10 Healthy One-Pot Meals to Make This Month

10 Healthy One-Pot Meals to Make This Month

Sheela Prakash
Oct 6, 2018
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It's hard to beat the convenience of one-pot dinners. Not only do they make for easy assembly, but cleanup is also a breeze. Make one-pot dinners healthy and they're even more of a win. These 10 recipes are extra wholesome — full of good things like vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein — and they won't require you to spend hours at the kitchen sink afterwards.

1. How To Make One-Pot Pasta Primavera

This extra-colorful pasta is a simple way to load up on your vegetables. The pasta cooks right along with the sauce, so you don't have to bother with bringing a separate pot of water to a boil.

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2. Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew

This comforting stew gets a boost of umami flavor from Parmesan rind, which flavors the vegetarian broth.

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3. Garlic Basil Shrimp Farrotto

Swapping whole-grain farro in for rice is an easy way to add nutrition to creamy risotto. It also gives the dish a hearty, nutty flavor.

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4. Lemon Braised Chicken & Beans with Mint Pesto

This brothy chicken dinner is so full of bright flavor from the mix of lemon, fennel, and mint. Definitely serve this one with bread to soak up everything.

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5. One-Pot Tomato Chickpeas and Orzo

Since the orzo cooks right in the pot with the tomato sauce and chickpeas, it releases some of its starch and makes everything creamy without having to actually add cream.

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6. Easy One-Pot Chicken Teriyaki with Vegetables and Rice

This simple one-pot stir-fry is a whole lot better for you than takeout. Opt for brown rice here to ensure it's extra wholesome.

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7. Gingery Poached Egg Soup

This light soup is the perfect choice when you're feeling a little under the weather, as the spicy ginger will definitely give you a little kick in the pants.

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8. One-Pot Vegetable Jambalaya

To bulk up this vegetable-packed jambalaya and turn it into a one-pot meal, stir in some black beans or shredded chicken.

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9. Chicken Lentil Soup

Opt for olive oil when making this homey soup and definitely make the full batch — even if your family is small, the leftovers freeze and reheat perfectly.

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10. Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon

This sweet and spicy vegan stew can be enjoyed a number of ways: on its own, over cooked rice or quinoa, or even spooned into a roasted sweet potato.

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