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Fennel & Chicken Flatbread

Here's an easy, new take on pizza: pita rounds that hold a fennel and chicken saute and that are then baked until the cheesy topping melts. Although great warm, they're just like pizza: a fabulous lunch out of the fridge the next day.

» Fennel & Chicken Flatbread

Bok Choy-Apple Slaw

Bok choy serves as a peppery alternative to cabbage in this crunchy and creamy slaw. Try it with barbecued chicken.

» Bok Choy-Apple Slaw

Oven-Barbecued Pork Chops

Need a little summertime flavor? Try this swift recipe and enjoy a “barbecue” indoors. Make it a meal: Serve with coleslaw and cornbread.

» Oven-Barbecued Pork Chops

Sugar Snap Pea & Shrimp Curry

This dish is best done at the last minute so the snap peas keep their crisp texture. The pink of the shrimp and the green peas make it as pretty as it is tasty.

» Sugar Snap Pea & Shrimp Curry

The EatingWell Taco

Building the perfect taco is a very personal task—cheese under meat, cheese on top, no cheese at all? This is just our recommendation.

» The EatingWell Taco

Turkey & Tomato Panini

A creamy spread full of Parmesan and fresh basil cozies up to turkey and summer-ripe tomato slices for a savory hot sandwich that will quickly become a go-to mealtime solution.

» Turkey & Tomato Panini

Creamy Scallop & Pea Fettuccine

This rich pasta dish is full of sweet seared scallops and plump peas. Low-fat milk and flour thicken the sauce, giving it creamy texture without the extra calories and fat found in traditional cream sauces. Serve with a small Caesar salad on the side.

» Creamy Scallop & Pea Fettuccine


Try these quick and healthy recipes for a delicious weeknight meal.

“Healthy in a Hurry” means getting a healthy dinner on the table fast, with ingredients found in your pantry or at a large grocery store, in 45 minutes or less. Most of the recipes developed by the EatingWell Test Kitchen fall into this category and can be found in our magazine columns like Vegetable Wise, Weeknights and 4 Ways, as well as our Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook. Whether you’re just starting to cook more at home or looking for new, healthy recipes to add to your repertoire, these main dishes, side dishes, salads and desserts will surely perk up your weekly menu.

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Quick and Healthy Recipes: Main Dishes

Tataki is a typical Japanese preparation in which beef or...
Tomatillos and pepitas form the basis for pepian sauce--one...
This rich pasta dish is full of sweet seared scallops and...
This sophisticated take on Eggs Benedict swaps a full-...
Here's an easy, new take on pizza: pita rounds that...
If using fish steaks, chill them in the freezer for 1/2 to...
Eggplant, cauliflower, chickpeas and tomatoes are the basis...
Dark beers are too, well, dark for this sauce. Try a lager...
A fragrant combination of tea, pineapple juice and spices...
Need a little summertime flavor? Try this swift recipe and...
Easy poached salmon is sophisticated with a creamy caper-...
Glossy and burgundy-colored, this traditional English sweet...
Red Thai curry paste, which flavors this dish, is a...
Creamy polenta laced with sharp Parmigiano-Reggiano makes a...
This dish is best done at the last minute so the snap peas...
Building the perfect taco is a very personal task—cheese...
A creamy spread full of Parmesan and fresh basil cozies up...

Quick and Healthy Recipes: Sides & Salads

Here's a salad version of America's favorite...
Bok choy serves as a peppery alternative to cabbage in this...
Bulgur is ubiquitous in Middle Eastern cooking but also...
This dish of roasted broccoli and tomatoes is tossed with...
Toasted nuts and fresh orange zest adorn these versatile...
Cilantro, lime and scallions lend a bright finish to...
Double this fresh and colorful salad and top each portion...
Think of a jumbo stuffed mushroom without all the high-fat...
In this quick German-inspired side dish, red cabbage is...

Quick and Healthy Recipes: Desserts

Buttermilk and apple butter contribute to the moistness of...
Bathed in honey-lemon syrup, baked pears are a comfort on a...
A touch of balsamic vinegar and sugar enlivens fresh...
If you have kids (or adults who enjoy playing with their...
Blending vanilla yogurt and reduced-fat cream cheese...
Although instant mixes and premade chocolate puddings...
Here, graham cracker crumbs, dates and nuts are folded into...
Mint and lemon flavor this tangy cream; use it to top any...
Schmear ricotta cheese and your favorite jam on graham...
Mangoes and strawberries make a magical marriage. Splashes...

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