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.

The Mediterranean Diet: 7 Days of Healthy Recipes

You love vegetarian pizza. You're nuts about healthy chicken dishes. Can't live without pasta.

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.

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.

Petite Tenderloin with Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

Diabetic Living

Try this healthful take on a classic steak dinner for a special meal at home. Chipotle peppers add a slightly smoky flavor. (Store any unused portion of the can in a zip-top bag in the freezer for later use.)

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.

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

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.

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.

Pizza Frittata

Parents

This Italian frittata recipe is endlessly customizable. Sausage, beef or chicken would work wonderfully in place of the pepperoni, and nearly any cheese would result in melty perfection.

Total: 50 mins

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.

Mexican Enchilada Casserole with Mango Salsa: Make the Takeout

We love all Mexican recipes, but this one for a vegetarian enchilada casserole (click here for the recipe), with fresh salsa, is simply irresistible. And we swear, we can do this better than even the Mexican takeout joint down the block. And it's not just healthy but also one of the prettiest dishes around.

Grilled Figs with Rum-Infused Ricotta

Family Circle

Spike cool and creamy ricotta with rum for a sweet dip to scoop up with grilled figs.

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