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Easy Dinners with Eggplant

Easy Dinners with Eggplant

Healthy eggplant recipes for a quick weeknight dinner.

If you lived in Italy before the 15th century, chances are you wouldn’t have been eating eggplant. Legend has it that the Italians feared eating eggplant would make them crazy, hence their name for it: melanzana, or “mad apples.” Today we see eggplant in a different light. This plump and glossy member of the potato family (which also includes bell peppers, tomatoes and tomatillos) has plenty of merits worth mentioning. One cup of cooked eggplant has a mere 35 calories and contains soluble fiber, the kind that may help lower blood cholesterol levels. The deep purple skin contains anthocyanins and proanthocyanins, antioxidants that may play a role in heart health and improve brain function.

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Easy Sweet Corn Recipes

Easy Sweet Corn Recipes

New ways to cook the season's sweet corn.

While nothing quite beats eating quickly boiled or grilled corn on the cob with butter dribbling down your chin, taking a slightly exotic approach can be nice too. So get shucking—while corn is available year-round, your local farmstand’s got it fresh from the field right now. How healthy is corn? 1 cup of fresh sweet corn kernels (about 1 large ear) has 4 grams of fiber, plus it’s rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, compounds that help keep your eyes healthy as you age. Download a FREE Healthy Vegetable Side Dish Recipe Cookbook!

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Quick & Budget-Friendly Suppers with Canned Beans

Quick & Budget-Friendly Suppers with Canned Beans

Have a fiber-rich dinner with these quick bean recipes.

Whether you’re watching your finances or just trying to put a healthful dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less, keep your pantry stocked with beans and have the can opener ready. Beans are a high-quality source of protein and a good source of heart-healthy dietary fiber. A typical 1⁄2-cup serving provides about 7 grams of protein and up to 7 grams of fiber. Try one of our quick and healthy bean dinner recipes tonight! Download a FREE Budget Dinner Recipe Cookbook

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Jessie Price
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Food Blog
August 24, 2009 - 11:53am

Now that it’s back-to-school time we’re all busier, but that doesn’t mean we can skip feeding the kids (or ourselves) before we head out the door. I never leave the house without eating a healthy breakfast. In fact, I don’t do anything before breakfast. I head straight from bed to the kitchen for coffee and whole-grain cereal with fruit and skim milk. Unfortunately, since I’m half asleep I tend to eat the same thing every day. Breakfast rut!

4 Gourmet Chicken Recipes

4 Gourmet Chicken Recipes

Gourmet chicken recipes for a healthy dinner tonight.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the ultimate healthy, quick convenience food. They are lean, cook up in minutes and are endlessly versatile. In these four recipes we use them shredded in a Chinese chicken salad; diced and stir-fried with vegetables; grilled with Indian spices; and sautéed and served with an apricot sauce. Try one of these gourmet chicken recipes tonight for a delicious dinner that won't take long to prepare.

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Easy Shrimp Recipes

Easy Shrimp Recipes

Enjoy our healthy shrimp recipes for appetizers, dinners and more.

Here you'll find recipes for "fried" shrimp, grilled shrimp, creamy pasta and shrimp and more. A 3-ounce serving of cooked shrimp has less than 85 calories, only 1.5 grams of fat (0 grams saturated fat) and plenty of lean protein, about 18 grams, so enjoy! Download a FREE Top 10 Seafood Recipe Cookbook!

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Farm Fresh Dinners

Farm Fresh Dinners

Celebrate summer’s ripe bounty with easy weeknight recipes.

These easy weeknight suppers are inspired by the bountiful fruits and vegetables that are ripe and ready to eat at the farmers’ market now. Although these recipes include shrimp, grilled chicken, lamb chops and grilled beef, the showstoppers are the fabulous vegetables. These recipes will help you make the most of the produce that is ripe right now from your local farmers’ market, CSA, garden or supermarket and get it on the table in a snap.

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Simple Side Salad Recipes

Simple Side Salad Recipes

Easy recipes for fresh and healthy side salads.

These salads, with colors that span the rainbow, pack in loads of antioxidants, fiber-rich vegetables and flavorful ripe fruit. Crisp and cool, salads are ideal summer fare. Lean protein, such as chicken and shrimp, transforms easy sides into satisfying main courses. And these healthy side salad recipes just take minutes to prepare.

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Healthy Cholesterol: Whole Grain Tips for Reducing Cholesterol Video

Eating whole grains such as oats, and lentils can help you manage cholesterol levels—see how our food and nutrition editors prepare easy, healthy whole grain meals and snacks that help you keep cholesterol in check without compromising flavor.

High Blood Pressure: Tips for Reducing Sodium in Cooking Video

Most Americans eat nearly twice the amount of salt they should; learn how to flavor food with tasty sodium alternatives like fresh citrus juice and herbs, and help reduce your risk for hypertension.

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