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Don't let this simple salad fool you – it may be simple but it's also incredibly refreshing and delicious. It makes the perfect side at a summer barbecue!
This salsa is better than anything you will buy in a jar! It's delicious, quick, and uses all fresh ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen. If you don't want to serve it with chips, try it with cucumbers, celery or jicama. It would also make a great topping for tacos!
Nothing says summer like corn on the cob. It's an American favorite and this recipe puts a nice twist of flavor into it. Remember, corn is a starchy vegetable, so serve it with some lean protein and a low-carb vegetable like green beans, zucchini or a salad.
Grilling is a quick and healthy way to eat more veggies. This recipe is simply delicious and an easy side that can be added to any meal. If you have any leftovers from this recipe, the grilled zucchini would go great in a breakfast omelet the next day.
Chicken fajitas are one of the best choices when it comes to Mexican food because chicken is a lean protein and grilling is a healthy cooking method. Also, fajitas are topped with low-carb veggies like onions and green peppers.
This burger recipe calls for ground chicken but lean ground turkey would also work well. Offer these healthier burgers as an option next time you host a barbecue!
Here's a light and tasty summer taco recipe that's great for a family dinner or the next time you have guests.
A good salad needs veggies, protein, flavor, and different textures. The chicken in this recipe provides the protein. When combined with avocado and sunflower seeds, you get the perfect flavor, texture and crunch.
For an even shorter prep time, use store-bought guacamole to make this recipe.
Save yourself time prepping this recipe by buying watermelon that is already cut and cubed!
These flavorful chicken kabobs are lean and you can add whatever veggies you'd like to them.
Summer is a great time for smoothies, so we're bringing you a unique bonus recipe from the American Diabetes Association's Simply Smoothies cookbook by Linda Gassenheimer.
Try this tasty smoothie for breakfast or lunch. It's June, so you could experiment with fresh peaches since summer is the peak season!
The marinade for this grilled beef is super easy to throw together. This recipe calls for beef tenderloin, which is a lean cut.
Add rotisserie chicken or grilled shrimp to turn this salad into an entrée. Otherwise, it can be served as a tasty side dish to complement grilled chicken or fish.
Cook fresh corn on the cob for this recipe by simmering it in boiling water for 8 minutes. Let the ears of corn cool, and then use a sharp knife to cut the kernels off the cob.
You can make this recipe with any fruit and flavor of yogurt. Try mango chunks with pineapple yogurt, or kiwi halves with strawberry yogurt. You could also try other toppings like coconut or sprinkles instead of pecans.
If you are tired of the same boring breakfast, try this satisfying and tasty burrito. You can experiment with different veggies in this recipe too.
French fries are an American favorite food, but they're also loaded with unhealthy fat, calories, and carbohydrate. Try these "fries" for a healthier alternative and a way to help your kids eat more veggies.
These homemade veggie chips make a tasty snack. You can also experiment with other vegetables in this recipe like squash, beets, potatoes, etc.
Serve these low-cost egg toasts with a green salad tossed in a light balsamic vinaigrette.
These nachos are a fun family breakfast recipe. You could also top them with a small dollop of non-fat plain Greek yogurt.
These pretty kabobs are a great snack for kids and adults. Fruit and cheese are tasty combination of carbohydrates and protein, and will leave you feeling satisfied.
This casserole-style dish is a vegetarian option and will be a huge hit with the family!
This entree salad goes great with a side of garlic bread. You could also grill the chicken and make the dressing ahead of time so you can pack it for lunch during the week.
These hash browns are made with cauliflower, but they are filled with flavor and go great with some eggs for breakfast!
These meatballs make a fun family meal. Or, you can also serve them on a platter as an appetizer next time you are entertaining.
Need a flavorful meal, but don't have time to cook? Your family will love this mouth-watering meal, and it smells delicious cooking all day in your kitchen. You can serve it on a whole-wheat bun or with a small side of pasta or spaghetti squash.
Try these chicken and dumplings for a budget-friendly family dinner. Add a side of roasted green beans to complete your meal.
This healthy meal is super easy and delicious. Not to mention - it bakes more quickly than a large meat loaf because of the smaller muffin size.
Try this lightened-up version of the old Italian favorite – chicken piccata.
Salmon is full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which may decrease triglyceride levels and may have additional health benefits as well.
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.
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.
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.
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 vegetable side dish with grilled fish or chicken and a side of brown rice.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Adjust the veggies in this soup based on what you have in your refrigerator. Get creative with the veggie combination that you use!
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!
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.