11 Two & Three-Ingredient Recipes

Healthy made simple.

Bell Pepper Candy

You’re making the decision to live a healthier life, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice convenience. Recipes with few ingredients are one way to take hassle out of snack or meal prep. Here are 2- and 3-ingredient recipes to bookmark for days that are lazy, busy, or anything in between.

Like all the recipes we share on Skinny Ms., these dishes are made with clean eating ingredients, or ingredients that are non- or minimally processed. There’s a myth that eating healthy is hard, but these and plenty of other recipes on our site prove that you can nourish your body with good-for-you foods without adding stress to the day.

Here’s another tip for making nutritious eating easier: commit to planning meals each week before your regular grocery trip. By knowing what you’re going to make ahead of time, you can stock up on those healthy ingredients and plan prep—it will save you from resorting to processed meals packed with sodium, refined sugar, and ingredients you couldn’t pronounce if you tried.

For additional simple recipes to add to your meal planning, check out 20 Easy Snack Recipes for Kids, 13 Easy Breezy Chicken Recipes, and Easy Recipes Made with 7 Ingredients or Fewer.

Two-Ingredient Recipes

1. Bell Pepper Candy
Recipes with few ingredients, like this one, make it easy to satisfy the munchies without adding to your waistline.

2. Skinny Peanut Butter-Yogurt Dip
This no-added-sugar recipe is a fuss-free way to snack the healthy way.

3. Homemade Plum Sauce
This topping for toast, yogurt, low-fat ice cream, or pancakes is simple to make and has no refined sugar.

4. Healthy Homemade Bread Crumbs
Easy recipes, like this one, make breading or stuffing chicken or fish a breeze—even on a busy weeknight.

5. Simple Homemade Peanut Butter
Say “hello” to a healthier alternative to most store-bought brands with this recipe.

Three-Ingredient Recipes

6. Skinny Ms. Ranch Dip
This easy-peasy dip recipe is a cinch to whip up when you need a fast appetizer idea.

7. Sweet Potato Chips
Okay, this one actually contains four ingredients if you count adding salt to taste, but this dish is one of those delicious easy recipes we couldn’t resist including.

8. Three-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Macaroons
Even decadent desserts don’t need to take tons of time in the kitchen. Mix and bake these macaroons when you need easy recipes that taste fantastic.

9. Banana, Coconut, & Yogurt Pops
Refresh yourself any time of year with these simple treats.

10. Homemade Cranberry Jam
Whip up a batch of homemade deliciousness by preparing recipes with few ingredients, like this one. It’s a yummy topping for French toast, pancakes, and toast.

11. Lemon & Mint Detox Water
This drink recipe is a refreshingly simple—and refreshingly tasty—way to start the day.

Want to find more delicious, no-hassle clean eating recipes? Follow our Pinterest boards Skinny Slow Cooker and Easy Recipes.

Plan healthy menus that incorporate yummy, good-for-you ingredients. Check out our Skinny Ms. Recipe Collection: 101 Fan Favorites ebook.


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The SkinnyMs. team believes that all people, regardless of age, size, and fitness level, have the power to transform their lives — they just need the resources to do so. The SkinnyMs. method promotes healthy living through a combination of clean eating and regular exercise. We offer everything you need to be successful.

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