We’re all about attempting a complicated, gourmet, five-course meal on the weekends, but the easiest healthy recipes are the ones you rely on. The ones you come back to over and over on the busiest days. That keep you from having a stress meltdown when you get home at 8:00 p.m. on a Wednesday. That help you stick to your nutrition goals for real.
And these…these are as easy as it gets. Seriously, you should try following them while wearing a blindfold. (Kidding!)
We’re not kidding about the fact that for most of these dishes, you’ll follow the recipe once and then know how to make it without the instructions for the rest of your (healthy kitchen) life.
Shh…just don’t tell your chef sister-in-law who works at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
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Nutritious Life’s 10 Easiest Healthy Recipes
Nope, you don’t have to stand there while they cook. Come morning, they’ll be ready to go long before you are.
This one only qualifies as a recipe because it so perfectly nails a classic flavor combo, despite the fact that it involves zero effort.
Keri’s Lemon Dressing
It’s made with four ingredients and works on basically everything. You’ll never have to buy or make another dressing again.
Nut and Seed Bread
Gluten-free bread is notoriously gummy and gross. This one isn’t, and all you have to do to make it is basically dump a bunch of nuts and seeds into a pan and put it in the oven. Voila!
This is great for unexpected company. Throw a few ingredients in a blender and you’ve got delicious dip that happens to also be a highly Instagrammable color.
Spicy Roasted Zucchini Corn
Summer veggie trick: Toss corn and zucchini on a sheet pan. That’s almost the whole process.
Mashed Butternut Squash
Fall veggie trick: Don’t even think about spending 20 minutes peeling that squash. Bake it, scoop it, and enjoy.
Parchment Baked Salmon
As long as you’ve got parchment paper (add to your iPhone shopping list now), you’ll have restaurant-level salmon ready in 15.
Choco Avocado Pudding
This is one kind of “instant” pudding we’ll actually eat.
Banana Coconut Popsicles
A dessert that will transport you to the tropics almost immediately, no flight time required.