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!

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

MyPlate Meals: 10 Healthy Fall-Favorite Desserts

This time of year makes it hard to eat healthy. Halloween ... Thanksgiving ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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