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1 Pan HEALTHY meals?

I dont like cooking, but want to get healthy & feed my family better foods!
Does any know of 1 Pan meals. OR any simple, fast meal...
Something I can put together & throw in the oven.
(like lasagna or chicken & rice w/ mushroom soup?)

Please give recipes here, or a direct link to the recipe! :)
Im trying to make a grocery list as we speak so dont have the time to PM people (sorry)..


Asked by Anonymous at 11:06 AM on Jun. 2, 2010 in Health

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Answers (9)
  • Sorry but a "big bow of pasta" is NOT healthy. White, refined carbs spike your blood sugar too quickly and stay in your system longer and have ZERO nutritional value. This is why many white carbs like bread and pasta say "enriched" they removed everything healthy in the grain so much that they add man made vitamins and minerals BACK into it.

    Stick with a whole grain pasta but NOT a lot, let the veggies be the highlight and largest ingredient of the dish, add some lean protein like grilled chicken or wild caught salmon. Flavor with low sodium soy sauce or vegetable broth.

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 1:01 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Sautee mushrooms, fresh asparagus and cherry tomatoes in olive oil, put on top a big bowl pf pasta - fast easy healthy and yummy!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Freezer Lasagna
    1lb ground beef cooked
    1 bottle spagetti sauce mixed with 3 cups water
    1lb mozzarella cheese
    1 cup parm cheese
    1 box uncooked regular lasagna noodles

    layer all of these in a pan and cover with plastic wrap then foil, then freeze. When you want to cook it, put it in a 450 oven for 1 1/2 hours.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • I make a yummy veggie lasagna. I use speghetti sauce, mushrooms, spinach, zucchini, tomatoes, broccoli, and a little cheese. The noodles I use are whole wheat and I don't use a lot of them, it's mostly veggies. I cut up the veggies and pour the sauce in with them and mix the cheese in. Layer that mixture with the noodles and throw it in the oven. Quick, easy, and oh so yummy!

    Answer by JasonsMom2007 at 4:56 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:20 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • I have quite a few things I do.

    Brown ground beef, chopped onion and green pepper,celery as much as you'd like..Drain return to skillet
    Add 1 cup elbow macaroni and 2 cups water
    1 15 oz can tomato sauce and 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
    1/4 cup A1 steak sauce
    tablespoon of each...parsley, garlic powder, basil (can use sweet basil) and 1 teaspoon pepper

    simmer 20 minutes uncovered

    Do you like stir fry's these are easy, just saute' your meat until cooked and remove then cook any veggies you desire in a stir fry, return the meat to the pan.....beef stir fry's need soy sauce,worchestershire sauce,teriyaki sauce and garlic, use according to the amount of flavor you desire
    finish with 2 cups of rice and 3 cups of water, bring to boil then turn down to a simmer until rice is cooked.
    the best thing to use is the jumbo frying pans for all skillet meals

    Answer by togo90210 at 7:04 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Homemade burritos are healthy, and easy. Take 1 lb extra lean ground turkey, 1 can of fat free refried beans, and Mrs Dash Fiesta Lime or Southwestern Chipotle seasoning. Brown the ground turkey, add in the refried beans, add in about 1/4 cup water and mix in seasoning to taste. Heat through. Serve on corn torillas (much healthier than the flour or even whole wheat tortillas), with chopped lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion, etc. If you need to add cheese, get some 2% cheddar. It's really good and very healthy.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 9:20 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • If you're truly going for healthy, watch out for any kinds of sauces, seasoning mixes, canned veggies, etc because they will likely be loaded with sodium, which is a major no-no health-wise, just some advice :)

    Answer by AprilDJC at 9:21 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • One-Pan Moroccan Stewed Chicken

    1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs

    1 (16 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

    1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
    1 large zucchini, cut into cubes
    1/2-1 teaspoon cilantro
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 tablespoon olive oil
    1/2-1 cup chicken broth
    salt and pepper, to taste
    cooked whole grain rice or cooked couscous

    1Heat oil in large saute pan or electric skillet.
    2Sprinkle chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
    3Place thighs in pan and brown on each side (2-3 minutes per side).
    4Add the zucchini, stir and saute, until tender and lightly browned.
    5Add the garbanzo beans (drained), diced tomatoes, and chicken broth.
    6Sprinkle all with cumin, cayenne, and cinnamon.
    7Turn the heat to low, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the chicken is

    Answer by Joylynn77 at 9:45 PM on Jun. 2, 2010