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.
Serve this easy breakfast side dish with scrambled eggs or quiche for brunch.
If your entree is like the star performer of your meal, then your side dishes are the supporting characters. But no matter how good your star is, you won't have a good show without interesting supporting characters, right? What does this mean when it comes to your meal? It means that same old boring steamed broccoli isn't going to cut it this time. But what can you choose instead? Learn how to cook asparagus, and your meal will be a sure-fire hit every night.
Who needs a juicer? This fruit and vegetable health drink is blended for easier clean-up.
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.)
This recipe adds apples, parsnips, dried plums, and a savory rub of garlic, sage, and cayenne pepper to classic pot roast.
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.
Make brown rice the headliner in this hot cereal that's studded with dried fruit bits.
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.
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.
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.
Spaghetti squash is used instead of pasta in this easy dinner. Just mix the cooked squash with sauce and cheese and serve.
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.
Chances are you already have a recipe or two for how to bake chicken breast. Chicken is a favorite mealtime choice in many households, and with good reason. It's low in fat and high in protein, and its mild flavor means it goes well with ingredients both common and exotic. Finding new recipes to keep your menu planning fresh and exciting can be a challenge, especially if you're cooking for a family. That makes chicken breast a great choice. Like the proverbial little black dress, you can dress chicken up or down depending on the occasion. Versatile chicken offers so many options, you need never get bored.
If you know how to cook ground beef, you can serve up a healthy one-dish meal any day of the week. Ground beef became popular as a way to make scraps of fatty beef salable. Originally the meat was chopped finely or minced, but by 1902 butchers were simply running it through the meat grinder twice along with spices and onion, and selling the resulting ground beef as "hamburger." Today ground beef is used in all sorts of dishes, from meatloaf to tacos, and Americans consume approximately 13 billion hamburgers a year.
Mix up your usual pot roast routine by following our customization cues for the vegetables, sauce and seasonings. This healthy slow cooker dinner has endless possibilities!
For a light and springy pasta dinner, try this pea, basil and Parmesan pesto, then top things off with strips of salty prosciutto.
Customize the toppings of this slow cooker cornmeal porridge to suit your tastes. From fruity (Pear-Cranberry!) to savory (Bacon-Tomato), one healthy carbohydrate base has endless possibilities.