Light Dinners

Good eating made light! With these delicious dinner recipes, we show you how to eat light without sacrificing flavor. Choose from lasagna, chicken dishes, and more -- all made with less fat but plenty of flavor.

Moroccan Shrimp and Couscous

Family Circle

Olives, apricots and dates might sound like an odd trio, but trust us: this Moroccan dinner packs a mind-blowing amount of flavor into each bite.

Reuben Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

All the ingredients of the ever-popular Reuben sandwich--corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese--top this tasty pizza.

Greek-Style Beef with Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, vinegar, and tomato paste give this quick stir-fry dish the distinctive flavor of a Greek stew.

Total: 40 mins

Pizza with Zucchini and Smoked Mozzarella

Parents

If your family won't touch a meatless pizza, sprinkle on some sliced chicken sausage.

Shrimp and Bean Packets

Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh vegetables and seasonings are added to foil packets of shrimp and beans, then served over toasted country-style bread for a satisfying seafood main dish recipe.

Spaghetti-Squash Pad Thai

Fitness

Stir-fried pad thai is traditionally a carb and fat-packed nutritional nightmare. This skinny swap is full of vegetables, protein and all the flavors you love (and none of the extra calories).

Goat Cheese Tart

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this savory goat cheese and herb tart with a salad tossed together from ingredients gathered at the farmer's market.

Scallops Florentine

Better Homes and Gardens

Put together a simple yet elegant meal for guests in no time with this easy low-fat seafood recipe.

Total: 15 mins

Pineapple Beef

Better Homes and Gardens

Tomato, pea pods and pineapple make this healthy stir-fry one colorful dish.

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Family Circle

Spicy, warm, and delicious, this butternut squash soup recipe includes a Thai twist with the added flavors of curry and coconut milk.

Vegetable Stir-Fry

Better Homes and Gardens

Oriental oyster sauce gives stir-fried vegetables an exiting taste for this meatless main-dish recipe. For an option and more protein, add chicken breast strips.

Total: 20 mins

Pesto Chicken

Parents

In place of mashed white or sweet potatoes, cut calories by serving this pesto-topped chicken with a butternet squash mash.

Total: 30 mins

Proscuitto & Broccolini Shrimp

Better Homes and Gardens

If you can't find proscuitto, bacon or pancetta would also add a nice salty, meaty element to these shrimp packets.

Pasta with Prosciutto

Better Homes and Gardens

Prosciutto gives a burst of flavor to this Italian-style combo of angel hair pasta, fresh mushrooms, baby spinach, and Parmesan cheese. This is a quick yet fresh meal--perfect for busy weeknights.

Total: 25 mins

Green Gnocchi

Parents

Store-bought gnocchi gives you a big headstart so you can pull this tasty Italian dinner together in mere minutes.

Leek-Gruyere Cream Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Leeks, the star of this rich soup, are a member of the onion family but have a more subtle flavor.

Roasted Tomato and Broccoli Rotini

Better Homes and Gardens

Meaty roma tomatoes are best for roasting with broccoli and shallots. For the most colorful dish, toss the roasted vegetables with the hot pasta and serve immediately.

Total: 40 mins
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