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
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
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
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
“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 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
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
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.”
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.
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