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

Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Parmesan Salad

Never tried asparagus raw? This is your chance! Parmesan cheese, tangy Dijon mustard and lemon in this dressing are a bold accompaniment for the thinly sliced asparagus and peppery radishes.

Quick Recipe

Sautéed Asparagus, Peppers and Mushrooms

Nonstarchy veggies—like asparagus, peppers and mushrooms—are packed with vitamins and minerals, yet low in calories and carbohydrate. Use simple, delicious ideas like this recipe to fill half your plate with nonstarchy veggies!

Foodie Recipe

Spinach and Sweet Potato Curry (Saag Aloo)

This recipe for a spiced Indian spinach dish replaces the regular potatoes with sweet potatoes for a delicious and healthful new take on curry.

Quick Recipe

Green Smoothie Breakfast Bowl

Smoothies topped with some crunch and nuts make for a complete breakfast in a bowl! The extra ingredients make this thick fruit-and-veggie blend more filling than a drinkable smoothie.

Foodie Recipe

Shrimp with Creamy Arugula Pesto

Greek yogurt and cashews make for a deliciously creamy pesto to top poached shrimp or fish fillets.

Quick Recipe

Arugula Salad with Mandarin Oranges

The peppery flavor of baby arugula pairs well with sweet, fresh citrus and crispy bacon in this side salad.

Foodie Recipe

Chicken and Apricot Tagine

Serve this dish with whole-wheat couscous for a traditional Moroccan meal.

Quick Recipe

Apricot Glazed Chicken

Here's a new way to enjoy fresh apricots for dinner this spring! Serve this chicken with a whole grain of your choice and an arugula side salad for a complete seasonal meal.

Foodie Recipe

Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese with Lobster

This lower-carbohydrate version of luxurious lobster mac and cheese features crisp-topped, cheesy cauliflower florets and tender poached lobster.

Quick Recipe

Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

Finely chopped cauliflower can be a remarkable nonstarchy side that’s lower in calories and carbohydrate than rice. Or make it a main dish by adding chicken breast, shrimp or tofu.

Foodie Recipe

Spaghetti Squash “Ramen” Noodle Bowl

This healthier take on trendy ramen noodle bowls yields a savory broth you can customize. No chicken or bell peppers? Mix it up with other proteins and vegetables, such as shrimp, bean sprouts and shredded carrots.

Quick Recipe

Pad Thai Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is a low-carb alternative to the traditional rice noodles in Pad Thai. One cup of cooked spaghetti squash contains just 10 grams of total carbohydrate, compared to 42 grams for the rice noodles!

Foodie Recipe

Banana Chocolate “Ice Cream”

It’s hard to believe, but frozen bananas make a great base for this four-ingredient soft-serve “ice cream” that’s low in saturated fat. Shop for small ramekins or cups to make portion control easy when serving desserts like this one.

Quick Recipe

Sautéed Cinnamon Apples

Fast, nutritious and smells like apple pie—what’s not to like? Make this sliced fruit glazed with cinnamon, vanilla and honey for your next quick dessert. For even more flavor, top with toasted chopped walnuts.

Foodie Recipe

Eggplant Lasagna Roulades

These roulades make for an elegant—yet easy and nutritious—weeknight dinner. Eggplant slices cook more quickly than lasagna noodles and add nonstarchy vegetables that casseroles and noodle dishes are often missing.

Quick Recipe

Eggplant Parmesan

Yes, you can make crispy, cheesy eggplant parmesan the whole family will love—with whole grains and without deep frying!

Foodie Recipe

General Tso’s Tofu with Broccoli

Chinese food minus the takeout menu? It's possible to produce satisfying results that keep sodium and calories in check. This recipe calls for tofu that's patted dry and sprinkled with cornstarch before baking, so it gets brown and crispy without deep frying.

Quick Recipe

Citrus Mahi-Mahi Packet with Broccoli

If you’re not sure how to start cooking fish, try a simple and delicious method like this packet. It’s full of fresh flavors from lemon, orange and dill.

Foodie Recipe

Seared Sea Scallops with Spiralized Carrots and Caramelized Onions

Scallops are a very lean—yet moist and buttery-tasting—protein that’s perfect for a special occasion. The secret is searing them quickly over high heat. 

Quick Recipe

Scallops with Pasta in a Wine Sauce

Bay scallops are smaller and sweeter than their sea scallop cousins. Paired with whole-grain pasta, they make for a simple yet elegant dish that’s heart-healthy as well.

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