Home Cooking 101: 15 Simple Recipes to Get Started!

by | Mar 6, 2019 | Last updated Feb 15, 2022

Author: Jade Kedrick

So, you want to start doing some good ol’ fashion home cooking! Luckily, it doesn’t have to be nearly as complicated as grandma’s recipe books. At Noom, we’re all about keeping healthy living simple and convenient. Let’s break it down and get back to basics.

1. Panic-free proteins

So we all know how important protein is, but how do we make sure we’re getting lean, clean protein at home? A simple grilled or baked chicken, fish, steak, or tofu can be a quick and easy way to get that in – just add a little olive oil and salt! A good on the go idea is having some canned or jarred tuna in the house or hard boiled eggs — that way, you can just quickly mix with a little mustard or mayonnaise to make a quick and simple tuna or egg salad. Here’s some inspo:

2. Versatile veggies

You knew this was coming… vegetables must be part of balanced meals! These recipes are solid because you can use whatever veggies you enjoy:

3. Simple starches

And to finish off these well rounded meals, let’s add some carbs! Looking for variety? Spice things up (literally!) by adding your favorite seasonings:

4. No-sweat snacks

You didn’t think we’d forget snacks, did you? Try these simple, portable goodies to get you started:

With these tools in hand, you’re set to get started in the kitchen! Making large batches of vegetables and starches works really well; you can have them on hand throughout the week and then add different proteins to change it up!

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