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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.

Chickpea-Stuffed Shells

Chickpea-Stuffed Shells

Chickpea-Stuffed Shells

"i never guessed my picky eaters would agree to try chickpeas, but they gobble them up when I disguise them this way," says Susan Brown from Saugerties, New York. "This pasta dish receives raves from my husband, young son and daughter and dinner guests, too. No one can guess my secret ingredient is nutritious legumes!"

Southern Okra Bean Stew

Southern Okra Bean Stew

Southern Okra Bean Stew

When this spicy stew's simmering on the stove, Beverly McDowell's family has a hard time waiting for dinner. "It's much like a thick tomato-based soup with a hearty mix of okra, brown rice and beans," she writes from Athens, Georgia. "Everyone leaves the table feeling satisfied...and eager to have it again soon."

Bean and Meat Loaf

Bean and Meat Loaf

Bean and Meat Loaf

When I make meat loaf, I usually just mix together whatever I have on hand. One time I added leftover kidney beans I had in the fridge, and my family loved the meat loaf's soft texture. Now it's our favorite. —Patricia Zwerk of Tucson, Arizona
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Chicken Rice Casserole with Veggies

Chicken Rice Casserole with Veggies

Chicken Rice Casserole with Veggies

Corn and red pepper bring color to this nicely seasoned chicken and rice bake. The crunch from toasted almonds sprinkled on top also sets it apart from classic versions of this casserole. —Mary Louise Chubb of Perkasie, Pennsylvania

Bulgur Turkey Manicotti

Bulgur Turkey Manicotti

Bulgur Turkey Manicotti

The addition of wholesome bulgur gives extra nutrition to this Italian entree. It's so zesty and flavorful, your family will never realize it's good for them. —Mary Gunderson of Conrad, Iowa

Ham Mushroom Fettuccine

Ham Mushroom Fettuccine

Ham Mushroom Fettuccine

I like the fact that I can make this creamy pasta toss in about half an hour, yet it tastes like I spent hours in the kitchen. It's also a great way to use up leftover ham. —Michelle Armistead of Keyport, New Jersey

Zesty Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

Zesty Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

Zesty Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

My sauce is good for you because it calls for lean cubed turkey instead of meatballs. For extra flavor, I add turkey pepperoni to the sauce, along with green pepper, onion and mushrooms. It's easy to prepare, and the seasonings can be modified to fit anyone's tastes.—Sue Yaeger, Boone, Iowa

Vegetable Spaghetti Bake

Vegetable Spaghetti Bake

Vegetable Spaghetti Bake

"This fresh-tasting main dish is loaded with vegetables, cheese, noodles and spaghetti sauce," write Laurie Messer of Bonifay, Florida. "I makes excellent use of garden produce, but my family enjoys it anytime of year."

Homemade Fish Fingers

Homemade Fish Fingers

Homemade Fish Fingers

Once you've tried these mouthwatering morsels, you'll never buy fish sticks again! Our Test Kitchen staff coated pieces of cod in a tasty Parmesan, herb and bread crumb mixture that is sure to have folks asking for seconds.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Scallops and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Scallops and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Scallops and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Savory scallops, crisp-tender asparagus and juicy cherry tomatoes blend together beautifully in this fresh-tasting stir-fry from Lisa Lancaster of Tracy, California. Sesame oil and soy sauce delicately accent the colorful combo that's festive enough to serve when company comes.

Peppery Shrimp and Rice

Peppery Shrimp and Rice

Peppery Shrimp and Rice

"This recipe has evolved over the years to satisfy my husband's yearning for shrimp over rice, which he enjoyed while growing up in Louisiana," writes Cynthia Schaible Boyll of Loveland, Ohio. Chili sauce and red pepper flakes give a Cajun kick to this pretty, palatable dish.
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