10 Quick, Simple, and Healthy Recipes You Can Try

Confession time: I’m not a big fan of cooking. Well, I guess it makes sense since I’m not exactly a foodie either. Growing up, I watched my mom cook all the time, and I did some cooking of my own, but I didn’t enjoy it that much. I think I almost preferred just doing the dishes (by a reeally small margin). But ever since I started living on my own, I realized just how limited your options are when you don’t prepare your own food.

At the start, I mostly ate out or had food delivered to my apartment. Boy, did that get expensive fast. And while it seemed fun at first, a diet mainly consisting of fast food got old after the first few weeks, not to mention really unhealthy.

But still, I wasn’t keen on cooking my own food for every meal. It was a lot of work, and I was always busy with my job; I simply didn’t have the time. So, I had the idea of searching for quick, healthy recipes that I could easily prepare. And so far, it’s been great! These days, I know quite a few recipes I can cycle through for each day of the week. As a result, I’m healthier, and I’m even saving a lot of time and money. I’ve also come to appreciate cooking more and how satisfying it is to eat something you made. If you’re in the same boat as I was, you can start by trying these 10 simple yet yummy and healthy recipes!

Veggie-Packed Omelette Delight

Start your day with a burst of colors and flavors! Our veggie-packed omelette is like a sunrise on your plate—bell peppers, tomatoes, and spinach dance with fluffy eggs.

  1. Crack a couple of eggs into a bowl and give them a good whisk.
  2. Throw in a handful of chopped bell peppers, tomatoes, and spinach.
  3. Pour the mix into a hot pan, and let it sizzle until the edges do a little jig.
  4. Fold it over like you’re tucking it into bed, and boom, our colorful omelette masterpiece is ready!

Mouthwatering Quinoa Salad

Lunchtime magic is here! Dive into a bowl of quinoa delight, where fluffy quinoa meets crisp cucumbers, juicy cherry tomatoes, and crumbled feta. Drizzled with a zesty lemon vinaigrette, it’s a symphony of freshness.

  1. Cook quinoa according to the package instructions. Watch the transformation unfold—tiny seeds turning into fluffy awesomeness.
  2. Dice some cucumbers, toss in cherry tomatoes and crumble some feta cheese. Let them mingle in a bowl.
  3. Mix in the quinoa like you’re inviting everyone to a flavor-packed party.
  4. Drizzle a zesty lemon vinaigrette over and toss until all of the ingredients dance in harmony.

Creamy Avocado Pasta

Creamy, dreamy, and oh-so-healthy! This pasta dish is a cuddle in a bowl, where ripe avocados meet garlic and a squeeze of lemon. It’s like a green hug for your taste buds.

  1. Smash ripe avocados in a bowl, as if you’re mashing up your worries and turning them into something creamy and dreamy.
  2. Add minced garlic, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a sprinkle of salt. Mix like you’re whisking up a secret potion.
  3. Cook up some whole wheat pasta – the star of our show.
  4. Toss the pasta and creamy sauce together.

Roasted Veggie Wraps

Wrap up a rainbow! Roasted veggies snuggle in a whole wheat tortilla, creating a handheld masterpiece that’s as satisfying as it is colorful.

  1. Choose your favorite veggies, chop them up, and give them a little olive oil massage.
  2. Roast them in the oven until they’re caramelized and oh-so-flavorful.
  3. Wrap them up in a cozy whole wheat tortilla.

One-Pan Lemon Herb Chicken

A harmonious dinner dance! Lemon zest, herbs, and tender chicken unite on a baking sheet, joined by roasted asparagus and cherry tomatoes. It’s like a flavor symphony in one pan.

  1. Lay chicken breasts on a baking sheet like they’re catching some sun rays.
  2. Sprinkle lemon zest, dried herbs, and a pinch of salt over them like you’re giving them a little flavor rain shower.
  3. Toss asparagus and cherry tomatoes onto the sheet – they’re the chicken’s friendly companions.
  4. Pop everything in the oven and wait for the applause-worthy result!

Savory Overnight Oats

Morning magic in a jar! Imagine waking up to a jar filled with rolled oats, creamy Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and a drizzle of honey—a breakfast potion ready to energize your day.

  1. In a jar, combine rolled oats, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and a drizzle of honey.
  2. Shake the jar like you’re dancing to your favorite tune, making sure everything’s well-mixed.
  3. Leave the jar in the fridge overnight. While you sleep, the magic happens, and you wake up to a magical breakfast.

Stir-Fry Fiesta

Wok the talk with this stir-fry sensation! Sliced chicken, crunchy bell peppers, and snap peas join forces, waltzing in a low-sodium soy sauce for a taste explosion.

  1. Heat up your wok or skillet – it’s time to get the party started.
  2. Toss the sliced chicken in.
  3. Add bell peppers and snap peas and let them dance around with the chicken.
  4. Drizzle low-sodium soy sauce over the crew.

Berrylicious Parfait

Layers of happiness! Greek yogurt, fresh berries, and granola create a parfait that’s not just a breakfast treat but a colorful masterpiece in a glass.

  1. Take a glass and start layering like you’re building the most delightful dessert tower.
  2. Spoon Greek yogurt into the glass – the foundation of our masterpiece.
  3. Drop in fresh berries to add some more fruity goodness.
  4. Sprinkle granola over them, adding a crunchy surprise to each layer. Repeat until your glass is a work of art.

Zesty Grilled Fish Tacos

Tacos with a twist! Imagine tender white fish, grilled to perfection and seasoned with zesty lime and a hint of chili. Topped with cabbage, salsa, and a dollop of Greek yogurt, these tacos are a taste of fiesta.

  1. Marinate white fish with lime juice, garlic, and a hint of chili powder.
  2. Grill the fish until it’s flaky and tender as if it’s been sunbathing on a beach.
  3. Pile it onto whole wheat tortillas like you’re making fishy burritos.
  4. Top with shredded cabbage, salsa, and a dollop of Greek yogurt – it’s a fiesta in a tortilla!

No-Bake Energy Bites

Pop a bite of energy! Rolled oats, nut butter, honey, and dark chocolate chips collide to form irresistible bite-sized balls—a snack that’s both delicious and energizing.

  1. Mix rolled oats, nut butter, honey, and dark chocolate chips in a bowl. Pretend you’re sculpting a batch of delicious dough.
  2. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls.
  3. Chill them in the fridge, and when hunger strikes, grab a bite-sized burst of energy and conquer the day!