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Vegetable Soup

Traditional French Soupe Paysanne is chicken pieces and fresh vegetables in chicken broth. However, you can make a super easy version - just get a bag of frozen vegetable medley (or a can of the same), add salt and pepper (or a bouillon cube), dump it all in a pot of water, and boil for 10-15 minutes. You can do it in a microwave too. Optional enhancements: parsley, dill, sour cream, tomato paste, crackers. Which mix of vegetables you prefer is up to you; my favorite mix is peas, carrots, corn, and string beans.

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Healthy yet simple sandwiches and snacks, both traditional and rather unusual. A few of these require a stove or a microwave, to pre-cook ingredients, but most can be done without either. Feel free to experiment with different kinds of bread: rye, pumpernickel, pita, focaccia, etc.

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Soups and salads provide a good balance of protein, vegetables, and carbs, and are extra easy to make. Most of these can be fixed in under 15 minutes.

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Fish, meat, pasta - hot meals that you can have right now, or cook for a whole week ahead and reheat as needed. Some are quick and easy, others take a while to cook, but all use 5 ingredients or less, and, while cooking time can vary, prep time is no longer than 20 minutes.

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Rice, potatoes, vegetables. Vegetables are important to have plenty of, but hard to come up with. Plenty of exotic recipes that are easy to make and that taste great.

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Omelettes, pancakes, desserts, smoothies. Some are yummy, others are both healthy and yummy :)