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Healthy Main Dishes

Looking for healthy main dishes? Find healthy main dishes including easy healthy dinners, healthy chicken main dishes, and more healthy dinners ideas.

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Creamy Ham Penne

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Barbara Pletzke (Deceased)
Mixing spreadable cheese with whole wheat pasta, broccoli and fat-free milk for a main dish is a healthier use of this convenience product than simply spreading it on crackers. —Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia
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Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

Adding pizzazz to platters is a simple process for Suzan Suskie of Whitesboro, New York. "Bow tie pasta and colorful peppers make this dish look as good as it tastes," she relates. "Quick and easy to toss together, it's an impressive addition to the dinner table or any buffet...for as long as it last!"

Lattice-Topped Turkey Casserole

Lattice-Topped Turkey Casserole

Lattice-Topped Turkey Casserole

“My friends tell me this is the best potpie,” writes Stratford, Ontario’s Agnes Ward. Hearty and full-flavored, this meal-in-one never lets on that it’s low fat and full of fiber.

Mexican Pork Tenderloins

Mexican Pork Tenderloins

Mexican Pork Tenderloins

We spoon the black bean salsa that accompanies this dish over grilled tenderloin slices. You can save on last-minute prep time by making the salsa and the cumin-coriander pork rub ahead. —Maria Chiarino of Concord, North Carolina
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Grilled Tilapia with Mango

Grilled Tilapia with Mango

Grilled Tilapia with Mango

"This is a different twist on tilapia that I created for my wife. She enjoyed the combination of mango with the Parmesan. There's nothing like eating this out on the deck with a cold glass of iced tea." Gregg May - Columbus, OH

Easy Chicken Chasseur

Easy Chicken Chasseur

Easy Chicken Chasseur

Lillian Charves, of New Bern, North Carolina says, “I clipped a variation of this recipe from a magazine many years ago and have made changes to reduce the amount of fat and sodium. Need proof that everyone loves this delicious, special-tasting dish? There are never any leftovers!”

Portobello Crab Open-Faced Sandwiches

Portobello Crab Open-Faced Sandwiches

Portobello Crab Open-Faced Sandwiches

A roasted red pepper sauce tops this hearty sandwich with a yummy crab filling. Rosalind Pope, of Greensboro, North Carolina says, “with almost no saturated fat, this is light because the mayonnaise has been replaced with non-fat plain yogurt, and it’s served on only half a bun!”

Beef Strip Vegetable Stir-Fry

Beef Strip Vegetable Stir-Fry

Beef Strip Vegetable Stir-Fry

This recipe is loaded with fresh veggies, and makes a frequent appearance at my table. You can replacement beef with chicken, fish or even tofu.—Betsy Larimer, Somerset, Pennsylvania

Shrimp Pizza

Shrimp Pizza

Shrimp Pizza

Our home economists lightened Susan LeBrun’s savory pizza to make it a bit healthier. Topped with fresh shrimp and melted cheese, the delicious main dish from the Sulphur, Louisiana cook makes a timely supper with a special touch.

Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak

Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak

Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak

With its flavorful marinade, Julee Wallberg’s flank steak makes a succulent meal. “I received this recipe from a friend, and it’s been a family favorite ever since.”—Julee Wallberg, Salt Lake City, Utah

Flank Steak with Cranberry Sauce

Flank Steak with Cranberry Sauce

Flank Steak with Cranberry Sauce

This tasty and tender steak, served with a mild sweet-tart cranberry sauce, makes a pretty presentation for a special-occasion dinner, says Ellen De Munnik, Chesterfield, Michigan.

Turkey Spaghetti Casserole

Turkey Spaghetti Casserole

Turkey Spaghetti Casserole

“My mom made this creamy comforting dish when I was growing up. Whenever I have leftover chicken or turkey, I look forward to making this simple, yet tasty, filling dish.” Casandra Hetrick - Lindsey, Ohio
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