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5-minute recipes

Hungry but short on time? Whip up speedy snacks, meals, drinks and desserts in five minutes or less, either from scratch or using leftover ingredients.

46 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Three ingredients and two minutes is all you need to whip up this low-fat, low-calorie yogurt, which is ideal for eating after exercise

2 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
46 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Cool down this summer with a fresh and fruity smoothie

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A no-cook quick and simple snack that's ideal for an energy-boosting refuel when doing exercise or playing sport

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

A glass of delicate pink fizz is the perfect addition to any picnic or party - ready in just 2 minutes

2 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

This delicious oaty breakfast is low in fat and calories and will keep you full all morning. Serve with one of our suggested toppings

4 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

A delicious grilled aubergine dish, finished with a creamy dressing, ready in 5 minutes

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Bring together the perfect Melba flavours of peaches and raspberry in a trifle, which only needs 5 minutes hands-on time.   

5 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

These light and juicy gems make for a tasty summer dessert

5 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Big jugs of cocktails are great for a party, let guests help themselves to this cranberry and dark rum drink

5 mins
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3 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Who needs to order in, with this speedy kid-friendly favourite on offer?

5 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

If you've taken time to make a special main course, why not take the pressure off and serve this simple but delicious pud

5 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this speedy classic no-cook pud in next to no time

5 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A sweet, sumptuous pancake filling - and a selection of some of our other favourites

5 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Savour wine-infused strawberries, such a simple idea that tastes heavenly

5 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Blend peaches, raspberries, orange juice and fresh custard into a fruity, creamy shake that's low in fat

5 mins
Easy
12 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

A quick pasta using leftovers from the night before. Makes a great packed lunch

5 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Get your favourite DVD out and whip up some popcorn for a special movie night in

5 mins
Easy
28 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Hummus is so easy to make and beats shop-bought varieties every time. Try it with vegetable crudités in your packed lunch

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Superhealthy - counts as 1 of 5-a-day

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Lean chicken makes a great base for a sandwich. Combine with fresh salad ingredients and a little low-fat mayonnaise

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover grilled omelette in this lunchbox-friendly balanced meal with pine nuts and spinach

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

A vegetarian rainbow salad with cucumber strips, semi-dried tomatoes, peppers, cheese and seeds

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 2.5 out of 5 star rating

Açaí is a hero ingredient - reputed to be one of the best antioxidants, it makes the perfect base for a fruit smoothie. Combine with pineapple, strawberries and banana

5 mins
Easy
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