Healthy Meals

From appetizers to dessert, soup or salad to the main course, you'll find healthy ideas for every course of the meal. And with these recipes for power-up breakfasts, light lunches, and satisfying suppers, you can know you're eating healthy meals all day.

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MyPlate Meals: Healthy Asparagus Frittata

When your regular dinner rotation makes you sigh with boredom, a healthy frittata can be the perfect antidote to the suppertime doldrums. Eggs for dinner? Yes! They're easy, inexpensive and extremely versatile -- and they're definitely out of the ordinary. Especially when you're serving a frittata. These egg "pies" are very similar to quiches, but they don't require you to bake a crust, which makes them super easy, often on the table in less than half an hour. The eggs themselves become the base for any number of delicious flavors and ingredients, but one of our favorites isread more

Healthy Kids' Meals Made Simple

How do you get your kids to eat new foods (and enjoy them)? It can be a big challenge. My general rule of thumb is: "If I'm eating it, then he can eat it, too.

MyPlate Meals: Easy, Healthy Kid-Friendly Dinner

As anyone with children knows, getting kids to eat healthy can be an uphill battle. Not only do you have to contend with ever-shifting food aversions (yesterday they liked cheese, now they hate it), but also a near-constant stream of media encouraging our children to crave foods loaded with fat, sugar, calories and sodium. Furthermore, with our busy schedules, it's hard enough to eat healthily ourselves, let alone prepare nutritious meals for picky little ones. Well, if healthy meals for kids are a battle, we're here to give you the perfect weapon. This kid-friendly healthy dinner is sure toread more

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy (Affordable!) Seafood Recipes

In the classic fairytale, Goldilocks was on a quest to find the perfect bowl of porridge. Here in the real world, as we've learned more and more about the health benefits of eating fish, many of us are on a quest to find the perfect seafood: one that's not too expensive, not unhealthy, but just right. This can sometimes seem like an impossible task. On one hand, there are choices such as lobster and salmon: delicious and healthy, but also sometimes astonishingly expensive. At the other end of the spectrum are fast-food fried fish filets: they're cheap, but they'reread more

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy Sandwich Sensations

In Westerns, you can easily tell the good guys from the bad, thanks to the handy white (good) or black (bad) hats they wear. Unfortunately, when it comes to sandwiches, telling healthy from unheathy isn't so clear cut. Sure, there are some obvious "bad guys": though a meatball sub is delicious, it's clearly not the most nutritious. However, some sandwiches can be black hats masquerading as white hats. Take a ham and cheese on white. It sounds nutritious, but in fact, the sodium in the lunchmeat and cheese, as well as the calories in the white bread, make itread more

MyPlate Meals: Fresh & Healthy Mexican Dinner

Mexican food has a reputation here in the U.S.; for many, the term conjures up heavy dishes loaded with refried beans, cheese and high-fat meats. And while that may be a fair description of the menu of many Mexican restaurants stateside, it couldn't be further from the truth when considering the full range of authentic Mexican cuisine. After all, Mexico is the origin of many varieties of peppers, tomatoes and other healthy-diet staples. Furthermore, because Mexico is such a large and diverse country, there's a wide variety of regional cuisines to explore. Yes, there are parts of Mexico thatread more

MyPlate Meals: 10 Healthy Fall-Favorite Desserts

This time of year makes it hard to eat healthy. Halloween ... Thanksgiving ... Christmas -- it seems as if the march through autumn is designed to deliver as many calories as possible. It's no wonder that the most common New Year's resolution is to lose weight! There's a way to enjoy the season without having to go on a starvation diet come January 1 -- and without having to sacrifice your sweets. The answer: by choosing desserts that are low in calories, fat and sodium, you can feel indulgent without actually overdoing it. And don't worry ...read more

MyPlate Meals: 6 Healthy, Hearty Beef Recipes

"Healthy beef" isn't an oxymoron. In fact, when you look for beef recipes that are low in calories, fat and sodium, these two words are actually perfectly harmonious. For most of us, this news is very welcome. In recent years, red meat has gained a reputation for being a less-healthy choice; indeed, it's often presented as a guilty pleasure. Now, we're not arguing that a half-pound hamburger with all the fixings is necessarily good for you -- but we can definitely assure you there are many ways to get all the protein, iron and flavor that beef hasread more

MyPlate Meals: 6 Healthy, Easy Workday Breakfasts

Ah, the breakroom. A place of relaxation from a hectic workday, a source of a little office gossip ... a den of temptation in the morning. Think about it: how many times have you strolled into your office, firm in your resolution to eat healthfully that day, only to find a box of doughnuts, or coffee cake or cinnamon rolls calling your name from the break room table? In the moment, your resolve weakens, and you grab a goodie as you head back to your desk. After all, you tell yourself, you didn't have time for breakfast at homeread more

MyPlate Meals: 5 Healthy Hearty Bean Dinners

Beans -- in soups like chunky minestrone and in powerhouse chili or even as the basis for a jazzy salad-- are not just healthy and good for you. They're the stuff of legend. Think about it: Every Western movie features beans, right? At least in one scene of cowboys around the campfire at dinnertime. Cowboys knew that beans were so good for them -- practically a meal all by themselves. We aren't suggesting you eat like a cowboy and chow down on a can of beans with nothing else. What we are saying is that, with the right recipes andread more

MyPlate Meals: 6 Quick & Easy Healthy Dinners

For anyone trying to maintain a healthy diet, dinnertime can be dangerous. You're tired, you're stressed, and it's much easier to order a pizza or pick-up fast-food burgers on the way home than to cook a healthy and tasty dinner. Before you start dialing your favorite take-out place, rest assured that it's not only possible to make a quick and easy dinner at home but a healthy one, too. We've got the recipes to prove it! Whether you want to try something different, such as an exotic Asian-inspired feast featuring cilantro chicken with peanuts and a side ofread more

MyPlate Meals: 5 Deliciously Healthy Casseroles

At 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 andread more

MyPlate Meals: 5 Healthy Chicken Dinners

Chicken ... again? Sure, it's the one thing most of us pick up at the supermarket every week and usually always have in the fridge, and you may be a little bored with the same old bird. You bake it, fry it, grill it ... and more than likely you're running out of ideas on how to perk it up and make dinner feel special. But it's well worth expanding your chicken repertoire: chicken is one lean protein, and a keystone for healthy, low-fat dinners. And its mild flavor works like a charm with herbs, spices and even fruitread more

MyPlate Meals: 5 Healthy, Satisfying Pork Dinners

If dinnertime were a sporting event, pork would surely be the underdog team. Despite being lean, delicious and full of more B vitamins than either chicken or beef, pork still often loses out to those more popular meats. We're here to change that. As you'll see from the five delectable pork recipes below, this protein should actually be a dinnertime top-seed. While we have to admit that bacon and ham aren't exactly healthy, pork offers many other tasty and healthy options. From succulent pork-and-melon kabobs to shredded pork sandwiches to an easy rustic pork tenderloin, these dishes all highlight pork'sread more

MyPlate Meals: 7 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes

For many of us, the phrase "slow-cooker recipes" conjures up dishes that are not always synonymous with healthy. We think of foods that are rich, calorie-laden, and indulgent. While slow-cooking does insure maximum flavor, that by no means implies that you can't eat healthily, too. In fact, we've got seven delicious, easy, and healthy slow-cooker recipes to prove it. From a meltingly delicious slow-cooker braised pork with salsa to a elegant, vegetarian-friendly barley risotto with fennel, each of these recipes is loaded with flavor while staying low in calories, fat, and sodium. Because these dinners are all maderead more

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy, Scrumptious Brunch Ideas

Not since peanut butter met chocolate has there been a better fusion than the mash-up known as brunch. Smack in the middle between breakfast and lunch, brunch is a perfect, leisurely way to enjoy the flavors of both meals. As the holidays approach and many of us anticipate house guests, there's no time like the present to start trying out some delicious brunch recipes. (Call it quality control: you should always try something yourself before you serve it to anyone else, right?) And rather than stuff your guests silly with heavy, unhealthy fare so early in the day, offerread more

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy, Hearty Soups & Stews

There are foods that are good year 'round, like apples, and then there are foods that are truly seasonal. Sure, you can eat ice cream in mid-January, but who really wants to? Nope, winter is made for warmer fare, such as hearty soups and stews. When the temperature dips, nothing is more satisfying than a steaming bowl of soup or stew, a one-pot dinner that needs nothing more than a side of fresh bread to make a delicious meal. The right stew can warm both the body and the spirit, especially on cold winter nights. Finding that rightread more

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