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Chicken Saltimbocca

This healthy chicken saltimbocca recipe makes an impressive, yet fast, classy dinner. Serve this Italian-inspired chicken with roasted broccoli rabe and creamy polenta to round out this elegant meal.

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Tex-Mex Black Bean & Quinoa Bowl

Skip the tortillas and layer your taco fillings onto protein-rich quinoa in this healthy vegetarian bowl dinner recipe. Top with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream and a splash of your favorite hot sauce.

» Tex-Mex Black Bean & Quinoa Bowl

Beet & Shrimp Winter Salad

This healthy dinner salad recipe gets its staying power from protein-packed shrimp and fiber-rich barley. With a simple red-wine vinaigrette, this quick salad makes just one serving but is easy to double or triple. Look for precooked beets with other prepared vegetables in the produce department.

» Beet & Shrimp Winter Salad

Roast Salmon with Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri—a bright, herby sauce served across Argentina—is the perfect healthy sauce for an easy salmon dinner. This recipe uses parsley but feel free to try your favorite combination of herbs, such as basil, mint or cilantro. Serve with mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli.

» Roast Salmon with Chimichurri Sauce

Carrot, Snow Pea & Chicken Stir-Fry

This healthy snow pea and chicken stir-fry recipe has a citrusy mojo sauce. Because stir-fries cook up quickly, have all the ingredients prepped and next to the stove before you turn on the heat. Serve over brown rice or soba noodles.

» Carrot, Snow Pea & Chicken Stir-Fry

Spicy Cauliflower & Pancetta Spaghetti

Don’t ditch your pasta-cooking water! The flavorful liquid retains a touch of the pasta’s starch, which helps your sauce cling to the spaghetti in this healthy pasta recipe.

» Spicy Cauliflower & Pancetta Spaghetti

Escarole & White Bean Salad with Swordfish

In this healthy fish recipe, meaty swordfish gets a dusting of herbs before being pan-seared. Then it’s served on top of a healthy escarole and white bean salad with a lemon-Dijon vinaigrette.

» Escarole & White Bean Salad with Swordfish


This collection of quick and healthy dinner recipes ready in 30 minutes or less will help you satisfy your family, so get cooking! Just add a salad, simple side dish or quick-cooking whole grain like couscous or quinoa to round out these easy healthy dinner recipes. Our quick and easy dinner recipes, including quick chicken recipes, quick pasta dinners and more quick dinner ideas, are perfect for putting a healthy dinner on the table when you're crunched for time.

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09/01/2009 - 1:48pm

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I am trying to find tofu recipes as well as a recipe for cauliflower and cheese soup.

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I would very much like to know more about healthy dessert recipes. (Preferably chocolate!) Thank you all for your help and input!

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I would like to find a way to "sneak" healthy veggies into our meals. Our kids eat all veggies, but my husband won't touch it... HELP!!!!

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Would like to see a vegetarian section!!

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