Like everyone else, I’ve been eating most of my meals at home lately. I like to cook, but I have to admit that cooking ALL of our meals has been kind of exhausting. And allllll the dishes? UGH. I just can’t. To make my life easier, I’ve been making a few of my favorite, super simple and super healthy recipes pretty much every day. I’m talking recipes that take like 5-10 minutes, use very few ingredients, and dirty only one or two dishes.
And you know what? I might even like these better than most more complicated recipes! Seriously.
I know a ton of people are struggling to stick to their healthy eating while they’re at home, because they just don’t love to cook! If that’s you, guess what? You don’t have to love to cook (or even be remotely good at it) to eat healthy! Don’t believe me? WELL here are 4 recipes to prove it 😊 You ready?!
PS – these recipes are total winners for people who love to cook too. SO GOOD.
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1. Banana Pancakes
Woooow would you look at that stack?! Yum.
You only need TWO ingredients for these babies: a banana and a couple eggs. That’s it! Then, all you have to do is mash ’em together and cook on a skillet on medium-high heat. Who knew a recipe existed that would totally satisfy any pancake craving without:
- A ton of time (these seriously take like 5 min)
- A ton of ingredients (like I said, only two!)
- GUILT. No added sugar or other junk in these pancakes!
Oh, and these pancakes are FILLING. The eggs give you about 12 grams of protein and a little bit of fat to fill you up, while the banana provides some healthy carbs to boost your morning with a little energy. Here’s your new go-to breakfast…or snack….or lunch. If you’re like me, a pancake craving can hit any time of day.
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2. Minute Mug Cake
Being home so much has me craving allllll the snacks so this recipe is 100% NECESSARY. Not only will it save you from eating an entire batch of muffins, but you won’t destroy your kitchen making this either.
So here’s the rundown on this recipe. First of all – suuuuuper easy. Second, it’s grain-free, dairy-free and perfect for anyone following a keto or paleo diet. Lastly, you seriously won’t believe how moist and fluffy this little cake is! Every time I make it I’m like HOW is this SO GOOD?! Try it ASAP.
- 2 T peanut butter
- 1 tsp coconut oil or butter
- 3 T almond milk
- 3 T almond flour
- 1 egg
- 1 T monk fruit sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
Mix it all together in a mug then microwave for 1:30! Warm, fresh, baked goodness in <2 minutes.
This recipe makes 2 servings (didn’t wanna split the egg)! Each serving is 215 cals, 18g fat, 7g carbs, 10g protein.
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3. Omelet in a Mug
Omelets are intimidating, even if you like to cook a little. If you avoid the kitchen most of the time, I’m gonna guess omelets are usually a hard pass. Well, don’t pass this recipe up! This is the easiest omelet recipe EVER. It’s gonna change your breakfast life forever. Does that sound dramatic? Wellll…I just really love this recipe!
Okay so here’s how you make this one:
- 1/4 – 1/2 c chopped veggies – mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, or whatever you have on hand.
- A little cooked meat (optional of course!)
- 2 eggs
- 2 T almond milk (or whatever milk you love)
Lightly grease your mug with cooking spray. Add your veggies, meat, eggs and milk and stir! Microwave for 1 minute and stir, then microwave again for 1 minute. Top with some salsa or avocado if you’re extra like me, and ENJOY!
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4. Sweet Potato Pancakes
Okay…did I save the best for last? I mean look at these pancakes. AND THAT DOLLOP OF GREEK YOGURT?! I’m honestly obsessed with these. They’re sweet without any sugar, and they’re packed with protein, healthy fat and fiber that makes them soooo filling and satisfying. I’m thinking I could eat these every day. Wanna know how to make them? ZERO cooking skill required – promise!
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 eggs
- Boil your sweet potato until soft. Scoop the insides into a bowl.
- Add the eggs and stir until it’s nice and combined.
- Next, heat up a pan and spray with cooking spray. Spoon about 1/3 of the batter into your pan and cook for a few minutes on each side, carefully flipping when bubbles start to form and pop on top. Repeat until you have a gorgeous stack of pancakes!
- Feel free to top these with some yogurt like I did, sprinkle with cinnamon or serve with some fruit!
These are literally SO good, SO easy and SO healthy. I can’t wait for you to try them!
Cooking healthy meals doesn’t have to be complicated!
We’re all forced to cook at home more right now, but don’t let that throw you off your healthy diet! There are literally TONS of easy, healthy recipes like these that actually taste really good. If it helps, I have videos for how to make all 4 of these recipes on my Instagram. You can see how I make them and join me with a little dance when you fall in love with all 4 just like I did! I mean, if these recipes didn’t taste good enough to make me dance, I wouldn’t be so excited to share them with you. DUH.
Also- I wanna know what your favorite recipe is! Lemme know in the comments!
32 thoughts on “4 Easy, Healthy Recipes for People Who Don’t Cook”
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The Banana Pancakes are so delicious
I want to know how I’m supposed to save money on cooking when I have no storage. I share my fridge with my roommates and I have enough space to store about three loaves of bread (including the freezer). I literally cannot prepare a week of food at once… nowhere to preserve it.
Hi Cassey! I love your workouts and you’re a huge inspiration for me, but I don’t eat eggs and all your recipes look so yummy but it makes me so sad I can’t try them out. Do you have some nice recipes for us vegans? Love you! xoxo
Maybe try searching up vegan alternatives to eggs?
I’m having issues making the banana pancakes. Mine turn out more like fried eggs. Any suggestions???
I don’t want to get a turkey neck and a lot of exercises we do have us looking down for proper posture. The downside is gravity pulling on the neck area. Any suggestions
The sweet potato pancakes ROCK! Thank you Cassey! Had them 2 days in a row for lunch 💜
Should we eats these everyday
How many calories do the banana pancakes have?
Same here. I think it’s definitely important to note that you should NOT cook these babies on medium-high — they will burn way too fast. First time was a major smokefest, send time on medium was still too high and I ended up with banana scrambled eggs. I am going to try for a third time tomorrow halfway between low and medium and using maybe only only a couple tablespoons of batter per pancake.
If you look in the video she says todo it on a medium low heat
OMG I just made the sweet potato pancakes and let me tell you, Cassey is so right! These were delicious! I added a it of cinnamon to the mixture and a dash of almond milk to make it a bit more of a batter, and it was worth every bite!
Wow thanks! those look amazing 😋
Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes! <3
My banana pancakes were a total fail and I just lost some products. I don’t know why, but the only thing that happend is me ruining the pan. Can you give me some advice?
I had the same problem, when Blogilates showed the recipe for the first time, some time ago. Since then I made like six scrambled banana-eggs that I was able to eat but had a terrible, not-pancakey-at-all texture. For me it was just practise. I finally achieved the pancake shape, that I was able to switch to the other side on the pan, when I starded making really tiny ones. Libe just a blob of dough for one pancake. And that’s how I had learnt how these yummy creatures behave on the pan. If you still don’t make it, just keep on adding some flour, untill you can manage to switch the pancake to the other side. These two-ingridient pancakes are my favourite breakfast of all time, I usually eat them with peanat butter/honey/any fruit jam and it takes me these title “five minutes”. I hope this is helpful to you!
Will you bring cheap clean eats back anytime soon? 🙂
I am IN LOVE with the sweet potato pancakes! I especially love it because I was never that blown away by the taste of banana pancakes— these have more of a flavor to them and don’t taste like I’m eating a fried fruit. I only altered the recipe a little (just 1 egg and a half serving of Totally egg protein. I drizzled 1tbs+1tsp of Cary’s sugar free syrup at the end so the pancakes are more nostalgic for me). I liked it so much it may become a weekend staple !
I looove banana pancakes! Definitely gonna try these out 🙂
Will you try the banana ones, or the sweet potato ones? 🙂
Question about the mug cake:
What’s the best alternative to monk fruit sugar?? I have never heard of this in my life and have no idea where to go find it…especially during this crazy lockdown time!
You can use something like stevia or swerve! But make sure the ratios to sugar are 1:1 or you will need to calculate that!
In use swerve granular. It bakes like sugar!
Hi Cassey! I tried all of these recipes and I love them so much, thank you for sharing! I was wondering if you could post some recipes for Easter? I find it hard to find anything in stores at the moment and I’d love to be able to make Easter eggs or other Easter recipes with pretty easy-to-find ingredients. Thank you so much!
OK I will try to work on something!
They look good, too bad no vegan recipes.
You could use one crushed banana or 1 tablespoon flax meal in 3 tablespoons water
instead of egg.
Love the banana pancakes. Feel like they are a Blogilates staple. 😊
SUCH a staple
To make the sweet potato pancakes even easier, you can poke the sweet potato a bunch of times with a knife and microwave it for about 4-5 minutes. It’s just as soft and nice in the middle as if you’d baked or boiled it.
I am definitely gonna try these out! They look amazing <3
I tried the sweet potato pancakes and I am not doing something right because it was all mushy and not stuck together.