Are you someone who loves chowing down on delicious food, but hates spending more than an hour in the kitchen? Or are you a novice cook who wants to dip their toe into the culinary frying pan but doesn’t know where to start? Well, fear no more.
We’ve compiled 4 quick and easy recipes for you to try – so you don’t have to keep scrolling endlessly through Pinterest for that one recipe that you vaguely remember from elementary school – and as an added bonus, they’re all packed with various yummy and healthy ingredients (minus the dessert recipe, but it contains fruit and you deserve a cheat meal).
For a quick recipe that will have you looking like a cooking show pro, try out this Caprese Chicken. This dish takes 30 minutes, tops. It only requires one pan and is full of healthy fats (olive oil, cheese) as well as vegetables and protein. Plus, chicken is a lean meat, which is high in protein.
Novice Cook tip: Don’t forget to add the fresh basil after you finish baking the chicken, or else it may end up crispy.
You may have heard of the Better Bikini Guide or the SWEAT app by Kayla Itsines, but did you know that she also offers recipes? This recipe is high in healthy fats AND protein, which keeps you feeling full for longer. If you know how to use a saucepan, a toaster, and a food processor, you are good to go.
Novice Cook Tip: “Rocket Leaves” in the recipe is just another name for arugula.
If you’re an avocado fan, rejoice. We found another recipe for you. This recipe only takes a total of 25 minutes – of which, 15 minutes is prepping. Even better – most of the ingredients are spices to help flavor the salsa, AKA you can save them in your pantry for your next cooking go-around.
Novice Cook Tip: Prefer flour tortillas? Use those instead. Recipes are always guidelines which you can (and should) modify.
While the recipe says it’ll take an hour to cook, you only need 15 minutes to prep. Delish found this awesome recipe that combines chocolate, strawberries, and brownies all in one. While it may not be the healthiest of options, the recipe calls for any box of brownie mix, so you can use your preferred brand.
Novice Cook Tip: Invest in parchment paper. It’ll be a game changer when you bake.
Are there recipes that you swear by? Did you try these out and make a masterpiece? Let us know in the comments below.