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.

How to Bake Chicken Breast

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.

How to Cook Salmon

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.

How to Bake Tilapia

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.

Walnut Encrusted Pork Roast

Better Homes and Gardens

Pork roast with wine sauce has an elegant look but is very easy to make. A great recipe for entertaining.

Coconut-Lime Waffles with Tropical Fruit


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!

Total: 40 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.

Buckwheat Chocolate-Chip Pancakes with Cherry-Maple Syrup


Buckwheat and whole-wheat pastry flours team up to make these whole grain pancakes hearty yet light.

Total: 40 mins

Broiled Pineapple Chicken Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh pineapple, jicama, and carrot highlight this healthy summer chicken salad.

Almond Pancakes with Pear-Maple Compote


Gluten-free devotees can still enjoy pancakes! This almond flour breakfast recipe is tasty proof.

Carrot-Coconut Bread

Family Circle

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.

Pizza Frittata


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

Toasty Whole Grain Orange Muffins

Better Homes and Gardens

Quinoa, rolled oats and whole wheat flour give these hearty muffins staying power. Top with a smear of your favorite marmalade.

Make-It-Mine Fork-Tender Pot Roast

Better Homes and Gardens

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!

Breakfast Polenta Five Ways

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Galletas Dulces

Better Homes and Gardens

Galletas Dulces, or "sweet cookies," are way more exciting than basic sugar or peanut butter cookies.

Berry Quinoa

Better Homes and Gardens

Start your day off on a nutritious note by eating this protein-packed take on oatmeal. The quinoa is key!

Total: 20 mins

Barbecue Spice Roasted Chickpeas

Better Homes and Gardens

In place of greasy chips or processed snacks, pop a few of these spicy and crispy chickpeas.

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