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5 Quick And Easy Autumn Main Meals

5 Quick And Easy Autumn Main Meals

Over the years as I have become busier with work, I have loved discovering recipes that don’t only taste amazing, they are healthy and easy to cook.  I don’t have the time to spend hours in the kitchen anymore, but love having recipes that taste like I spent all day making them.

Here are five fabulous recipes for you to enjoy.  Have fun being a cook, without being in the kitchen.

I can’t wait to hear how much you enjoyed them. 

1.     Healthy – No Guilt Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo

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This pasta recipe from the Half Baked Harvest was what they called a “clean out your fridge” pasta, but it turned out so good that they ended up making it a recipe in the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook.

So, what makes this healthier than any other fettuccine alfredo? Unlike traditional fettuccine, this fettuccine is made without cream and instead with creamy, protein-packed hummus. It may seem odd, but hummus makes for the perfect, extra creamy sauce that closely resembles that of an alfredo sauce, and it’s honestly just as good as the real thing.

Read recipe here.

2.     One Pan Autumn Chicken And Wild Rice Casserole

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Warning: this recipe is super easy!  Start off by cooking up some mushrooms, add some apples, wild rice, and chicken. Next stir in some broth and a splash of wine (you know, for good measure). Cover and simmer until the rice is tender. Then stir in some spinach, top with cheese, and bake until golden.

DONE.

Doesn’t get much easier than this, and I love that this dish is an entire meal…carbs, protein, and veggies all together in one pan. This is indeed a recipe made for busy nights.

Read recipe here.

3.    5 Ingredient Chicken Tikka Masala

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You have to make the masala paste first, but once you have (and it is delicious) add to the freezer to make this amazing, 5 ingredient quick and easy chicken tikka masala.  I add spinach in the last 5 minutes of cooking or serve with a salad. 

Read recipe here.

 

 

 

4.     Life Changing Instant Pot Beef Stew

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Why life changing?  Because this fabulous stew is made in an instant.  One of my go to recipes for a day of meetings.  The recipe has six ingredients, which takes me ten minutes to throw into my slow cooker in the morning and when I am home dinner is sorted.  Life changing!

Read recipe here.

5.     Shepherdless Pie – Vegetarian

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I love a vegetarian crowd pleasure, especially when it is easy, light and tasty.  And they will not know there isn’t any meat unless you tell them! This pie is like the classic version, but with a vegan twist and with light cauliflower on top instead of heavy potato. 

I am excited about sharing this recipe as I can’t wait to read your comments on how good it is.

Read recipe here.

Cheers to eating beautiful and healthy food and enjoying life without having to live in the kitchen.

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Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist.  Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.

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