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Healthy Cooking Recipes

Need healthy cooking recipes? Find healthy recipes from the Healthy Cooking Magazine and Taste of Home.

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My famous chicken salad arrives at the party chilled in a plastic container. When it’s time to set out the food, I stir in the pecans and assemble the sandwiches. They’re great for buffet-style potlucks. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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Holiday Herb-Cheese Rolls

Holiday Herb-Cheese Rolls

Holiday Herb-Cheese Rolls

These low-fat hot rolls are flavored with garlic, dill and cheese—they’re yummy even without butter! Or stuff with your favorite fixings for mini sandwiches. —NANCY BOYD, MIDLOTHIAN, VIRGINIA

Berry Smoothie Pops

Berry Smoothie Pops

Berry Smoothie Pops

Three types of good-for-you berries make these pops bright and tasty. —Lisa Roman, Honolulu, Hawaii

Spicy Crunchy Veggies

Spicy Crunchy Veggies

Spicy Crunchy Veggies

This simple salad offers a lot of crunch and plenty of spice. I like topping it off with ranch-flavored almonds instead of toasting them myself.
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Dijon Veggies with Couscous

Dijon Veggies with Couscous

Dijon Veggies with Couscous

Coated in a tangy Dijon sauce, these tasty veggies and fluffy couscous make for a delightful side. Diana Dumitru — Fairview Park, Ohio

Southwest Surprise Bread

Southwest Surprise Bread

Southwest Surprise Bread

Fat-free refried beans are the surprise ingredient in these soft, high-rising loaves with just a hint of heat. “Beans increase the protein content of the bread and are so good! We serve this instead of garlic bread with Mexican dishes.” Sandra Lee Herr - Stevens, Pennsylvania

Super-Duper Tuna Sandwiches

Super-Duper Tuna Sandwiches

Super-Duper Tuna Sandwiches

If packing this fantastic sandwich for a brown-bag lunch, keep the bread separate from the salad so it doesn’t get soggy. You can also try serving the tuna salad with crackers, as a wrap or on lettuce. Nae Bartolomeo - Indianola, IA

Cranberry Medley

Cranberry Medley

Cranberry Medley

I saw a cranberry chutney recipe that used sugar, oil and other flavors I didn't care for, so I made this combination with sugar substitute and eliminated the oil. Now it's a family favorite. —Gloria Wiech, Frontenac, Minnesota

Poached Pears with Orange Cream

Poached Pears with Orange Cream

Poached Pears with Orange Cream

End the meal with a flourish with this easy and elegant dessert. A hint of orange lends just enough sweetness to temper the wine's bold taste. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen

Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Ginger Rice

Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Ginger Rice

Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Ginger Rice

This delicious recipe is lower in fat, super-fast and elegant enough for company. It's packed full of vitamins and antioxidants and is good not only for your waistline, but for your heart, too! Katrina Lopes - Lyman, South Carolina

Chunky Pepper Potato Soup

Chunky Pepper Potato Soup

Chunky Pepper Potato Soup

This is our favorite vegetable soup recipe. I got it from a friend and made some changes to make it lighter. It is quick, colorful and satisfying—and you would never know it's low-fat! —Denise Mayer, Modesto, California

Roasted Veggies

Roasted Veggies

Roasted Veggies

Round out any meal with the natural sweetness of these quick and easy roasted vegetables. "Whole grape tomatoes, onions, peppers, green beans, halved Brussels sprouts and whole cloves of garlic also make delicious additions. Toss with chopped fresh herbs and drizzle with balsamic vinegar or shake on grated Parmesan cheese." Paula Young - Tiffin, Ohio

Chicken Kabobs with Peach Glaze

Chicken Kabobs with Peach Glaze

Chicken Kabobs with Peach Glaze

Chicken, peaches and veggies are treated to a delightful glaze. These kabobs pack in flavor. Serve with couscous or rice, and dinner’s served! —Sharon Ricci, Mendon, New York

Southwestern Eggs Benedict

Southwestern Eggs Benedict

Southwestern Eggs Benedict

This colorful dish makes a beautiful, hearty, rise-and-shine breakfast. The potatoes and pepper are tender; the poached eggs are perfect; and the flavor combination is wonderful. —Cathy Hall, Phoenix, Arizona

Tzatziki Shrimp Cucumber Rounds

Tzatziki Shrimp Cucumber Rounds

Tzatziki Shrimp Cucumber Rounds

I created this recipe with what I had on hand one night, and now it’s one of my husband’s favorites! The bacon-wrapped shrimp, garlicky sauce and burst of cool cuke flavor make this a crowd pleaser. —SHANNON ROSE FLAHERTY, HAMPTON BAYS, NEW YORK
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