Healthy Dishes

Healthy cooking is a top priority for everyone these days, and these dishes make it simple. Choose from dozens of recipes for sides, salads, casseroles, and more dishes for healthy menu ideas that taste great, too.

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Make Mine Meatless: Tasty, Healthy Main Dishes

One of my goals for the new year is to cook one meatless dinner per week. Recipes like Greek Quinoa with Avocados make it easy to stick to that goal. Why the push for meatless?

MyPlate Meals: 7 Powerhouse Nutrition-Packed Side Dishes

Healthy side dishes are the most important part of a meal.

Roasted Thyme Tomatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this easy breakfast side dish with scrambled eggs or quiche for brunch.

Healthy Dinners: Low Fat, Big Flavor

Although healthy cooking has come a long way, there's still a nagging perception that if something is low-fat and nutritious, it's not going to taste good. Not true! Healthy cooking isn't about adding sprouts and tofu to everything under the sun--it's about making delicious, healthy dishes out of the foods and flavors you love.

Baked Fennel with Parmesan

Better Homes and Gardens

Anise flavored fennel has feathery fronds, which can be used as a garnish. In this recipe, bacon, parmesan cheese, and white wine are the perfect compliment to the sliced and baked fennel bulbs.

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

Parents

Spaghetti squash is used instead of pasta in this easy dinner. Just mix the cooked squash with sauce and cheese and serve.

Total: 15 mins

Company Pot Roast

Better Homes and Gardens

This recipe adds apples, parsnips, dried plums, and a savory rub of garlic, sage, and cayenne pepper to classic pot roast.

Roasted Asparagus and Other Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Add dried Italian seasoning or a combination of dried herbs, such as thyme, oregano, or rosemary for added flavor to this roasted vegetable side dish.

Breakfast Rice Cereal

Better Homes and Gardens

Make brown rice the headliner in this hot cereal that's studded with dried fruit bits.

Total: 20 mins

Risotto Primavera

Better Homes and Gardens

Celebrate spring with this lemon-scented risotto primavera side dish, which simmers in chicken broth. Stir in fresh peas, celery, shallots, and summer squash, let stand, and serve up beautiful color and taste.

MyPlate Meals: 7 Super-Healthy, Full-Flavored Vegetarian Dinners

Even confirmed carnivores need a break sometime, and vegetarian entrees -- chock-full of veggies, healthy proteins and grains -- can be just as satisfying as any animal protein. Furthermore, because vegetarian dishes are often inspired by world cuisine, they're also a great way to expand your palate. There is one small catch. While vegetarian dishes are free of the fats that come with meat, that doesn't necessarily mean all meatless dishes are "healthy." After all, potato chips and milkshakes are both technically "vegetarian"! Luckily, it's easy to find a wide variety of vegetarian entrees that are also lowread more

Liven Up Your Turkey Stuffing

Thanksgiving stuffing was never one of my favorite dishes on the holiday table. Until now. New flavors and textures have made a rather bland side dish much more exciting and healthy.

Creamy Smashed Turnips

Diabetic Living

Cut carbs not flavor by using turnips in place of potatoes in this creamy, low-calorie side dish that's simple enough to serve for a weeknight dinner.

Vegetable Strudel Filled with Spinach and Sweet Peppers

Better Homes and Gardens

This flaky pastry is studded with healthy vegetables, tomatoes, and cheese. Spraying the phyllo sheets with nonstick spray keeps the strudel flaky but low in fat.

Autumn Vegetable Pilaf

Better Homes and Gardens

The seasoning packet from the rice mix adds flavor to this easy side dish full of sweet potatoes and zucchini. Choose any style rice mix you like.

Pork with Pears and Barley

Better Homes and Gardens

Stuffed pork and barley make for a satisfying dinner that's low in fat and high in fiber.

Parisian Chicken Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This chicken entree is ideal for dinner on a hot summer evening.

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