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Fun & Healthy Recipes

2/25/2015 4:10:08 PM

Eating right doesn't have to be complicated. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your bowl. Choose foods that provide the nutrients you need without too many calories. Build your healthy plate with foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein foods.

Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It's also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. Pack more nutrition into your day with a colorful main dish or side salad. Keep basic ingredients on hand for a quick addition to any meal. Consider flavor, texture and color.

Recipes to Try

Asian Mango & Chicken Wraps

Sweet and juicy ripe mangos are the perfect balance for the savory ingredients in this Asian wrap. You can have dinner ready in 30 minutes, or make these ahead for a tasty portable lunch.





Chicken Waldorf Salad

This recipe is a perfect way to use leftover chicken. No leftovers? Use the quick tip for poaching boneless, skinless chicken breasts. You can also use store-bought rotisserie chicken, but keep in mind that it's already salty and omit the salt in the dressing.



Garden Cannellini Bean Salad

Chopped tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers combine with cannellini (white) beans, almonds, and a simple vinaigrette, for a delicious and satisfying salad that is ready in 45 minutes or less.





Grape & Cashew Salad Sandwich

The creamy and tangy goodness of low-fat cottage cheese is the perfect balance to sweet grapes and cashews. Enjoy this salad as a sandwich filling on toasted whole wheat bread or on a bed of lettuce. Ready in just 15 minutes.




Smoky Mustard-Maple Salmon

It doesn't get much easier than this ultra-fast salmon. The sweetness of the maple balances the tangy mustard; smoked paprika or ground chipotle adds another layer of flavor. Ask at the fish counter to have the salmon cut into four 4-ounce fillets with the skin removed. 



Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon can be combined with savory ingredients for a surprising and refreshing twist in this simple and quick gazpacho recipe.




Zesty Tuna Fish Salad Sandwich

This classic is quick and easy. Have lunch ready in 15 minutes.