When life gets hectic and busy, often, cooking at home and eating
healthy is one of the first things that gets neglected. What if there
was a way to eat healthy with super easy and tasty meals made in just
one pot? A one pot meal makes mealtime quick and easy even if time is
limited. It also makes kitchen clean up much easier. When cooking we
need to keep in mind selecting meals that are packed with protein,
fiber, healthy fats, and nutrients. Imagine no more planning a 5-course
meal while running the oven, the microwave, and the stove all at the
same time. One pot meals are an easy method for preparing dinner for
your family. Preparing everything in one pot makes it easier to ensure
that several food groups are included. They can be steamed, baked,
sauteed, or stewed. Who wouldn’t be excited about the idea of having
fewer dishes and less time spent cooking?
There are many types of one pot meals that can be prepared in a
variety of ways. Think outside the traditional plate lunch of a meat
and three sides, and you can discover super simple but filling meals
such as: soups, stews, stir frys, casseroles, salads, pizza, pasta,
sandwiches, sheet pan dinners, and skillet meals. There are several
benefits of creating one pot meals.
Yields: 5 servings
Serving Size: 1 ½ cups
Tips: This recipe freezes well. Use as a filling in a tortilla to make a wrap.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 330 Calories, 7 g Total Fat, 3 g Saturated Fat, 0 g Trans Fat, 60 mg Cholesterol, 680 mg Sodium, 38 g Total Carbohydrates, 8 g Fiber, 4 g Total Sugars, 29 g Protein.
This article is written by Markaye Russell, Area Nutrition Agent,
Ouachita and Union Parishes. This article is referenced by LSU
AgCenter, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, and South Dakota
State University Extension.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture