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Foodie & Quick Recipes

What's your style? Choose between our delicious Foodie and Quick Recipes—whatever suits your taste and your timeline today. Each pair of recipes has something in common, whether it is main ingredient or the type of dish.

Foodie Recipe

Modern Tuna Noodle Casserole

This recipe is a great example of using vegetables to bulk up a dish that is typically high in carbs and fat.

Quick Recipe

Avocado Tuna Salad

This makes a fast and easy lunch or dinner. You can purchase pico de gallo in the produce section or at the deli counter in most grocery stores.

Foodie Recipe

Oven-Baked Chicken Taquitos

This is a great healthier recipe to try in place of fried Mexican food. The taquitos come out perfectly crispy!

Quick Recipe

Chicken Nacho Casserole

Who said you can’t have “nachos” with diabetes? Try this healthy version that has all the flavor of traditional nachos without all of the extra fat and carbs.

Foodie Recipe

Sweet Potato Burrito Bowl

You can make these burrito bowls ahead of time and put them in a microwave-safe container. Just leave off the lettuce, yogurt, and tomato. Reheat the bowl and then add the cold toppings. This makes a great hot lunch at the office!

Quick Recipe

Broccoli-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a healthy carbohydrate full of fiber and vitamin A. They can make a great, quick side dish! You could also stuff this sweet potato with spinach and pine nuts.

Foodie Recipe

Zucchini Lasagna Skillet

This is a great low-carb version of traditional lasagna. You can also serve this dish over whole grain pasta.

Quick Recipe

Bruschetta Stuffed Zucchini Boats

You should try to fill half your plate nonstarchy veggies, which means you have to be creative so you don’t get bored with the same recipes. These zucchini boats are quick, easy, and a delicious change to steamed veggies.

Foodie Recipe

Sweet Potato Baskets with Eggs

These elegant and delicious baskets would be perfect for a Sunday brunch or holiday. This recipe provides lean protein from the egg beaters and a healthy carbohydrate source from the sweet potatoes.

Quick Recipe

Open-Faced Sweet Potato “Sandwich”

You can use this method with any sandwich fillings. Try sliced tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella cheese, or try ham with spinach and muenster cheese.

Foodie Recipe

Greek Salad Pizza

You can serve this with homemade tzatziki sauce. Grate 1 small cucumber and 1 clove garlic into 1/2 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt and mix to make it.

Quick Recipe

Greek Chicken Salad

Want to eat a restaurant-style salad at home? This Greek Chicken Salad is packed full of flavor and easily meets the goal of making half your plate veggies with the lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers.

Foodie Recipe

Mighty Greens Gazpacho

Any dark leafy green would work great in this soup. Get creative and enjoy this nutrition-packed lower carbohydrate side dish.

Quick Recipe

Garlic Sautéed Spinach and Kale

Are you tired of the same boring vegetables every night and need a change? Are you not sure how to cook kale or spinach? Try this delicious and easy dish for a nutritious addition to your dinner. Leafy greens are packed full of vitamins and fiber, and are low in calories and carbs.

Foodie Recipe

Low-Carb Artichoke Chicken Wraps

These are a great make-ahead item for your lunchbox.

Quick Recipe

Baked Chicken with Artichoke Topping

Chicken is a lean protein source and should make up a quarter of your plate. People complain of getting bored with chicken, but try this recipe for chicken that's bursting with flavor.

Foodie Recipe

Kale Pesto Salmon

Salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Serve up this dish with roasted green beans and your favorite whole grain such as quinoa, farro or wild rice.

Quick Recipe

Seared Tuna with Pesto Sauce

You should eat at least 2 servings of fish, such as tuna, every week for good heart health. Many people are intimidated to make fish, but this recipe proves that cooking fish is both easy and delicious!

Foodie Recipe

Toasted Quinoa and Cabbage Salad

You can use any color quinoa for this salad, but red quinoa will give it a nice pop of color. Quinoa is not only a whole grain, but it also provides some protein.

Quick Recipe

Quinoa with Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Quinoa is a whole-grain that can be used in place of rice in many recipes. It is higher in protein than other grains and is also a good source of fiber.

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