I find cooking to be incredibly intimidating, but it's often the case that many dishes are not difficult. Cooking is procedural precision with an eye and a nose for good taste.
As with other aspects of my life, I think it's important for what I eat and make to be minimal. If I buy minimally processed ingredients myself, the end result will be simple and healthy for me; the more processed an ingredient is, the greater its propensity to have health symptoms and consequences.
example bowl mom tips:
start with base; quinoa, brown rice, pasta
add toppings: roasted veggies, raw chopped veggies, cheese, beans
crunch: seeds, chips, chickpeas, croutons
sauce, dressing, salsa, sour cream, yogurt
chopped chicken or browned meat alternative on top of that
could top tacos with anything, or use flatbread and veggie gyro