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16 One-Pot Dinners That Are Actually Healthy

Because easy and good-for-you don't have to be mutually exclusive.

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1. Moroccan Chicken Stew

asaucykitchen.com

This flavorful stew is loaded with sweet chopped dates to cut the spice (but raisins would work just as well). Get the recipe here.

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2. Teriyaki Chicken Zoodles

lifemadesweeter.com

Not only are these one-pot zoodles a cinch to make, they're also gluten-free and paleo-friendly. Get the recipe here.

3. Quinoa Enchiladas With Shredded Chicken

pickledplum.com

Feel free to use vegetable broth and omit the chicken for a vegetarian version that packs a ton of protein (even without the meat). Get the recipe here.

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4. Thai Shrimp and Quinoa

sweetphi.com

This recipe cooks shrimp right on top of boiling quinoa for an added protein boost (without an added pan to clean). Get the recipe here.

5. Ratatouille Rice

yupitsvegan.com

Simply sauté some veggies, add rice and broth, and boil for an easy vegetarian one-pot dinner. Get the recipe here.

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6. Italian Cod Soup

http://www.platingpixels.com/one-pot-cod-fish-soup/
http://www.platingpixels.com/one-pot-cod-fish-soup/

If cod isn't available in your market, feel free to use tilapia or any other white fish for this classic Italian stew. Get the recipe here.

7. Tandoori Quinoa

yupitsvegan.com

This protein-packed skillet is loaded with chickpeas, tomatoes, and aromatic spices for a quick and flavorful dinner you can feel good about eating. Get the recipe here.

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8. Greek Chicken and Rice Pilaf

http://littlespicejar.com/one-pot-greek-chicken-and-rice-pilaf/
http://littlespicejar.com/one-pot-greek-chicken-and-rice-pilaf/

Marinating your chicken adds a ton of flavor with minimal effort (just throw some spices, oil, and vinegar in a Ziploc bag filled with chicken and pop it in the fridge). Get the recipe here.

9. Creamy Spinach Lentils

http://pinchofyum.com/one-pot-creamy-spinach-lentils
http://pinchofyum.com/one-pot-creamy-spinach-lentils

Gram for gram, lentils can have as much protein as meat, without the fat and cholesterol. This stew highlights the power pulses in a flavorful broth made with bacon. Get the recipe here.

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10. Spicy Eggs and Potatoes

http://pinchofyum.com/one-pot-spicy-eggs-and-potatoes
http://pinchofyum.com/one-pot-spicy-eggs-and-potatoes

This one-pot beauty is loaded with shredded kale and topped with crumbled goat cheese. Get the recipe here.

11. Chili Lime Sweet Potato and Chicken Skillet

http://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/2015/06/chili-lime-chicken-and-sweet-potato-skillet.html
http://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/2015/06/chili-lime-chicken-and-sweet-potato-skillet.html

Chicken, sweet potato, black bean, and bell pepper come together in a flavorful skillet amped-up with chili powder and fresh lime. Get the recipe here.

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12. Mediterranean Chicken and Potatoes

cafedelites.com

This recipe uses chicken thighs, but feel free to use breasts too. Get the recipe here.

13. Chicken and Quinoa in Mustard Sauce

http://www.littlebroken.com/2015/09/01/one-pot-chicken-and-quinoa-in-mustard-sauce/
http://www.littlebroken.com/2015/09/01/one-pot-chicken-and-quinoa-in-mustard-sauce/

Sautéed mushrooms and chicken get a boost of (even more) protein from quinoa and fresh spinach in this savory skillet. Get the recipe here.

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14. Taco Zucchini Noodles

kirbiecravings.com

This veggie-packed skillet is everything you love about spaghetti and tacos in a delicious mashup. Get the recipe here.

15. Cuban Picadillo Bowls

http://www.cottercrunch.com/cuban-sweet-potato-picadillo-vegan/
http://www.cottercrunch.com/cuban-sweet-potato-picadillo-vegan/

This vegetarian version of the classic swaps ground beef for chickpeas for a lighter take on the classic. Get the recipe here.

16. Basil Chicken Coconut Curry

simplyrecipes.com

Coconut milk gives a creamy texture to this chicken curry loaded with jalapeño and fresh basil. Get the recipe here.

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