By: Vitamix | 01.10.2015
Having recipes for quick healthy meals at the ready makes it so much easier to get through busy workweeks. From quick vegetarian recipes to speedy meat entrees -- plus dips and sauces that save you time by pulling double-duty -- here are some fast and fresh recipes to help you get maximum-flavour dinners on the table with minimum effort.
- Easy Pasta Recipes:
All it takes is a few simple ingredients to make this delicious Basil Walnut Pesto. Toss it with pasta for a quick vegetarian meal, and use the rest to spread on sandwiches or top veggies, meat, or fish. Versatile, low-fat red sauces like Marinara Sauce and Spicy Tomato Sauce are great multitaskers: toss them with pasta, layer between lasagna noodles, or use as pizza sauce.
- Casserole Recipes:
Pair a Potato Casserole with a simple green salad, and you’ve got the perfect warming meal for a cold winter night.
- Recipes for Stir-Fry:
Since stir-frys are cooked for a short time at high heat, they make great healthy and fast meals. Try Almond Chicken Stir-Fry Sauce, Blackberry Five Spice Sauce, or Ginger Citrus Salad Dressing, which works both as a stir-fry sauce and salad dressing.
- Quick and Easy Dips & Spreads:
This Avocado Yoghurt Sauce doubles as a dip, or as a tangy sauce for fajitas. Keep a batch of Spicy Hummus on hand, and you’ll always have a healthy snack to enjoy with fresh veggies, a sandwich spread, or in a healthy entrée of pita bread with chicken and veggies. See more dips & spreads recipes.
- Easy Dessert Recipes:
Don’t worry – you’ve got time for dessert. Banana Freeze, Orange Sorbet, and French Vanilla Shake can be made in eleven minutes or less for a sweet finale to your meal. See more dessert recipes.
- Salad Recipes:
Looking to kick your salads up a notch? Try the Pistachio Date Quinoa Salad or the BLT Salad with Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette, both which pack plenty of flavour on a bed of greens. Or pair your own salad creation with a homemade vinaigrette such as the Balsamic Citrus Dressing.
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