Make Your Meal Plan Extra Easy with these 20 Recipes Using 5 Ingredients or Less

Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up, and this week we’re making meal plan EXTRA easy with recipes using 5 ingredients or less!

When it comes to Recipe Wednesdays here at HLB, some weeks our themes read like cookbook chapters, spotlight ingredients or flavors, or simply request the best recipe for a certain situation.

Find an appropriate recipe from your blog archives to fit the theme and add to the collection. Or be inspired to create a new theme-friendly dish worth posting about before next Wednesday. 
Each week we feature 20 fantastic recipes from our HLB Members [learn how to become a Member here: HLB Membership How-To] giving even more exposure to some of the best content you’ve shared from your own kitchen. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Check out these 20 Extra Easy Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less from our HLB Members to make your meal plan super-de-duper simple!

3 Ingredient Paleo Pizza Bases from The Big Man’s World // Just three ingredients are needed for these Paleo pizza bases which require NO cauliflower! Just 5 minutes and a stovetop are needed to whip these up and are the perfect low carb, high protein alternative to traditional pizza bases-Gluten free and Whole30 friendly! 

5-Ingredient Sweet Chili Sesame Shrimp and Zoodles from Iowa Girl Eats // Sweet Chili Sesame Shrimp and Zoodles takes minutes to cook and is full of tongue-tingling flavor. This light and healthy gluten-free recipe calls for just 5 ingredients, too!

3-Ingredient Blueberry Frozen Yogurt from Eating Bird Food // Three ingredients and super simple to throw together, this blueberry frozen yogurt is a sweet treat that you can have for breakfast or dessert!

Five Ingredient Butternut Squash Zoodles with Garlic and Spinach from Laury Raiken // I found already spiralized butternut squash noodles at Giant and whipped up an easy lunch in my instant pot. You can definitely use a regular pot on your stove if you don’t have an IP yet.

Creamy Limoncello Popsicles from Savory Spin // Maybe all that Limoncello clouded my judgement, but, y’all, these super easy, dairy-free, Creamy 3-Ingredient Limoncello Popsicles were “Mama Mia goooood!” Try ’em and see for yourselves?

GF 4 Ingredient Brownie Banana Bread from Healthy Aperture // With only 4 ingredients this Gluten Free Brownie Banana Bread is an easy dessert recipe perfect for everyday baking or special enough for any occasion.

Two-Ingredient Homemade Nutella from The Almond Eater // This addicting and delicious Two-Ingredient Homemade Nutella is perfectly spreadable and ready in about six minutes! Spread it on toast, dip pretzel sticks in it or eat it by the spoonful—Nutella makes everything that much better. 

4 Ingredient No Bake Granola Bars from The Big Man’s World // An easy recipe for homemade no bake granola bars made without peanut butter and without honey! Using just 4 ingredients and ready in 5 minutes, these soft, chewy and delicious granola bars make the perfect nut-free and refined sugar free snack!

Easy Vegan 3-Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies from Running on Real Food // These healthy, easy vegan 3-ingredient oatmeal cookies are made with rolled oats, sunflower seed butter and maple syrup. That’s it! This recipe is vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, refined sugar and oil-free.

5 Ingredient Pesto Shrimp and Broccoli Fettuccine from Prevention RD // If you’re not feeding an army or want gobs of leftovers like me (Piper and I take leftovers every day for lunch!), be sure to halve this recipe. It makes a ton…and very generous portions! If you’re not a shrimp lover, swap in baked or rotisserie chicken…or go meat-free!

5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet from Iowa Girl Eats // 5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet is a 1 pan, 20 minute, gluten-free dinner recipe that will leave you licking your plate clean!

5-Ingredient Turkey Zucchini Boats from Eating Bird Food // Healthy turkey zucchini boats that consist of 5 ingredients? Is this real life? Yes, yes it is. This dinner is comforting and so simple to make. Low-carb, paleo-friendly and gluten-free.

Easy 5 Ingredient Charred Zucchini and Caramelized Onion Salad from Savory Spin // Charred zucchini and caramelized onions add a ton of flavor to this salad – which can be enjoyed as is or as a holiday side!

Energy Espresso Bites from Get Fit Naturally // You can add in other flavors and ingredients such as chia seeds, dried cherries, or extracts!

Favorite Healthy Salad Dressing from Chronic Resilience // This stuff is perfect on salads, but it is also great poured over asparagus as a ‘sort-of’ vegan hollandaise. The tahini (sesame seed paste) is nutty and creamy and brings together the lemon and olive oil perfectly.

Quick ‘N Easy Protein Banana Pancakes from ActiveEz Eats // The ingredients are simple but the toppings and variations are endless!

3-Ingredient Flourless Banana Panckes from The Almond Eater // These Flourless Banana Pancakes require just three ingredients—oats, eggs and banana—and are the perfect weekend breakfast!

3 Ingredient Paleo Waffles (with a Pancake Recipe Option) from Cotter Crunch // This Paleo waffles or pancake recipe is made using 3 real food, clean eating ingredients. A quick blender recipe for a delicious healthy breakfast that’s SO easy, even kids can make them!

4 Ingredient Veggie Frittata from The Fit Skool //
The funny thing about this recipe is that it satisfied people of all ages (Ava loved it, Marc loved it, and my dad was a fan), it can feed 4 people for breakfast, and it only costs about $5 to make! WiN!!

Three-Ingredient Pancake with Chia Seeds from The Cookie Chrunicles // Slathered with peanut butter, add some blueberries on top plus a side cup of coffee and the Sunday paper and you have yourself a lovely morning. 

Now it’s time for you to add your Extra EASY dishes to the recipe collection!  Find a recipe on your blog that fits this week’s theme of using 5-ingredients or less and leave a comment with a link to your post below.  We’ll share any posts you share to our social media schedule next week to help #PromoteYourBlog and share your favorite content.

If you don’t have a beefy recipe to fit this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

Please limit yourself to 2 recipes per blogger. If you enjoy our weekly roundups, we’d love if you shared about Recipe Wednesdays with your blends and followers! We are so excited to try your extra easy recipes using 5 ingredients or less!

easy recipes using 5 INGREDIENTS OR LESS!

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