Healthy Vitamin C-Rich Recipes

Most fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C, which helps protect you from infection, can help keep your skin smooth, heals wounds and cuts and assists in red blood cell formation and repair. Fruits that are good sources include cantaloupe, grapefruit, oranges, papaya and strawberries. Rich vegetable sources include dark green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes and red peppers. Enjoy them in these vitamin C rich recipes.

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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 91
Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night.
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Grilled Fish Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
Instead of deep-frying the fish for these tacos, we coat the fish with a flavor-packed chili rub and grill it.
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By Bruce Aidells

Vegetarian Taco Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
Nobody will miss the meat in this colorful, zesty vegetarian taco salad. The rice and bean mixture can be made ahead and the salad quickly assembled at mealtime. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.
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Chicken Tenders & Couscous Wrap with Fresh Herbs

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
This wrap is stuffed with chicken tenders and couscous with a hit of lemon and a healthy dose of fresh herbs. Save any leftovers to wrap up for an easy lunch. Serve with: Mixed green salad and a glass of crisp white wine.
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Chili Cornbread Casserole

Rating: 3 stars 13
Here's a fun way to serve chili and cornbread together. Don't let the ingredient list intimidate you--this casserole is easy to make and a real crowd pleaser.
By Jessie Price

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables

Rating: 3.5 stars 27
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.
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Roasted Baby Bok Choy

Rating: 5 stars 2
A quick trip to a hot oven, combined with a drizzle of lemony dressing, brings bok choy to the table in no time at all.
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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Rating: 4 stars 20
This zesty Cajun-style pasta is full of lean chicken, peppers and onions. Serve with sautéed green beans.
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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Rating: 5 stars 8
“Tortilla soup has a place, I feel, in practically every collection of Mexican recipes,” says Rick Bayless. This is a vegetarian version of the classic soup, usually made with chicken. Earthy dark pasilla chile flavors the soul-satisfying broth. (Recipe adapted from Rick Bayless.)
By Rick Bayless

Grilled Salmon with Mustard & Herbs

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
Salmon cooks over a bed of lemon and fresh herbs to infuse it with flavor and keep the fish tender and moist. We like a blend of thyme, tarragon and oregano, but any of your favorite herbs will work. Make it a meal: Serve with grilled new potatoes tossed in an herb vinaigrette and steamed green beans.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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