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Your June Healthy Meal Plan

Summer is finally here, and this meal plan full of healthy June recipes will help you eat a little lighter all month long. Our dinner menu features good-for-you mains and side dishes guaranteed to help you feel (and look!) your best.

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Day 1: Sneaky Turkey Meatballs

Like most kids, mine refuse to eat certain veggies. In order to feed them healthy foods, I have to be sneaky sometimes. The veggies in this recipe keep the meatballs moist while providing nutrients—and I’m happy to say my kids love ’em. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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Goes Great With: Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

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Day 2: Cedar Plank Salmon with Blackberry SauceTaste of Home

Day 2: Cedar Plank Salmon with Blackberry Sauce

Here's my go-to entree for a warm-weather cookout. The salmon has a rich, grilled taste that's enhanced by the savory blackberry sauce. It's a nice balance of sweet, smoky and spicy. —Stephanie Matthews, Tempe, AZ

Goes Great With: Veggie Nicoise Salad

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Day 3: Grilled Buttermilk Chicken	Taste of Home

Day 3: Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

I created this recipe years ago, after one of our farmers market customers, a chef, shared the idea of marinating chicken in buttermilk. The chicken is easy to prepare and always turns out moist and delicious! I bruise the thyme sprigs by twisting them before adding to the buttermilk mixture; this releases the oils in the leaves and flavor the chicken better. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Goes Great With: Nectarine and Beet Salad

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Day 4: Triple-Citrus Steaks with Jicama and MangoTaste of Home

Day 4: Triple-Citrus Steaks with Jicama and Mango

This is a recipe I made up several years ago. The citrus steak marinade seems to be one of our family favorites. It's colorful to bring to the table and it's easy to make. —Sherry Little, Sherwood, Arkansas

Goes Great With: Almond Strawberry Salad

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Day 5: Crispy Asian Chicken Salad	Taste of Home

Day 5: Crispy Asian Chicken Salad

Asian flavor, crunchy almonds and crispy breaded chicken make this hearty salad something special. —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado

Goes Great With: Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

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Day 6: Turkey-Stuffed Bell PeppersTaste of Home

Day 6: Turkey-Stuffed Bell Peppers

These well-seasoned turkey stuffed peppers are so tasty, you won’t even miss having real cheddar cheese. Round out the meal with a salad or a side of rice. Thanks to Judy Hand-Truitt from Birmingham, Alabama for sharing the recipe.

Goes Great With: Garden Tomato Salad

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Day 7: Asparagus Tofu Stir-FryTaste of Home

Day 7: Asparagus Tofu Stir-Fry

With its flavorful ginger sauce and fresh vegetables, this tasty dish is a favorite. I get rave reviews every time I serve it, and it doesn’t bother my husband’s food allergies. —Phyllis Smith, Chimacum, Washington

Goes Great With: Confetti Jicama Salad

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Day 8: Crispy Fish & ChipsTaste of Home

Day 8: Crispy Fish & Chips

A British pub classic turns crown jewel when you add horseradish, panko and Worcestershire. You can also try it with white fish like cod or haddock. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Goes Great With: Lime-Honey Fruit Salad

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Day 9: Zucchini Crust PizzaTaste of Home

Day 9: Zucchini Crust Pizza

My mother-in-law shared the recipe for this unique pizza with me. It's just right for brunch, lunch or a light supper. Loosen the nutritious zucchini crust from the pan with a metal spatula. —Ruth Denomme, Englehart, Ontario

Goes Great With: Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts

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Day 10: Seasoned Tilapia FilletsTaste of Home

Day 10: Seasoned Tilapia Fillets

If you need a healthy, keep-it-simple solution to dinner tonight, you just found it. This restaurant-quality tilapia fillet recipe relies on spices you're likely to have on hand to deliver big flavor. This is how to make tilapia. —Dana Alexander, Lebanon, Missouri

Goes Great With: Sauteed Squash with Tomatoes & Onions

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Day 11: Flavorful Chicken FajitasTaste of Home

Day 11: Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

This flavorful recipe is definitely on my weeknight dinner rotation. The chicken fajita marinade in these popular wraps is mouthwatering. They go together in a snap and always get raves! —Julie Sterchi, Campbellsville, Kentucky

Goes Great With: Orzo with Peppers & Spinach

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Day 12: Confetti Kielbasa SkilletTaste of Home

Day 12: Confetti Kielbasa Skillet

Here's one of my husband's favorite dishes. When it's in season, substitute fresh corn for frozen. Add a dash of cayenne pepper if you like a little heat. —Sheila Gomez, Shawnee, Kansas

Goes Great With: Heirloom Tomato Salad

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Day 13: Shrimp Orzo with FetaTaste of Home

Day 13: Shrimp Orzo with Feta

Tender, hearty and flavorful, this recipe is one of my favorites! Garlic and a splash of lemon add to the fresh taste and heart-healthy benefits of shrimp. —Sarah Hummel, Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Goes Great With: Spring Asparagus

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Day 14: Tuna and White Bean Lettuce WrapsTaste of Home

Day 14: Tuna and White Bean Lettuce Wraps

Say bye-bye to ho-hum tuna salad. Here's a recipe we actually look forward to eating. —Heather Senger, Madison, Wisconsin

Goes Great With: Spicy Grilled Eggplant

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Day 15: Summer Steak KabobsTaste of Home

Day 15: Summer Steak Kabobs

These steak kabobs not only satisfy my love of outdoor cooking, they feature a mouthwatering marinade, too. It's terrific with chicken and pork, but I prefer it with beef because it tenderizes remarkably well. —Christi Ross, Guthrie, Texas

Goes Great With: Basil Grilled Corn on the Cob

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Day 16: Mom's Spanish RiceTaste of Home

Day 16: Mom's Spanish Rice

My mom is famous for her Spanish rice recipe, the ultimate comfort food. When I want a taste of home, I whip up this dish. Punch up the flavor with a little lime and extra chili powder. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Goes Great With: Mixed Greens with Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette

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Day 17: Cuban-Style Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Day 17: Cuban-Style Pork Chops

These are like Cuban sandwiches without the bread, so they’re a bit more elegant. Let your family customize theirs with pickles, mustard and other condiments. —Erica Allen, Tuckerton, New Jersey

Goes Great With: Smoky Cauliflower

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Day 2: Arrabbiata Sauce with Zucchini Noodles	Taste of Home

Day 2: Arrabbiata Sauce with Zucchini Noodles

This popular Italian dish is very spicy and full of flavor. We decided to re-create one of our favorite jarred sauces and serve over zucchini pasta for a lighter, healthier meal that's naturally gluten-free. The results were amazing! —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

Goes Great With: Cherry Tomato Salad

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Day 19: Roasted Vegetable StrataTaste of Home

Day 19: Roasted Vegetable Strata

With the abundance of zucchini my family has in the fall, this is the perfect dish to use some of what we have. Cheesy and rich, the warm, classic breakfast dish is sure to please! —Colleen Doucette, Truro, Nova Scotia

Goes Great With: Dill & Chive Peas

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Day 20: Hearty Chicken GyrosTaste of Home

Day 20: Hearty Chicken Gyros

I love reinventing classic recipes to fit our taste and healthy lifestyle. This recipe is quick to prepare and can be served with oven fries or on its own. You can add Greek olives, omit the onion, or even use cubed pork tenderloin for a new taste. —Kayla Douthitt, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Goes Great With: Eggplant Fries

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Day 21: Beef & Bulgur-Stuffed Zucchini BoatsTaste of Home

Day 21: Beef & Bulgur-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

My mom frequently cooked giant zucchini that she grew in her garden. I adapted this recipe from one of her favorite weeknight meals. Though I love the taste of fresh-picked zucchini, the ones I've bought from the grocery store work great, too.—Susan Peterson, Blaine, Minnesota.

Goes Great With: Grilled Potatoes & Peppers

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Day 22: California QuinoaTaste of Home

Day 22: California Quinoa

I’m always changing this salad up. Here I used tomato, zucchini and olives for a Greek-inspired salad. Try adding a few more favorite fresh veggies you know your family will love. —Elizabeth Lubin, Huntington Beach, California

Goes Great With: Mixed Fruit with Lemon-Basil Dressing

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Day 23: Pan-Roasted Chicken and VegetablesTaste of Home

Day 23: 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: Spring Pea & Radish Salad

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Day 24: Mediterranean Pork and Orzo	Taste of Home

Day 24: Mediterranean Pork and Orzo

On a really busy day, this meal in a bowl is one of my top picks. It's quick to put together, leaving a lot more time to relax at the table. —Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York

Goes Great With: Fresh Artichokes with Lemon-Yogurt Dip

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Day 25: Corn, Rice & Bean Burritos	Taste of Home

Day 25: Corn, Rice & Bean Burritos

No one will miss the meat when you dish up these satisfying burritos bursting with a fresh-tasting filling. They’re fast to fix and won’t put a dent in your wallet. —Sharon W. Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

Goes Great With: Sweet Potato Fries with Blue Cheese

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Day 26: Gingered Honey SalmonTaste of Home

Day 26: Gingered Honey Salmon

Ginger, garlic powder and green onion blend nicely in an easy marinade that gives pleasant flavor to salmon. We also like to use this versatile mixture when grilling chicken, but we've found it tastes even better when marinated in the fridge overnight. —Dan Strumberger, Farmington, Minnesota

Goes Great With: Golden Zucchini Pancakes

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Day 27: Parmesan Chicken with Artichoke HeartsTaste of Home

Day 27: Parmesan Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

I've liked the chicken and artichoke combo for a long time. Here's my own lemony twist. With all the praise it gets, this dinner is so much fun to serve. —Carly Giles, Hoquiam, Washington

Goes Great With: Dijon Veggies with Couscous

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Day 28: Stuffed Vegetarian ShellsTaste of Home

Day 28: Stuffed Vegetarian Shells

When my aunt first told me about these shells, they sounded like a lot of work—but the recipe whips up in no time. Sometimes I add a little cooked bacon to the ricotta filling. —Amelia Hopkin, Salt Lake City, Utah

Goes Great With: Broccoli with Garlic, Bacon & Parmesan

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Day 29: Whole Wheat Veggie PizzaTaste of Home

Day 29: Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza

A wonderful crust layered with herbed tomato sauce and toppings encourages my family of six to dig right in to this low-fat main course. —Denise Warner, Red Lodge, Montana

Goes Great With: Michigan Cherry Salad

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Day 30: Baja Pork TacosTaste of Home

Day 30: Baja Pork Tacos

This delicious pork tacos recipe is my copycat version of the most excellent Mexican food we ever had in Flagstaff, Arizona. The original recipe used beef instead of pork, but this comes mighty close to the same taste. —Ariella Winn, Mesquite, Texas

Goes Great With: Simple Vegetarian Slow-Cooked Beans