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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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Sweet-and-Sour Beef

Sweet-and-Sour Beef

Sweet-and-Sour Beef

This healthful stir-fry recipe is a family favorite. I've used a variety of meats and apples and sometimes replace the green onion with yellow onion. No matter what tweaks I make, it always tastes great. —Brittany McCloud, Kenyon, MN

Tangy Shrimp Kabobs

Tangy Shrimp Kabobs

Tangy Shrimp Kabobs

You'd never guess that a pair of these colorful kabobs has only 2g of fat total! An easy tomato-based mixture is used as a marinade and basting sauce to add just the right amount of sweet-sour taste to the shrimp, pineapple and veggies. —Pat Waymire, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Asparagus Cashew Stir-Fry

Asparagus Cashew Stir-Fry

Asparagus Cashew Stir-Fry

When I'm in the mood for Chinese food, I turn to this snappy recipe. The colorful nutty dish is sure to stir your creativity...substitute broccoli for the asparagus or add carrots and mushrooms. —Christine Sherrill of Herndon, Virginia
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Black Beans with Brown Rice

Black Beans with Brown Rice

Black Beans with Brown Rice

Your family will never miss the meat in this hearty, colorful and fresh-tasting main dish. Served over brown rice, it makes a healthy, stick-to-the-ribs dinner. —Sheila Meyer, North Canton, Ohio

Chicken Saltimbocca with Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Saltimbocca with Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Saltimbocca with Mushroom Sauce

“I created this recipe to capture the flavors of saltimbocca, but without all the fat and sodium. With the addition of beans, it becomes a one-dish meal. We really enjoy it.” Virginia Anthony — Jacksonville, Florida

Chicken Sausages with Peppers

Chicken Sausages with Peppers

Chicken Sausages with Peppers

Chicken sausage is a lower-calorie alternative to its pork counterpart, but it doesn't skimp on the bold, savory flavors you love. Try it with sweet, crunchy bell peppers for a fast and healthy dinner. —Deborah Schaefer, Durand, Michigan

Chicken with Cherry Pineapple Sauce

Chicken with Cherry Pineapple Sauce

Chicken with Cherry Pineapple Sauce

Sweet and colorful, this tender, lower-fat chicken dish is simply fantastic! The quick prep time, fresh flavors, cherries and chunks of pineapple will make it a family favorite in no time. —Sally Maloney, Dallas, Georgia

Citrus Grilled Turkey Cutlets

Citrus Grilled Turkey Cutlets

Citrus Grilled Turkey Cutlets

Janice Mentzer, of Sharpsburg, Maryland says, “My family enjoys this turkey recipe year-round, but it’s especially nice in the summer as an alternative to grilled chicken. Add a green salad, grilled onions and peppers, plus some crusty bread for a great dinner.”

Flank Steak with Horseradish Sauce

Flank Steak with Horseradish Sauce

Flank Steak with Horseradish Sauce

An overnight marinade performs double duty, gently flavoring and tenderizing this lean cut of beef. It can be grilled to perfection in only minutes.

Herb Rubbed Tuscan Pork Roast

Herb Rubbed Tuscan Pork Roast

Herb Rubbed Tuscan Pork Roast

A handful of ingredients are all you need for this memorable entree. Treated to an herbed rub the night before, the pork needs little prep work before your dinner party. "I've had so many compliments on how moist this roast is," says Diane Toomey of Methuen, Massachusetts.

Jerk Turkey Tenderloins

Jerk Turkey Tenderloins

Jerk Turkey Tenderloins

This turkey recipe is best with fresh pineapple, however, on particularly busy days, I have used canned pineapple tidbits in an effort to speed preparation even more. My family enjoys this recipe several times a year. It's good on the grill, too. —Holly Bauer, West Bend, Wisconsin
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