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Recipes With No Advance Prep

5-Minute Mock “Baked” Apple

When you're in the mood for a quick warm treat but don't have the time to bake, consider this warm and spicy mock baked apple. I'ts very low in sugars and total calories, but high in flavor! We don't  like microwaves and avoid them whenever possible, but once-in-while use in a pinch is not a big deal.

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All-Veg Tabbouleh

This elegant tabbouleh is even faster to make than the traditional version, yet it is completely grain-free. Finely processed raw cauliflower makes an extremely low-calorie base for all the rich, minerally, citrusy flavors of this classic Middle Eastern dish. Add in some of the optional extras to make it a full meal.

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Asian Carrot Ginger Dressing

This fresh, oil-free dressing comes very close to the sweet, pungent ginger dressing you find on many green salads in Asian restaurants. Try it over Asian greens like thinly sliced Nappa cabbage or baby bok choy with mung bean sprouts and daikon radish.

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Baked Eggs or Eggs en Cocotte

These eggs look elegant enough to serve for a nice brunch. But they are so easy to make and have endless possible ingredient combos.

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Baked Mediterranean Chicken

Mediterranean cuisine, well known for its nutritional benefits, is easily adapted to a quick baked chicken dish. While simple to make, it has a satisfying complexity of flavor. The piquancy of the lemon and olives is mellowed by the creamy feta. This recipe can work in all seasons, even summer, because the oven only needs to be on for twenty minutes.

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Balsamic Blackstrap Steak Salad

This zippy steak is so quick and easy to make that you can throw it together in about 15 minutes. The rich combo of molasses and balsamic lend it great flavor without a long marinating time.

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Black and White Bean Soup

This creamy flavorful soup has a slight hint of fruitiness from the tomatoes and orange that lift plain beans to new heights. It is simple to make and provides a nice light entree for nights when you have no fresh proteins in the fridge or are looking for protein-and-fiber rich vegan fare.

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Blender Choco-Banana Protein Muffins

These muffins are SO easy make ~ just throw the ingredients into a blender, pour, bake and eat! Or freeze them. They are so high in protein and so low in calories that they make a really good grab-and-go breakfast or post-workout snack.

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Breakfast Mexi-cado

Cooked avocado has a richer, creamier texture than raw that makes for a satisfying easy breakfast or anytime mini-meal.

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Broccolini Pesto

Broccolini has all the nutritional benefits of the high-powered crucifers, but it is sweeter and slightly more tender than broccoli - perfect for raw preparations like this loaded pesto.

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