21 Healthy Stove Top Recipes for 2021

If there’s one lesson the coronavirus pandemic has taught us, it’s how to embrace change. As everyone around the world is still entrenching positive lifestyle habits, here in Australia, eating healthy is top of the agenda. Below are 21 healthy stovetop recipes for 2021 to ensure you spend a longer time than usual in your kitchen this year. 

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Veggies Frittata 

This recipe may sound exotic although it’s only a fancy omelette blended with colourful vegetables. It’s easy and quick to prepare. This makes it a must-have recipe nowadays. Plus this frittata is brimming with great nutrition and an excellent choice for dinner, brunch, breakfast, or lunch. 

Here’s the recipe

Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

If you’re looking for tons of vitamins, good fats, protein, and minerals all packed in a single meal, try out this healthy sweet potato skillet. Apart from being a nice breakfast dish, it also does well for dinner or lunch. You’ll be surprised that something so simple can have plenty of nutritional goodness. 

Here’s the recipe

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Crustless Smoked Turkey and Spinach Quiche

The crustless turkey with spinach quiche is not only easy on the waistline but also quite satisfying. It makes an excellent brunch recipe for you and your pals. Its filling features offer a blend of smoked turkey ham in bite-sized pieces, leafy fresh spinach, Swiss cheeses, onion, and shredded cheddar. 

Here’s the recipe

 

Veggie Omelette with Cheese and Turmeric

With this exceptional veggie omelette recipe, you’ll find a delicious way to pack in vegetables and the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant turmeric in your menu. It is packed with the goodness of bell peppers, turmeric, cabbage, cheese, and onions for a fluffy keto diet. Make it for breakfast if you want a great healthy start for the day. 

Here’s the recipe

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One-Pot English Breakfast 

It’s easy, convenient, and a lot faster to prepare. And the best thing is that you’ll have less cleaning up to do. The full English Breakfast comprises fried sausages, fried tomatoes, fried bread, fried eggs, fried bacon, fried mushrooms, and usually a slice of fried white or black pudding. 

Here’s the recipe.

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Kielbasa, Peppers, and Cauliflower Rice Skillet 

Who said you must spend all night in the kitchen to eat healthily? This simple, one-skillet meal takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. With savoury vegetables and kielbasa sausage, this wholesome meal is great for dinner. 

Here’s the recipe.

One-Skillet Cheesy Tuna Pasta 

Made in one skillet, the creamy tuna pasta and peas reinvents your favourite comfort dish, tuna casserole. Apart from having barely any dishes to wash, part of this recipe’s fun is how customizable it is. Change up this tuna casserole with your toppings at the end. 

Here’s the recipe.

 

Garlic Chicken Pasta 

Is it possible to freeze cooked pasta and chicken? Everything is possible with this freezer-friendly chicken pasta. Simply prepare a huge batch in advance and freeze it in foil containers. Pull single servings from your freezer and bake in the oven. Overall, garlic chicken pasta is a  choice for when you feel too exhausted to cook but want a heart-warming meal prepared at home. 

Here’s the recipe.

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Gluten-Free Skillet Lasagna

Looking for a quick easy weeknight dish? This one-pot Gluten-Free Skillet Lasagna helps to keep things nutritious without creating a mess. You don’t need extra baking or boiling for the noodles. Add some dairy-free cheese to make the gluten-free skillet lasagna Vegan. 

Here’s the recipe.

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Honey-Mustard and Rosemary Chicken With Potatoes

As with most cooking endeavours, this dish starts with the cast iron skillet. Because it begins off on the range before moving to the oven, a pan makes a great fit for this recipe. 

Here’s the recipe.

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One Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice Plus Black Beans

Not only is this One Pan Cilantro Lime Chicken so easy to prepare, but is also full of flavour. Served with rice and beans, the meal is filling and satisfying on its own. But it doesn’t mean you can’t go all out to include some of your favourite Mexican toppings. 

Here’s the recipe.

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Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas are often a mealtime win and this Skillet Chicken Fajita isn’t any different. You’ll be ready in just 30 minutes, inclusive of the time to marinate chicken. It makes an excellent weeknight dinner that you can serve in so many ways. 

Here’s the recipe

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Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice Skillet

It’s a low-carb simple skillet-meal with shredded cauliflower that looks like rice topped with kielbasa and zucchini. While this savoury cauliflower rice recipe is easy to prepare and fits any dish of the day, it’s the perfect weeknight option.

Here’s the recipe

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One-Pan Sweet Potato Broccoli Chicken Bake 

A single-dish wonder, this one-pan sweet potato chicken with broccoli is an easy recipe that tastes delicious. It is also excellent for leftovers. This quick to prepare meal makes a great weeknight dish. 

Here’s the recipe

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One-Dish Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe

Every busy parent wants a fast and simple meal that is healthy, affordable and that the children will eat without a fuss. Here’s a straightforward one-pot baked pesto chicken with vegetables. You only need five minutes to make. Plus, you can do other chores as it cooks in the oven. 

Here’s the recipe

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Coconut Chicken Fingers 

The crispy coconut chicken fingers can make for a simple weeknight dish or a quick-fix appetizer for a party. Use cayenne pepper to make the coconut chicken strips as spicy as you would like for an excellent and spicy combination. With just six ingredients, you will be surprised to learn that this healthy paleo coconut chicken meal is gluten-free and low carb. 

Here’s the recipe

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Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders 

Keeping it crispy outside and juicy inside, this buttermilk fried chicken is a recipe that’ll definitely minimize coaxing the kids to eat dinner every night. 

Here’s the recipe

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One-Pot Cheeseburger Pasta

Who would imagine that the cheesy goodness can come together so easily in a single skillet! Everything including the pasta gets prepared in the pan and it just takes 30 minutes. Use whole-wheat pasta, low-fat cheddar cheese, and ground turkey for waistline-friendly cheeseburger pasta. 

Here’s the recipe

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Tequila Lime Shrimp

With fragrant spice seasoning and tequila spike, this tequila lime shrimp is fast and simple. Actually, you’ll be ready in under 10 minutes. 

Here’s the recipe

 

Hoisin Chickpea Stir Fry 

If you’re stocked up on pantry ingredients with no idea of how to use them, you can take up this healthy twenty-minute Chickpea Stir Fry. Comprising some crunchy red bell pepper, savoury sauce, and salty peanuts toppings, this stir fry is gluten-free and vegan. 

Here’s the recipe


Strawberry-Stuffed French Toast

If you have a sweet tooth, nothing is better than beginning your day with a stuffed French toast meal. While the recipe may taste as decadent as anything you would order at the fast foods, you’ll be surprised that it has less than 400 calories! 

Here’s the recipe

 

The Wrap Up 

That’s all of it. A detailed guide with healthy stovetop recipes for 2021. And the best part is that the only gear you’ll need is a simple frying pan. You can get an induction frying pan if you have an induction stovetop.