So you’re looking to clean up your diet a little, but you also don’t want to do a lot of dishes. Great news: these meals are wholesome, delicious, fast, and require just one pot or skillet.
1. Spicy Garlic Ginger Ramen.
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The extras are everything for this veg-friendly dish full of greens and spices. Top yours with jalapenos, scallions, and fresh basil.
2. Meat-free Minestrone.
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It’s a pasta dish, it’s a bean dish, it’s a soup. In just half an hour, you can create a hot mealthat’s totally vegan and easy to customize.
3. Spring Vegetable Brown Rice Casserole.
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Mushrooms, asparagus, and garbanzo beans cook together with brown rice to create a meal that can be topped with cheese and on the table in just 40 minutes.
4. Cauliflower Rice Paella.
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Shrimp and sausage meet up with paprika, tomatoes, and cauliflower to create a dish that takes less than an hour, and is low-carb diet friendly.
5. One Pot Burrito Bowls.
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If you want something very tasty and extremely simple, burrito bowls will win every time. Peppers, onions, beans, salsa – all you need is some shredded lettuce (and maybe some tortilla chips).
6. Kale, Sweet Potato, and White Bean Skillet.
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This meatless wonder is also gluten free and has a short ingredients list. Coconut milk and curry powder help make it creamy and comforting, too.
7. Turkey Taco Skillet.
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Use leftover turkey (or skip the meat altogether) to make a taco filling that has plenty of greens, zesty lime juice, and tomatoes.
8. Chicken and Broccoli Rice.
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Here’s another recipe that’s perfect for leftover poultry and ready in just over a half an hour. Toss it in a pot with broccoli, rice, lemon, a little milk, and you have something pretty healthy and extremely easy.
9. Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo.
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With plant-based milk and nutritional yeast, this one-pot pasta has cheese-like flavor and texture. Peas, cherry tomatoes, and plenty of garlic will help satisfy all of your pasta cravings.
10. Asian Noodle Soup.
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This soup is ideal for sick days, taking less than 30 minutes to make and having plenty of congestion-busting spice. It takes fewer than 10 ingredients, too.
11. Quinoa Chili.
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Chili is the perfect snow day staple, and this quinoa version with all of usual suspects is just the ticket. It takes only half an hour on the stove, but you can slow it down and give it five hours in the crockpot.
12. Swiss Chard Citrus Pasta.
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The name says it all: you just need some dry fusilli, some Swiss chard, lemon, some stock, a few seasonings, and 20 minutes to throw pasta and greens together. It doesn’t get much easier!
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We like recipes that break the rules, and many French cooks would agree that “one-pot ratatouille” is a major rule-breaker. But you can’t deny that drenching healthy veggies like eggplant and zucchini in tomato sauce really hits the spot – with way fewer carbs than pasta.
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If you’ve never tried shakshuka, tonight’s the night. This Middle eastern dish essentially just calls for a good tomato sauce and eggs. Add ground beef if you like, but either way, it’s ready in half an hour.
15. Chicken Cacciatore.
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We bet your grandmother’s chicken cacciatore didn’t require one pan and less than an hour to make. But this one does without any compromises.