Apple cider and Dijon mustard give this chicken dish the ultimate sweet-and-savory flavor, while a colorful mix of kale, carrots and parsnips makes it extra-hearty and nutritious. To save money, buy skin-on chicken thighs and simply remove the skin yourself.
This intensely flavorful dish is a cross between two classic French meals: beef bourguignon and coq au vin. For best results, use a good-quality red wine – ideally, Burgundy. If you have butcher’s twine on hand, use it to tie the thyme sprigs together for easy removal once the stew is done.
Roasting mushrooms intensifies their umami-rich flavor and gives them a meaty texture, making this meatless main an all-around palate-pleaser.
Creamy ricotta cheese adds decadence to these no-fuss, rolled-up chicken breasts. A smooth cauliflower purée and a buttery, lemony sauce will make this dish a dinner-party favorite. For extra color, garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley or oregano.
Black beans add a delicious punch of protein to these meatless burgers while sweet potato gives them a subtle sweetness. Spicy oven fries and a zesty avocado mash round out the meal.
This nourishing dessert pairs red strawberries with pale green, luscious pistachio cream. It's also delicious with almond, hazelnut, or macadamia nut cream; follow the same recipe, just use different nuts. You can also try fresh blueberries or a mixture of berries on top. Make sure to use raw (not roasted) pistachios for a greener, fresher-tasting cream.
For a lighter (yet still crispy!) take on tempura, we’ve coated sweet potato in panko and baked it instead of using the traditional frying technique. Wasabi powder, or Japanese horseradish, adds authentic flavor and a punch of heat to the dressing.
Inspired by Jamaican cuisine, in which warming spices are often paired with vibrant fruits, this chicken dinner boasts an irresistible balance of savory and sweet. To easily slice the collard greens, stack the leaves, roll them up into a cylinder and cut crosswise into strips.
Colorful and full of flavor, this gluten-free, grain-free “pizza” features a crust made of cauliflower, garlic, egg whites and cheese – no flour! To save time, prep and roast the butternut squash and mushrooms first.
Quick-pickled vegetables are stacked over soy- and-lime-spiked chicken burgers. A fast and easy homemade ketchup adds a sweet-tart kick without the excess sugar that normally comes with store-bought ketchup.
Tart red wine and sweet honey combine to make a balanced and bold glaze for the chicken. Sweet potato fries with a sour cream and onion dipping sauce makes for an addictive side to the meal.
Packed with veggies, chickpeas and crunchy pita chips, this Lebanese salad makes a satisfying meal. If you can’t find Za’atar, a Middle-Eastern spice blend, make your own variation by mixing equal amounts of dried thyme, sesame seeds and ground sumac.
A colorful salad with a raspberry shallot vinaigrette makes for a fresh and speedy meal.
This Greek-inspired entrée couldn’t be simpler to prepare – just toss and roast. Round out the meal by serving it with a salad or fresh fruit for dessert.
This colorful grain salad is delicious warm or at room temperature. If you don’t have time to soak the Kamut in advance, cook it for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. For a twist, swap in another whole grain, such as faro, barley, quinoa or wheat berries.
Sweet and spicy chicken tops saucy pinto beans in this easy recipe. For a change, you can make this dish into a wrap – simply shred the chicken and serve it with the beans in warm whole-wheat tortillas.
An elegant, company-worthy dish, this chicken garners its earthy flavor from dried porcini mushrooms. Round out the meal with a side of sautéed spinach.
Aromatic, juicy pork tenderloin is complemented by sweet-tart roasted acorn squash.
This healthier version of taco salad provides layers of flavor without the overload of calories and fat.
This satisfying meatless dish combines sweet and tender sweet potato with spicy beans and creamy avocado and yogurt.
These protein-rich patties are kissed with just a touch of maple syrup and topped with fresh, sweet cinnamon-spiced apples for a meal that works equally well for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Opt for a sweet red variety of apple that will hold its shape when cooked, such as Braeburn or McIntosh.
Sweet, nutty cornmeal lends these baked chicken tenders a perfectly crisp coating. For more crunch, opt for medium-grind cornmeal, but if you like a smooth texture, choose fine ground.
Lime, honey and roasted red peppers are combined to make a savory-sweet glaze for our modern take on meatloaf.
This herbed farro is reminiscent of Middle Eastern tabbouleh – try stirring in some diced tomato and cucumber if you have them on hand.
Olives, roasted red peppers and tomatoes combine for a flavorful condiment to this juicy steak. Since top round is a lean, relatively tough cut, be sure to marinate it overnight to tenderize the meat. Here we use the broiler to cook the steak, but a grill would work equally well.
This Greek-inspired recipe pairs tender chickpea burgers with sweet, warm watermelon and a crisp arugula and fennel salad. For added flavor, add fennel fronds as a garnish.
Za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice mix made of dried herbs and seeds such as sumac, thyme and sesame, is the seasoning du jour, popping up on menus in the hottest restaurants. Here, we make our own to flavor lemon-kissed chicken, which pairs perfectly with cilantro hummus and tangy pickled radishes.
Mexican food often gets pegged being unhealthy, but our Mexican stuffed bell peppers prove the contrary! We’ve doubled up on fiber-rich beans and sweet corn while still packing in juicy beef, so you get all the flavor with less fat. Serve with lime wedges and brown rice or quinoa.