This hearty and colorful main-course salad is easy to throw together when I get home from work, because it uses canned black beans and Mexicorn and packaged chicken breast strips. I sometimes add a can of ripe olives and fresh cherry tomatoes from our garden.
My husband used to claim this entree as his specialty until I made it and discovered how quick and easy it is. Our two sons love the juicy chicken while my husband and I enjoy the twist that brown sugar and mustard give the picante sauce.
A homemade dressing lightens up these refreshing tortilla wraps. The avocado, bacon, blue cheese and tomato deliver the flavors I enjoy most while keeping me on my healthy eating plan.
-Lynne Van Wagenen of Salt Lake City, Utah
Taco seasoning mix adds fast flavor to this speedy skillet dish from Leota Shaffer. "It's so easy to make that I fix it frequently," says the Sterling, Virginia cook. "All I need is salad and dessert, and the meal is ready."
From Regina, Saskatchewan, Penny Giles writes, “A Canadian prairie winter can be bone-chilling. A bowl of this meatless stew over couscous, rice or with cornbread is all it takes to warm us up. It’s hearty, tasty and—unbeknownst to your family—healthy, too!“
stew can be served over rice (note to editors: this is not meatless because of the beef broth)
The spicy cheese and Mexican seasoning give plenty of zip to these tender chicken rolls. Round out the meal with rice pilaf and pineapple tidbits. Or microwave frozen broccoli and serve peppermint stick ice cream for dessert.
My husband took these to work, and now the guys always ask for them. They’re restaurant-style, rich and spicy, and you can prepare them with cooked chicken or beef, too. —Anna Rodriguez, Bethpage, New York
“Every holiday we have brunch and that's when I make a quiche,” writes Paula Marchesi of Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania. “This is the family's most requested one. When the entire family gets together I have to make several of these, and there are never any leftovers,” she adds.