10 healthy entrees

These main dishes pack a double-punch of flavor and health

Tomato "Bruschetta" with Tuna and Cannellini Salad

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Stephanie Spencer

Tomato "Bruschetta" with Tuna and Cannellini Salad

No bread is involved, but this is hearty enough for a quick and healthy weeknight meal--and makes great use of vine-ripened tomatoes.

Recipe:  Tomato "Bruschetta" with Tuna and Cannellini Salad

Salmon Burritos with Chile-Roasted Vegetables

Photo by Karen Steffens; written by Stephanie Spencer

Salmon Burritos with Chile-Roasted Vegetables

We replaced the usual rice with pan-roasted sweet potatoes, onions, and poblano chiles, giving this burrito a healthy dose of fiber as well as heart-protecting micronutrients such as carotenoids (in the sweet potatoes), flavonoids (onions), folic acid (cabbage), and omega-3 fatty acids (salmon).

Recipe: Salmon Burritos with Chile-Roasted Vegetables

Caprese Skillet Eggs

Photo by Laurie Smith; written by Stephanie Spencer

Caprese Skillet Eggs

We love this satisfying mix of tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and baked eggs. Not only does it make a satisfying breakfast or dinner, but it's healthy, too.

Recipe: Caprese Skillet Eggs

 

Chicken Escabeche with Cilantro Black Beans

Photo by Alex Farnum; written by Stephanie Spencer

Chicken Escabeche with Cilantro Black Beans

This low-cal, tangy dish is based on a recipe in Mexican Everyday by celebrity chef and Mexican cooking authority, Rick Bayless.

Recipe: Chicken Escabeche with Cilantro Black Beans

Grilled Fish and "Chips"

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Stephanie Spencer

Grilled Fish and "Chips"

This dish is a nod to the nostalgia of childhood TV dinners. But the difference here is fresh fish and our special tartar sauce, easily created from ingredients you likely have in the fridge.

Recipe: Grilled Fish and "Chips"

Pork Chops with Butternut Squash, Escarole, and Walnuts

Photo by Alex Farnum; written by Stephanie Spencer

Pork Chops with Butternut Squash, Escarole, and Walnuts

Loaded with good-for-you ingredients like escarole, squash, and walnuts, this one-pan dish is as satisfying as it is nutritious.

Recipe: Pork Chops with Butternut Squash, Escarole, and Walnuts

Grilled Salmon with Cucumber Dill Salad

Photo by Leigh Beisch; written by Stephanie Spencer

Grilled Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Maria Hines, chef of Tilth restaurant in Seattle, serves this refreshing, hot-and-cool salmon dish with a side of couscous seasoned with fresh herbs, lemon zest, and grilled cucumber slices.

Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Cucumber Salad

 

 

Shrimp and Chickpea Pasta

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Stephanie Spencer

Shrimp and Chickpea Pasta 

Karen Schmitt created this quick one-pan dinner with the colors of an Arizona desert sunset in mind. We love that it's packed with healthy ingredients like tomatoes, low-cal shrimp, and chickpeas.

Recipe: Shrimp and Chickpea Pasta

Broccoli Rabe Skillet Pizza

Photo by Alex Farnum; written by Stephanie Spencer

Broccoli Rabe Skillet Pizza

A mix of broccoli rabe, yellow peppers, mozzarella cheese, and a whole-wheat crust make this one of our favorite options for a healthy pizza night.

Recipe: Broccoli Rabe Skillet Pizza

Balsamic-Glazed Halibut

Photo by Leigh Beisch; written by Stephanie Spencer

Balsamic-Glazed Halibut

Mix a bit of balsamic vinegar with a touch of brown sugar and Dijon mustard and you have a super-simple, low-calorie dinner that you'll turn to again and again.

Recipe:  Balsamic-Glazed Halibut 

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