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Healthy Cooking Recipes

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I prefer to use spinach or other dark leafy greens because they are tastier than iceberg, and also because of the amount of calcium they contain. I'm always looking for ways to boost my calcium intake since I can't eat dairy. —Holly Bauer, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Oven-Fried Chicken with Cranberry Sauce

Oven-Fried Chicken with Cranberry Sauce

Oven-Fried Chicken with Cranberry Sauce

This tender dish pairs a crisp coating of herbs and breadcrumbs with sweet-tart cranberries, creating a lean and satisfying entree. Donna Noel - Gray, Maine

On-The-Go Snack Mix

On-The-Go Snack Mix

On-The-Go Snack Mix

“Since there’s no baking required, this is really simple to make. Plus, it’s also healthy and tasty. If you want a snack that delivers protein and a few vitamins and minerals, this will do it.” —Leah M. Firestone, Scottdale, Pennsylvania

Spinach-Walnut Stuffed Chicken

Spinach-Walnut Stuffed Chicken

Spinach-Walnut Stuffed Chicken

For just 300 calories, this hearty yet elegant chicken dish, stuffed with healthy spinach, is one you can savor. The walnut coating is a delicious bonus, because walnuts, in small amounts, are super-healthy, too. Keri Capuano - Narragansett, RI
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Healthy Turkey Burgers for Two

Healthy Turkey Burgers for Two

Healthy Turkey Burgers for Two

“Even though they’re new to his palate, my 81-year-old dad loves these!” Savory and sweet, these easy, fun burgers will lure you away from your pub favorite with just one bite. Catherine VanSteenkiste - Ray, Michigan

Sweet Zucchini Relish

Sweet Zucchini Relish

Sweet Zucchini Relish

Classic relish is made with cucumbers, but this sweet and tangy topper is packed with zucchini, peppers and onions. I use it on burgers, sandwiches and in any recipes that normally call for pickle relish. —Jyl Basinger, Cave City, Arkansas

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Out of thyme? No worries, the beauty of this dish is in its versatility. Try using another herb instead. —Sarah Reid, Oshawa, Ontario

Gluten-Free Cornmeal Muffins

Gluten-Free Cornmeal Muffins

Gluten-Free Cornmeal Muffins

Serve these muffins warm with butter, honey or even salsa! Reheat leftovers in foil in the oven...if there are any! —Laura Fall-Sutton, Buhl, Idaho

Roasted Beet-Orange Salad

Roasted Beet-Orange Salad

Roasted Beet-Orange Salad

Tender beets and tangy vinaigrette are the stars of this fresh, colorful salad. —Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana

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

Honey Wheat Rolls

Honey Wheat Rolls

Honey Wheat Rolls

I saved this delicious recipe for a light wheat roll in my book of most-liked recipes. They are super easy to make. —Sandy Klocinski, Summerville, South Carolina



Orange Barley Chicken

Orange Barley Chicken

Orange Barley Chicken

“My mother used to prepare orange chicken with rice back in the ‘60s, and it was so good. My version uses pearl barley instead of rice, and I added parsnips for flavor and baby carrots for color.” —Helen Glazier, Seattle, Washington

Chocolate Spice Cake

Chocolate Spice Cake

Chocolate Spice Cake

My husband really enjoys this delightful cake. Eye-catching enough for a special occasion, this is so good you’ll want it any day of the week. —Karen Sue Garback-Pristera, Albany, New York

Multigrain Nutrition Loaves

Multigrain Nutrition Loaves

Multigrain Nutrition Loaves

“As a dietitian, I’m always hunting for healthful, homemade additions to my family’s meals, and this is a yummy one.” —Barb Troy, New Berlin, Wisconsin

Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Looking for a tasty, lower-in-sodium alternative to sauerkraut to serve with pork entrees? Try this colorful side dish with the slightly sweet flavor of apples. Michelle Dougherty - Lewiston, Idaho
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