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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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In the past few years, I’ve been trying to incorporate more whole grains in our dinners. Bulgur is one of my favorite grains to work with because of its quick cooking time. Besides being high in fiber and rich in minerals, it has a mild, nutty flavor that my kids enjoy. —Maria Vasseur, Valencia, California
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Lemon-Soy Roughy

Lemon-Soy Roughy

Lemon-Soy Roughy

I enjoy fish very much, and I especially like it fried. But my doctor has said it's a no-no! So this is a very tasty way to prepare fish without adding lots or extra fat and calories. —Anne Powers of Munford, Alabama

Mustard Turkey Cutlets

Mustard Turkey Cutlets

Mustard Turkey Cutlets

Grilled turkey cutlets are treated with a slightly sweet sauce that mustard-lovers will thoroughly enjoy. This recipe feels fancy, but it’s ideal for a weeknight. Deborah Williams — Peoria, Arizona

Basil-Marinated Fish

Basil-Marinated Fish

Basil-Marinated Fish

Combined with oil, a sprinkling of other herbs and a little zesty lemon peel, basil vinegar and makes a delightfully mild and pleasant marinade for orange roughy or halibut.
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Pork with Sweet Pepper Relish

Pork with Sweet Pepper Relish

Pork with Sweet Pepper Relish

From Lawrenceville, Georgia, Lily Julow sends this meal-in-one. Red wine, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar season the relish that perfectly complements moist pork.

Beef and Blue Cheese Penne with Pesto

Beef and Blue Cheese Penne with Pesto

Beef and Blue Cheese Penne with Pesto

Unique and simple to prepare, this delicious dish is filled with fresh flavors, and it’s as healthy as it is hearty. Best of all, it takes just 30 minutes to set this meal on the table. You’ll definitely want to give this one a try! —Frances Pietsch, Flower Mound, Texas

Sweet 'N' Sour Pork Chops

Sweet 'N' Sour Pork Chops

Sweet 'N' Sour Pork Chops

"Featuring a twist of citrus, these tender chops have earned a spot on my family's list of favorite dinners," writes Margaret Pache of Mesa, Arizona. "To save time, I bake a double batch and freeze some. The chops reheat so nicely, your family will never guess they're eating leftovers."

Grilled Meat Loaves

Grilled Meat Loaves

Grilled Meat Loaves

Craving meat loaf but not wanting to turn on a hot oven forced Jennifer Sheller to come up with this yummy recipe. “It’s a huge time-saver and the scrumptious sauce drizzled over the top keeps the patties wonderfully moist,“ she reports from Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

Chicken Kabobs with Peach Glaze

Chicken Kabobs with Peach Glaze

Chicken Kabobs with Peach Glaze

Chicken, peaches and veggies are treated to a delightful glaze. These kabobs pack in flavor. Serve with couscous or rice, and dinner’s served! —Sharon Ricci, Mendon, New York

Veggie Bean Tacos

Veggie Bean Tacos

Veggie Bean Tacos

Authentic Mexican dishes like this one are flavorful and naturally low fat without sacrificing the taste. The flavors leave you always wanting that next bite. Just a preference is a squeeze of lime juice over the avocado.

Garlic Herbed Beef Tenderloin

Garlic Herbed Beef Tenderloin

Garlic Herbed Beef Tenderloin

You don't need much seasoning to add flavor to this tender beef roast. The mild blending of rosemary, basil and garlic does the trick in this recipe from Ruth Andrewson of Leavenworth, Washington.

Breaded Spinach-Stuffed Chicken

Breaded Spinach-Stuffed Chicken

Breaded Spinach-Stuffed Chicken

These moist chicken rolls get their appealing look from a golden crumb coating and wonderful spinach and onion filling. They're good right out of the oven, but you can also serve them chilled for an elegant lunch. —Mary Jones of St. Louis, Missouri
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