeks back

                                                                                                2:00 Tiny Wisk!