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Don't underestimate this simple and cost-friendly dish. It's a great mix of flavor with beans, chicken and sweet mango. Serving the quesadilla over salad turns it into a complete meal.
Roasting brings out the natural flavor and sweetness in these carrots. You could substitute tarragon for parsley here if desired.
Pack your lunch the night before to start your morning with little stress!
Take the stress out of the morning by preparing a delicious breakfast in advance! These frittatas are pre-portioned and easy to pack in your bag on your way out the door. Plus this delicious blend of eggs, yogurt, vegetables and cheese will help keep your taste buds satisfied!
Got a last minute invitation to a barbeque or dinner party? This tasty and refreshing salad with broccoli, almonds and creamy yogurt sauce is quick and simple to prepare. It can also be made in advance so you can grab and go! Impress your friends with this delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors.
These muffins are kid-friendly and freeze well for a quick breakfast. If desired, you can try replacing the sugar in this recipe for a sugar substitute that's meant for baking to reduce the carbohydrate count.
When fresh produce is in season, cut up and freeze the fruit yourself. Otherwise, you can find an abundance of frozen fruit in the grocer's freezer.Play around with other fruit combinations like mango-strawberry, peach-raspberry or pineapple-banana.
Fresh mozzarella is found in the deli case or with the specialty cheeses. It is the perfect flavorful addition to this fresh summer salad!
These pickles will keep in the refrigerator for up to two months as long as they stay covered. Try this homemade pickle recipe instead of the sodium-packed pickles from the grocery store.
Serve this dish with jicama sticks and fresh guacamole. If you'd like, you can make this colorful dish even more vibrant by using different color peppers or purple onion.
This easy appetizer is perfect for summer and uses garden fresh ingredients. These kabobs are packed with flavor and low in carbohydrates. They also look beautiful on a serving platter and are sure to impress guests!
Here's a tasty and easy vegetable dish that you can make using a budget-friendly bag of frozen broccoli. Aim to fill half of your plate with nonstarchy vegetables like broccoli, carrots, greens and more!
Serve this pizza with a big garden salad drizzled lightly with low-fat Ranch dressing. It's a quick, easy and budget-friendly meal!
Gazpacho is a soup primarily made with non-starchy vegetables. It is served cold and can be a great summertime snack. Plus it's an easy way to get more veggies into your day!
This recipe is healthy, quick and budget-friendly.
Try this super simple breakfast. Both kids and adults will love it and it can be ready to eat in a matter of minutes! If it works better with your budget, switch out the almond butter for peanut butter.
These frittatas make a quick and healthy breakfast! Experiment with different veggies, such as zucchini, asparagus or spinach.
This is a light and fluffy egg soufflé with added veggies.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Here's a light and tasty summer taco recipe that's great for a family dinner or the next time you have guests.
These flavorful chicken kabobs are lean and you can add whatever veggies you'd like to them.
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.
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!
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.
Beat the heat with cool creaminess of ginger and sesame with this fun and family-friendly recipe! It can be used as a dip for vegetables or to dress a colorful summer salad. It's both refreshing and creamy on a hot summer day!
It's summer time, pool time and BBQ time! Add a delicious twist to your barbeque chicken and cole slaw with a creamy yogurt sauce. It is sure to be a hit with the entire family after a day of fun in the sun!
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 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.
Serve these low-cost egg toasts with a green salad tossed in a light balsamic vinaigrette.
These homemade veggie chips make a tasty snack. You can also experiment with other vegetables in this recipe like squash, beets, potatoes, etc.
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!
This casserole-style dish is a vegetarian option and will be a huge hit with the family!
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.