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Oven-Fried Chicken

Great news—crunchy, flavorful fried chicken can be healthy. We marinate skinless chicken in buttermilk to keep it juicy. A light coating of flour, sesame seeds and spices, misted with olive oil, forms an appealing crust during baking. And with only 7 grams of fat per serving rather than the 20 in typical fried chicken—that is good news.

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Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies

EatingWell reader Beverley Sharpe of California contributed this recipe. She updated a favorite treat by cutting back on sugar and incorporating whole grains. To increase protein, she replaces the rolled oats with 1 cup almond meal.

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Barbecue Pulled Chicken

This BBQ pulled chicken recipe is a fanciful reinterpretation of pulled pork that slow-cooks chicken in lots of tangy tomato sauce. Have sliced jalapenos, sliced red onions and some sour cream on hand to top this barbecue pulled chicken, which makes a hearty main course. You can turn it into an unbelievable sandwich or serve it on mashed potatoes or even whole-grain spaghetti. Serve with shredded napa cabbage tossed with low-fat mayonnaise, cider vinegar, celery seed and honey to taste.

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"Fajita" Burgers

This healthy burger recipe features a spicy fajita burger slathered with a spicy chipotle mayonnaise and topped with roasted Anaheim peppers and a delicious slaw. Serve it on an oblong bun.

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Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

This roasted eggplant and feta dip gets a kick from a fresh chile pepper and cayenne pepper. There are countless variations on this classic meze (appetizer) in Greece. Out-of-season eggplant or eggplant that has been heavily watered often has an abundance of seeds, which make the vegetable bitter. Be sure to taste the dip before you serve it; if it's a touch bitter, you can remedy that with a little sugar. Serve with toasted pita crisps or as a sandwich spread.

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Sesame Chicken Cucumber Noodle Salad

This sesame chicken and noodle salad couldn’t be simpler to make. It’s a refreshing dish to serve on a hot summer’s night or bring it to your warm-weather potluck: just toss the salad with the dressing when you’re ready to serve. Recipe adapted from Simply Ming One-Pot Meals by Ming Tsai and Arthur Boehm (Kyle Books, 2010).

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Braised Summer Vegetables with a Green Herb Sauce

This sophisticated dish of braised vegetables—carrots, potatoes, beans, tomatoes, bell pepper and squash—drizzled with a pestolike sauce made from garden-fresh herbs was inspired by a summer stroll through the farmers’ market. Feel free to mix up the produce based on what you have on hand, and make extra sauce since it freezes well and is perfect for tossing with pasta or swirling into soups. If they’re available, try adding fresh fava or other shell beans to bump up the protein in this quintessentially summery dish.

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To mark EatingWell's 10th anniversary, we put together a list of our best, healthiest 100 recipes. These healthy recipes span 10 different categories, from salad recipes to seafood recipes, slow cooker recipes and dessert recipes. EatingWell's best recipes come from food writers, famous chefs and the pros in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. Each recipe meets our high nutrition standards. Make one today for a healthy appetizer, dinner or dessert! Browse these healthy recipes and enjoy!

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Best Appetizer Recipes

Our healthier version of chile con queso will have ooey-...
Pick up rosemary, cucumbers and lemons to concoct this...
This is a fun little appetizer of mussels roasted with...
This herbal iced tea blends sour, berry-flavored hibiscus...
We love the way Brie and apples taste together in these...
The entire beet plant—roots, stems and greens—can be used...
This roasted eggplant and feta dip gets a kick from a fresh...
People along the Yangtze River enjoy dumplings with a...
For this classic tapas morsel, sweet and garlicky tomato...
This refreshing drink is served by roadside vendors all...

Best Salad Recipes

This beautiful salad combines fresh tomatoes, green beans,...
For this cousin of the Caesar salad use a combination of...
Here's our take on a traditional chef's salad,...
Toasting the pita adds crunch to this bright-tasting salad...
Salad nicoise, a classic French salad, is typically made...
In this beautiful riff on the traditional tomato,...
This main-dish chicken salad has bright flavors of tarragon...
The steak for a Thai salad is often marinated before it...
When Paul Newman and Michel Nischan opened their Westport,...
In this Asian-inspired salad, the peppery flavor of...

Best Seafood Recipes

Though curried goat, chicken and shrimp are more popular in...
This shoyu-based sauce with fresh ginger, garlic and sesame...
Fresh herbs make all the difference in this light, summery...
This freshwater favorite is a snap on the grill. Grilling...
The magic in this dish happens in the spice grinder, where...
Oily fish, such as mackerel, are strong-flavored and pair...
Fish and chips are traditionally sold wrapped in paper to...
This company-worthy salmon is steamed on a bed of escarole...
In this easy salmon burger recipe, ditch the bun and serve...
This dish is best done at the last minute so the snap peas...

Best Poultry Recipes

Hoisin sauce along with pureed tart raspberries makes a...
Our chicken piccata, served over whole-wheat pasta, has a...
Reduced-fat sour cream and mayo make a sumptuous, creamy...
Potatoes, leeks and turkey burst with intense flavor when...
These tasty turkey burgers, served on toasted focaccia and...
Here we top pecan-crusted turkey cutlets with a mildly...
Great news—crunchy, flavorful fried chicken can be healthy...
Here's a sauce so delicious, it's missing only...
Velvet chicken is a classic Chinese cooking technique that...
This colorful stir-fry combines green bell pepper, orange...

Best Meat Recipes

The original Salisbury steak was named after a popular late...
In central Mexico, this salad is a standard—served as an...
This healthy burger recipe features a spicy fajita burger...
Prunes and Madeira meld in this sweet and savory sauce that...
This dish is simply luxurious: grilled beef tenderloin...
Very finely chopping onion, mushrooms and carrots in the...
Inspired by Middle Eastern shawarma sandwiches, here we...
This is a traditional roast from the Italian province of...
In this recipe, we make a dual-purpose sauce from garden-...
Sweet aromatic spices, cilantro, mint and lemon marry well...

Best Vegetarian Recipes

Mac & cheese can be a true comfort on a gloomy day, and...
Fiber-rich beans stand in for the beef and pork in this...
These bean burgers will even please carnivores. The...
This sophisticated dish of braised vegetables—carrots,...
Intense, earthy and absolutely addictive, New Mexico’s...
Whole almonds add beneficial monounsaturated fats to...
Also known as palak paneer, saag paneer is an Indian...
In this one-skillet supper, we toss dark leafy greens,...
Instead of having a greasy, battered coating, the tofu “...
Tomatoes and corn have a natural affinity for one another:...

Best Slow-Cooker Recipes

This BBQ pulled chicken recipe is a fanciful...
This stew has a simple list of ingredients, but plenty of...
Chicken thighs stay moist and succulent during slow cooking...
The meatballs and sauce are cooked in the slow cooker for...
Traditional pulled pork is barbecued, which gives it a...
Black beans, earthy mushrooms and tangy tomatillos combine...
With just a few ingredients, you can produce a full-...
Picadillo, a Latin American-style hash, is usually made...
Chicken thighs can take plenty of cooking without getting...
Sure, the slow cooker’s great for stews and soups, but it...

Best Potluck Recipes

A picnic favorite, this salad combines broccoli, water...
These chive-flecked cornmeal biscuits taste best made with...
This Vietnamese-inspired shrimp salad is perfect if you’re...
This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from...
Dressed with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and fresh mint, this...
This stunning side dish of layered tomatoes, eggplant,...
This sesame chicken and noodle salad couldn’t be simpler to...
This makeover of a Midwestern classic tops layers of...
Chiles and cheese turn mild summer squash into a zesty,...
This three-bean salad has far less sugar than typical...

Best Cookie Recipes

This thumbprint cookie uses honey as the only sweetener and...
EatingWell reader Beverley Sharpe of California contributed...
These soft chocolate cookies have a big peanut flavor since...
These crispy cookies are made with Piedmontese staples—...
Traditional recipes for apple squares often use plenty of...
These decadent pecan date bars are a bite-size alternative...
These luxurious macaroons studded with pistachios and dried...
These super-rich brownies made chocolaty with plenty of...
Try your favorite combination of stone fruit, such as...

Best Dessert Recipes

The “secret ingredient” in these coconut-infused blueberry...
This refreshing chilled Key lime mousse is a perfect union...
A sublime silky chocolate custard fills this simple...
Cherries and almond extract pair beautifully in this...
Retro, creamy and delicious, this cake is the frozen...
This creamy, luscious pie is made by combining a fluffy...
In this stunning dessert, two layers of coconut-flavored...
You can quickly make the crust for this tart in the food...
Rhubarb and strawberries go hand in hand, and what better...
Besides succulent fresh, ripe strawberries, the key to a...

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