Meal Planning 101

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Healthy Make-Ahead Dinner Recipes

Corn-On-The-Cob Salad
Italian dressing seasons grilled corn, fresh tomatoes, and tender spinach in this side-dish recipe that's an obvious choice to serve at cookouts.
Caribbean Couscous Salad
Mango, bell peppers, and black beans combine with whole-wheat couscous in this Caribbean-inspired grain salad. The ginger-lime dressing has a touch of cayenne pepper and provides just the right amount of zing!
Chilled Tortellini Salad
This chilled tortellini salad is full of broccoli, carrots, and pea pods. It can be made anywhere from 2 to 24 hours before serving so it's perfect for picnics or potlucks!
Lentil Taco Salad
Lentils are ideal for cooking in the slow cooker. Start this recipe early in the morning and you and your family will be rewarded with a deliciously warm Mexican-inspired taco salad for dinner.
Asparagus with Red Peppers
By simmering the asparagus in water with fresh tarragon sprigs we've added lots of flavor to this side dish recipe. And no, that's not grated cheese on top! It's grated hard-cooked egg, which adds protein to this 35-minute dish.
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