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Quick and Easy

There's definitely a place for multi-hour braises and slow-simmered soups, but sometimes you just need a quick and easy recipe to get dinner on the table. But fast doesn't have to mean skimping on flavor - sometimes it's just a matter of using time-cutting techniques and ingredients. (Simply buying meat and produce pre-cut will save you a huge chunk of time, for example.) There are hundreds of easy chicken recipes you can make in less than 30 minutes, as well as beef, pork, pasta, or whatever else your family likes. Making the most of tools like your microwave and slow cooker can also speed things up. Even if you've had a long day, it's worth a few minutes at the stove to avoid eating dinner out of a box, isn't it?

Lemony Sugar Snap Pea Stir-fry

Better Homes and Gardens

Don't confuse sugar snap peas with snow peas, their flat, less mature cousins. The plumper peas cook quickly in this veggie side dish that is just as tasty when served as an appetizer.

Total: 20 mins

Open-Face Reubens

Diabetic Living
Total: 20 mins

Reduced-Fat Mac

Family Circle

The cheese sauce for this classic recipe uses skim milk and 2 percent sharp cheddar cheese to make a low-fat meal in less than 30 minutes.

Pork Scaloppini in White Wine Sauce

Diabetic Living

Sage and rosemary perfectly season the wine sauce in this Diabetic Living recipe.

Total: 30 mins

Easy Muffuletta

Better Homes and Gardens

Pickled vegetables and olives are the trademarks of this New Orleans classic. This hearty sandwich is great for tailgating or football-themed parties at home.

Total: 20 mins

Bag O 'Teddies

Parents

Here's little snack for the little eaters in your life. Top bear-shape graham cookies with yogurt and fresh berries for a healthy treat.

Total: 5 mins

Summer Soup

Parents
Total: 25 mins

Corn-Sausage Chowder

Midwest Living
Total: 30 mins

Full-of-Bologna Sandwich

Midwest Living
Total: 15 mins

Crunchy Zucchini and Tomato

Diabetic Living

Light-texture Japanese bread crumbs, called panko, provide the crunch in the topping. Look for them at large supermarkets or specialty food stores.

Total: 15 mins

Citrus Fruit and Feta

Diabetic Living
Total: 10 mins

Baked Chicken Tenders

Diabetic Living

Turkey-Mango Quesadillas

Midwest Living
Total: 30 mins

Greek Chicken Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Bring a little Mediterranean to the table with this classic Greek salad recipe. It's quick and easy using deli chicken and mixed salad greens, ready in under 30 minutes.

Total: 15 mins
Quick and Easy  Recipes: Take your pick!
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