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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.
The combination of golden raisins, pine nuts and orange zest gives this cake a uniquely Sicilian flair. Keep in mind that those same flavors make a great addition to savory whole-grain rice pilafs as well.
French toast doesn’t need to be a sweet treat. Skip the maple syrup and give this savory bake with mushrooms, fresh thyme and crumbled goat cheese a try!
This tried-and-true stir-fry keeps things simple—and fast—with just six ingredients, but plenty of vegetables, lean protein and whole grains. Like many meals with tofu, it’s budget-friendly to boot!
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.
This “recipe” is so simple, but it’s an easy, healthful and tasty way to cook fresh spinach. Vegetables of any kind—cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, potatoes and/or green beans—can be blanched until just tender, and prepared the same way.
This recipe calls for 95% lean ground beef, but you can use ground turkey or chicken if you’d like. These meatballs can be added to sauces, soups or other recipes.
This simple salad can be on the table in 15 minutes. No queso fresco? You can use feta cheese instead.
This cilantro-lime dressing pairs sweet honey and savory garlic.
Honey Dijon mustard makes these chicken thighs sweet and tangy. Add a side of nonstarchy vegetables and dinner is done!
It’s a good luck tradition to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. Why stop there? Enjoy this hearty take on Hoppin’ John any day of the year!
There’s no need to soak dry lentils before cooking. That makes this quick recipe ready in just 20 minutes.
With our tips for bulk cooking barley in advance, this soup can be a quick and easy weeknight meal. If you’re tight on time, pick up a pre-chopped blend of onion, carrots and celery.
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.
When you want dessert, this cake that’s made inside a coffee mug is a great way to enjoy a portion-controlled treat.
Spice up your next weekend breakfast or brunch with this Huevos Rancheros recipe. It’s a great way to use leftover rice and beans.
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.
Chinese five-spice powder is a mixture of five spices: star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper and fennel. It gives a sweet, salty, sour, bitter and pungent taste to dishes. Don’t have it? Try a simplified Asian three-spice powder: mix equal parts ground cloves, ginger and cinnamon.
The balanced use of “sweet” and “heat” is notable in Thai cuisine. The “heat” in this dish comes from the Thai chile peppers and the “sweet” from mango.
This hearty soup is a play on red beans and rice made with the whole grain quinoa.
Making your own pico de gallo in this recipe helps skip the sodium found in jarred store-bought salsas. The fresh flavor is a bonus!
This recipe makes a vivid green, fragrant beverage. By whirling the whole vegetables and fruits into a smoothie rather than juice, you’re still getting the full nutritional benefit of each, including all of the fiber.
So easy—just three steps from start to finish. Roasting wakes up the sweetest flavors in these veggies.
Trade the carbs of the pasta for vegetables with this easy and quick fall recipe. Spaghetti squash is easy and versatile.
The apples and cinnamon in this savory one-pot main dish will fill your home with a delicious Autumn aroma.
Slow cookers allow for a no-fuss meal that everyone will enjoy. Serve steamed nonstarchy vegetables or a salad with this stew for a complete meal.
Savory sweet potato dumplings are surrounded by a meaty tomato sauce in this restaurant-worthy main dish.
Known in Greece as Fassoulada, this hearty, thick soup is a popular dish in that country. Navy beans, onion, tomatoes, and garlic are the essential basics of this soup.
An easy refrigerator pickling method transforms Brussels sprouts into crunchy, tangy morsels, flavored with dill and garlic. You can also make this quick pickle method with your other favorite vegetables.
Shepherd’s Pie is a traditional pub dish. It’s made with lamb cubes, some vegetables, and a tomato-based sauce and topped with mashed potatoes and cheese.
A frittata—a thick omelet—makes a quick supper. It is perfect for a busy weekday meal. All you need are a few vegetables, some sausage or leftover cooked meat, and eggs and you can have your meal ready in 15 to 20 minutes.
Unexpected taco fillings are all the rage on the food truck scene. Make these rich and savory versions at home!
Wow your dinner companions and pair this charming main dish with a nonstarchy vegetable or salad for a complete meal. To make this vegetarian, simply omit the sausage and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth
This rich side dish is oh-so-creamy and satisfyingly cheesy but 1 serving is still less than 100 calories.
This no-cook dessert is a great substitute for pumpkin pie—and it’s only 100 calories! For a quick, healthy, delicious, pumpkin dessert, look no further—this pudding parfait is amazing and ready in minutes.
Savor rich fall flavors with this delicious and fast squash soup.
This recipe is simple and will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
These bites are a great snack or appetizer, and an excellent way to add more vegetables to your healthy eating plan.
These spicy, creamy, bacon-wrapped treats are a sure crowd pleaser.
A new spin on a timeless classic. Keep the peels on the bananas for a built-in baking dish as you grill them—the heat will caramelize the sugar blend in this sensational dessert.
Need a quick weeknight dinner and don't feel like heating up the house? This 4-ingredient budget-friendly dish, cooked on the grill, is full of flavor and low in carbs. If desired, serve it with a side of wild rice or quinoa.
Grilled pork tenderloin is quick, easy, healthy and delicious!
This crunch side dish is a twist on traditional tangy-sweet broccoli salad, but with no added sugar.
Fresh berries (a true power food!) and a dollop of creamy topping let you enjoy summer by the spoonful. This yummy dessert takes only five minutes to prepare.
This hearty main-dish chowder is full of chunky goodness, including sweet corn and juicy chicken. Jalapeño peppers give it a touch of spicy heat.
This tuna salad is super flavorful, thanks to briny olives and sweet red bell peppers. And there's no bread required!
Shhh, don't tell—these yummy nachos are secretly health. They even offer a full serving of vegetables!
Cooking at home does not get any easier than this 3-step recipe for tender, BBQ pulled pork. Set the slow cooker and forget it for 8 hours while enjoying the tantalizing aroma.
Grilling in foil packets allows for all the flavors to meld and clean up is a snap!
Start the chicken in a slow cooker and assemble these fun mini sandwiches when your guests arrive.