A Week's Worth Of One-Skillet Recipes To Make Your Life Easier

Turn up the heat.

There are tons of excuses we use to talk ourselves out of cooking at home -- it's messy, complicated, it heats up the apartment. And there's always Seamless.

But cooking at home can seriously improve your life, according to science.

Julia Wolfson, a lead author of a 2014 study at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, found that "when people cook most of their meals at home, they consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar and less fat than those who cook less or not at all -- even if they are not trying to lose weight."

Even better, a 2012 study published in "Public Health Nutrition" found that people who cook at home up to five times a week were 47 percent more likely to stay alive for the next 10 years.

We recommend cooking in the classic cast-iron skillet (here's your foolproof guide to those), and making any of the following recipes every day for the rest of your life.

Here are five ideas to get you through the workweek's worth of breakfasts, dinners and desserts. The best part? Cleaning up's a cinch.

Chorizo Egg Breakfast Skillet

Get the Chorizo Egg Breakfast Skillet recipe from The Beeronness

Carnitas Chilaquiles With Whipped Jalapeño Cream
Cheesy Breakfast Casserole

Get the Cheesy Breakfast Casserole recipe from Damn Delicious

Quinoa Breakfast Skillet

Get the Quinoa Breakfast Skillet recipe from How Sweet It Is

Huevos Rancheros - Skillet Eggs

Get the Huevos Rancheros - Skillet Eggs recipe from Feasting at Home

Creamy Skillet Mac & Cheese

Get the Creamy Skillet Mac & Cheese recipe from Lemon-sugar

Skillet Lasagna

Get the Skillet Lasagna recipe from Annie's Eats

Quick Skillet Steak With Onions And Mushrooms
Mom's Ground Turkey And Peppers
Skillet Mexican Zucchini

Get the Skillet Mexican Zucchini recipe from Skinny Taste

Skillet Strawberry Pie

Get the Skillet Strawberry Pie recipe from Always with Butter

Skillet Brownie Carmelita's

Get the Skillet Brownie Carmelita's recipe from I am Baker

Fresh Pineapple Zucchini Skillet Cake

Get the Fresh Pineapple Zucchini Skillet Cake from How Sweet It Is

Blueberry Oat Cake

Get the Blueberry Oat Cake recipe from The Earthen Table

Dutch Baby Pancakes With Orange Sugar

Get the Dutch Baby Pancakes with Orange Sugar recipe from Hummingbird High

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