7 Quick & Easy Healthy One Pot Meals

10 Quick&Easy Healthy One-Pot Meals

Brown Rice & Broccoli Cheddar Pie

Last week, I had phone meetings, deadlines and trying to find time for breakfast was a bit much. Now, normally, I’m totally a breakfast kind of girl so skipping it is a bit usual. But when 12 noon arrived, and I had a break in my schedule, I was more than ready for some food. So I whipped up this pie/quiche kind of thing using leftover brown rice and broccoli

Brown rice quiche
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Recipe: http://everybodylikessandwiches.com/

MainsOven-Baked Mexican Quinoa Casserole

The quinoa cooks directly in the oven, so you don’t have to worry about boiling and preparing it first. If you have a stove-top-to-oven dish, then this is a one-pot meal. If you’re working with a limited kitchen, then you’ll have to fry up the onion and garlic in a frying pan before tossing them into to your casserole dish. Either way, this is a super easy dish that I hope you’ll love as much as I did.

MainsOven Baked Mexican Quinoa Casserole
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http://vegangela.com/

Healthy Sesame-Orange Ginger Chickpea Stir-Fry

It’s a little surprising that it’s been over a year since I’ve made you a kick ass stir fry.

What’s even more surprising is how I actually LICKED my plate clean after eating a serving of this. That’s how you know it’s good, right? At least that’s how I judge my recipe development these days… plate licking.

Sorta kidding. Sorta not.

This recipe comes from my real lack of meat consumption lately. I have zero desire to eat meat and I’m not sure if it’s because every time Tony and I are together that’s pretty much all I eat. Perhaps I’m trying to make up for the lack of veggies in my diet? Who knows. Either way, this meatless stuff is damn tasty.

Chickpea Stir Fry
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Recipe: http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/

Light Taco Quinoa Skillet

Light Taco Quinoa Skillet is a one pot dish with fresh flavors that makes an easy and healthy dinner!

Light Taco Quinoa Skillet
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Recipe: http://www.thecreativebite.com/

No-Bake Cheesecake

This is light and dreamy and really easy to make. A little slice of heaven! Now and then I get a craving for sweets, so when I stumbled onto Cottage Magpie and saw her recipe for no-bake cheesecake, I knew I had to make this, lighter of course! Adding a teaspoon of lemon juice is essential to enhance the flavors, so don’t skip this!

no-bake cheesecake
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Recipe: http://www.skinnytaste.com/

ABC Frittata (Apple, Bacon, Cheddar)

frittata
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Recipe: http://www.simplebites.net/

Crispy Potatoes With Baked Eggs And Pesto Yogurt

Crispy Potatoes
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Recipe: http://www.biggirlssmallkitchen.com/

Ingredients

For the eggs and potatoes

  • About 6 small potatoes (I used Yukon Gold and Peruvian Purple), cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Freshly ground pepper

For the pesto yogurt

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (0% or 2%)

Preheat oven to 425°F. Place the potatoes in a cast iron skillet, fitting in as many as you can in one layer with some space in between. (Alternatively, you can use as many potatoes as you’d like to eat.) Toss the potatoes with the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt. Bake for 25 minutes, until the bottoms of the potatoes are golden and easily pried from the pan.

Flip the potatoes, making space for the eggs. Crack in the eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake another 6-8 minutes, until whites are set.

Meanwhile, make the pesto yogurt. Combine the garlic, almonds, basil, and a pinch of salt in a mini food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, and parmesan, and pulse until creamy. Add the Greek yogurt and process until combined.

When the eggs and potatoes are done, lift them onto a plate. Scoop some pesto yogurt on top.

Arroz con Pollo

In Filipino cuisine, my favorite comfort dish is Chicken Adobo with rice. Any flavorful, marinated chicken paired with rice is going to appeal to me right off the bat. So it’s no wonder that I’d be a fan of Arroz con Pollo (Chicken with Rice.) There are so many variations of this dish and I’m sure everyone that makes it has their own special touches to make it theirs. I’ve made Arroz con Pollo before but it always fell short – too mushy, too bland, not a good ratio of chicken to rice, etc. But now I can rest easy because this recipe is perfect. Absolutely perfect.

Arroz con Pollo
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Recipe: http://www.whatscookinchicago.com/

Paleo Squash Pesto Spaghetti

My husband and I keep trying to go paleo to help us lose weight and deal with some chronic pain issues and my autoimmune disease. We’ve had a heck of a time fully incorporating a paleo diet after the holidays (especially since pretty much all our children will eat has flour, corn, or rice) but we are trying to get back into it meal by meal. One of my favorite low carb dishes is spaghetti squash- and this Paleo Squash Pesto Spaghetti is a huge hit!

Since this pasta is vegan/vegetarian (omit the parmesan), it is a great dish for Lent, or when you have friends with special diets over. If you are making this for someone with food allergies, you’ll probably want to skip the pine nuts. I am a huge pine nut fan though, so I usually top the pasta with them, too!

Paleo pesto
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http://sweetcsdesigns.com/paleo-squash-pesto-spaghetti/

One Pot Chicken And Kale

One pot meals are my favorite. They really make it easy to get dinner done without a lot of dishes to clean up in the aftermath. On a lot of weeknights, I end up being the one to get the dishes in the dishwasher so I appreciate any little bit of help I can get. My favorite dish right now is paleo one pot chicken and kale.

One-pot chicken and kale
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Recipe: http://www.mysuburbankitchen.com

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