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Healthy Mac n’ Cheese, Red Rice Lugaw + More Recipes From TikTok That You Can Try At Home

Healthy Mac n’ Cheese, Red Rice Lugaw + More Recipes From TikTok That You Can Try At Home
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When we think about getting in shape, exercising is the first thought that comes to mind. However,  the food we eat–our diet, is just as important. Surprisingly, some of the quickest healthy recipes can be found on TikTok. Check them out!

Vegan Mac and Cheese


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? Vibe (If I Back It Up) - Cookiee Kawaii

This recipe by wellness blogger Arielle Lore is super easy to make! It’s also perfect for those who are under a vegan diet.

What you’ll need:

  • ½ cup of tahini or sesame seed paste
  • ¾ cup of your preferred nut milk
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • ¾ cup of nutritional yeast
  • Garlic powder, salt, and pepper


  1. Boil elbow macaroni pasta in a deep skillet according to package instructions.
  2. Pour the sesame seed paste, milk, olive oil, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast in a blender.
  3. Blend these together, along with garlic powder, salt, and pepper, to achieve a smooth texture.
  4. Transfer the cooked pasta into a bowl, and pour the vegan cheese sauce over it. Mix well. Yup, that’s it!

Pansit Kalabasa


Pansit Kalabasa! Palabok who? #TikTokCookBook #HealthyOneFor2021 #FoodieTok #TikTokEatsPH #Pansit #Kalabasa #Cooking

? One Summer's Day - Smyang Piano

Healthy Foodie PH shares unique and healthy Filipino recipes to their 106,000 followers. They make the usual ulam more exciting by including twists into their recipes, such as this pansit palabok that makes use of squash!

What you’ll need:

  • 500g kalabasa (squash), cut into cubes and boiled
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 can of tuna flakes
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp. of fish sauce
  • 200g of pansit bihon
  • 1 cup of cabbage, shredded
  • 1 boiled egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Spring onions


  1. Boil 500 grams of kalabasa until soft. Boil 200g of pansit bihon in a separate skillet, and throw in an egg as well.
  2. In a pan, sauté olive oil, minced red onion, garlic, and tuna flakes for about two minutes.
  3. Once the kalabasa is ready, you can throw them into a blender or mash them with a fork. Add the quashed kalabasa into the pan along with two cups of vegetable broth.
  4. Mix well for around three minutes. Then, add the pansit bihon into the pan.
  5. Throw in the shredded cabbage into the mixture, and cook for around two more minutes.
  6. Top with boiled egg, spring onion, and black sesame seeds, and serve!

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High Protein Energy Bites


My favorite high protein snack using @nutribullet plant based protein powder 😍 #DontSweatIt #learnontiktok #nutribullet

? A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton

For days when you want to snack, but want to stay healthy at the same time, TikTok user @HealthyFitnessMeals has the perfect protein energy bites recipe for you! It’s gluten-free, lower in sugar, and only has 140 calories.

What you’ll need:

  • ¾ cup of peanut butter
  • ¼ cup of vanilla protein
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips


  1. Put all of the ingredients in one large bowl and mix well until thoroughly blended.
  2. Get one tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Repeat this step until you finish the whole mixture.
  3. Refrigerate, and serve!

Red Rice Lugaw


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Lugaw is a breakfast staple among us Pinoys. However, the use of white rice for this yummy dish is not exactly diet-friendly, as it has a high calorie content. Fret not, because red rice lugaw is just as easy to make!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of red rice
  • 20g of ginger
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp. of oil
  • 500ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • Black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. of fish sauce


  1. Put two cups of red rice, and two cups of water in a bowl. Soak overnight.
  2. Prepare a frying pan and sauté 20g of ginger, minced garlic, and onion. Add in the soaked red rice.
  3. After mixing for a few minutes, pour 500ml vegetable or chicken stock, and let it boil for 40 minutes. You can add water if needed.
  4. Season with black pepper and 3 tablespoons of fish sauce for extra flavor.
  5. Once rice is soft, transfer into a bowl and top with fried garlic, boiled egg, and calamansi.

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Tuna Melt Stuffed Bell Pepper


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? Stuck in the Middle - Tai Verdes

The best way to make your kids fall in love with veggies is by serving them this snack by resident TikTok dietitian, Ilana Muhlstein. It’s quick and easy too!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 can of tuna
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cheese


  1. Cut the bell pepper in half and remove the seeds. Cook them in the oven or air fryer for about five minutes while you prepare the tuna.
  2. Drain one can of tuna and put it in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, mustard, and mayonnaise, and mix well.
  3. Take out the bell pepper from the oven or air fryer and pat them dry.
  4. Stuff the bell pepper halves with the tuna mixture.
  5. Top them with easy melt cheese, and put them back in the oven for two minutes.
  6. Once the cheese has melted, take them out of the oven, let cool, and serve!

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