Nothing is better when you’re trying to stay healthy than simple healthy recipes you can easily and quickly whip up to satisfy your cravings!
A typical hindrance to cooking is finding a scrumptious recipe, only to discover it needs more ingredients than you can handle. It doesn’t need to be this way. You can prepare healthy and mouthwatering dishes with only three ingredients. In doubt? Well, read on and start cooking!
Simple Healthy Recipes To Get A Headstart On Your Day
1. Vegan Waffles
We usually enjoy waffles for brunch. However, this super easy vegan waffle recipe is great to fuel up your weekday mornings. You may even have the three ingredients (plant-based milk, oats, and vanilla extract) available in your pantry. Then, don’t forget to serve with your favorite toppings like maple syrup, bananas, and berries
2. Breakfast Cookies
No one says no to cookies, but when you prepare them for breakfast, make sure they’re healthy. Well, these breakfast cookies are packed with healthy vitamins and no sugar! Baking only takes 12 minutes, and you’ll have a dozen healthy cookies. What makes it even better is these healthy cookies can be frozen for up to one month, too. So double your batch for leftovers later!
3. Vegan Pancakes
This is not your ordinary boxed flapjacks recipe! These Vegan pancakes are gluten-free, and oil-free, featuring bananas, oat flour, and almond milk. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook! This is the perfect reason to ditch pre-made options for quick and healthy recipes.
4. Healthy Sweet Potato Spinach Hash
At only 250 calories, this is a great source of iron for vitality and beta-carotene for healthier eyes. You’ll enjoy roasting potatoes in the morning instead of frying them with this healthy hash. Here’s an even more reason to love it: you can prepare it in advance, so you can have a delicious and satisfying breakfast whenever you need to take on a long day.
5. Bacon And Egg Breakfast Cups
If you’re egg challenged, you’ll love this simply delicious dish that features three breakfast favorites: bacon, bread, and nutritious eggs. For an even healthier version, use whole-grain bread. By the way, you can easily whip this up and will take only 15-17 minutes to bake, so no oil for frying!
6. Peanut Butter Muffins
These chewy muffins are not only made with dates, bananas, and peanut butter, but also these goodies are flourless. They’re vegan, so it’s free from grain, egg, gluten, and dairy. So, there’s no reason not to love them. Want them Paleo? Use almond or sunflower butter instead. It’s a healthy treat that takes only 25 minutes to prep and cook. Should you decide to double your batch, that perfectly fine because they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and should last about 4 days.
7. Avocado Smoothie
Want a post-run snack or a quick breakfast? Try this nutrient-filled avocado smoothie that takes only 5 minutes to prepare and tastes even better than ice cream. This luscious drink gets nice and thick using banana and avocado. You can even customize it to achieve your desired consistency. Use more milk if you want to enjoy it with a straw, or less milk to savor it with a spoon.
8. Cheddar Broccoli Egg Muffin
You can eat this super easy recipe perfect for your morning meal with your hands. This recipe uses eggs, steamed or frozen broccoli, and cheddar. It takes about 12-15 minutes bake. You can even prep it in advance, and when the morning comes, just heat up and enjoy!
9. Peanut Butter Energy Bars
Need an on-the-road snack for traveling or a pick-me-up during the day? These healthy, hearty, vegan, gluten-free, peanut buttery and portable energy bars are the perfect treat. Let the food processor do all the work with the dates, natural peanut butter and rolled oats, then simply roll or create bars with the finished product. Store in the fridge or freezer to keep them fresh. They should keep several weeks in the fridge and a couple of months in the freezer.
10. BBQ Chicken-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
I kinda have a thing for sweet potatoes! I actually can’t imagine who wouldn’t? With only 103 calories per sweet potato, more potassium than a banana, and 4 grams of fiber, sweet potatoes are a great option. Plus, it pairs perfectly with a zesty BBQ sauce. What’s not to love about this mouth watering weekday meal that takes only 3 ingredients and 30 minutes to prepare?
11. Healthy Pumpkin Fudge
This is a no bake treat that takes only 5 minutes to prepare! Simply mix together the vegan, paleo, and gluten-free ingredients: coconut flour, pumpkin puree, and coconut palm sugar. It’s very high in fiber, low in fat, and low in sugar making it the perfect snack to keep on hand. Guest what? You can even add this simple texture hack to make it that much tastier: Keep it at room temperature for a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Keep it soft and fudgy in the fridge or dense and mellow in the freezer.
12. 3-Ingredient Breakfast Skillet
Ground turkey, eggs, and salsa are all you need to whip up this healthy breakfast meal. If you want it even healthier, include your favorite veggies – spinach, sweet potato, and the likes. Don’t worry about the taste, it’s still as delicious without any additional ingredients. This recipe is good for 3 servings and takes only 20 minutes to make.
13. 3-Ingredient Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes
Pancakes are perfect for weekend breakfast. You can easily make a gluten-free batch using banana, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice. This fast-paced recipe yields 30 silver-dollar pancakes.
14. Apple Strudel
Nothing can go wrong with the whimsical combo of cinnamon and apples in the morning! Speed up your day with 1542 kcal. per serving of this quick and easy 3-ingredient apple strudel. It’s genuinely sweet from apples and a bit savory from the pastry dough.
15. Tofu Scramble
With just 15 minutes of your time, you’ll have this easy and delicious tofu scramble from only three ingredients – a block of tofu, bruschetta, and baby spinach. You’ll love this low-fat, high-protein, healthy, vegetarian breakfast.
16. Tuna-Avocado Salad
Fresh foods are always the best, but if you can’t help it and turn to canned food, choose wisely. Of course, avoid the high-sodium soup. All you need for this quick, easy, and satisfying healthy meal option is tuna, lemon, and avocado.
17. 6-Minute Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks
Ahi tuna is not only available in fancy restaurants. These Ahi tuna steaks only take 6 minutes to make! Simply throw tuna steaks in with soy sauce, olive oil, and some spices, and you’re all done. Crispy and seared on the outside; medium-rare on the inside. Healthy, fast, and easy!
18. Avocado Kale Salad
Vegan and gluten-free, what’s not to love? Kale salad can be very scrumptious and simple to throw together. Just break down the fibrous, leafy kale, add some lemon and avocado, and you have a nutritious meal to start your day or bring to work for lunch.
19. Black Bean Soup
Black beans are packed with fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, and B6. That’s enough reason to try this 3-ingredient black bean soup recipe. It’s healthy and can be thrown together quickly!
20. Banana, Kiwi, And Kale Smoothie
Green-light your day with this nutrient-packed and energy-boosting smoothie! Thanks to banana and kiwi, it is surprisingly sweet and easy to whip up.
21. Chia Pudding
You know how healthy Chia seeds are? Mix them with coconut milk and honey for a healthier kick. Put the mixture in a mason jar, and then keep it overnight inside your fridge. Once morning comes, all you have to do is grab a spoon to boost your day.
Want more 3-ingredient simple healthy recipes? Check out this video from Tasty:
Now, aren’t these simple healthy recipes quick and easy? Even with minimal ingredients, you can still produce healthy dishes that are full of nutrients. Your day will surely be stress-free and more exciting with these scrumptious, three-ingredient, healthy recipes. Hope you all love these recipes and include them in your daily meal plan!
Which of these 3-ingredient simple healthy recipes will you try first? We’re excited to know! Let us know in the comments section below.