I have to tell you something. Come close…okay, ready? Making lists is my happy place. A pen and a piece of paper. A bulleted list. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, yes. It just gives me happy chills all the way down to my toes. Make lists and save the world! Laundry? Check! Beds? Check! Dusting? Who the heck does that? Dinner? Check! Dessert? CHECK! Priorities, people. Lists make priorities.
So, I’ve noticed that y’all like my list posts too: 25 Healthy Cracker Recipes, 100 Days of No Processed Meals, 20 Healthy Granola Bars, and 75 Real Food Side Dishes…and I promise, there are more to come. Because, as much as you like having them – I like making them. Happy place, remember? So, holler at me with some ideas. I love ideas. I love lists too…have I mentioned that?
First, let me tell you something…some people think “healthy” means I use low-cal margarine and Splenda. ICK! No. No margarine on the premises. By healthy, I mean healthy fats, good for you meats, good for you flours and oils. I get emails and comments from some of you wondering why I call a recipe “healthy” when it’s loaded with butter. Well…butter is good for you. Snack on THAT.
So, please refrain from sending me links and comments about saturated fats killing me slowly and how I should embrace Splenda and canola oil because the jury is still out on coconut oil. That will save us all a bunch of time – and where there is time saved, there is time to make a chocolate cake. Amen.
So, without further ado, here is a list of 25 healthy skillet meals – no cream of soups included or boxed ingredients. Just honest-to-goodness food.
1. Pan Seared Salmon with Arugula Salad from Epicurious
2. Chicken Fried Steak from Yours Truly
3. 15 Minute Pork Chops from Authentic Simplicity
4. Cheeseburger Helper from Kitchen Stewardship
5. Almond Meal Chicken Nuggets from Life Your Way
7. Buffalo Crack Slaw from Atkins Diet Recipes (a family favorite!)
8. Chicken with Cream Sauce from Yours Truly
9. Easy Alfredo Sauce from Heavenly Homemakers
10. Spinach and Onion Quesadillas
11. Cheeseburger Quesadillas from Gwen’s Nest
12. Linguine with Garlic Sauce from Growing Home
13. Dairy Free (Or Not) Hamburger Stroganoff
14. Salmon Cakes from Smartter Each Day
15. Coconut Chicken Curry from Maria Mind and Body
16. Skillet Pizzas from Yours Truly
17. Parmesan Stir-Fry from Healthy Low Carb Living (a family favorite)
18. Tuna Quesadillas from Tasty Kitchen (another family favorite)
19. One Pot Spaghetti from Yours Truly
20. Trim Healthy Goulash from Adaynasmile
21. Chicken Spaghetti Dinner from Beatitudes Blessings and Broadcasts
22. Pan Seared Paprika Chicken with Spinach from Kelly’s Cozy Kitchen
23. Mexican Walnut Chicken from Mommynificent
24. Broccoli and Beef Stir-Fry from Intoxicated on Life
25. Caprese Quesadilla from The Essential Family
See…happiness. Aren’t you getting a warm fuzzy right now?