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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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Save yourself time prepping this recipe by buying watermelon that is already cut and cubed!
For an even shorter prep time, use store-bought guacamole to make this recipe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These homemade veggie chips make a tasty snack. You can also experiment with other vegetables in this recipe like squash, beets, potatoes, etc.
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 nachos are a fun family breakfast recipe. You could also top them with a small dollop of non-fat plain Greek yogurt.
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.
This casserole-style dish is a vegetarian option and will be a huge hit with the family!
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.
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.
Serve this vegetable side dish with grilled fish or chicken and a side of brown rice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!