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Lime-Jalapeno Chicken

Tangy, mildly spicy and tender, this chicken is delicious with black beans and salsa.

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Banana-Kiwi Salad

Put away any preconceived notions of Grandma's fruit salad. This unusual combination of tropical fruit in a savory shallot vinaigrette will have you dreaming of the tropics.

» Banana-Kiwi Salad

Brussels Sprouts with Walnut-Lemon Vinaigrette

Here we dress steamed Brussels sprouts with a delicate vinaigrette flavored with fresh lemon and nutty walnut oil.

» Brussels Sprouts with Walnut-Lemon Vinaigrette

Grapefruit Chicken Satay Salad

This tossed salad borrows the basic flavors of Thai satay and turns them into a rich and satisfying entree salad.

» Grapefruit Chicken Satay Salad

Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup

Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean pork tenderloin to create a soup that's satisfying and quick to make. Smoked paprika gives the soup a Spanish flair so some warm bread and sliced Manchego cheese would go well on the side.

» Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup

Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

For a quick and satisfying last-minute supper, it's hard to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans and tomato adds protein, making it a nutritionally complete entree. Be sure to eat the potato skin; it's full of fiber.

» Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Thai Chicken & Mango Stir-Fry

Both ripe and underripe mango work well in this chicken and vegetable stir-fry. If the mangoes you have are less ripe, use 2 teaspoons brown sugar. If they’re ripe and sweet, just use 1 teaspoon or omit the brown sugar altogether.

» Thai Chicken & Mango Stir-Fry


The days are at their shortest but there are still many healthy fruits and vegetables at their prime during the winter season. Expect to see an abundance of fresh vegetables, such as avocado, carrots and kale, as well as juicy fruits like oranges, pineapple and grapefruit.

You can use any of this in-season produce to make healthy appetizers, soups, main dishes and desserts; all of those dishes can be just as healthy as they are delicious with these EatingWell recipes.

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Healthy Avocado Recipes

Crunchy jicama and walnuts pair with creamy papaya and...
Use a cup of the Fresh Tomato Salsa to make this easy...
Plenty of black beans, salsa and chopped fresh vegetables...

Healthy Beet Recipes

Sophisticated and pretty; serve this to rave reviews.
The entire beet plant—roots, stems and greens—can be used...
Real maple syrup—not the “maple-flavored” fakes that line...

Healthy Carrot Recipes

Carrots give carrot cake a health-halo effect—people think...
If you like a bit of heat, use hot Madras curry powder in...
Roasting these carrots with only a bit of butter and some...

Healthy Grapefruit Recipes

This tossed salad borrows the basic flavors of Thai satay...
Tart grapefruit juice and fresh mint invigorate the taste...
Here's a simple dessert, a fit cure for wintertime...

Healthy Kale & Winter Greens Recipes

For this cousin of the Caesar salad use a combination of...
The bright assorted colors of rainbow chard are especially...
Cooking the lentils in red wine adds rich, earthy flavor to...
If you like spinach-cheese pie, try these simple but...
Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean...
Kale becomes melt-in-your-mouth tender in this recipe....

Healthy Kiwi Recipes

Put away any preconceived notions of Grandma's fruit...
Kiwis add a tropical note to the Southern favorite.
Fresh kiwi slices and toasted coconut turns raspberry...

Healthy Lemon & Lime Recipes

Here we dress steamed Brussels sprouts with a delicate...
Double the flavor, halve the work—simply by using the same...
We tested this healthy Key lime pie quite a few times and...
Marinating precooked shrimp in garlic- and lemon-infused...
Tangy, mildly spicy and tender, this chicken is delicious...
We love that Bundt cakes don't demand frosting—just...

Healthy Mango Recipes

More than 60 different types of dal (or dhal) are made...
Very ripe mangoes make this simple Chinese pudding sublime...
Ceviche is traditionally made by “cooking” a seafood in a...
Both ripe and underripe mango work well in this chicken and...

Healthy Orange Recipes

Enjoy this low-fat mousse spoonful by lovin' spoonful...
For this elegant salad, sweet-tasting fennel bulbs are...
Orange marmalade is the secret ingredient in this quick...

Healthy Pineapple Recipes

Top down is the way to go for a gooey pecan-filled...
The tropical flavors of the hot chile-spiked pineapple...
We've added fresh pineapple to this spicy, sweet-and-...

Healthy Potato & Sweet Potato Recipes

Potatoes are one of the great comfort foods, especially...
Serve as a side with a steak or pork chops or set a poached...
Potatoes, leeks and turkey burst with intense flavor when...
For a quick and satisfying last-minute supper, it's...
A Moroccan-inspired spice rub coats the steaks and is...
This scrumptious sweet potato casserole gets fabulous...

Healthy Winter Squash Recipes

Pureed winter squash gives most of the body to these leaner...
Fresh orange juice and cinnamon infuse this winter squash...

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