Who doesn’t love a collection of delicious recipes for healthy one pot meals? One pot meals are easy to throw together, and you can also get out of the kitchen faster with less dishes to clean up after enjoying your meal! I definitely call that a win-win!
All of the recipes in this roundup are gluten and dairy-free. Why? Because as a naturopathic doctor, one of the ways that I help you to maximize your health and energy is by personalizing your diet to best fuel your body. The foods that your best friend may swear makes him or her feel amazing, may be the exact foods that are causing inflammation for you (and vice-versa). Although the way in which your body responds to specific foods is very individualized, gluten and dairy present as the most common issues discovered for my patients via food sensitivity testing and through the completion of an Elimination Diet.
Have you ever investigated whether certain ingredients in your diet are causing the chronic symptoms you may experiencing, like digestive upset, bloating, eczema, acne, headaches and fatigue? If you’d like to learn more about these types of food reactions, I invite you to download a free copy of my eBook, “A Naturopathic Guide to Identifying your Food Sensitivities“.
If you think that gluten and dairy-free meals are bland and boring, these 25 healthy one pot meals will definitely change your outlook! Give them a try, and let me know your favourites in the comments below!
The sweet potatoes, kale, onion, and mushrooms in this skillet from Cathy’s Gluten Free are the perfect addition to the ground beef, and to top it off, this recipe uses a very versatile homemade pre-blended spice mix that you can keep on hand to spice up almost any dish! Talk about a time saver!
A Buddha Bowl, which may also be referred to as a Glory Bowl or Dragon Bowl, is filled with healthy whole food ingredients like fresh veggies, greens, tempeh, seeds, sprouts and brown rice. Drizzle with the Savoury Miso Sauce that accompanies this Buddha Bowl recipe and you’ll have prepared a deliciously simple meal that’s certain to impress!
Nothing says Sunday dinner like roast chicken, and this recipe takes all of the stress out of cooking the perfect family meal! These roast chicken thighs from A Day In The Kitchen are simple, easy to prepare, and the clean-up is a breeze! Try this dish next time you’re having company over.
This gluten-free pasta dish from Tara Rochford Nutrition is sure to impress on your next date night in, and can be made in only 15 minutes! Try using red lentil pasta to add some extra protein and fibre to your meal.
Warm yourself up with this comforting chili from Vancouver with Love! This vegan dish is packed with vegetables and protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied. It is an easy meal for any day of the week, and will leave you with plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day!
This recipe from The Real Food Dietitians fills your plate with colour and flavour! The tender, juicy chicken will have your mouth watering, and the rainbow of vegetables are a beautiful treat for your eyes and your taste buds!
These skillet steak bites from Our Salty Kitchen are full of flavor and are so easy to throw together! My recommendation would be to toss the diced sweet potato in 1-2tsp of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and then to bake it at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes instead of microwaving it for a delicious roasted flavour and texture.
Looking for an easy and delicious way to up your veggie intake? This chicken cauliflower ‘rice’ bowl is exactly what you’ve been searching for, and it only takes 30 minutes to prepare from start to finish! Thanks to The Whole Cook for simple sheet pan dinner!
A creamy pasta dish that is gluten-free, dairy-free, and only requires one pot? Count me in! This recipe uses chickpea pasta for added protein and fibre, and soaked cashews in place of dairy. Thank you to Sunkissed Kitchen for this tasty dish!
A healthy diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy bacon! This delicious skillet-based meal from Primavera Kitchen provides you with feel-good comfort food packed with vitamins and protein that your entire family will love! Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
This chicken skillet from Real Simple Good is a delicious way to take advantage of the anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant value of incorporating turmeric into your diet! I recommend using brown rice instead of white rice for additional fiber that will help to balance your blood sugar and hormones.
A simple comfort food to throw together with whatever vegetables you have in your fridge and a few staples from your pantry! Thanks to Whole Kitchen Sink for letting us skip the grocery store while still preparing something the whole family will love!
This simple vegetarian chili makes a perfect meal now that the weather is getting a bit cooler. This chili has a hint of sweetness and isn’t too spicy, but if you prefer your chili with a bit more kick you can easily dial it up a notch by adding more red chili flakes or hot sauce. It is an easy recipe to whip together, and it makes for a warming and delicious packed lunch!
This recipe by Fun Without Fodmaps is a meal you’ll enjoy whether or not you’re following a low FODMAP diet. FODMAPS are types of carbohydrates found especially in certain vegetables, legumes and grains that can lead to symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in susceptible individuals. If you experience IBS you may also want to consider that a different type of reaction, referred to as “food sensitivities”, may be at the root cause of your symptoms. You can learn more about food sensitivities and intolerances in my free eBook “A Naturopathic Guide to Identifying your Food Sensitivities“.
Who else loves the versatility of an easily customizable dish?! This sheet pan recipe gives you just that! Tasty Yummies provides flavorsome suggestions to switch up the vegetables and spice blends to your preference, so you can call the shots!
Try this Asian-inspired sheet pan salmon from Platings and Pairings to get your weekly intake of omega-3 fatty acids for improved cardiovascular health, less pain and inflammation, healthier skin, revitalized joints, and an uplifted mood! I suggest using gluten-free soy sauce or tamari in this recipe, and you can replace the mirin with rice vinegar if you don’t have any hand.
Did someone say taco?! Okay, this recipe technically uses two pans, but it looks so good that I couldn’t resist adding it to the list! Try making this taco bowl from This Savory Vegan for a healthy, vegan alternative on Taco Tuesday!
This one is for the noodle lovers out there! Thank you to Spices in my DNA for this delicious curry noodle bowl! Make sure you choose organic tofu if you’re using tofu, or try this dish with another protein options like chicken, cashews, prawns or chickpeas.
This juicy one-pan chicken recipe from Cotter Crunch is bursting with exciting flavours, and is packed full of health benefits! Did you know that sage is high in nutrients, anti-oxidants, and may even improve memory and brain function? Give this dish a try next time you need a brain power boost!
This recipe combines curry and pineapple for the perfect combination of savoury and sweet! Thank you to The Gracious Pantry for this delicious dish that even the pickiest eater in your house will love!
This easy jabalaya recipe from 40 Aprons tastes like it came straight from New Orleans and comes together in less than an hour! Customize your jambalaya by adding crawfish, crab or chicken and enjoy with a side of Louisiana hot sauce! Yum!
This hearty curry from The Girl On Bloor is full of flavourful spices! It is made with butternut squash, which is low in calories but high vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium! Instead of white rice, I recommend opting for brown rice or cauliflower rice for additional fiber, to fuel your metabolism and to keep your blood sugar in balance.
Have you ever tried Swiss Chard Rolls? They’re a delicious variation on the classic version of the recipe that uses green cabbage, and they provide for a healthy, delicious and comforting meal! They keep well as leftovers and also make a convenient and satisfying packed lunch.
Sometimes the easiest meal to make is also the most flavourful! That’s definitely the case with this Mexican-inspired dish from Damn Delicious. This recipe is incredibly filling while still feeling light and healthy!
Thank you to Skinny Taste for this simple, kid-friendly recipe that is sure to leave you with lots of leftovers for lunch the next day! Try turkey sausage instead of chicken sausage, or thyme instead of rosemary if you want to mix things up!
This concludes this recipe compilation of healthy one pot meals! What are your favourite easy weeknight dinner options? Let me know in the comments below! Also, please make sure to pin this post and to share with your friends and family. After all, who doesn’t love delicious new recipe ideas? For more gluten and dairy-free recipes, make sure that you also check out my BRAND NEW program, the Real Food Recharge!
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