Recipe Round-Up: Healthy One Pot Meals
One pot? You heard right. For weekday lunches, dinners, and everything in between, simplify prep and clean-up by choosing (still hearty) recipes that can be made in a single pot. To help you make healthy meals at home that are quick, easy, and delicious, here are ten of our favourite one dish recipes that are perfect for the cooler autumn months.
From frittatas to hearty soups, plant-based options, and even dessert, these recipes will satisfy your taste buds and let you skip the sink-full of dishes while still enjoying home cooking.
This one pot dish is perfect for a hearty, healthy, and warming meal. It’s filled with veggies and spices and it’s quick and easy to make. The best part? It can be easily adapted to a vegan or veggie option by using tempeh or tofu instead!
For a veggie-rich breakfast, look no further than this easy one pan frittata. This egg dish is sure to bring flavor and keep you satiated all morning long thanks to the protein-rich eggs. Pair it with avocado for a healthy fat to balance out this colourful breakfast.
If the weather is cool, snowy, or rainy, you’ll want to whip up this quick and comforting soup. It’s high in fibre and plant-based protein thanks to the lentils and veggies, and allows you to sneak in some extra greens with a full pack of baby spinach (or any greens of your choice). Take 15 minutes to prep and then tuck into this delicious one-pot wonder.
This classic autumn recipe is super easy and so delicious! Just roast the squash, blend with your favourite spices, and enjoy. It’s great to cook up for the week ahead and you can reheat it for dinner or lunch. Add your favourite protein of your choice for a perfectly balanced and satisfying meal. If you’re not a fan of butternut squash, swap for pumpkin or sweet potato instead.
This just may become your new go-to dinner when you’re trying to use up all the veggies in your fridge and still want something that tastes amazing. A combination of shredded cabbage, carrots, and onions are all tossed with a touch of toasted sesame oil and tamari. You can get creative and add any extras you like, such as eggs, meat, or even mushrooms if your prefer to keep it completely veggie focused. As a special bonus for those who follow special diets, it also makes for a great low-carb and keto-friendly dinner.
If you’re looking for a comforting Meatless Monday dish, this is it! It tastes just as delicious as the traditional version, keeps you feeling full (thanks to the ratio of fibre, protein, and healthy fats), is easy to make, and uses affordable ingredients. Make it for dinner and enjoy the leftovers for hearty, flavorful lunch the next day.
Have good quality rice on hand? Whip up this traditional recipe with a modern twist. Short grain rice comes together with chicken broth and red peppers to create a delicious medley in under 30 minutes. It’s the definition of feel-good-food and you’ll be coming back for seconds.
A great choice to whip up when you’re short on time and want a nourishing and satisfying meal. It’s perfectly spiced, creamy, and best enjoyed with an extra sprinkle of cilantro or your favourite fresh herbs. We can’t get over this hearty plant-based weekday dinner!
A creamy and comforting pasta recipe that leaves you with only one pot to wash after dinner? Enter this mix of sausage, veggies, and goat cheese. You get extra points if you use brown rice pasta and plant-based milk like almond or coconut.
Boxed brownies don’t stand a chance next to these soft and chewy better-for-you brownies that take only slightly more effort to make (and only one bowl). As an added bonus, you get to know exactly what’s going in your dessert and you can go wild with a range of mix-ins at the end to make them your own.
Danica is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert and health coach on a mission to help women around the world find their optimal well-being. She is the founder of Nakd Health, where she coaches clients to prioritize wellness in their busy lives with delicious recipes, nutrition advice, fitness and lifestyle changes.