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Change up from the usual meat-based sandwiches to something truly more healthful. With salad bar veggies just begging to be grilled, this sandwich is so good you might just dump the typical turkey sandwich in favor of this creation.
Salmon is a great source of heart healthy omega 3 fats. Serve with a whole grain like quinoa or farro and add another nonstarchy vegetable like asparagus or green beans.
Try this flavorful version of chicken tenders without the breading! Serve with a side broccoli or kale salad or cut up some nonstarchy vegetables like carrots and peppers.
Socca is a thin chickpea flour pancake commonly found in both Italian and French cuisines. For an easy, make-ahead brunch, make the batter and poach the eggs the night before.
One way you can include nonstarchy vegetables in your day is to eat a salad for lunch and add some dark leafy greens.
Try to have fish at least once or twice a week for some heart healthy fats. Save yourself some time and mix up a large batch of the spice blend so you'll have some on hand for other dishes.
Looking for a healthier version of pizza with less calories and carbs? Try this recipe with a spinach or whole wheat tortilla and add plenty of nonstarchy vegetables.
I can never understand why we drown our pasta in so many ingredients. In Italy, pasta is served so simply that you wonder if there are any other ingredients in there besides the pasta. By using artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper, and capers, this dish goes way beyond the ubiquitous jarred sauce.
Making your own low-sodium sauce is a great way to add flavor to your dishes without the extra salt. This recipe features a rich, velvety mustard sauce that blankets savory chicken tenders on a bed of noodles and tender-crisp broccoli.
Try to have fish at least once or twice a week for a heart healthy meal plan. Crisp, flavor-packed vegetables make this relish a cooling accompaniment to the spicy fish, while fresh lemon juice and gingerroot add zing.
The beans in this recipe will be a good source of fiber and lean protein. Crusty whole-grain rolls and fresh fruit salad pair especially well with this hearty soup.
A favorite menu item at many restaurants, chicken fingers are easy to prepare healthfully at home. Serve them with some raw carrots, celery and bell pepper strips. This recipe uses a blend of spices to add flavor, which is a great way to cut back on salt.
Using a little bit of fruit in your dishes is another great way to add flavor without added salt.
This salad gets a thumbs up for its visual appeal and its sweet and spicy tang. It'll make a great nonstarchy side for any meal!
Try including fish in your meal plan at least once a week. This tilapia recipe is a great dish you can try out!
One way you can include nonstarchy vegetables in your day is to eat them with some low fat and low sodium dip, like this Triple-Duty Ranch Dip with Dill. The herbs and spices add a lot of bold flavor and go well with nonstarchy vegetables for a snack.
Stews are a great idea for a cold winter day. Try this stew recipe out featuring shrimp and clam. It's a great seafood option in the colder months and is easy to make!
Beans are a great lean protein source and can make great side dishes. Try this recipe out with baked chicken breast or add it as a topping for a salad!
Avocado mixed with refreshing grapefruit creates this nutrient-rich fruit salad and is perfect as a full meal, appetizer or snack. In small doses, the acidity of the grapefruit complements the richness of avocado well.
This chicken recipe features balsamic vinegar and rosemary – a great way to add a lot of flavor without the added salt and sodium. Try out this recipe and add it to your favorite salad recipe like this Salad Greens with Spiced Pecans.
This meatball recipe makes a great addition to a hearty meal. Pair it with a side of vegetables like this Broccoli Almodine recipe.
Though carrot ginger soup has become a popular combination over the years, this version is especially tasty because the carrots are roasted until caramelized.
Not everyone needs recipes that serve four people. So this one is great for those looking to simply cook for themselves!
One of the easiest things to cook is chicken. A versatile protein, it's the "go-to" for many home cooks. For many, it spells "comfort" whether cooked plain, spiced or marinated. This recipe is a great way to make use of curry powder, here further enhanced with garlic and ginger.
No need to eat a whole turkey on Thanksgiving Day! Save some leftovers to use in other recipes like this one. Get some new meals while also watching your portions as part of your diabetes management!
Stuffed mushrooms are always a hit at cocktail parties. Try this recipe out for your next get together!
Root vegetables are in season during the colder months and make for great side dishes in the coming holidays too.
The holidays isn't just about the entrées, it's also about those final finishing touches to make the perfect entrée like this mushroom sauce! Use it to top some whole wheat pasta, a side of vegetables or any grilled protein.
Pears are in season during the winter and can be used to make some great fruit-based desserts!
The light purple color of the shallots contrasts nicely with the bright orange of the sweet potatoes. This is one of those classic stovetop-to-oven dishes that fills the kitchen with a heavenly aroma.
These retain their shape well because they are baked in individual ramekin dishes and are perfect for portion control.
This dish can be turned into a one-pot medley by adding some carrots and potatoes.
Cauliflower is a great nonstarchy vegetable to cook as the holidays come up. Try this savory recipe out that will pair great with some Roasted Turkey and Vegetables.
You don't need cold weather to enjoy a great beef stew. There are so many new renditions of beef stew, but if you can make this classic version really well, that's all you'll need.
When you tire of turkey, change to this chicken recipe chock full of tart Granny Smith apples.
Salads aren't just for summer, they're for winter too especially when you can throw in some citrus fruits, which are in season for the winter!
Think outside the box this Thanksgiving! Instead of cooking and serving a whole turkey, try a leaner alternative with this turkey breast recipe – perfect for dinner party entrées.
This almond milk-based tapioca is based on the classic coconut milk tapioca soup served throughout many parts of Asia. This almond milk version is much lighter than the original, and just as tasty. Try it out with other fruits, or even sweet potato and taro!
This is a quick breakfast recipe that will hit both sweet and savory flavors.
This healthy and classic Cuban recipe is a great dish to bring to parties or add on as a side to make a complete meal.
A simple nonstarchy vegetable dish that also adds some Cuban flavors to your meals.
Farro is a classic Italian grain that has started gaining popularity in the U.S. Add some canned cannellini beans to this recipe, but be sure to rinse and drain the beans!
This relatively light and refreshing minty rice and chicken dish is perfect from late spring to early fall. Serve this rich dish over a bed of greens for a healthy lunch or dinner.
This is the classic Cuban dish, pernil, but with a healthy twist and still lets you enjoy the authentic Cuban flavors.
The traditional butter and cream in this recipe have been replaced with olive oil and yogurt. With pumpkin, the risotto achieves a creamy consistency without the extra fat.
This is a quick version of a Southern classic dish. For added fiber, use brown rice in the recipe instead.
Cod is a mild-tasting staple fish used in most parts of the Mediterranean. This quintessential Roman recipe is both festive and delicious. Add some artichokes as a side dish and make a healthy and complete meal.
Did you know swordfish and eggplants are culinary ingredients that Sicilians inherited from Arabs? Even some of their names are in Arabic instead of Italian. Try out this dish and add some artichokes on the side!
Soba noodles are made of buckwheat and wheat flours. They are a specialty of northern Japan, they are hearty, healthy and nutty in flavor. For a more hearty meal, feel free to add any leftover roasted chicken, pork or beef.