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The Ultimate Healthy Meal Plan for February

Keep your New Year's resolution going through February with this healthy meal plan! From chicken bakes to crusted salmon, we found a healthy main and side dish for every day of the month.

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Day 1: California Burger BowlsTaste of Home

Day 1: California Burger Bowls

Burgers are a weekly staple at our house year-round. Skip the fries, chips and bun—you won't need them with these loaded veggie & fruit burgers. To spice up the mayo, add 1/2 tsp. of chipotle powder. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

Goes Great With: Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

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Day 2: Walnut and Oat-Crusted Salmon	Taste of Home

Day 2: Walnut and Oat-Crusted Salmon

I think this recipe gives you the most omega-3 fatty acid bang for your buck! —Cristen Dutcher, Marietta, Georgia

Goes Great With: Vegetable and Barley Pilaf

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Day 3: Chicken Avocado Wraps	Taste of Home

Day 3: Chicken Avocado Wraps

I came up with this sandwich while trying to figure out what to make for lunch one day. This chicken avocado wrap recipe is now a favorite at my house. —Shiva Houshidari, Plano, Texas

Goes Great With: Roasted Tater Rounds with Green Onions & Tarragon

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Day 4: Light & Lemony ScampiTaste of Home

Day 4: Light & Lemony Scampi

A touch more lemon helped me trim the calories in our favorite shrimp scampi recipe. For those who want to indulge, pass around the Parmesan. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

Goes Great With: Thymed Zucchini Saute

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Day 5: Comforting Beef and Barley SoupTaste of Home

Day 5: Comforting Beef and Barley Soup

When the weather outside is nippy, we want a bowl of soup that’s chock-full of beef, barley and veggies. It's the most delicious way to warm up. —Sue Jurack, Mequon, Wisconsin

Goes Great With: Mashed Peppery Turnips

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Day 6: Honey Chicken Stir-FryTaste of Home

Day 6: Honey Chicken Stir-Fry

I'm a new mom, and my schedule is very dependent upon our young son, so I like meals that can be ready in as little time as possible. This all-in-one chicken stir fry recipe with a hint of sweetness from honey is a big time-saver. —Caroline Sperry, Allentown, Michigan

Goes Great With: Garlic Asiago Cauliflower Rice

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Day 7: Butternut and Portobello LasagnaTaste of Home

Day 7: Butternut and Portobello Lasagna

Lasagna gets fresh flavor and color when you make it with roasted butternut squash, portobello mushrooms, basil and spinach. We feast on this. —Edward and Danielle Walker, Traverse City, Michigan

Goes Great With: White Beans and Spinach

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Day 8: Slow-Cooked Lemon ChickenTaste of Home

Day 8: Slow-Cooked Lemon Chicken

Garlic, oregano and lemon juice give spark to this memorable main dish. It's easy to fix—just brown the chicken in a skillet, then let the slow cooker do the work. I like to serve this dish to company. —Walter Powell, Wilmington, Delaware

Goes Great With: Spring Pea & Radish Salad

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Day 9: Buffalo Turkey BurgersTaste of Home

Day 9: Buffalo Turkey Burgers

Celery and blue cheese dressing help tame the hot sauce on this turkey burger recipe. For an even lighter version, pass on the buns and serve with lettuce leaves, sliced onion and chopped tomato. —Mary Pax-Shipley, Bend, Oregon

Goes Great With: Beans, Bacon & Tomato Bake

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Day 10: Ginger Veggie Brown Rice PastaTaste of Home

Day 10: Ginger Veggie Brown Rice Pasta

Once I discovered brown rice pasta, I never looked back. Tossed with ginger, bright veggies and rotisserie chicken, it tastes like a deconstructed egg roll! —Tiffany Ihle, Bronx, New York

Goes Great With: Honey-Lemon Asparagus

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Day 11: Shrimp & Vegetable BoilTaste of Home

Day 11: Shrimp & Vegetable Boil

When my children were small, they liked picking out the ingredients for making this supper. When there’s no shrimp on hand, we use crab or chicken. —Joyce Guth, Mohnton, Pennsylvania

Goes Great With: Roasted Herb & Lemon Cauliflower

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Day 12: Pan-Roasted Pork Chops & PotatoesTaste of Home

Day 12: Pan-Roasted Pork Chops & Potatoes

A shortcut marinade gives these chops plenty of flavor, and the crumb coating packs on the crunch. For color, I like to tuck in a few handfuls of Brussels sprouts. —Char Ouellette, Colton, Oregon

Goes Great With: Broccoli with Garlic, Bacon & Parmesan

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Day 13: Sausage Orecchiette PastaTaste of Home

Day 13: Sausage Orecchiette Pasta

I adapted this pasta to be like my favorite Italian restaurant version, only lighter—and tastier. I often use spicy sausage and broccoli rabe. —Melanie Tritten, Charlotte, North Carolina

Goes Great With: Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash

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Day 14: Pan-Roasted Chicken and VegetablesTaste of Home

Day 14: Pan-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

This one-dish roast chicken with vegetables tastes as if it took hours of hands-on time to put together, but the simple ingredients can be prepped in mere minutes. The rosemary gives it a rich flavor, and the meat juices cook the veggies to perfection. It’s unbelievably easy! —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Goes Great With: Zesty Garlic Green Beans

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Day 15: Roasted Chicken Thighs with Peppers & PotatoesTaste of Home

Day 15: Roasted Chicken Thighs with Peppers & Potatoes

My family loves this dish! There's nothing better than oven baked boneless chicken thighs for dinner. It looks and tastes like you fussed, but it is really simple to make. These roasted chicken thighs use healthy olive oil and fresh herbs from my garden. —Pattie Prescott, Manchester, New Hampshire

Goes Great With: Sauteed Radishes with Green Beans

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Day 16: Feta Chicken BurgersTaste of Home

Day 16: Feta Chicken Burgers

My friends always request these tasty chicken burgers on the grill. I sometimes add olives to punch up the flavor! Try them with the mayo topping. —Angela Robinson, Findlay, Ohio

Goes Great With: Dijon Veggies with Couscous

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Day 17: Cold-Day Chicken Noodle SoupTaste of Home

Day 17: Cold-Day Chicken Noodle Soup

When I was sick, my mom would make me this heartwarming chicken noodle soup. It was soothing when I had a cold, but this soup is a bowlful of comfort on any chilly day. —Anthony Graham, Ottawa, lllinois

Goes Great With: Spring Green Risotto

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Day 18: Horseradish-Crusted Turkey TenderloinsTaste of Home

Day 18: Horseradish-Crusted Turkey Tenderloins

Looking for a low-carb entree ideal for company? Consider this specialty. It won a local recipe contest and was featured on a restaurant's menu. The creamy sauce adds a flavor punch. —Ellen Cross, Hubbardsville, New York

Goes Great With: White Bean Soup with Escarole

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Day 19: Citrus-Herb Pork RoastTaste of Home

Day 19: Citrus-Herb Pork Roast

The genius combination of seasonings and citrus in this tender roast reminds us why we cherish tasty recipes. It's nice to serve with hot noodles to soak up any extra citrus gravy. —Laura Brodine, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Goes Great With: Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

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Day 20: Breaded Mustard & Sage Pork CutletsTaste of Home

Day 20: Breaded Mustard & Sage Pork Cutlets

After attending my daughter's back to school night and receiving a complimentary package of instant potatoes, I had to make something with them. I created these pork cutlets and they were fantastic. —Carrie Farias, Oak Ridge, New Jersey

Goes Great With: Roasted Vegetables with Sage

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Day 21: Spicy Sweet Potato Kale Cannellini SoupTaste of Home

Day 21: Spicy Sweet Potato Kale Cannellini Soup

This cross between a soup and a stew fits the meatless Monday bill quite nicely. It warms you right up, and satisfies without leaving you overstuffed.—Marybeth Mank, Mesquite, Texas

Goes Great With: Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

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Day 22: Orange Beef Lettuce WrapsTaste of Home

Day 22: Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps

This is a lighter version of a restaurant favorite. I also recommend trying these wraps with ground chicken or turkey.—Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island

Goes Great With: Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

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Day 23: Salmon with Root VegetablesTaste of Home

Day 23: Salmon with Root Vegetables

This cozy hash is loaded with protein and healthy fats that keep you going on busy days. We've been known to devour it at breakfast, lunch and dinner! —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

Goes Great With: Couscous Meatball Soup

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Day 24: Greek Sloppy JoesTaste of Home

Day 24: Greek Sloppy Joes

I always loved the taste of feta cheese. I did not want just to do a meat patty with feta inside, so I came up with this sloppy joe version. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

Goes Great With: Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

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Day 25: Honey-Roasted Chicken & Root VegetablesTaste of Home

Day 25: Honey-Roasted Chicken & Root Vegetables

When my whole family comes over for dinner, I make a big platter of roast chicken with sweet potatoes, carrots and fennel. My dad leads the fan club. —Kelly Ferguson, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Goes Great With: Mushroom Marsala with Barley

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Day 26: Wintertime Braised Beef StewTaste of Home

Day 26: Wintertime Braised Beef Stew

This easy beef stew is incredibly rich. Since it's even better a day or two later, you may want to make a double batch. —Michaela Rosenthal, Woodland Hills, California

Goes Great With: Smoky Quinoa with Mushrooms

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Day 27: Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potato RagoutTaste of Home

Day 27: Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Ragout

Apples, juicy red tomatoes and sweet potatoes always make me think of fall. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas

Goes Great With: Spring Asparagus

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Day 28: Chickpea & Potato CurryTaste of Home

Day 28: Chickpea & Potato Curry

I make chana masala, the classic Indian dish, in my slow cooker. Browning the onion, ginger and garlic first really makes the sauce amazing. —Anjana Devasahayam, San Antonio, Texas

Goes Great With: Waffle Iron Acorn Squash

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Day 29: Lemon Feta ChickenTaste of Home

Day 29: Lemon Feta Chicken

This bright, Greek-inspired chicken has only five ingredients— it's a busy-day lifesaver! My husband and I prepare the dish often, and it’s a hit every time. —Ann Cain, Morrill, Nebraska

Goes Great With: Oven-Dried Tomatoes

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