Quick and Easy!

…dressings, that is!

Eating healthy, REAL food doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or take a lot of time to prepare.  I wanted to share with you two of my favorite dressings that are so quick, easy and delicious!  Plus, they can be used in various ways to mix and match for meals throughout the week, so they never get boring.

It’s convenient to mix these in a small mini food prep or blender; it makes for a nice and smooth dressing.

I made BOTH of these dressings this afternoon in less than 10 minutes.

First up, Peanut Ginger Dressing!

You will need:

1c PB (I recommend smooth, not chunky)

1/4c rice vinegar

3 TB Braggs Aminos (can use soy sauce here instead)

1/2 tsp red curry paste

1 clove garlic

2 tsp ginger paste or 1/2″ fresh ginger

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.  Add water in 1/4c increments until desired consistency is achieved.  Taste, add more Braggs aminos/soy sauce or vinegar to preference. Store in airtight container in the fridge.

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My favorite way to enjoy this lately is tossed with coleslaw mix (cabbage), or my favorite – broccoli slaw,  shredded carrots, peanuts, sliced peppers and raw tofu.

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YUM!

Next up…Coconut Slaw Dressing

In a small blender or bowl, mix together:

1c vegan mayo (or regular mayo)

1/2c canned coconut milk – JUST the solid coconut “cream” that rises to the top

2tsp horseradish

2TB apple cider vinegar

1 tsp sugar (opt – I usually do not add this)

Blend until smooth.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Yummy meal idea: add one diced mango, and toss with sliced cabbage.  Enjoy added to tacos, or add chilled/drained black beans for a quick and easy meal.

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For meat lovers, grilled chicken can be added to the above dishes.  The peanut dressing is also delicious as a dip for cabbage/spring rolls, grilled or raw tofu, or grilled chicken.

I hope you enjoy these versatile dressings as much as I do. Remember, eating well does NOT have to be boring.  Continue to #trainhardeatwell my friends!