25 Healthy Recipes Absolutely Anyone Can Cook

By , SparkPeople Blogger
“I don’t have time to cook.”
 
“Recipes are too complicated to follow.”
 
“Meal prep takes way too long.”
 
“I’m afraid I’ll mess something up.”
 
Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Most people who eschew cooking do so because they assume it’s too difficult or too time-consuming. Maybe they peruse a few recipes with the best of cooking intentions, only to be scared off by complicated lists of ingredients and instructions.
 
But we’ve got some good news: You don’t have to choose between mastering culinary rocket science and waving the white flag for pizza delivery. There is a middle ground, and it’s home to plenty of nutritious and delicious recipes that require little to no kitchen expertise.
 
Still skeptical? Take a spin through some of our favorite easy-peasy, hassle-free, virtually failproof meals that you can whip together without breaking a sweat (or a dish).
 
Pesto Chicken Bake: Healthy, simple and delicious, it requires just four ingredients and five minutes of prep.


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Dump-and-Bake Italian Chicken and Rice: The rice cooks in the dish, making this a fast and wholesome casserole to please even the pickiest eaters.


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Amazingly Quick and Healthy Sweet Potato Soup: This hassle-free recipe is virtually  impossible to get wrong.


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Veggie Burger Scramble: This quick and easy one-pan meal is vegan, gluten-free and ready in about 20 minutes.


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Southwest Chicken Skillet Dinner: This quick and easy skillet dinner uses rotisserie chicken, fresh veggies, canned beans and simple spices for a delicious meal that’s ready in just 15 minutes.
 

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Quick and Easy Vegetarian Curry: This quick and easy vegetarian curry is loaded with chickpeas, spinach, green peas and plenty of warm spices.
 

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One-Pan Chicken Enchilada Skillet: This hearty Mexican dish can be ready in just 10 minutes.
 

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Almond Crusted Tilapia: Quick and easy to make, the fish comes out moist and flaky with a crunchy crust.


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Dump-and-Bake Healthy Chicken Parmesan: Just place all of the ingredients in one dish and let the oven do the work.


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Quick and Easy Chicken and Black Bean Soup: This cozy, healthy dinner is ready in about 15 minutes.


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3-Ingredient Cauliflower Gnocchi: This gluten-free recipe is very simple to mix, cut and boil into a perfectly healthy dinner. 


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Easy Chicken Florentine: This light and flavorful one-pot recipe is ready in 30 minutes – perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.

 
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Mexican Meatloaf: This easy, one-bowl dish is made with ground turkey, cheese, chilies and salsa.
 

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The Amazing Chickpea Spinach Salad: Ready in just seven minutes, this dish is high in protein and fiber – perfect for a quick lunch.

 
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Healthy Vegetable Soup: This classic comfort food is packed with nutritious ingredients.
 

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One-Pot Creamy Sausage and Tomato Tortellini: Enjoy a delicious and nutritious Italian dinner in less than 15 minutes.

 
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Healthy Baked Catfish: The fish cooks along with vegetables all in the same pan, for an easy meal that’s ready in minutes.


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Saucy Tomato and Artichoke Chicken: It goes from stove to table in under 15 minutes with just four ingredients.


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Perfectly Seasoned Tofu Scramble: Throw together this easy dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner for a healthy and complete meal.


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Easy Beef Burrito Skillet: Beef, black beans, salsa and tortillas are all cooked in one skillet.
 

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Easy Tomato Omelette: There is a trick to making the perfect omelette – and it’s weirdly easy.
 

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5-Ingredient, 5-Minute Lemon Garlic Cod: Light, fresh, and easy, it’s an affordable and healthy dinner that the entire family will enjoy.


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Baked Eggplant Parmesan: Perfect for Meatless Monday, this delicious dinner choice is easy to make (and low in carbs).


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 2-Ingredient Banana Egg Pancakes: The world's simplest pancake recipe contains just two ingredients (egg and banana) and is super quick—just a few minutes from bowl to plate. 

 
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Garlic Parmesan Tilapia: This five-ingredient dinner is packed with flavor and protein.
 

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What are your favorite easy “go-to” meals for busy days?

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Comments

KHALIA2 3/20/2019
They all look yummy to me. Must be hungry. Haven't had breakfast yet. Report
AIYANASMAMA 3/19/2019
Thanks for the article! Report
KEITATP 3/18/2019
These recipes look so delicious!!! Report
WHITEANGEL4 3/13/2019
Thanks Report
POETLKNG2LOSE 3/12/2019
I love all of these recipes here; quick and delicious that is the trick. Try something new for a change. Report
ALICEFILIPCHUK 3/12/2019
One can get sick of chicken. With enough cheese everything is easy Report
FISHGUT3 3/12/2019
thanks Report
DARCY-B 3/12/2019
Lots of good ideas here! Report
DEBVNE 3/12/2019
I love to cook, trying new recipes is something I enjoy doing. The ones you included sound delish. Making what you eat is the only way to honestly know exactly what you’re eating. If you can read, you can cook... Report
POLSKARENIA 3/12/2019
Saved the cauliflower gnocchi to my desktop - yum. Will use gram flour instead of cassava flour... Report
GABY1948 3/11/2019
Look great think I will try it. Report
DGRIFFITH51 3/10/2019
These sound good, saving some of these recipes! Report
DAN072254 3/9/2019
Thanks Report
ARNETTELEE 3/9/2019
great Report
ARNETTELEE 3/9/2019
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ARNETTELEE 3/9/2019
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ARNETTELEE 3/9/2019
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ARNETTELEE 3/9/2019
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ARNETTELEE 3/9/2019
great Report
JAMER123 3/8/2019
Some wonderful looking recipes and a couple I already make for 2. Report
NITEMAN3D 3/8/2019
Never mind... I was clicking the pics and not the links. ?? Report
NITEMAN3D 3/8/2019
A lot of the links seem to be dead? Report
SISTERPRETTY 3/7/2019
yummy...thanks... Report
_CYNDY55_ 3/7/2019
Yum! Report
GETULLY 3/7/2019
Yummy - all of them! Report
CECELW 3/7/2019
my favorite is the chicken and black beans soup. Very easy to make. Report
LIS193 3/7/2019
Nice recipe ideas Report
CECTARR 3/7/2019
Very high sodium levels Report
CMRKSU12 3/7/2019
Great recipes but I am watching my sodium levels and these are very high in sodium mostly. Report
PICKIE98 3/7/2019
Prep is easy and smart! Report
FERRETLOVER1 3/7/2019
Thanks! Report
AZMOMXTWO 3/7/2019
thank you Report
NEPTUNE1939 3/7/2019
ty Report
RAPUNZEL53 3/7/2019
Thanks Report
NANCYPAT1 3/7/2019
Really easy recipes Report
ETHELMERZ 3/7/2019
So nice to find some recipes without tomatoes, so sick of them by now... Report
-POOKIE- 3/7/2019
nice! Report
ANHELIC 3/6/2019
Thank you Report
NANCYPAT1 3/6/2019
Lots of great recipes here Report
LOSER05 3/6/2019
yummy! Report
DMEYER4 3/6/2019
thank you Report
SUNSET09 3/6/2019
Thank you for the Mexican meatloaf with turkey, oh yeah, SparkFriends Report
CHERIRIDDELL 3/6/2019
excellent Report
ZRIE014 3/6/2019
tasty Report
FITWITHIN 3/5/2019
I see several recipes I'm going to try. Report
NANCYPAT1 3/5/2019
Nice Report
BONNIE1552 3/5/2019
Love quick and easy when it comes to cooking. Report
NELLJONES 3/5/2019
some of these look fun to make as well as eat. Report
SXB990 3/5/2019
Great article Report