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Healthy Cooking Recipes

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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
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Easy Honey Mustard Carrots

Easy Honey Mustard Carrots

Easy Honey Mustard Carrots

Wonderful color and flavor make fresh carrots a standout side dish. Trisha Kruse - Eagle, Idaho

Hearty Turkey Chili

Hearty Turkey Chili

Hearty Turkey Chili

“My mother-in-law introduced our family to this chili a few years ago, and we can't seem to get enough of it!” It makes a lot, so why not freeze extra portions for warming lunches or dinners on hectic nights ahead? Judy Niemeyer - Brenham, Texas

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
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Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

“I wanted to create a lightened version of this classic pie, so I cut back on the sugar and added vanilla and bourbon to increase flavor without adding fat.” Diana Rios - Lytle, Texas

Cherry Yogurt

Cherry Yogurt

Cherry Yogurt

Serve wholesome granola over this thick, rich yogurt for a quick breakfast. Or layer it in a parfait glass with granola and fruit for something special. It will keep in the refrigerator for the week. Look for 100% cherry juice at the store, since the cocktail blends have added sugar. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Snappy Peas and Carrots

Snappy Peas and Carrots

Snappy Peas and Carrots

This brightly colored veggie side was stirred up by our home economists. It goes well with the peppery tenderloin.

Strawberry-Orange Spinach Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Strawberry-Orange Spinach Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Strawberry-Orange Spinach Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Here’s a colorful salad packed full of flavor. Toasted walnuts add texture and crunch. —Mary Buford Shaw, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Omelet Tortilla Wrap

Omelet Tortilla Wrap

Omelet Tortilla Wrap

“Here’s a hearty, better-for-you breakfast that can be eaten right out of hand. Kids just love it.” Ingrid Parker - Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

Pecan Sweet Potato Salad

A new twist on an old favorite, this tasty, easy-to-make sweet potato salad is sure to be the talk of your gathering. —Patricia Swart, Bridgeton, New Jersey

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

My sister-in-law, who is a dietitian, shared this recipe with me. Buttermilk and garlic flavor these smooth mashed potatoes that are better for you than typical versions that include lots of butter. —Stephanie Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri



Cheesy Chive Potatoes

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

Cheesy Chive Potatoes

These potatoes are a speedy side dish that complements most any entree. Feta cheese adds a rich zesty flavor. A neighbor supplies me with garden-fresh chives, but you can use frozen or dried chives for more convenience.—Jean Komlos, Plymouth, Michigan

Pork and Pasta

Pork and Pasta

Pork and Pasta

“A quick stovetop recipe that's great for using up leftover pork loin or those cooked chops sitting in the fridge. Used as a main dish, you can count on two generous servings.” Janice Kennedy - Sayville, New York

Margarita Granita with Spicy Shrimp

Margarita Granita with Spicy Shrimp

Margarita Granita with Spicy Shrimp

While tinkering and tuning up recipes for my spring menu, I came up with a snazzy little appetizer that's perfect for Cinco de Mayo. It features two favorites: shrimp and margaritas! —Nancy Buchanan, Costa Mesa, California

Peanut Caramel Corn

Peanut Caramel Corn

Peanut Caramel Corn

A sweet, crunchy, lighter alternative to traditional caramel corn, this can't-stop-eatin'-it treat won't stick to fingers or teeth! Wonderful for gifts, too. —Lois Ward, Puslinch, Ontario
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