Spending hours preparing and cooking food is great, but many of us are super busy…or just lazy! But don’t let laziness cause you to pop a frozen meal into the microwave and potentially damage your health in the process. With a minimal amount of effort, you can have real, honest-to-goodness, healthy food. Give these 10 dishes a try; they’re easy-to-cook and perfect for busy or lazy people.
1. “Egg” Salad Sandwiches
With just seven ingredients (three of which are simply spices and take basically zero effort to add), this dish is easy-breezy and ideal for your lunch break.
2. Pasta With Vodka Sauce
Pasta is the classic, go-to meal for busy or lazy people. Instead of dumping a jar of marinara over some noodles, just take this process one tiny step further by adding a delicious, creamy texture from cashews, as well as a kick of vodka.
3. Vegan Potato Salad with Ciltantro, Dill, Tomatoes, and Raw Mayo
A creamy, flavorful potato salad is perfect for a busy lunch; you can always make it the night before and grab it to go for work. The dill atop this vegan potato salad is really what makes this dish, so be sure you have some fresh dill ready before you prepare it.
4. Raw Carrot Avocado Soup
What’s easier than placing some chopped veggies and spices inside a blender, giving it a whirl, then pouring it into a bowl? Raw soups are so easy to make and perfect for lazy and busy people in the summertime.
5. Raw Tomato Red Pepper Soup
Here’s another delicious, healthy, raw vegan soup that takes little time and effort to prepare. This cold soup will help refresh you in the summer heat.
6. Miso Roasted Tomatoes and Spiralized Carrot Noodles
When you roast tomatoes, those juicy, red fruits take on a deep, rich flavor that is just divine. As they roast and burst, the miso seeps further into the skin, adding an amazing flavor to the overall dish.
7. Soba Noodle Salad With Avocado and Mango
This salad has a nice taste balance with the sweet and sour tanginess of lime and the creaminess from the avocado. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat, which is a healthy alternative to white pasta.
8. Mushroom Mutter Masala
This dish is great for lazy people because you don’t have to dirty up a bunch of pots and pans. You cook this dish all in one pan, and bam, you’ve got a meal.
9. Avocado and Hummus Wrap
Lazy “cooking” doesn’t get much easier than wrapping a bunch of stuff up and eating it with two hands (or even one!). The hummus and avocado together create a satisfying, creamy taste that is very filling.
10. Vegan Chick’n Salad With Cranberries and Pistachios
This vegan “chik’n” salad is full of delicious and healthy ingredients like crisp apples, tart cranberries, and crunchy pistachios. It’s also packed with protein thanks to the soy curls.
Lead image source: Miso Roasted Tomatoes and Spiralized Carrot Noodles