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.
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.
These tropical waffles blow away basic freezer waffles. This flavor-packed breakfast can be made ahead and toasted in the morning, just like the store-bought kind!
Pork roast with wine sauce has an elegant look but is very easy to make. A great recipe for entertaining.
For a low-fuss, light dinner idea that could just as easily wow the members of your book club or woo the object of your affections over candlelight, consider learning how to cook salmon. Cooked just right, salmon has a simple, understated elegance. This heart-healthy fish is also a great source of protein and essential omega-3 fatty acids, so it's good for you, too. You may want to make it your catch of the day any time you're feeling more in the mood for surf than turf.
Most fish make a wise entree choice for those who trying to keep meals light and healthy. The light flavor and delightfully flaky texture of Tilapia make it the perfect candidate the next time you're in the mood for a meal from the wild blue yonder. Tilapia's mild flavor lets it easily absorb the flavors of a wide variety of seasonings and sauces, which means that whether you're in the mood for a little Cajun spice or a tangy Oriental dish, Tilapia might be just the fish for the job. Tilapia is easy to find and relatively inexpensive, and best of all, it isn't hard to learn how to bake Tilapia, no matter what your culinary skill level.
Buckwheat and whole-wheat pastry flours team up to make these whole grain pancakes hearty yet light.
This recipe adds apples, parsnips, dried plums, and a savory rub of garlic, sage, and cayenne pepper to classic pot roast.
Fresh pineapple, jicama, and carrot highlight this healthy summer chicken salad.
Gluten-free devotees can still enjoy pancakes! This almond flour breakfast recipe is tasty proof.
Carrot may seem a surprising addition to a sweet bread, but it's actually a perfect fitit adds moisture and it's a sneaky way to add more veggies to your diet.
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.
If you find yourself searching for recipes on how to make yams, it's a good thing to know that in the United States yams and sweet potatoes are actually the same vegetable. They are both a variety of sweet potato, though yams are deeper orange in color. So you can feel free to substitute sweet potatoes for yams in your recipes, since they are quite similar.
It's possible to get perfectly brown and crisp pork chops without frying simply coat in a seasoned stuffing mix and bake instead.
Grab a couple bags of arugula, spring mix or other greens for the base of this light nd refreshing pear salad.
Roasting the plums concentrates their flavor and allows the spices to penetrate the fruit. If you prefer, omit the sour cream topper and serve with vanilla frozen yogurt.
The chocolate crumb crust for this white chocolate and rasperry pie couldn't be easier to make.
Apple-cinnamon or vanilla Greek yogurt would work beautifully in (and on top of) these protein-rich pancakes.