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

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

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

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.

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

Shrimp Paella with Brown Rice

This shrimp paella is full of flavor from sausage, bell peppers, turmeric and paprika. Using instant brown rice makes it a time-saving, whole-grain main dish—it's ready in just 20 minutes!

Quick Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Don’t be surprised when these appetizers are devoured at your next party. This classic take on shrimp proves that sometimes the simplest recipes are crowd pleasers!

Foodie Recipe

Red Lentil Dal with Jicama “Chips”

Dal is a thick Indian lentil stew that's often served with naan flatbread. You can reduce the grams of carbohydrate by serving this dal with peeled and sliced jicama. It’s a crunchy, slightly sweet vegetable that looks like a potato.

Quick Recipe

Black Bean Hummus

Why stop at chickpeas? Sub in black beans and add some cumin for a zesty new take on hummus.

Foodie Recipe

Chocolate Walnut Mug Cake

When you want dessert, this cake that’s made inside a coffee mug is a great way to enjoy a portion-controlled treat.

Quick Recipe

Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

No raspberries? Serve with strawberries or another fruit. When you want to enjoy a quick treat, a dessert like this mug cake with fruit is a good portion-controlled choice.

Foodie Recipe

Pinto Bean, Brown Rice and Spinach Salad

This simple salad can be on the table in 15 minutes. No queso fresco? You can use feta cheese instead.

Quick Recipe

Lentil Salad

There’s no need to soak dry lentils before cooking. That makes this quick recipe ready in just 20 minutes.

Foodie Recipe

Huevos Rancheros with Pinto Beans, Brown Rice and Chicken Sausage

Spice up your next weekend breakfast or brunch with this Huevos Rancheros recipe. It’s a great way to use leftover rice and beans.

Quick Recipe

Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

Here’s how to make a restaurant-style burrito fresh at home. You could also substitute lean beef or pork for chicken in this recipe.

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