Lauren Jagnow

MyPlate Meals: 5 Deliciously Healthy Casseroles

healthy casserole recipesAt the end of a long day, nothing can seem more overwhelming than figuring out a healthy meal for you and your family. Portions, calories, sodium, fat, food groups: with all of these factors to consider, it sometimes seems like dinnertime requires a PhD in nutrition.


Luckily, we’ve got a much more realistic solution. A casserole loaded with healthy ingredients and flavor is the perfect choice for a easy and balanced meal. Even better, a healthy casserole is a great way to get nutritious ingredients to picky eaters who might ordinarily shun a plate of veggies, lean meats and whole grains. These concoctions are so flavorful and exciting that even the pickiest among us will happily eat everything on their plate.


From a Mexican-inspired chicken taco casserole to a hearty roasted vegetable lasagna, each of these casseroles is as delicious as it is good for you. And, like most casseroles, they make enough for leftovers.


Now that’s what we call a stress-free healthy dish: a casserole takes the work out of dinner, and maybe even lunch the next day!




Tuna-Noodle Casserole

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Comfort food can be healthy with just a few tweaks, as this tasty recipe proves. Lots of veggies and low-fat milk keep this casserole low in fat, sodium and calories without scrimping on that classic tuna-noodle casserole taste.




Chicken Taco Casserole

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Your family will love this hearty casserole. Serve with a side of spicy black beans and rice for a Tex-Mex feast!




Baked Cod Casserole

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Keep the fish sticks in the freezer! Baked cod is delicious and healthy when topped with crunchy breadcrumbs and melted cheese.




Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

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This delicious lasagna is literally bursting with fresh vegetables. We love the depth of flavor that roasted tomatoes and garlic bring to this dish.




Cincinnati-Style Chili Casserole

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This casserole takes its cue from the Cincinnati tradition of serving chili over pasta. Despite its indulgent taste, this chili is only 344 calories per serving and, thanks to the use of lean ground beef, just 3 grams of saturated fat.





myplate recipesEat better now! is excited to work with Let’s Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA’s MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help you to create healthy, tasty meals.


Explore hundreds of MyPlate-inspired recipes on Pinterest, and find out more about the MyPlate program on here!



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