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Our Top 50 Diet Recipes for Summer (Slide 24)

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Crêpes aren't just for dessert—they make a quick and savory weeknight dinner. Here they're filled with ricotta cheese, green beans, zucchini and corn and topped with a chive-cream sauce. Don't skip the step of placing a piece of parchment or wax paper under each crêpe as you fill it—without it, the crêpes are tricky to roll. Serve with: A tossed salad.

Recipe: Summer Vegetable Crêpes

 
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Tomato-Corn Pie

Tomato-Corn Pie

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Spinach Salad with Steak & Blueberries

Spinach Salad with Steak & …

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Chicken & White Bean Salad

Chicken & White Bean Salad

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Grilled Fish Tacos

Grilled Fish Tacos

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Seven-Layer Salad

Seven-Layer Salad

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Peach & Blueberry Cobbler

Peach & Blueberry Cobbler

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Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken

Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin …

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Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

Old-fashioned macaroni salad sometimes contains jarred pimientos, diced ham or pickle relish, but th…View slide
Provençal Summer Vegetables

Provençal Summer Vegetables

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Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza

Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza

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Chicken & Blueberry Pasta Salad

Chicken & Blueberry Pasta S…

Yes, blueberries and pasta. The addition of poached chicken and feta cheese makes this dish into a l…View slide
Corn & Basil Cakes

Corn & Basil Cakes

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Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil

Grilled Salmon with Tomatoe…

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Barbecue Pulled Chicken

Barbecue Pulled Chicken

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Butterflied Grilled Chicken with a Chile-Lime Rub

Butterflied Grilled Chicken…

A quick and efficient way to cook a whole bird on the grill is to butterfly it. This method is so po…View slide
Zucchini Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Zucchini Salad with Shaved …

Drizzle grilled zucchini with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and it becomes an easy vegetable salad. Want…View slide
Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Sh…

Toss a garlicky, Middle Eastern-inspired yogurt sauce with pasta, shrimp, asparagus, peas and red be…View slide
Steak & Potato Salad with Horseradish Dressing

Steak & Potato Salad with H…

The classic combination of steak and potatoes gets a summer makeover with the addition of fresh gril…View slide
Broccoli, Ham & Pasta Salad

Broccoli, Ham & Pasta Salad

A great make-ahead entree, this lightened-up pasta salad is loaded with broccoli and peppers. Smoky …View slide
Mexican Grilled Corn

Mexican Grilled Corn

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Chicken with Whole-Grain Mustard & Zucchini in Packets

Chicken with Whole-Grain Mu…

Mustard and thyme flavor chicken and veggies in this easy dinner.…View slide
Lemon & Dill Chicken

Lemon & Dill Chicken

Fresh lemon and dill create a quick Greek-inspired pan sauce for simple sautéed chicken breasts. Ma…View slide
Easy Salmon Cakes

Easy Salmon Cakes

If you are trying to boost your intake of omega-3s, try this simple favorite. It is a great way to u…View slide
Summer Vegetable Crêpes

Summer Vegetable Crêpes

Crêpes aren't just for dessert—they make a quick and savory weeknight dinner. Here they're filled…View slide
Wake-Up Smoothie

Wake-Up Smoothie

With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smo…View slide
Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

We can't resist big, soft, fudgy cookies, like those found in glass jars on bake-shop counters. Thes…View slide
Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps

Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce…

Based on a popular Chinese dish, these fun wraps also make appealing appetizers for entertaining. Ma…View slide
Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey B…

These tasty turkey burgers, served on toasted focaccia and dressed with marinara sauce, are reminisc…View slide
Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Chopped Greek Salad with Ch…

Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial main course. Feel free to substitute othe…View slide
Banana-Blueberry Muffins

Banana-Blueberry Muffins

The slight acidity of buttermilk tenderizes and moistens baked goods while allowing you to cut way b…View slide
Vegetarian Taco Salad

Vegetarian Taco Salad

Nobody will miss the meat in this colorful, zesty vegetarian taco salad. The rice and bean mixture c…View slide
Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

Instead of batter-dipped, deep-fried nuggets, we coat chicken tenders in a seasoned almond and whole…View slide
Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks

Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks

Our oven-baked zucchini sticks taste every bit as good as their deep-fried brethren with only a frac…View slide
Arugula & Prosciutto Pizza

Arugula & Prosciutto Pizza

Sautéed onions, prosciutto and fontina cheese flavor this white pizza. Topping the hot-out-of-the-o…View slide
EatingWell Zucchini Bread

EatingWell Zucchini Bread

This simple zucchini bread recipe is a great way to use up your summer bumper crop of zucchini. Try …View slide
Japanese Cucumber Salad

Japanese Cucumber Salad

This Japanese inspired cool, crisp salad is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple.…View slide
Parmesan Spinach Cakes

Parmesan Spinach Cakes

If you like spinach-cheese pie, try these simple but elegant-looking little spinach cakes.…View slide
Almond-Honey Power Bar

Almond-Honey Power Bar

Great for breakfast on the go! Golden roasted nuts, seeds and oats are enveloped by flavorful almond…View slide
Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nu…

Tossing chicken tenders with cornmeal gives these chicken nuggets great crunch without deep-frying. …View slide
Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Fr…

Jammy raspberries and rich chocolate combine for a delicious, tart frozen yogurt. It is quick and ea…View slide
Oven-Fried Chicken

Oven-Fried Chicken

Great news—crunchy, flavorful fried chicken can be healthy. We marinate skinless chicken in butter…View slide
Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad

Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad

This streamlined version of a northern Italian idea is perfect for a summer evening: no-fuss, no-coo…View slide
Loaded Spinach Salad

Loaded Spinach Salad

Like many spinach salads, this one features lots of chopped-up hard-boiled egg. But since most of th…View slide
Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta

Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta

Diced eggplant turns tender and tasty sautéed with garlic and olive oil. Toss with fresh plum tomat…View slide
BBQ Chicken Sandwich

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Toss leftover cooked chicken with barbecue sauce and crunchy carrots for a quick and healthy lunch.…View slide
Old-Fashioned Fruit Crumble

Old-Fashioned Fruit Crumble

Use whatever fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand to make this old-fashioned crumble. Typical crum…View slide
Zucchini Rice Casserole

Zucchini Rice Casserole

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Strawberry Bruschetta

Strawberry Bruschetta

Astoundingly good for minimal effort, this makes an indulgent weekend breakfast or anyday dessert. A…View slide
Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto

Chicken & Spinach Soup with…

This fragrant, Italian-flavored soup takes advantage of quick-cooking ingredients—boneless, skinle…View slide
Crab Cake Burgers

Crab Cake Burgers

These burgers have a true crab flavor that isn't masked by fillers or strong seasoning. Serve on a b…View slide
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