Healthy Dinner

What's for dinner? Something fast and healthy! Try a light pasta dish, heart-healthy Asian recipe, or low-fat meat entree for a healthy dinner tonight.

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.

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.

How to Make Peach Cobbler

Whether you call it a crisp, crumble, brown betty, buckle, grunt, slump, pandowdy or cobbler, deep-dish fruit desserts can be enjoyed by everyone -- even family members who are watching their weight or cholesterol. This recipe for how to make peach cobbler is a heart-healthy alternative to the cobblers grandma used to make, but it stays true to the freshness and taste you expect from a homemade fruit dessert. Made with "good" fat in the form of canola oil, skim-milk and less than a cup of sugar, this dessert will please the whole family, and no one will know it's actually good for them.

Broccoli Gravy Toasts

Better Homes and Gardens

For a quick brunch, lunch or dinner, whip up this ham, broccoli and gravy topping, then serve on top of toasted bread or mashed potatoes.

Total: 25 mins

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!

BBQ Pork Sandwiches


Rather than fries, these easier-than-ever pork sandwiches are served with roasted sweet potatoes.

Total: 25 mins

Mediterranean Beef with Pasta

Diabetic Living

Customize the vegetables in this slow cooker beef stew to fit your taste preferences and the season. Can't find fresh zucchini? Try eggplant or winter squash instead.

Southwestern Tri-Tip Roast

Better Homes and Gardens

This low-fat roast recipe uses chipotle peppers and cumin to add flavor without fat to this easy meal.

Beef Burgundy

Better Homes and Gardens

Burgundy adds a touch of sophistication to this stew's deep mellow blend of mushrooms and vegetables. It makes a hearty dinner when served over noodles or garlic mashed potatoes.

Baked Penne

Family Circle

Prefer another protein? Toss in leftover chicken or steak in place of the ham in this baked pasta dish.

Grilled Lamb Salad


If you enjoy gyros, you'll go wild for this Mediterranean-inspired salad. Serve with hummus or tzatziki on the side to scoop up with pita chips.

Pork with Butternut Squash Barley Risotto

Better Homes and Gardens

This whole grain risotto includes nutty barley instead of rice, giving each serving a heart-healthy dose of fiber. It has plenty of flavor from cubed squash and pork tenderloin, so your family won't even notice that it's good for them.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts With Honey-Sriracha Dipping Sauce


Several culinary trends combine in this tasty tapas idea: Brussels sprouts, sriracha and hoisin sauce.

Total: 1 hr

Greek Lamb with Spinach and Orzo

Better Homes and Gardens

This lamb roast, slow-cooked with herbs and lemon and served with orzo, spinach, and feta cheese, is like a culinary visit to the Mediterranean.

Total: 20 mins

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin and Roasted Vegetables

Diabetic Living

Lean pork tenderloin turns into a dinner party-worthy dinner when you wrap it in pork or turkey bacon.

Pork Skewers with Fruit Glaze

Diabetic Living

Fruit juice and preserves sweeten up these luau-ready pork kebabs. If an outdoor grill isn't handy, use an indoor grill pan or roast in the oven.

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