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Southwest Turkey Bulgur Dinner

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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Paprika Chili Steak

Paprika Chili Steak

Paprika Chili Steak

Marinade seasoned with chili powder and paprika gives grilled flank stead a robust flavor. "This treasured recipe from a German neighbor opened up my taste buds to a whole new world," comments DiAnn Mallehan of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Here's a different take on traditional stuffed peppers. I substituted chicken for the beef and used Cubanelle peppers in place of the green peppers that are usually featured in such a dish. -Ron Burlingame of Canton, Ohio

Favorite Chicken Pasta

Favorite Chicken Pasta

Favorite Chicken Pasta

“This dish was a favorite of mine at a local restaurant, but when I saw the recipe, I knew it was too rich for my family's diet,” writes Lynn Skilsky of Oro Valley, Arizona. “I made some healthy changes, and now it's one of my favorites.”

Feta Chicken Salad

Feta Chicken Salad

Feta Chicken Salad

I grew up eating chicken because my father was the manager at a poultry facility, but this is the one dish that never gets boring. —Cheryl Lundquist, Wake Forest, North Carolina

Stuffed Fish Fillets

Stuffed Fish Fillets

Stuffed Fish Fillets

These fillets are bursting with fresh vegetables. "I discovered this memorable recipe 40 years ago in college," relates Mildred Doucette from Sun City West, Arizona. "It's remained a staple at our house."

Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Relish

Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Relish

Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Relish

Pork tenderloin, one of the leanest sources of protein, is a smart, low-fat choice for an entrée. Our Test Kitchen gave it an herb rub to keep flavor high and sodium low, then paired it with a dried-cherry relish, rich in antioxidants, for a fabulous, heart-healthy meal as good for you as it is good!

Cheddar-Apple Turkey Salad

Cheddar-Apple Turkey Salad

Cheddar-Apple Turkey Salad

Whenever Luci Knepper of Salem, Ohio takes this colorful salad to a ladies luncheon, she gets compliments. "Even my son loves this...and he doesn't care for either cheese or sour cream. The apples add interest and a little crunch...and you can easily substitute cooked chicken for the turkey," she suggests.

Oven-Fried Chicken with Cranberry Sauce

Oven-Fried Chicken with Cranberry Sauce

Oven-Fried Chicken with Cranberry Sauce

This tender dish pairs a crisp coating of herbs and breadcrumbs with sweet-tart cranberries, creating a lean and satisfying entree. Donna Noel - Gray, Maine

Contest-Winning Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing

Contest-Winning Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing

Contest-Winning Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing

Here's an easy way to dress up plain old pork chops&151;top them with a moist apple stuffing! Apples and pork always seem to go together so well...this makes a wonderful fall meal. —Alta Looney of Howard, Ohio

Lactose-Free Veggie-Stuffed Shells

Lactose-Free Veggie-Stuffed Shells

Lactose-Free Veggie-Stuffed Shells

"I wanted my family to get the benefits of soy, so I tweaked a traditional recipe. This is a low-fat, great-tasting dish that everyone will enjoy.” Kimberly Hammond - Kingwood, Texas

Veggie Brown Rice Wraps

Veggie Brown Rice Wraps

Veggie Brown Rice Wraps

Salsa gives a bit of zip to the brown rice and bean filling in the meatless tortilla wraps Lisa Sullivan shares from St. Marys, Ohio.
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