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Need help eating more veggies? Give this recipe a try! You could also add some stir fried chicken or tofu and serve over brown rice to make it a meal.
Serve this gumbo over 1/3 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa. If you are only cooking for one or two people, you can easily freeze leftovers from this recipe to save for a later date.
Serve this vegetable side dish with grilled fish or chicken and a side of brown rice.
Takeout pizza is usually high in calories and carbohydrate. Here’s a healthier pizza that you can make at home using thincrust flatbreads. By skipping the high-fat meats such as pepperoni or sausage, you’ll cut back on the unhealthy fats as well.
Salmon is full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which may decrease triglyceride levels and may have additional health benefits as well.
You can also make these spring rolls with just the lettuce as wrapper instead of the rice paper to make this recipe even lower in carbohydrate.
This recipe is super easy, but full of crunch, flavor, and freshness. It serves two, but is easy enough to increase the servings for a luncheon or afternoon gathering.
These burgers are a good way to spice up your menu! They are packed with heart-healthy salmon, plus some veggies. To keep the carbohydrate count low, these are served over bibb lettuce instead of on a bun.
Looking for something a little different for dinner tonight? Try this “sushi” roll at home. The salmon is actually cooked, so there is no raw fish involved.
Adjust the veggies in this soup based on what you have in your refrigerator. Get creative with the veggie combination that you use!
Asparagus is a spring vegetable that you are sure to find in the produce section during April. Steam it, grill it, or try this quick and easy recipe for a delicious asparagus side dish!
These chicken tostadas are a delicious dish that won’t break the bank. Save time by buying a rotisserie chicken, which you can often find on sale at a warehouse club.
Try this classic dish that’s been spiced up with some fresh rosemary. You can pair it with this month’s Roasted Asparagus Salad if you’d like!
This recipe is a high-protein side dish that can also be a lovely Sunday brunch treat. For those with high cholesterol concerns, a soft spread with plant stanol esters can be used in this recipe.
This recipe slow cooks brown rice to a caramel brown color and a creamy consistency. Coconut water is high in potassium and fat free. A touch of molasses in this recipe adds a bit of a brown sugar note too.
Millet is a whole grain that is also gluten-free. Serve this budget-friendly dish with a simple spinach side salad.
Do you need a 10-minute, healthy dinner? Then this recipe is a great choice – and it’s easy on the budget! If you don’t need these to be gluten-free, make these quesadillas with whole-wheat tortillas.
Serve this grain side dish alongside some baked fish or roasted chicken. Add a side of steamed or roasted veggies and you’ve got a tasty balanced meal!
This egg casserole is on the lighter side, using egg substitute and reduced-fat cheese.
Here’s a super-quick and easy dinner that’s packed with healthy fats and protein.
Serve this pudding with a dollop of non-fat cool whip and a sprinkle of cocoa powder for a fancy dessert or snack.
Millet cooks to 4 times its original size. If you only need ½ cup cooked, follow the directions on the package to cook 2 tablespoons millet.
This flatbread makes a great appetizer too. Just cut it into smaller pieces for a great party food.
Check ingredients in gluten-free tortillas or wraps and try to find those made with whole-grains.
You can try other grains in this soup too like whole spelt, farro, or wheatberries.
Do you need a healthy dinner for the entire family? These baked chicken fingers are coated in cornmeal, which is considered a whole-grain, and makes a crispy coating. They also taste great served over salad greens.
Try to use a gluten-free baking mix that lists brown rice flour as the first ingredient to increase your whole-grain intake. You can substitute gluten-free oats for quinoa flakes if needed here as well.
Wild rice is a whole-grain and a healthier option than white rice. This soup is hearty and perfect on a cold winter day.
Farrotto is a version of risotto. It’s just made with the whole grain farro instead of white rice!
Traditional coleslaw is often drenched in creamy dressing. But this slaw recipe is a better-for-you option and is lightly coated in a yogurt-based dressing.
This salad makes a tasty one-dish meal complete with protein, healthy fats, and high-fiber vegetables.
This flavorful curry is packed with nutritious veggies! Serve this dish over brown rice or in lettuce cups.
Here’s a super quick vegetarian dinner to share with your family. Never cooked with tofu? This recipe is a great place to start!
Make this dip and store it in the fridge so you can snack on it with some fresh veggies throughout the week. You can also enjoy it with baked tortilla chips or pita wedges if it fits with your meal plan.
Try this simple smoothie for breakfast. You can take it with you on the go. Try experimenting with different types of fruit and 100% juices to mix it up!
Try this meatless meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
This nutrition-packed dish is great as an entrée. It's got protein from the quinoa and beans and also provides you with some vegetables!
Try this meal for a unique Asian-inspired dish that’s also easy on the budget. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Trying to eat more vegetables? These burritos are a great place to start! This meal is full of flavor and fiber!
You can play around with different types of lentils in this stew - try red, yellow, or brown lentils.
Serve these to the family as a side with dinner. The taste is so similar to traditional tater tots, they may not realize it’s cauliflower that they are eating!
Not a big veggie fan? Try roasting your vegetables. Roasting vegetables is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to prepare them.
Have you heard of meatless Mondays? By having one meatless meal per week, you can increase your veggie intake. If you really prefer more protein in your meal, try adding shrimp or chicken to this pasta dish.
Blueberries, spinach, and almond milk make this a Superfood Smoothie and a great way to start your day! Superfoods provide key nutrients that are lacking in the typical western diet.
Here’s a healthy version of Eggs Benedict where the bacon is replaced by perfectly sauteed garlic spinach and the hollandaise sauce is on the lighter side.
These muffins are packed with healthful carrots, zucchini and apples – make a batch then freeze individually for a quick anytime snack.
You’ll never know the difference between these brownies, made with protein-rich black beans, or the traditional chocolate treat. Made without flour, they’re also a great gluten-free option.
Enjoy this simple dish of greens, beans and chicken sausage. It can be ready in just 10 minutes!
Turn a meal into a 4-star occasion when you top lean, grilled chicken with the flavorful mix of fall fruit in this unique chutney recipe.
Potato dishes are a common holiday item. Serve this creamy potato side at your holiday dinner. No one will even know it’s a “healthy” version of scalloped potatoes!