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Easy Recipes You Can Make in 15 Minutes, Assuming You’re Not Depressed

Think you don’t have enough time to make dinner at home? Think again! These healthy and delicious recipes can be made in just 15 minutes, just so long as you’re not perennially struggling with depression and its most prevalent symptoms.

You can do this. You’re not going to, but you can.

Shrimp Tacos

Slice a few chilis, cook a few shrimp, and squeeze a little lime for an instant flavor journey south of the border and under the sea! However, it may take longer if your counter space is cluttered with takeout boxes and clothes intended for donation.

Chia Seed Smoothies

A good breakfast lends itself to a good day. And this one can do wonders for your heart. The hardest part? Plugging in the blender. Plus then you have to clean a blender, so fuck it.

This is even more difficult if finding and purchasing the chia seeds was your most significant accomplishment in the past three months. Either way, you’re never going to get through the whole package.

Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad
“Raw” doesn’t have to mean “boring.” This light and tasty salad can be prepared in a matter of minutes. Granted, “minutes” might turn into “hours” if the mere thought of opening the fridge fills you with insurmountable dread.

Lentil Soup
Nothing satisfies quite like a warm bowl of soup. And it’s even better when you make it yourself. Keep in mind you’ll need to dice an onion, a task, which, depending on your mental health, might as well be crawling naked on broken glass. Alternatively, you could just cut the onion until your eyes have watered enough to simulate actual crying.

California Pizza Kitchen Organic Chicken Pesto Pizza
We get it; sometimes, things are really hard. While this, like many other frozen meals, is high in sodium. It’s balanced out some by other nutritional elements. And you just need to preheat your oven to 450 degrees and put it in for 10 minutes. We promise you’ll feel better once you do it. Maybe you can pair it with some San Pellegrino and pretend you’re on a Mediterranean adventure? It’s either that or trying to find any therapists in your network who are taking on new patients.