With the summer fast approaching, many of us are hankering to spend our time outside—not at the grocery store or slaving away at the stove. If you’re in pursuit of a stress-free strategy for cooking up something simple and healthy with ingredients you already have on hand, look no further than these recipes! Not only do these dishes save you a trip to the store, they also have the added bonus of helping you wipe your kitchen clean and keep your wallet full. Kick off your summer with a spotless slate—and a satisfied stomach—with these six showstoppers:
Rise and shine with this nutrient-dense breakfast bread! Clear out your cupboard and add as many nuts, seeds, and spices to this banana bread as your heart desires. Packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber-rich fruit, this banana bread will wipe clean your kitchen and fill up your tummy—the perfect way to start your day.
If you have any sort of leftovers crowding your fridge space, throw them into these muffins—not into the garbage can! The versatility of this recipe leaves a lot to the imagination. You choose the grains and veggies based on what you already have. In no time, you’ll have a flavorfully flawless breakfast, lunch or snack.
Flush out your fridge! No vegetable is left behind with this hearty soup. Stocked with as many nutrient-rich veggies as you wish, lean chicken sausage, and antioxidant-packed black rice, this simple recipe makes the perfect no-frills one pot meal. So get outside and let your crockpot do the work!
Looking to make use of the countless jars and bags of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and trail mixes that are squandering storage space in your kitchen? We’ve got the perfect recipe for you! These grain-free granola treats pack in a plethora of vitamin and mineral-rich trail mix superstars. Energy boosting and supremely satiating, these snack bars are an all-around winner.
Yes, it’s true—this is a smoothie you can have for LUNCH. And all you have to do is toss a healthful variety of fruits and vegetables into your blender. Pulse, puree and presto! You’ll have a “mega” smoothie loaded with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. With hardly any effort and a great opportunity to empty the crisper drawer, you’ll have a one-cup lunch and plenty of time to enjoy a sunny springtime day!
Don’t leave your leftovers in the lurch. You have lots of leeway with these health-supportive Nori wraps, which incorporate a variety of vegetables, herbs, and creative add-ons. You only need a few minutes in the kitchen, and voila: you’ll have a fresh, nourishing meal or snack…plus a spick and span refrigerator.
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