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    Easiest/Healthiest Recipe for a New Cook
    SoccerBro posted:
    As a recent college grad I have little experience with cooking. Does anyone have suggestions on healthy meals that are extremely easy to make. Tasting good is also a plus!
    atti_editor responded:
    Hi SoccerBro,

    As with many things, practice makes perfect when it comes to cooking. Starting small is probably best -- maybe try cooking some rice, a piece of chicken and some frozen vegetables. Frozen broccoli can easily be made in the microwave, and in college my roommates used to make chicken in a variety of ways (baked in the oven with a little cheese on top, grilled on the fixed plate grill that fits on the counter or even in the toaster oven).

    These articles on halfway homemade cooking and healthy, 15-minute dishes that taste great , might be a good place to start. You can also search for recipes in our Healthy Recipe Finder . You can search based on ingredients, cook time and cooking method. For example, you could select 5 Ingredients or Less and Quick and Easy and work your way up to more complex recipes.

    Best wishes,
    stellagonzalez responded:
    It will be nice if you could tell us which type of recipe you exactly needed. I mean spicy, healthy or some continental???
    Please mention it I guess we can help you.

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