The Easiest Foods to Make 

Making delicious and nutritious meals doesn’t have to be a challenge or an overwhelming task. Whether you’re looking to whip up a quick lunch, impress a dinner crowd, or please the pickiest of eaters, there are plenty of tasty options that don’t require hours of work. To make it a little easier, we’ve rounded up some of the simplest recipes out there. Even better? These recipes all only require a single pot or pan.

Stir-Fries 

Stir-fries are one of the quickest and most delicious meals one can prepare. Not only that, but they’re also incredibly versatile. Start by employing the classic trio of aromatics – garlic, ginger and chilli. Then, add in a protein like poultry, pork, beef or seafood. Next, add in your veggies and simmer until everything is cooked through. Finally, drizzle a tasty glaze or dressing over top and serve with rice or noodles.

One Pan Pasta 

One pot pasta dishes are so simple and yet so tasty! All you do is cook all the ingredients together in the same pan. Start by sautéing some garlic, onion and your chosen protein, then add in some tomatoes, chicken stock and dry pasta. You can add other delicious ingredients like mushrooms, spinach and cheese as well. Once the pasta is cooked through, your meal is ready! Serve with extra cheese and a garnish of parsley for an added flavor kick.

Fried Rice 

Who said fried rice had to be complicated? For a speedy dinner, simply toss cooked rice into a pan along with a protein such as bacon, beef or seafood and an array of veggies. Cook until everything is cooked through and heated through, then serve and enjoy!

Omelette 

An omelette is an easy-peasy dinner option that’s ready in less than 10 minutes. Start by cracking some eggs into a bowl and whisking until light and frothy. Heat a non-stick knob of butter in a pan until it begins to sizzle, then pour in the egg mixture. As the omelette sets, fill one side with ingredients like cheese or vegetables, then fold over and cook until golden. Slice and serve your delicious omelette with a side of toasted bread and dinner is served!

Paninis 

Tantalize tastebuds with a delicious panini sandwich. Not only are they quick to make, they’re also super tasty and customizable! Start by lightly toasting some bread slices in a hot skillet until golden. Top one side with your favorite cheese, then layer on some deli meat, vegetables and chutney. Place the other piece of bread on top and press down lightly to flatten. Cook until golden, then slice and serve with a side of crisps.

Sandwiches 

When it comes to kid-friendly lunches and dinners, sometimes nothing beats a classic sandwich. Start by shredding whatever protein you have on hand such as chicken or turkey, and layering it onto some slices of bread. Next, add cheese and your choice of vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. Finally, top it off with your favorite condiment and enjoy!

Wraps 

Wraps are a fantastic way to make a light yet delicious lunch or dinner. Start by heating up a large tortilla in a skillet until it’s hot and pliable. Place some cooked protein such as pork, beef or beans in the center, then add some cooked rice or quinoa and your favorite veggies. Finally, top with your favorite cheese and roll it up, tucking the sides in. Slice and serve with a side of salsa for some added flavor.

Salads 

Simple salads provide a nice mix of texture and flavor from the different ingredients. Start by prepping the veggies such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. Then, pan-fry or bake some protein such as pork, beef or fish. Pour your favorite dressing over the vegetables and set aside. Once the protein has cooled, add to the salad and serve.

Smoothies 

Smoothies are a great way to get an extra punch of nutrients each day. Start with some thick yogurt or coconut milk, then add your choice of fruit and vegetable. Blend until smooth, then pour into a glass and enjoy. You can also add protein powder, nuts and seeds to up the nutrition of your morning smoothie.

Soups 

Healthy and flavorful soups are incredibly easy to make. Start by sautéing some garlic and onions in a pot, add in your chosen protein and vegetables, and then pour in water or stock. Bring the soup to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes until the vegetables are cooked through. For a more hearty soup, add grains such as rice, quinoa or barley. Finally, season with spices to taste.

No matter which of these easy meals you’re trying out, have fun with it and experiment with different flavors and proteins. After a few trials, you’ll be able to whip up delicious and nutritious meals in no time!