Fast & Fresh healthy recipes

Save time and eat lighter with these flavorful dishes, all under 450 calories and ready in 30 minutes or less

Winter Greens and Mushroom Pasta

Photo by Yunhee Kim; written by Stephanie Dean

Winter Greens and Mushroom Pasta

A ricotta cheese topping adds lushness without a lot of fat.

Recipe: Winter Greens and Mushroom Pasta

Escarole and Cannellini Bean Stew

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Stephanie Dean

Escarole and Cannellini Bean Stew

Earthy greens and creamy cannellinis pair perfectly in this simple, yet hearty soup. Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.

Recipe:  Escarole and Cannellini Bean Stew

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Asparagus and Shiitakes

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Stephanie Dean

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Asparagus and Shiitakes

A little parmesan goes a long way when added at the end of cooking. Sub in your favorite vegetable combo to make it your own.

Recipe: Pan-Roasted Chicken with Asparagus and Shiitakes

Grilled Yogurt Chicken with Cucumber Salad

Photo by Leo Gong; written by Stephanie Dean

Grilled Yogurt Chicken with Cucumber Salad

Yogurt gives tang to the grilled chicken and adds creaminess to the refreshing salad without adding lots of calories.

Recipe: Grilled Yogurt Chicken with Cucumber Salad

Chicken with Pepper Relish

Photo by James Carrier; written by Stephanie Dean

Chicken with Pepper Relish

Pan-fried chicken can get old quick, but not when you add this super-flavorful (and healthy!) pepper relish. Serve this with a simple garden salad and whole-grain rolls.

Recipe: Chicken with Pepper Relish

Chicken Puttanesca

Chicken Puttanesca

Here's a lightened-up take on the classic chicken puttanesca. Trust us, you won't miss all the extra calories once you've tried this tasty (and quicker!) version.

Recipe: Chicken Puttanesca

Japanese-Style One-Pot Supper

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Stephanie Dean

Japanese-Style One-Pot Supper

The fresh vegetables, tofu, and flavorful ginger in this Asian-inspired soup will keep you healthy, while slurp-able noodles and chicken meat ensure you'll be satisfyingly full.

Recipe: Japanese-Stye One-Pot Supper

Orange-Seared Salmon with Almonds

Photo by Christina Scmidhofer; written by Stephanie Dean

Orange-Seared Salmon with Almonds

Sweet oranges and nutty almonds make for a simple, yet delicious sauce without loads of oil.

Recipe: Orange-Seared Salmon with Almonds

Roasted Salmon with Dill-Yogurt Sauce

Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Stephanie Dean

Roasted Salmon with Dill-Yogurt Sauce

This great technique can be used for other types of fish, too, but we love the combo of rich salmon with a refreshing yogurt-based sauce. Serve this with whole-wheat couscous and steamed veggies for a complete meal.

Recipe: Roasted Salmon with Dill-Yogurt Sauce

Greek-Style Halibut

Photo by Alex Farnum; written by Stephanie Dean

Greek-Style Halibut

Not only is this recipe quick and healthy, but also it only uses one pan, making clean-up a breeze.

Recipe: Greek-Style Halibut

Spicy Scallop and Bean Thread Noodle Salad

Photo by Lara Hata; written by Stephanie Dean

Spicy Scallop and Bean Thread Noodle Salad

Bean thread noodles and scallops cook up really fast, but a quick, garlicky sauce, makes this dish seem like much more than its simple parts.

Recipe: Spicy Scallop and Bean Thread Noodle Salad

Mango and Paprika Pork Chops

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Stephanie Dean

Mango and Paprika Pork Chops

Sweet and spicy, these low-cal chops are great when served with steamed brown rice to sop up the juices.

Recipe: Mango and Paprika Pork Chops

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