Gold-plat­ed McNuggets, anyone?

Fast food does­n’t have to be junk food! Here’s a pile of recipes that won’t offend your arter­ies or your wal­let, and all of them take only a teen­sy bit of prep time.

10-Minute Applesauce

Don’t wor­ry; there will still be plen­ty of brandy left for you.

Almond Rice Pilaf

Cooks up so fast you won’t even have time to help Mr. Miya­gi catch flies with chopsticks.

15-Minute Cheesy Chicken and Rice

“It’s not easy being cheesy,” saith Chester Chee­tah. It would still be a bad idea to put Chee­tos in your soup.

10-Minute Chicken Noodle Soup

A sin­gle chick­en can’t lay an egg OR a noo­dle. It needs to be mar­ried first.