From “set it and forget it” Crock-Pot dinners to meatless meals with 5 or fewer ingredients, we love recipes that cut down kitchen time without compromising on nutrition. These well-balanced, one-sheet dinners do just that. With minimal hands-on cooking required and easy breezy cleanup, what’s not to love?
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This recipe gives you even more reason to believe that chicken breasts are anything but boring: Perk up the poultry with a tangy balsamic and honey glaze that becomes even more concentrated in flavor as it bakes in the oven.
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Slicing the veggies into thin rounds is probably the most time-consuming part of this meatless meal, but the end result is so worth it. Whether you leave it dairy-free or go with the goat cheese crumbles on top, it’s as delicious as it is photo-worthy.
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There are fewer than 10 ingredients in this recipe—talk about the easiest one-pan meal ever! Packed with healthy fats and protein from the perfectly flaked salmon, plus an impressive fiber count from the greens, it could be one of the healthiest too.
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The mix of yogurt with fajita seasoning used to coat the chicken is so tasty on its own, you may not even need extra condiments (although who’s going to say no to a healthy dollop of guac?) Simply scoop into tortillas and devour!
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Peanut sauces are a dime a dozen—this recipe goes for cashew butter instead. Not only is it higher in omega-3s than its peanutty counterpart, it’s also milder in flavor, so other ingredients like sriracha and sesame oil can grab a bit of the spotlight too.
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It’s worth the extra effort to get a few additional spices to transform regular old chicken and potatoes into an Indian menu favorite. It’s restaurant-level delicious but still requires much less hands-on time than a stove top curry.
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No fancy seasonings, no elaborate sauces. All it takes is salt, pepper, and olive oil to make a pan of tofu, sweet potatoes, and veggies taste amazing. (Believe it.)
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