Pork tenderloin, one of the leanest sources of protein, is a smart, low-fat choice for an entrée. Our Test Kitchen gave it an herb rub to keep flavor high and sodium low, then paired it with a dried-cherry relish, rich in antioxidants, for a fabulous, heart-healthy meal as good for you as it is good!
Here's an easy way to dress up plain old pork chops&151;top them with a moist apple stuffing! Apples and pork always seem to go together so well...this makes a wonderful fall meal. —Alta Looney of Howard, Ohio
"My family loves sausage, but I wanted to reduce the fat and calories," confides Linda Murray of Allenstown, New Hampshire. "This version, which uses ground turkey, is nicely spiced with garlic, sage, allspice, thyme and cayenne pepper."
Says Rick Fleishman from Beverly Hills, California, “Even my 17-year-old likes this turkey dish, and she’s a picky eater! There’s a minimum of fat, and it’s delicious and inexpensive for weeknight dining.”
Fennel adds to the flavor of this wonderful chicken dish, along with lemon, capers, wine, spices and a bit of bacon. Serve with a colorful salad or veggie for a special meal. —Rebecca Hunt, Santa Paula, California
Not only is this my husband's favorite meal, but it's a dish dinner guests enjoy as well. The delicate taste is a wonderful reminder that it is as delicious as it is healthy. —Joan Garneau of Ellenton, Florida
This was always our childrens' favorite. Set your table with china, crystal and cloth napkins, then serve this steak along with baked potatoes, a salad, a vegetable and rolls. —Margaret Grant of Russellville, Arkansas
A bread machine saves time when preparing the thick homemade crust for this Italian treat. "My boys happily call it green pizza due to all of the spinach," shares Sharlin Blamires of Coweta, Oklahoma. And because Sharlin leaves out the meat and uses fresh tomatoes instead of canned sauce, her pizza is much lower in salt than most carryout pies.
“Every year my sisters and I have a “Sister's Day” which includes a special lunch. This fast and easy pizza is one of our favorites. Served with a garden salad this makes a light and nutritious meal.”
-Deborah Prevost of Barnet, Vermont