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Easy Recipes That Take Less Than One Hour

Easy Recipes That Take Less Than One Hour

From tomato basil soup to chicken parmesan, these delicious meals take no time at all

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When you’re short on time, a collection of quick dishes in your culinary arsenal can be game-changing. Now you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time reading that book, finishing that movie or even organizing that closet.

Breakfast Tacos

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Balsamic, Mushroom and Onion Grilled Brie Cheese Sandwich

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Vegetable and Cheese Frittata

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You don’t really need a recipe to make frittatas, which is one of the reasons they make a fantastic lazy dinner with a side salad. Once you’ve nailed down the base of eggs, milk (or heavy cream) and salt and pepper, you can add just about anything you’d like before popping it in the oven. If you’re trying to get more veggies into your diet, frittatas are a great way to sneak some greens in along with a few other unexpected ingredients.

Broccoli Frittata with Ham and Peppers

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Lentils and Poached Eggs

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Puff Pastry Egg Tart

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Store-bought puff pastry is a genius ingredient to have on hand and can be made into a number of different dishes. Just remember to defrost it for 15 minutes before rolling or cutting it out. This tart is a sophisticated option for a light dinner or brunch with an egg on top, garnished with prosciutto, asparagus and fontina cheese.

For the Puff Pastry Egg Tart recipe, click here.

Green Garlic and Basil Pesto

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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Think soup is something too complicated to make at home? Think again. A hearty pot of soup doesn’t have to take all day to make. In fact, it can easily be made in under an hour. To maximize flavor in this creamy tomato basil soup, cook the onions, carrots and garlic in hot oil before adding the diced tomatoes and broth. You’ll need a blender to puree everything until it’s smooth before returning it back to the pot to simmer gently.

BBQ Chicken Flatbread

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Flatbreads and pizzas are very customizable and super fun for supper. Next time you're looking for a creative dinner dish to spice up your week in a hurry, try this barbecue chicken flatbread. Topped with a flavorful barbecue sauce, sauteed red onions and roasted jalapeno peppers, this sweet and spicy combo will become a family favorite.

Instant Pot Bacon Casserole

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Mini Naan Pizzas

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Pizza night is fun and easy with these 15-minute naan pizzas. You can find good-quality fresh or frozen naan at most major supermarkets that bake up beautifully as a doughy, crispy crust. And to make it even easier, use any jarred tomato sauce and your favorite toppings. To get you started, try a classic Margherita with tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil. The options are endless.

For the Mini Naan Pizzas recipe, click here.

Mediterranean Stuffed Tomatoes

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This vegetarian recipe can be made for lunch or dinner, and while the tomatoes bake in the oven, feel free to make a side of lean salmon or salad. Stuffed tomatoes are an easy homemade dish that can be filled with just about any combination of ingredients — rice, beans, meat or even couscous like in this Mediterranean-inspired recipe.

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

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Maple Glazed French Toast Casserole

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15-Minute Quinoa Burrito Bowls

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These quinoa burrito bowls are super easy to make and filled with heart-healthy quinoa, chicken sausage and all the taco toppings. It’s a delicious time-saver for when you’re craving tacos but don’t have the bandwidth to top, layer and fold each individual tortilla or shell. With cheese, crispy lettuce, salsa, cilantro and fresh sliced avocado, this 15-minute meal will become a go-to lunch or dinner.

Sweet Chili Caramelized Onion Breakfast Tacos

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Honey Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots

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Mac and Cheese

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Bejeweled Cranberry-Orange Rolls

These cranberry-orange rolls will make your kitchen smell like a bakery and your family will not believe it took you only 45 minutes. The store-bought refrigerated rolls are taken up a notch and studded with cranberries, pineapple, ginger and walnuts. Throw these in the oven while you brew a big pot of coffee and you’ll have breakfast and dessert for a couple days.

For the Bejeweled Cranberry-Orange Rolls recipe, click here.

Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Bowls

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Asparagus Grilled Cheese

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Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi Bake

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

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Instant Pot Indian Rice Pudding

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Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Dairy-Free Yogurt

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Smoothie bowls are thicker than a regular smoothie and topped with things like granola, fruit and berries — and in this case, coconut and banana chips as well. The base of the smoothie bowl includes frozen bananas, frozen or fresh mango and pineapple chunks and dairy-free yogurt, which comes together in a quick whirl from the blender.

For the Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Dairy-Free Yogurt recipe, click here.

Lazy Sweet Potato Hash

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Perfect for an effortless lunch or even dinner, this hash is made of bright sweet potatoes, hearty Italian sausage, crispy Brussels sprouts and fried eggs. The pinch of spices adds just the right punch of flavor.

Simple Spaghetti Carbonara

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Ham and Cheese Sliders

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Penne with Black Olives, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Feta and Spinach

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5 Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Whipping up a weeknight meal doesn’t have to be a source of agita — or a gigantic time commitment. And it can be healthy to boot! Choose any of these good-for-you recipes and have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

In this healthier version of steak tacos, the meat takes a quick turn on the skillet before meeting up with a guacamole-inspired combination of avocado, cilantro, garlic and lime juice — not to mention a very nice hearts of palm and tomato situation. Devour the elements on their own or wrap them up in tortillas.

EGG_DROP_SOUP_013.tif

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Swiss Chard is in charge when it comes to this satisfying soup. Cooked in a spicy caraway- and cumin-scented broth, the greens go wilt-y before being topped with hard-boiled eggs and Greek yogurt.

Poached Ginger Chicken and Watercress Salad_20.tif

food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin,food stylist: Jamie KimmProp stylist: Marina Malchin

Watercress, radishes and cucumbers tossed in a sweet-and-spicy dressing steal the show of this simpler-than-it-seems dish. After a short poach, the chicken is topped with a flavorful shallot and ginger broth.

SOY_SALMON_AVOCADO_007.tif

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Salmon is cooked with a simple soy-and-honey glaze and accompanied by a refreshing cucumber-avocado salad. The result is a healthy, Asian-inspired meal that looks a whole lot like snazzy restaurant material.

SWEET_POTATOES_010.tif

Food stylist: Cyd McDowell Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Nothin’ wrong with enlisting the microwave for this healthy spin on a loaded baked potato. Nutrient-dense sweet potatoes lend themselves perfectly to crispy pancetta and garlicky broccoli rabe and mushrooms. The I-can’t-believe-this-is-better-than-sour-cream sauce, made with a nutmeg-laced mixture of ricotta and Parmesan cheese, coupled with the snappy cook time, will make this veggie-centric meal a regular in the rotation.

Abigail Libers is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn.


5 Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Whipping up a weeknight meal doesn’t have to be a source of agita — or a gigantic time commitment. And it can be healthy to boot! Choose any of these good-for-you recipes and have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

In this healthier version of steak tacos, the meat takes a quick turn on the skillet before meeting up with a guacamole-inspired combination of avocado, cilantro, garlic and lime juice — not to mention a very nice hearts of palm and tomato situation. Devour the elements on their own or wrap them up in tortillas.

EGG_DROP_SOUP_013.tif

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Swiss Chard is in charge when it comes to this satisfying soup. Cooked in a spicy caraway- and cumin-scented broth, the greens go wilt-y before being topped with hard-boiled eggs and Greek yogurt.

Poached Ginger Chicken and Watercress Salad_20.tif

food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin,food stylist: Jamie KimmProp stylist: Marina Malchin

Watercress, radishes and cucumbers tossed in a sweet-and-spicy dressing steal the show of this simpler-than-it-seems dish. After a short poach, the chicken is topped with a flavorful shallot and ginger broth.

SOY_SALMON_AVOCADO_007.tif

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Salmon is cooked with a simple soy-and-honey glaze and accompanied by a refreshing cucumber-avocado salad. The result is a healthy, Asian-inspired meal that looks a whole lot like snazzy restaurant material.

SWEET_POTATOES_010.tif

Food stylist: Cyd McDowell Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Nothin’ wrong with enlisting the microwave for this healthy spin on a loaded baked potato. Nutrient-dense sweet potatoes lend themselves perfectly to crispy pancetta and garlicky broccoli rabe and mushrooms. The I-can’t-believe-this-is-better-than-sour-cream sauce, made with a nutmeg-laced mixture of ricotta and Parmesan cheese, coupled with the snappy cook time, will make this veggie-centric meal a regular in the rotation.

Abigail Libers is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn.


5 Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Whipping up a weeknight meal doesn’t have to be a source of agita — or a gigantic time commitment. And it can be healthy to boot! Choose any of these good-for-you recipes and have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

In this healthier version of steak tacos, the meat takes a quick turn on the skillet before meeting up with a guacamole-inspired combination of avocado, cilantro, garlic and lime juice — not to mention a very nice hearts of palm and tomato situation. Devour the elements on their own or wrap them up in tortillas.

EGG_DROP_SOUP_013.tif

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Swiss Chard is in charge when it comes to this satisfying soup. Cooked in a spicy caraway- and cumin-scented broth, the greens go wilt-y before being topped with hard-boiled eggs and Greek yogurt.

Poached Ginger Chicken and Watercress Salad_20.tif

food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin,food stylist: Jamie KimmProp stylist: Marina Malchin

Watercress, radishes and cucumbers tossed in a sweet-and-spicy dressing steal the show of this simpler-than-it-seems dish. After a short poach, the chicken is topped with a flavorful shallot and ginger broth.

SOY_SALMON_AVOCADO_007.tif

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Salmon is cooked with a simple soy-and-honey glaze and accompanied by a refreshing cucumber-avocado salad. The result is a healthy, Asian-inspired meal that looks a whole lot like snazzy restaurant material.

SWEET_POTATOES_010.tif

Food stylist: Cyd McDowell Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Nothin’ wrong with enlisting the microwave for this healthy spin on a loaded baked potato. Nutrient-dense sweet potatoes lend themselves perfectly to crispy pancetta and garlicky broccoli rabe and mushrooms. The I-can’t-believe-this-is-better-than-sour-cream sauce, made with a nutmeg-laced mixture of ricotta and Parmesan cheese, coupled with the snappy cook time, will make this veggie-centric meal a regular in the rotation.

Abigail Libers is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn.


5 Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Whipping up a weeknight meal doesn’t have to be a source of agita — or a gigantic time commitment. And it can be healthy to boot! Choose any of these good-for-you recipes and have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

In this healthier version of steak tacos, the meat takes a quick turn on the skillet before meeting up with a guacamole-inspired combination of avocado, cilantro, garlic and lime juice — not to mention a very nice hearts of palm and tomato situation. Devour the elements on their own or wrap them up in tortillas.

EGG_DROP_SOUP_013.tif

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Swiss Chard is in charge when it comes to this satisfying soup. Cooked in a spicy caraway- and cumin-scented broth, the greens go wilt-y before being topped with hard-boiled eggs and Greek yogurt.

Poached Ginger Chicken and Watercress Salad_20.tif

food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin,food stylist: Jamie KimmProp stylist: Marina Malchin

Watercress, radishes and cucumbers tossed in a sweet-and-spicy dressing steal the show of this simpler-than-it-seems dish. After a short poach, the chicken is topped with a flavorful shallot and ginger broth.

SOY_SALMON_AVOCADO_007.tif

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Salmon is cooked with a simple soy-and-honey glaze and accompanied by a refreshing cucumber-avocado salad. The result is a healthy, Asian-inspired meal that looks a whole lot like snazzy restaurant material.

SWEET_POTATOES_010.tif

Food stylist: Cyd McDowell Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Nothin’ wrong with enlisting the microwave for this healthy spin on a loaded baked potato. Nutrient-dense sweet potatoes lend themselves perfectly to crispy pancetta and garlicky broccoli rabe and mushrooms. The I-can’t-believe-this-is-better-than-sour-cream sauce, made with a nutmeg-laced mixture of ricotta and Parmesan cheese, coupled with the snappy cook time, will make this veggie-centric meal a regular in the rotation.

Abigail Libers is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn.


5 Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Whipping up a weeknight meal doesn’t have to be a source of agita — or a gigantic time commitment. And it can be healthy to boot! Choose any of these good-for-you recipes and have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

In this healthier version of steak tacos, the meat takes a quick turn on the skillet before meeting up with a guacamole-inspired combination of avocado, cilantro, garlic and lime juice — not to mention a very nice hearts of palm and tomato situation. Devour the elements on their own or wrap them up in tortillas.

EGG_DROP_SOUP_013.tif

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Swiss Chard is in charge when it comes to this satisfying soup. Cooked in a spicy caraway- and cumin-scented broth, the greens go wilt-y before being topped with hard-boiled eggs and Greek yogurt.

Poached Ginger Chicken and Watercress Salad_20.tif

food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin,food stylist: Jamie KimmProp stylist: Marina Malchin

Watercress, radishes and cucumbers tossed in a sweet-and-spicy dressing steal the show of this simpler-than-it-seems dish. After a short poach, the chicken is topped with a flavorful shallot and ginger broth.

SOY_SALMON_AVOCADO_007.tif

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Salmon is cooked with a simple soy-and-honey glaze and accompanied by a refreshing cucumber-avocado salad. The result is a healthy, Asian-inspired meal that looks a whole lot like snazzy restaurant material.

SWEET_POTATOES_010.tif

Food stylist: Cyd McDowell Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Nothin’ wrong with enlisting the microwave for this healthy spin on a loaded baked potato. Nutrient-dense sweet potatoes lend themselves perfectly to crispy pancetta and garlicky broccoli rabe and mushrooms. The I-can’t-believe-this-is-better-than-sour-cream sauce, made with a nutmeg-laced mixture of ricotta and Parmesan cheese, coupled with the snappy cook time, will make this veggie-centric meal a regular in the rotation.

Abigail Libers is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn.


5 Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Whipping up a weeknight meal doesn’t have to be a source of agita — or a gigantic time commitment. And it can be healthy to boot! Choose any of these good-for-you recipes and have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

In this healthier version of steak tacos, the meat takes a quick turn on the skillet before meeting up with a guacamole-inspired combination of avocado, cilantro, garlic and lime juice — not to mention a very nice hearts of palm and tomato situation. Devour the elements on their own or wrap them up in tortillas.

EGG_DROP_SOUP_013.tif

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Swiss Chard is in charge when it comes to this satisfying soup. Cooked in a spicy caraway- and cumin-scented broth, the greens go wilt-y before being topped with hard-boiled eggs and Greek yogurt.

Poached Ginger Chicken and Watercress Salad_20.tif

food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin,food stylist: Jamie KimmProp stylist: Marina Malchin

Watercress, radishes and cucumbers tossed in a sweet-and-spicy dressing steal the show of this simpler-than-it-seems dish. After a short poach, the chicken is topped with a flavorful shallot and ginger broth.

SOY_SALMON_AVOCADO_007.tif

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Salmon is cooked with a simple soy-and-honey glaze and accompanied by a refreshing cucumber-avocado salad. The result is a healthy, Asian-inspired meal that looks a whole lot like snazzy restaurant material.

SWEET_POTATOES_010.tif

Food stylist: Cyd McDowell Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Nothin’ wrong with enlisting the microwave for this healthy spin on a loaded baked potato. Nutrient-dense sweet potatoes lend themselves perfectly to crispy pancetta and garlicky broccoli rabe and mushrooms. The I-can’t-believe-this-is-better-than-sour-cream sauce, made with a nutmeg-laced mixture of ricotta and Parmesan cheese, coupled with the snappy cook time, will make this veggie-centric meal a regular in the rotation.

Abigail Libers is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn.


5 Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Whipping up a weeknight meal doesn’t have to be a source of agita — or a gigantic time commitment. And it can be healthy to boot! Choose any of these good-for-you recipes and have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

In this healthier version of steak tacos, the meat takes a quick turn on the skillet before meeting up with a guacamole-inspired combination of avocado, cilantro, garlic and lime juice — not to mention a very nice hearts of palm and tomato situation. Devour the elements on their own or wrap them up in tortillas.

EGG_DROP_SOUP_013.tif

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Swiss Chard is in charge when it comes to this satisfying soup. Cooked in a spicy caraway- and cumin-scented broth, the greens go wilt-y before being topped with hard-boiled eggs and Greek yogurt.

Poached Ginger Chicken and Watercress Salad_20.tif

food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin,food stylist: Jamie KimmProp stylist: Marina Malchin

Watercress, radishes and cucumbers tossed in a sweet-and-spicy dressing steal the show of this simpler-than-it-seems dish. After a short poach, the chicken is topped with a flavorful shallot and ginger broth.

SOY_SALMON_AVOCADO_007.tif

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Salmon is cooked with a simple soy-and-honey glaze and accompanied by a refreshing cucumber-avocado salad. The result is a healthy, Asian-inspired meal that looks a whole lot like snazzy restaurant material.

SWEET_POTATOES_010.tif

Food stylist: Cyd McDowell Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Nothin’ wrong with enlisting the microwave for this healthy spin on a loaded baked potato. Nutrient-dense sweet potatoes lend themselves perfectly to crispy pancetta and garlicky broccoli rabe and mushrooms. The I-can’t-believe-this-is-better-than-sour-cream sauce, made with a nutmeg-laced mixture of ricotta and Parmesan cheese, coupled with the snappy cook time, will make this veggie-centric meal a regular in the rotation.

Abigail Libers is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn.


5 Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Whipping up a weeknight meal doesn’t have to be a source of agita — or a gigantic time commitment. And it can be healthy to boot! Choose any of these good-for-you recipes and have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

In this healthier version of steak tacos, the meat takes a quick turn on the skillet before meeting up with a guacamole-inspired combination of avocado, cilantro, garlic and lime juice — not to mention a very nice hearts of palm and tomato situation. Devour the elements on their own or wrap them up in tortillas.

EGG_DROP_SOUP_013.tif

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Swiss Chard is in charge when it comes to this satisfying soup. Cooked in a spicy caraway- and cumin-scented broth, the greens go wilt-y before being topped with hard-boiled eggs and Greek yogurt.

Poached Ginger Chicken and Watercress Salad_20.tif

food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin,food stylist: Jamie KimmProp stylist: Marina Malchin

Watercress, radishes and cucumbers tossed in a sweet-and-spicy dressing steal the show of this simpler-than-it-seems dish. After a short poach, the chicken is topped with a flavorful shallot and ginger broth.

SOY_SALMON_AVOCADO_007.tif

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Salmon is cooked with a simple soy-and-honey glaze and accompanied by a refreshing cucumber-avocado salad. The result is a healthy, Asian-inspired meal that looks a whole lot like snazzy restaurant material.

SWEET_POTATOES_010.tif

Food stylist: Cyd McDowell Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Nothin’ wrong with enlisting the microwave for this healthy spin on a loaded baked potato. Nutrient-dense sweet potatoes lend themselves perfectly to crispy pancetta and garlicky broccoli rabe and mushrooms. The I-can’t-believe-this-is-better-than-sour-cream sauce, made with a nutmeg-laced mixture of ricotta and Parmesan cheese, coupled with the snappy cook time, will make this veggie-centric meal a regular in the rotation.

Abigail Libers is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn.


5 Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Whipping up a weeknight meal doesn’t have to be a source of agita — or a gigantic time commitment. And it can be healthy to boot! Choose any of these good-for-you recipes and have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

In this healthier version of steak tacos, the meat takes a quick turn on the skillet before meeting up with a guacamole-inspired combination of avocado, cilantro, garlic and lime juice — not to mention a very nice hearts of palm and tomato situation. Devour the elements on their own or wrap them up in tortillas.

EGG_DROP_SOUP_013.tif

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Swiss Chard is in charge when it comes to this satisfying soup. Cooked in a spicy caraway- and cumin-scented broth, the greens go wilt-y before being topped with hard-boiled eggs and Greek yogurt.

Poached Ginger Chicken and Watercress Salad_20.tif

food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin,food stylist: Jamie KimmProp stylist: Marina Malchin

Watercress, radishes and cucumbers tossed in a sweet-and-spicy dressing steal the show of this simpler-than-it-seems dish. After a short poach, the chicken is topped with a flavorful shallot and ginger broth.

SOY_SALMON_AVOCADO_007.tif

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Salmon is cooked with a simple soy-and-honey glaze and accompanied by a refreshing cucumber-avocado salad. The result is a healthy, Asian-inspired meal that looks a whole lot like snazzy restaurant material.

SWEET_POTATOES_010.tif

Food stylist: Cyd McDowell Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Nothin’ wrong with enlisting the microwave for this healthy spin on a loaded baked potato. Nutrient-dense sweet potatoes lend themselves perfectly to crispy pancetta and garlicky broccoli rabe and mushrooms. The I-can’t-believe-this-is-better-than-sour-cream sauce, made with a nutmeg-laced mixture of ricotta and Parmesan cheese, coupled with the snappy cook time, will make this veggie-centric meal a regular in the rotation.

Abigail Libers is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn.


5 Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Whipping up a weeknight meal doesn’t have to be a source of agita — or a gigantic time commitment. And it can be healthy to boot! Choose any of these good-for-you recipes and have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

In this healthier version of steak tacos, the meat takes a quick turn on the skillet before meeting up with a guacamole-inspired combination of avocado, cilantro, garlic and lime juice — not to mention a very nice hearts of palm and tomato situation. Devour the elements on their own or wrap them up in tortillas.

EGG_DROP_SOUP_013.tif

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Swiss Chard is in charge when it comes to this satisfying soup. Cooked in a spicy caraway- and cumin-scented broth, the greens go wilt-y before being topped with hard-boiled eggs and Greek yogurt.

Poached Ginger Chicken and Watercress Salad_20.tif

food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin,food stylist: Jamie KimmProp stylist: Marina Malchin

Watercress, radishes and cucumbers tossed in a sweet-and-spicy dressing steal the show of this simpler-than-it-seems dish. After a short poach, the chicken is topped with a flavorful shallot and ginger broth.

SOY_SALMON_AVOCADO_007.tif

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Salmon is cooked with a simple soy-and-honey glaze and accompanied by a refreshing cucumber-avocado salad. The result is a healthy, Asian-inspired meal that looks a whole lot like snazzy restaurant material.

SWEET_POTATOES_010.tif

Food stylist: Cyd McDowell Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Nothin’ wrong with enlisting the microwave for this healthy spin on a loaded baked potato. Nutrient-dense sweet potatoes lend themselves perfectly to crispy pancetta and garlicky broccoli rabe and mushrooms. The I-can’t-believe-this-is-better-than-sour-cream sauce, made with a nutmeg-laced mixture of ricotta and Parmesan cheese, coupled with the snappy cook time, will make this veggie-centric meal a regular in the rotation.

Abigail Libers is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn.