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31 Easy, Healthy Meals That Aren't Completely Exhausting To Make

Why should eating healthy be hard?

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1. One Pot Chickpea Shakshuka

Shakshuka for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Get the recipe.
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Shakshuka for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Get the recipe.

2. Green Warrior Protein Smoothie

Chop ingredients. Blend. Go. Simple. Recipe here.
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Chop ingredients. Blend. Go. Simple. Recipe here.

3. Five-Minute Oatmeal Power Bowl

A five-minute breakfast that will keep you full for hours. Recipe here.
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A five-minute breakfast that will keep you full for hours. Recipe here.

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4. Quinoa Taco Bowl

Pour hot water on your quinoa, and add a ton of veggies and an easy whisk-together dressing and some tacos, and you have a super-delicious lunch (or dinner). Recipe here.
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Pour hot water on your quinoa, and add a ton of veggies and an easy whisk-together dressing and some tacos, and you have a super-delicious lunch (or dinner). Recipe here.

5. Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Blitz a bunch of cauliflower in a food processor and cover in cheese and you'll have these amazing cheesy "breadsticks" that are low-carb. Recipe here.
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Blitz a bunch of cauliflower in a food processor and cover in cheese and you'll have these amazing cheesy "breadsticks" that are low-carb. Recipe here.

6. Healthy Mac n' Cheese

Sure, it's not going to be as easy as packet mac n' cheese but it won't take *that* much longer and also doesn't have numbers of ingredients. Just sayin'. Recipe here.
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Sure, it's not going to be as easy as packet mac n' cheese but it won't take *that* much longer and also doesn't have numbers of ingredients. Just sayin'. Recipe here.

7. Smoked Sausage and Split Pea Soup

I also love the tip in here for prepreparing a ton of garlic to freeze in cubes. Get the recipe.
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I also love the tip in here for prepreparing a ton of garlic to freeze in cubes. Get the recipe.

8. BLT Lettuce Wraps

It's literally just making a sandwich with lettuce instead of bread. If anything this is easier because you're skipping a step. Recipe here.
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It's literally just making a sandwich with lettuce instead of bread. If anything this is easier because you're skipping a step. Recipe here.

9. Mini Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers

Chop up some peppers, fill them with taco mix, bake, and boom, you're done. Recipe here.
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Chop up some peppers, fill them with taco mix, bake, and boom, you're done. Recipe here.

10. Shrimp and Avocado Summer Rolls

Listen to me. Summer rolls look like they're so difficult, but they're actually not. I've made these before and I have zero time for any recipe that require efforts. The key to these is getting your fillings all chopped and lined up before you start, then you just dip your rice paper in water, fill, and roll. Recipe here.
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Listen to me. Summer rolls look like they're so difficult, but they're actually not. I've made these before and I have zero time for any recipe that require efforts. The key to these is getting your fillings all chopped and lined up before you start, then you just dip your rice paper in water, fill, and roll. Recipe here.

11. Vegan Carrot Peanut Soup

A 30-minute soup you can batch up and bring for lunch. Recipe here.
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A 30-minute soup you can batch up and bring for lunch. Recipe here.

12. Quickie Faux Pho

Hey, faux pho is better than no pho. Recipe here.
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Hey, faux pho is better than no pho. Recipe here.

13. 15-Minute Garlic Butter Mushrooms

You had me at garlic butter and 15 minutes. Recipe here.
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You had me at garlic butter and 15 minutes. Recipe here.

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14. 10-Minute Maple Crusted Salmon

Ten minutes is a time frame I can get on board with. Get the recipe.
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Ten minutes is a time frame I can get on board with. Get the recipe.

15. Easy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

Is there anything easier than stir fry? Don't say instant noodles – that doesn't count and you know it. Recipe here.
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Is there anything easier than stir fry? Don't say instant noodles – that doesn't count and you know it. Recipe here.

16. Roasted Salmon with Kale and Cabbage

A one-pan dish that can feed your whole family. Recipe here.
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A one-pan dish that can feed your whole family. Recipe here.

17. 15-Minute Sesame Ginger Noodles

Ordering and waiting for a takeaway would take longer than the time this takes to make. Recipe here.
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Ordering and waiting for a takeaway would take longer than the time this takes to make. Recipe here.

18. Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken & Vegetables

Anything you can whack on a pan and bung in the oven is A-OK with me. Recipe here.
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Anything you can whack on a pan and bung in the oven is A-OK with me. Recipe here.

19. Cauliflower Risotto

Risotto that takes less than 25 minutes to make? Here for it. Recipe here.
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Risotto that takes less than 25 minutes to make? Here for it. Recipe here.

20. Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry

So deliciously simple. Recipe here.
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So deliciously simple. Recipe here.

21. Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes are always ridiculously easy. Get the recipe.
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Baked sweet potatoes are always ridiculously easy. Get the recipe.

22. Spaghetti with Chicken, Tomatoes, and Spinach

It takes 30 minutes from start to finish to make this beautiful Mediterranean-inspired dish. Recipe here.
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It takes 30 minutes from start to finish to make this beautiful Mediterranean-inspired dish. Recipe here.

23. Healthier Carbonara Pasta

Delicious, creamy carbonara goodness that only needs four ingredients. Recipe here.
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Delicious, creamy carbonara goodness that only needs four ingredients. Recipe here.

24. Rice Bowl With Fried Egg and Avocado

Avocado + egg = a food pairing made in heaven. Recipe here.
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Avocado + egg = a food pairing made in heaven. Recipe here.

25. Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry

Eat on its own or serve with rice or noodles. Recipe here.
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Eat on its own or serve with rice or noodles. Recipe here.

26. Vegan Tofu Fried Rice

If you're nonvegan, you can sub the tofu in this for egg. Recipe here.
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If you're nonvegan, you can sub the tofu in this for egg. Recipe here.

27. Easy Sweet Potato Frittata

For when you've had a long day and all you're up for is whisking some eggs and pouring them in a skillet before crashing in front of the television. Recipe here.
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For when you've had a long day and all you're up for is whisking some eggs and pouring them in a skillet before crashing in front of the television. Recipe here.

28. Thai Butternut Squash Red Curry

This warming curry takes 30 minutes total to make and won't make you want to have a nap before you actually eat it. Recipe here.
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This warming curry takes 30 minutes total to make and won't make you want to have a nap before you actually eat it. Recipe here.

29. 15-Minute Lo Mein

Satisfy your takeout cravings in less time than it would take to deliver. Recipe here.
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Satisfy your takeout cravings in less time than it would take to deliver. Recipe here.

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30. Two-Minute Apple Mug Muffin

Ain't no dessert easier than mug cake, friends. Recipe here.
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Ain't no dessert easier than mug cake, friends. Recipe here.

31. Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Don't be daunted – the recipe for this literally just involves pouring all the ingredients in a saucepan, heating and whisking, and leaving in the fridge to set. And you can make it in big batches and freeze it too. Recipe here.
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Don't be daunted – the recipe for this literally just involves pouring all the ingredients in a saucepan, heating and whisking, and leaving in the fridge to set. And you can make it in big batches and freeze it too. Recipe here.