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Amazing Dishes that Only Need 3 Ingredients

When I watch a cooking show on TV, or grab a recipe book, they all look delicious, but each one requires so many ingredients – some of which I can’t even find. Each of these recipes only require 3 ingredients that you can get anywhere:

Banana Pancakes

3 Ingredients

These easy to make pancakes are not only cooked in a couple of minutes, preparation is also very fast. They are also gluten-free and even paleo-friendly.

Ingredients

  • 1 Ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Mash the banana, but not too much, you don’t want it smooth.
  2. Mix the eggs and cinnamon with the mashed banana.
  3. Fry in a pan on medium heat until the pancakes are nice and golden.

(Bonus: for extra fluffy pancakes – add ¼ tsp of baking soda. For special treats – add chocolate chips or walnuts to the mix)

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Avocado Smoothie

3 Ingredients

This might strike you as an odd flavor, but once you try it – you’ll be hooked. The avocado smoothie is also rich in nutrients, making it a great jump-start for the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado, cubed
  • 2 frozen bananas, chopped
  • ~14oz Milk

Preparation

  1. Place the avocado and bananas in the blender, and add milk
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. You can use more or less milk to get the consistency you prefer

(If you’re lactose intolerant or vegan – replace the milk with rice/almond/soy milk)

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Egg & Fruit Muffins

3 Ingredients

Similar to the banana pancakes, these muffins have a base of egg and banana. The difference is in the fruits you add, and the baking instead of frying and the end result is delicious! These treats are also paleo-friendly and gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • Fruit of your choice, chopped

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375f (190c)
  2. Mash the bananas until they’re smooth
  3. Add the eggs and mix
  4. Grease a muffin tray and add the chopped fruit
  5. Pour the mixture over the fruit
  6. Put the tray in the oven for about 12 minutes
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BBQ Chicken-Stuffed Sweet Potato

3 Ingredients

I’m a huge BBQ fan, and this treat is one of my favorites. If you get a low-glycemic BBQ sauce, the whole dish becomes very healthy as-well.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized sweet-potatoes, halved
  • 1lb. boneless chicken, cooked, shredded
  • 1/3 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 425f (220c)
  2. Bake the halved potatoes for 35 minutes, make sure to put the cut side up
  3. Mix the chicken and BBQ sauce in a saucepan and cook for 5-10 minutes
  4. Top the sweet potato halves with the hot, shredded chicken and enjoy
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Chili Con-Carne

3 Ingredients

You may think that a good chili needs many different ingredients, but you’ll be surprised to learn that one can make a simple 3-ingredient chili that tastes delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1lb. cooked & drained ground beef
  • 1 can of chili beans (undrained)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes

Preparation

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a pot
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then let it simmer for about 30 minutes
  3. Alternatively, you can leave the mixture in a crock pot for 4-6 hours
  4. (Bonus: for that extra kick, add a teaspoon of chipotle sauce)
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Pulled Pork

3 Ingredients

An American favorite! Pulled pork is juicy and savory, making it great for lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

  • 3-4lb pork sirloin, roasted
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 8
  • 1 can of cola (Coke/Pepsi)

Preparation

  1. Grease a crock pot and place the sirloin first
  2. Spread the onion around the pork
  3. Pour the cola on top
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  5. Close the lid and cook for 8 hours, then another ½ hour without the lid
  6. Remove the pork and shred with 2 forks
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Tuna-Stuffed Peppers

3 Ingredients

Did you know that your can of tuna can be more than just a salad topping?

Ingredients

  • 1 can of tuna in water
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Dijonnaise

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 325f (165c)
  2. Cut the top of the pepper, clear the seeds and pat dry
  3. Drain the tuna and mix with the Dijonnaise
  4. Scoop the tuna mix into the pepper
  5. Bake until softened (about 25 minutes)
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Black Bean Soup

3 Ingredients

Vegan-friendly and very filling, it also makes a great comfort food, especially in the winter.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of black beans
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes

Preparation

  1. Mix the ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil
  2. Lower the heat and let simmer for 20 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and blend to a smooth consistency
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Nutella Muffins

3 IngredientsHazelnut-Chocolate goodness, what else do you need?

Ingredients

  • 1 jar of Nutella
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 tbsp. flour

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 425f (220c)
  2. Mix the ingredients until they’re nice and even
  3. Grease a muffin pan and pour mixture in
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes
  5. (Treat: add crushed walnuts to the mix)
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Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredients These cookies are so easy to make, and they’re gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 egg

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350f (175c)
  • Mix ingredients together until they have a smooth consistency
  • Make 1-inch (2.6cm) balls of the batter, then place on a greased cooking sheet
  • Use a fork to push down and flatten the balls
  • Bake for 12 minutes
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