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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.

Black-Eyed Peas 'n' Pasta

Black-Eyed Peas 'n' Pasta

Black-Eyed Peas 'n' Pasta

Tradition has it that if you eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, you'll enjoy prosperity all year through, but I serve this tasty combination of pasta, peas and tangy tomatoes sauce any time. —Marie Malsch, Bridgman, Michigan

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

I fell in love with the spice in this slow-cooked lentil stew. Add ingredients as the spirit moves you, like zucchini, spinach, kale and corn. —Heather Gray, Little Rock, Arkansas

Turkey Casserole

Turkey Casserole

Turkey Casserole

Turkey teams up temptingly with pretty green peas and crunchy water chestnuts in this yummy casserole from Beth Struble of Bryan, Ohio. Its creamy sauce combined with melted cheese and a golden crouton topping is sure to win you compliments.
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Szechuan Chicken Noodle Toss

Szechuan Chicken Noodle Toss

Szechuan Chicken Noodle Toss

"My family loves Chinese food," says Carol Roane, Sarasota, Florida, "so I came up with this quick-and-easy recipe to use up leftover chicken, pork or beef."

Winter Veggie Stir-Fry

Winter Veggie Stir-Fry

Winter Veggie Stir-Fry

"My husband and I own and operate a 160-Holstein dairy in western Washington," writes Julie DeRuwe of Olympia. "He commutes one way to the dairy, and I drive the other way to my job in Kent. Even with our busy schedules, we still find time to share our favorite hobby—vegetable gardening. We enjoy our bounty year-round in dishes like this delicious stir-fry."

Stir-Fried Scallops

Stir-Fried Scallops

Stir-Fried Scallops

Scallops add interest to this mild tomato-based stovetop supper from Stephany Gocobachi of Novato, California. Try serving the saucy mixture over rice or angel hair pasta...and garnish with cilantro if you like, suggests Stephany.

Lo Mein Noodles

Lo Mein Noodles

Lo Mein Noodles

From Phoenix, Arizona, Kay Bergeron reports, "One of the things my husband and I share is a love of Asian food. At the end of the week, I go through the fridge, looking for leftover vegetables and meats to use in my "leftovers chow mein'. If I have leftover spaghetti noodles, I use them to make these stir-fried noodles. Otherwise, I just cook up a fresh pot.

Seasoned Lemon Chicken

Seasoned Lemon Chicken

Seasoned Lemon Chicken

"This herbed chicken has been a family favorite since I clipped the recipe out of a newspaper some years ago," writes Mrs. Pat Miller of Joplin, Missouri. "It's often on our dinner table, since chicken is a staple in my freezer. If I'm out of lemon, I substitute a sprinkling of lemon pepper."

Salmon with Garlic and Ginger

Salmon with Garlic and Ginger

Salmon with Garlic and Ginger

A citrus marinade sparked with garlic and ginger perks up the salmon fillets Patricia Cohen prepares in her Floral City, Florida home. She relies on her microwave to cook the fish in minutes.

Garlic-Herb Roasted Chicken

Garlic-Herb Roasted Chicken

Garlic-Herb Roasted Chicken

"Garlic and herbs roasting in and on the bird make this roasted chicken so flavorful you can even eliminate the salt from the recipe if you like," notes Cindy Steffen from Cedarburg, Wisconsin. "The aroma from the oven while it's baking is tantalizing."

Creamy Beef and Onions

Creamy Beef and Onions

Creamy Beef and Onions

If your family leans toward beef recipes, give this one from Jennifer Rahe a try. Her stick-to-your-ribs mainstay gets its tang from a low-fat sauce of yogurt and gravy. "Add a tossed salad and a basket of biscuits for a complete meal," she suggests from St. Cloud, Minnesota.
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