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Skillet meals that require just one skillet to prepare. Full healthy dinner recipes that are no-fuss and require minimal cleanup.

Eggplant, Chickpea, and Chard Shakshuka

Quick and easy Shakshuka with eggplant, chickpeas, and chard – a well-balanced breakfast or dinner that requires right around 40 minutes to prepare.

Is there anything a runny yolk can’t solve?

In all seriousness, yolks are best when gooey, and if you feel the same, this easy vegetable-packed Shakshuka recipe is yours for the taking.

This fabulous meal of poached eggs in spiced tomato sauce is warm, rich, and satisfying, while staying nice and healthful.

You don’t need to be an expert at poaching eggs or have any background in African or Middle Eastern cuisine to become a Shakshuka aficionado!

When all is said and done, you’re basically making a one-pot meal in a skillet. It’s very similar to making soup or stew!

Let’s dive in!

What is Shakshuka?:

Shakshuka is a classic North African and Middle Eastern meal of eggs stewed in a generously-spiced sauce made from tomatoes, red peppers, and often harissa paste (which is a combination of roasted red peppers, garlic, caraway and coriander seeds, cumin, and herbs).

It is eaten any time of the day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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20-Minute Vegetable and Sausage Skillet

20-Minute Vegetable and Sausage skillet is your ticket to a super easy and nutritious dinner! Choose your sausage and vegetables based on your preference to change it up and keep it fresh!

Step one to making life super easy:

Bond with your skillet.

Skillet + Protein + Veggies. BOOM! All your food needs met.

Okay, okay, throw in something starchy and a bar of 85% dark chocolate, and THEN all your food needs met 😉

This super quick and easy vegetable and sausage skillet is incredibly adaptable and as satisfying as can be! You can use any of your favorite sausage varietals (I went with a chicken mild Italian sausage I picked up from Whole Foods) and any of your favorite vegetables.

Let’s whip it up!

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Mediterranean Shrimp Skillet

Quick and easy Mediterranean Shrimp made in a skillet with just 8 fresh, basic ingredients. A deliciously flavorful dinner recipe that happens to be low-carb, keto, whole30, and paleo.

Mediterranean style food is nearly impossible to beat with its big bold fresh flavors, lots of color, and ease of preparation.

Just take, for instance, my Mediterranean Salmon in Parchment Paper, Crispy Mediterranean Chicken Salad, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, and more!

So zesty, so sultry, so flavorful…always crowd-pleasing and taste bud delight-ing.

Mediterranean Shrimp Skillet - a healthy meal that comes together in 20 minutes!

What I love about this meal, aside from how it makes my mouth water profusely is the fact that it only requires one skillet and less than 20 minutes to prepare.

Seriously, you’ll be amazed at how quickly this gem comes together!

Let’s dive right in!

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30-Minute Teriyaki Beef Skillet with Vegetables

Teriyaki Beef and Vegetable Skillet made in less than 30 minutes! This flavorful, nutritious meal comes together lightning quick and will please even the pickiest eaters. Make it as a meal prep recipe to enjoy throughout the week, or serve to friends and family.

It’s the return of the skillet!

If you have been following along my blog, or if you watch my Instagram stories, you know this is the exact type of meal I make every single day (often for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!).

Skillet. Animal Protein. Veggies. Baddabingbaddaboom NOURISHMENT!

Toss a heaping pile of it in a bowl with some steamed brown rice and you’re looking at the object of my affection.

For this rendition of Julia’s everyday eats, I browned up some ground beef, through in some veggies and my homemade Paleo Teriyaki Sauce, and then drooled all over myself while enjoying it.

It’s so crazy simple, so easy to adapt using various proteins and vegetables, and so nourishing for your body.

Close up photo of skillet of Teriyaki Beef and vegetables

My pro tip for making this skillet in under 30 minutes? Chop as you go. While you can chop all of the vegetables ahead of time before you start cooking, I like adding mine in at various times depending on their hardiness. 

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Mexican Vegan Black Bean & Sweet Potato Skillet

Color me telepathic, but I have a sneaking suspicion you could use an easy meal using mostly pantry ingredients. 

Sometimes we need cooking to be the easiest thing we’ve done all day or could simply use a win, and this vegan black bean sweet potato skillet is exactly that!

Incorporating basic ingredients you likely already have on hand, you’ll likely not even need to leave the house to make this beauty happen.

Bonus points: this recipe makes a TON of food – great for feeding the whole family or for meal prepping.

Bonus points, the sequel: You can make all sorts of changes to this meal based on what you have on hand!

This colorful, nutritious meal includes sweet potato, black beans, quinoa, bell pepper, onion, garlic, salsa and chili powder. The end result? A hearty meal that’ll tickle the tongue buds and make you feel satisfied.

The best part? This vegan Mexican inspired meal is so easy to prepare. Let’s talk about it!

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30-Minute Ground Turkey Skillet with Vegetables

30-Minute Ground Turkey Skillet with vegetables is a quick and nutritious dinner recipe perfect for any weeknight! This easy ground turkey recipe is AIP, Whole30, paleo, keto and easy on the gut for good digestion.

This is one of those dishes I view as a home run for hitting my nutrition goals. It goes low on fat (I tend to overdo it on fat), big on protein, and low on carbohydrate. You get a nice vitamin, mineral, antioxidant and fiber infusion from the veggies in addition to the color and texture it provides.

Would I consider this to be a sexy or romantic meal? Absolutely not. It is very much one of those clean and rational meals for maintaining a nutrient-rich diet. But don’t fret, I think it tastes great in addition to being squeaky clean!

Because resistant starch is helpful for good digestion, I eat this over sweet potato or rice that I cook separately. As you can see in the photos, I love consuming this in a bowl with chopped purple yam, which I had previously boiled, cooled, then chopped and reheated.

From a flavor standpoint, there are many many options to boost the palatability of this dish. I kept it low-FODMAP for those who have digestive issues, but you can absolutely add onion and garlic if you don’t eat a low-FODMAP diet.

How to Make 30-Minute Ground Turkey Skillet with Vegetables:

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One-Skillet Chicken Green Curry with Rice

One-Skillet Chicken Green Curry with Rice is a quick and easy meal that incorporates chicken curry with vegetables and rice all in one pot! This easy meal is comfort food at its finest.


Lover of curry and looking for the easiest approach of all time to make it yourself at home? I’ve gotchu.

If you made my One-Skillet Ground Turkey Thai Curry with Rice a few months ago, you’re already familiar with the concept behind this recipe.

It’s simple, really. You use one skillet to make the curry and cook the rice into the curry so that it soaks up the coconut milk sauce and becomes ultra delicious. In this sense, you aren’t steaming rice separately from the curry, which makes the meal prep just a little bit quicker and easier. Style points!

This Thai green curry includes vegetables such as carrots, bell pepper, zucchini and broccoli, along with chicken thighs, all stewed in a deliciously creamy green curry coconut milk sauce. There’s plenty of room for adaptation here.

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Crispy Skillet Salmon with Lemon Caper Dill Sauce

Crispy Skillet Salmon with Lemon Caper Dill Sauce is a fresh and flavorful dinner recipe that covers all the flavor bases! This easy meal takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Oh hey, saucy McDreamyton!

Crispy salmon is a staple in my life…I make it at least once a week, but often 2 to 3 times a week. It is, in a word: bangarang.

Recently, I’ve been changing up my crispy salmon by adding fresh and funky sauces. I love a good creamy sauce, but I keep it dairy-free using coconut milk. Adding lemon zest and juice and capers to a creamy sauce yields a marvelous tang to spruce up the meal.

Aside from the fact that this meal is crazy tasty and super quick and easy to make, the best part about it is it only requires a few basic ingredients. You may already have all of them on hand! 

This is a great meal to prepare during the week when you’re wanting something fresh, filling and nourishing but don’t want to spend a huge amount of time slaving over the stove.

In addition, it is…

Recipe Highlights:

  • Paleo
  • Whole30
  • Keto
  • Low-Carb
  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Bangin’ flavorful
  • Crispy yet creamy and mouth-watering

Let’s make it and put it on repeat, shall we?

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Ground Turkey Butternut Squash Skillet with Rainbow Chard

Ground Turkey Butternut Squash Skillet with Rainbow Chard is a quick, nourishing meal ready in just about 30 minutes. This clean, filling recipe can be prepared any night of the week!

Whenever I discuss cooking with friends and family, the common sentiment is there’s never enough time or energy for habitual cooking. I completely get it, and in spite of the fact I cook for a living, I run into the same issue.

Which is why 98% of my meals are prepared in less than 30 minutes in a skillet. Easy, clean, fresh and flavorful, there’s just nothing better than a nourishing and satisfying meal that happens to be quick and easy to throw together at any moment’s notice.

Sure, I have plenty of kitchen tools and appliances, but I’d be perfectly content with 1 cutting board, 1 knife, and 1 cast iron skillet for the rest of forever.

This ground turkey butternut squash skillet only requires a few basic ingredients and hits all your essential macros – high in protein, moderate in complex carbs and fiber, and moderate in fat, you’re looking at a marvelous carb-conscious dinner.

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One Skillet Ground Beef and Wild Rice

One skillet ground beef and wild rice with onion, garlic, bell pepper and rainbow chard is a quick and easy one-pot meal that results in a lovely well-balanced dinner.

When it comes to cooking dinner at home, I generally aim for three things: 

1.) Affordability – I like to keep it inexpensive…no need for pretention in my household! 

2.) Nutrient-Dense  – I go for balanced meals that contain all three macros – protein, fat, and carbs. Bonus points for fiber, vitamins and minerals! I find that meals that hit all three are very satisfying 

3.) Quick to Prepare – While I love cooking, I don’t typically want to spend a huge chunk of time on cooking, so I try to keep it around 30 minutes, or at the very most, 1 hour.

My skillet recipes fit all three criteria, and this ground beef and wild rice recipe is no exception!

Onion, garlic, bell pepper, ground beef, wild rice, broth, and rainbow chard is all we need to make this beauty happen! The combination of flavors is fresh and the meal itself is super satisfying! You can serve it up with a side salad or roasted veggies if you’re looking for even more vegetable power!

Let’s make it, shall we?

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