To choose an acorn squash, look for an unblemished fruit that's heavy for its size. If possible, buy one or two more than you'll need for this recipe: The winter squash is truly versatile and can be baked in the oven, sauteed, steamed, mashed of pureed for a seasonal soup.
While tortilla soup is usually made with cooked chicken, spicy sausage gives it a fiery kick. The garnishes are the key to making this soup healthier: Radishes and cabbage add fiber and vitamins, while the tortilla strips add complex carbohydrates and a satisfying crunch.
Thai cuisine is beloved for its pungent flavors and fiery curries. In this noodle bowl, we've used the sweet creaminess of light coconut milk and the good-for-you monounsaturated fat of natural peanut butter to balance the sharper tastes of garlic, ginger and spicy red pepper.
Oven-baked chicken thighs are given a gourmet makeover with our sticky-sweet tamari and honey flavoring. Paired with steamed broccoli and drizzled with a velvety, rich Asian-style almond butter sauce, this is a meal that truly tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen!
Traditionally, gnocchi is made with regular potatoes, while bolognese sauce can include whole milk or even cream. By using sweet potatoes, lean ground turkey and skim milk, we've taken some of the heft out of this dish and added a bit more nutritional interest.
To save time and make this healthy sweet and sour chicken recipe even simpler than it already is, pre-chop your vegetables and let your chicken marinate in the fridge up to eight hours ahead of time. Then, when you and your loved ones are ready to eat, it'll take just 10 minutes to get your Asian-inspired dinner on the table!
This sushi salad unrolls all of the quintessential flavors of your favorite sushi platter. Crisp strips of nori softened with chewy brown rice, crunchy vegetables and plump pieces of crab. Silky avocado and a peppy wasabi vinaigrette top the deconstructed California roll on a bed of baby spinach.
Caponata (pronounced kap-oh-nah-tah) is a Sicilian dish often served as a salad or relish – here, as a topper for chicken sausage. Our lower-sodium variation of this traditional Italian topping with eggplant, tomatoes, anchovies, olives and capers beats sugary relish any day!
The smoky heat of poblano chiles makes them ideal for stuffing. In order to make these peppers easier to peel, first grill them directly over an open flame until their skins blister and char, then let them steam in their own heat.
We've chosen to keep it light for this steak pasta recipe with a tomato-based sauce smoothed with sour cream. Top that off with lean steak and lesser-known whole-wheat farfalle pasta, and you've got yourself a deliciously clean dinner sure to please any pasta lover in your family.
Oats are best known for their soluble fiber, which studies show can help lower both total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad," cholesterol by reducing their absorption in your intestines, keeping coronary heart disease at bay. Here, the quick-cooking variety is combined with Thai flavors and used to coat lean chicken breast.
Spanakopita, or spinach pie, is a classic fixture in Greek cuisine, most often sold as individual triangular pastries. Enjoy our casserole version as a light snack or appetizer, or pair it with a lentil soup or fresh tomato salad for a more filling main for the whole family.
We've taken your favorite classic carbonara and reinvented it with the same velvety texture that you're used to - but without the cream. Fresh asparagus adds a touch of color and texture, while chicken sausage stands in for bacon to provide meaty flavor.
Traditionally defined as a cooking method in which meats are seared and then simmered in a closed pan to maximize flavor, braising can also be used to add taste and tenderness to vegetables.
Ditch high-sodium beef dips – they can be labor intensive and replete with artificial flavor enhancers. With just five ingredients, our all-natural sandwiches keep sodium in check, offering 32 grams of protein and letting your slow cooker do most of the work!