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Spicy Beef with Shrimp & Bok Choy

Oyster sauce and rice wine give this speedy stir-fry a rich flavor that balances the clean, sweet crunch of bok choy. Make It a Meal: Rice noodles or brown basmati rice and a Tsing Tao beer will make you feel like you're eating in your favorite Chinese restaurant.

» Spicy Beef with Shrimp & Bok Choy

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Chickpeas

The assertive flavors of broccoli rabe and rosemary are paired with sturdy chickpeas in this satisfying pasta dish. When buying broccoli rabe, check to make sure the bottoms of the stems are relatively tight, green and moist. If the broccoli rabe at your store is past its prime—or if you prefer a milder taste—use broccolini or regular broccoli instead. Garnish with a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

» Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Chickpeas

Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

The secret to a good cream sauce is always the same: not too much cream or it can be overpowering, masking the more delicate flavors. Here it contains a bountiful amount of mushrooms and is served over chicken breasts.

» Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans

In this one-skillet supper, we toss dark leafy greens, diced tomatoes and white beans with gnocchi and top it all with gooey mozzarella. Serve with a mixed green salad with vinaigrette.

» Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans

Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas

Pickled jalapeños, cilantro and avocado perk up convenient canned salmon for a quick tostada topping. Skip store-bought and make your own crispy shells in the oven. Serve with: Brown rice cooked with diced tomatoes and onions or salsa.

» Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables

Toss a garlicky, Middle Eastern-inspired yogurt sauce with pasta, shrimp, asparagus, peas and red bell pepper for a fresh, satisfying summer meal. Serve with: Slices of cucumber and tomato tossed with lemon juice and olive oil.

» Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables

Chicken & White Bean Salad

Zucchini and celery give this chicken-and-bean salad a nice crunch. We like serving it over a bed of slightly bitter escarole and radicchio, but any type of salad greens will work. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

» Chicken & White Bean Salad


Enjoy healthy, delicious low-calorie recipes in 30 minutes or less.

This collection of recipes focuses on delicious dinner recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less, ensuring that you have time for a healthy, low-calorie meal any night of the week.

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Quick and Healthy Low Calorie Main Dish Recipes

Chile Verde, usually a slow-cooked stew of pork, jalapeños...
Pickled jalapeños, cilantro and avocado perk up convenient...
The secret to a good cream sauce is always the same: not...
Zucchini and celery give this chicken-and-bean salad a nice...
Fresh orange and lime juices provide a citrus tang that...
This silky tomato sauce with a touch of cream makes mild-...
Toss a garlicky, Middle Eastern-inspired yogurt sauce with...
Curry-spiced apricot sauce jazzes up lean turkey cutlets in...
Make a perfect summer supper: grill spice-rubbed chicken...
Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese,...
Serve this sautéed fennel and shrimp with a tomato-caper...
We've borrowed the best Mexican flavors and...
The assertive flavors of broccoli rabe and rosemary are...
Need a little summertime flavor? Try this swift recipe and...
If you can't find a bagged vegetable medley for this...
Lime juice, chili powder and pepitas give this salmon...
The piquant Sichuan Sauce (which doubles easily) works well...
In this one-skillet supper, we toss dark leafy greens,...
Oyster sauce and rice wine give this speedy stir-fry a rich...
Here's a healthy dinner on the go, an easy sandwich...
This super simple bistro-style salad is substantial with...

Quick & Healthy Low Calorie Side Dishes & Salads

Try a sweet glaze on beets or other root vegetables to help...
Give ordinary roasted sweet potatoes a big flavor boost...
Quick and versatile, serve this couscous alongside any...
Serve alongside spice-rubbed shrimp and sauteed greens.
This Italian-inspired saute of cauliflower and tomatoes...
Here we make a warm sherry-mushroom dressing to toss over...
Sautéed spinach (or any greens) with garlic and a squeeze...
Forget iceberg; the traditional Wedge salad is better with...
Great-tasting whole-grain pilafs are available these days,...

Quick & Healthy Low Calorie Desserts

Though we use strawberries here, you can use whatever...
Here's a simple dessert, a fit cure for wintertime...
Vanilla-infused ricotta cheese is the perfect foil for...
Here we stir a little melted chocolate into ricotta cheese...
Make extra raspberry sauce to have on hand for making...
This warm pudding has a marvelous deep chocolaty flavor,...

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