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Bistro Flank Steak Sandwich

Make this bistro-style sandwich, sauce and all, completely on the grill. If you're in a hurry, just grill the steak and garlic and substitute jarred roasted red peppers for the grilled bell peppers. Make it a meal: Serve with Oven “Fries” and a glass of lemonade.

» Bistro Flank Steak Sandwich

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken with Pepian Sauce

Tomatillos and pepitas form the basis for pepian sauce--one version of Mexican mole.

» Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken with Pepian Sauce

Sugar Snap Pea & Barley Salad

You get two sides in one with this dish—whole-grain barley along with crisp matchsticks of vitamin- and fiber-rich snap peas. Serve with roasted or grilled salmon or chicken.

» Sugar Snap Pea & Barley Salad

Baby Tiramisù

If you're a fan of the classic Italian dessert Tiramisu, try this quick, lower-calorie variation the next time you need a dessert in a hurry. Both types of ladyfingers—spongy and crunchy—work well.

» Baby Tiramisù

Moroccan Skirt Steak with Roasted Pepper Couscous

Thin cuts of beef, such as skirt steak or sirloin steak, cook very quickly when seared in a hot skillet—just right for a busy weeknight. We love how the spicy Moroccan flavors on the steak complement the sweet, roasted pepper-studded couscous. Serve with: Arugula salad and a glass of Pinot Noir.

» Moroccan Skirt Steak with Roasted Pepper Couscous

Roasted Spring Vegetables with Arugula Pesto

These roasted vegetables tossed with arugula pesto are an easy side for a dinner party. Try serving them with a roasted leg of lamb. If you can find beautiful, freshly harvested small carrots, they’ll look and taste the best in this dish.

» Roasted Spring Vegetables with Arugula Pesto

Tortellini Primavera

This creamy tortellini and vegetable pasta is a real crowd pleaser. To make it even quicker, use frozen chopped vegetables instead of fresh. Serve with: A green salad and whole-grain baguette.

» Tortellini Primavera


If you think low-fat means no flavor, think again! Lots of ingredients, such as fresh herbs, spices, citrus juice and zest, add tons of flavor with little if any fat. Choose healthy fats when you use them—monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats like olive oil help lower LDL cholesterol, and the omega-3 fatty acids in salmon and walnuts may help keep your blood pressure down. To be considered low-fat, our main dishes contain 20 grams or less fat while side dishes and desserts contain 10 grams or less. So reward your body and your taste buds with these delicious low-fat recipes today!

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