There are few things as satisfying as serving up a home-cooked meal, but complicated recipes and a looming pile of washing up can make calling for takeout all too tempting. Adding some quick new recipes to your routine can help you beat mealtime boredom and add more nutrition and variety to your meals. Below, you can find seven new recipes that are straightforward to prepare and quick to clean up.
Nothing beats a traybake dinner for speed and convenience. This healthy one-pan salmon and vegetables recipe features fresh salmon filets, which are a great source of protein. Salmon is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which could help prevent high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease alongside other health benefits.
This quick and easy traybake also contains a range of colorful veggies with a sprinkle of salt and pepper for added flavor. You can make the preparation even easier by purchasing pre-chopped vegetables to have dinner on the table in just 15 minutes.
Oven pizza is a popular go-to meal when you want something hot to eat but you're short on time. However, premade pizzas are often high in fat, salt and calories and low in essential nutrients. This super-quick spinoccoli pizza recipe from The Brewer & The Baker takes no more than 20 minutes to prepare and cook and is packed with leafy, green broccoli and fresh spinach leaves.
Pizza-making has a reputation for being time-consuming because the dough takes a long time to knead and prove. You can whip up this healthy pizza in a flash by using premade pizza dough and cheese sauce.
Pasta salad is a quick and straightforward make-ahead recipe, and you can simplify your meal routine by making a double batch and keeping the leftovers in the fridge for weekday lunches. This vegetarian roasted garlic pasta salad recipe from Musely is delicious served warm or cold and includes a clever sauce that doesn't require cooking. Even better, it only needs one pan, saving you precious time on washing up.
This recipe includes creamy ricotta cheese for protein and fresh tomatoes and spinach leaves, packing in two portions of vegetables in one meal. You can make the recipe even healthier by swapping white pasta for whole wheat pasta to add some satisfying, slow-release carbohydrates.
One-pot meals save on washing up and are a perfect solution if you want a freshly cooked meal without the lengthy cleanup. This elegant one-pot Italian chicken recipe is fancy enough to serve at a dinner party but takes just 25 minutes from start to finish. It also contains iron-rich fresh spinach and tangy sun-dried tomatoes for added depth of flavor.
You can serve your casserole alongside warm, crusty bread for a rich and satisfying meal. It would also go well with rice, pasta or buttery baby potatoes.
This frozen banana cereal pop recipe from Taste of Home is ideal for treating visiting grandchildren when they visit the Autumn View gardens community in Creve Coeur. Young kids and grownups alike will love the bright colors and delicious ice cream texture while benefiting from a portion of nutrient-rich fruit.
This fun, healthy dessert recipe requires zero cooking and hardly any prep, making it ideal for whipping up in a kitchenette. Simply insert popsicle sticks into halved bananas, coat them in strawberry yogurt and colorful cereal pieces and freeze on a tray for an hour. You can store leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container until the next visit.
Pilau is a flavorsome Asian rice dish that's easy to prepare and quick to cook. The curry spices in this tuna pilau recipe give the dish a delicious, hearty flavor. Switch to tuna in brine and mild curry paste if you don't like your meals too spicy.
This recipe contains a healthy balance of carbohydrates, protein-rich tuna and fresh snow peas. However, you could add other fresh diced veggies like bell peppers or carrots. It takes just 15 minutes to prepare and cook and requires just one pot, making it an easy meal to clean up. You can serve it alone or alongside other curries and naan bread for a bigger spread.
This sesame soba noodles recipe from Love & Lemons packs in four portions of fresh vegetables, including crunchy radishes and creamy avocado. It also includes edamame beans, which are a rich source of plant-free protein. It showcases fresh citrus and herb flavors and is ideal for a quick, light summer meal.
This recipe calls for soba noodles, but you could replace them with rice noodles or even regular spaghetti if you can't find soba noodles in your local store. You could also substitute the edamame beans for cold cooked chicken, tuna or salmon if you want a meatier dish.