Make your morning meal even more nutritious with a fresh, savory spin that subs in veggies for classic toast.
Put down your smartphone and skip the takeout tonight. If you make a batch of these spicy veggie-based noodles, you’ll get everything you’re craving (and it’ll be extra healthy).
You’ll never have to say “eat your vegetables” when you make these fritters.
Corn and zucchini are sweet partners in golden fritters with a salty edge from tangy feta cheese. They’re great for nibbling with cocktails or for kicking off a family-style brunch. Remember that the more liquid you squeeze out of the grated zucchini, the crispier the fritters will be, so don’t skip that step.
Roasting tomatillos softens their sourness while adding a little sweetness, making them the ideal topping for chicken and zucchini. If you can't find poblano pepper, a red or green bell pepper can substitute.
A trick to keeping chicken breast juicy and flavorful? Brine it in salt water as we do in this easy recipe. This makes for a complete meal, thanks to a vibrant side of tomatoes and artichokes. For extra dietary fiber, serve with a side of arugula drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil.
This vibrant salad uses zucchini thinly shaved into ribbons using a vegetable peeler, but if you have a spiral slicer, you can use that instead. Chipotle chile peppers add a smoky heat to the yogurt-based dressing, and crunchy pumpkin seeds and creamy feta top it off for a medley of flavors and textures.
These oven-baked, flavor-packed chicken meatballs are the perfect pairing with zoodles and our homemade pesto.
This healthy riff on the traditional Italian pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines) gives you those brain-boosting omega-3's atop zucchini noodles instead of carbohydrate-rich spaghetti. In one study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, people who ate a higher percentage of their calories from carbs had an increased risk of cognitive impairment or dementia. If you still prefer a classic flavor, swap whole-wheat pasta for half of the zucchini noodles. Grana Padano is a hard Italian cheese with buttery, nutty notes, but you can substitute Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Romano or any hard, sharp cheese.
Cutting chicken breasts into thin cutlets helps them cook quickly on the grill – if you can find pre-sliced cutlets, use them instead and save yourself the prep work. A quick blender sauce with fresh basil and lime is smothered over top for a zesty, spicy kick.
This genius jar of healthy, quick-cooking ingredients is the answer to your desk-lunch woes. If you’re using precooked shrimp, add it to the jars while still frozen – it’ll thaw in the fridge overnight and be ready to eat by lunchtime. If you're using fresh shrimp, simply cook and add to the jars as directed.
This hearty dinner-in-a-bowl is packed with healthful grains, flavorful veggies and perfectly grilled fish. It gets a kick from a fresh sauce made with yogurt, roasted red peppers, and harissa – a spicy North African chile paste. If you can’t find the paste, you can easily substitute with a hot sauce, such as sriracha. It won’t have the same blend of spices, but it will be just as tasty.
This salad has a nice bit of heat to it thanks to the fresh chile. Fiery, sweat-inducing capsaicin is found mostly in the white pith (and the seeds that come into contact with the pith), so devein and seed the chile if you want to cut back on spiciness. For added flavor, you can add chopped fresh mint, cilantro or Thai basil to the salad.
Our fresh take on pesto uses roasted zucchini and toasted sunflower seeds for maximum flavor.
A quick and easy dish that will leave your pasta cravings satisfied! Sprinkle with mint and pine nuts for added touch of flavor.
Wakame seaweed’s emerald green color and tender texture make it an unexpectedly stellar stand-in for basil in this nutrient-dense twist on pesto pasta.
Zucchini is packed with moisture, so be sure to squeeze the flesh dry to remove the excess water. It takes only a minute and will ensure you get perfectly crispy fritters. Don’t worry about peeling the zucchini before you grate it – the peel is loaded with fiber and antioxidants and adds a nice texture to the fritters. Serve with a dollop of tangy sour cream with chives for an ultra-satisfying weeknight meal.
This twist on the classic tastes like a BLT but features the satisfying crunch and nutrition of a salad. Greek yogurt makes for a lighter and protein-packed take on Ranch dressing.
Don’t be fooled by the simple ingredients list in this salad – it has big flavor from crunchy pine nuts and fragrant fresh basil. A mandoline helps slice the zucchini as thin as possible, but you can also use a knife if you prefer. For added color, try adding cherry tomatoes if you have some on hand.
This zucchini noodle pasta dish isn't only gluten-free, it's loaded with powerful vitamins and phytonutrients. Zucchini is a prime source of vitamin C that promotes cardiovascular health; it also contains lutein, a phytonutrient that's good for vision.
Zucchini and squash make this salad from Curtis Stone a prime source of manganese, dietary fiber and Vitamins A and C. Eat it before an afternoon workout for an extra boost of energy and strength.
Bring spring to your dinner table with this garden-fresh spaghetti packed with seasonal herbs, asparagus and zucchini. If you have a shredder attachment for your food processor, save time and use it to shred the zucchini. Save the prettiest basil leaves from the bunch to sprinkle over each dish before serving.
Pretty packages filled with seasoned chicken and ricotta are smothered in a vegetable-filled tomato sauce. It takes a little bit of work to cut the zucchini with a mandoline and wrap the parcels, but it’s absolutely worth it. Garnish with shaved Parmesan if you have some on hand, or simply eat as is.
Here, mussels are roasted on top of a hearty, fresh tomato sauce brimming with vegetables. Serve whole-grain bread on the side – you’ll want to sop up every drop.
This simple roasted lemon chicken dinner leaves you with plenty of delicious leftovers!
With sweet, salty and spicy notes, our healthier version of this classic dish has all the punch without excess salt and sugar. Once you start stir-frying, everything cooks quickly, so measure and chop all the ingredients before you heat the oil. To increase the heat, add up to 1 tbsp red chile paste.
These savory-sweet pancakes are perfect for any meal. Meaty turkey bacon adds a punch of smoky flavor and protein. Serve with maple syrup on the side.
Zucchini is the secret to these extra-moist, Mediterranean-inspired burgers. Serve with lemon wedges alongside.
If you’ve never made a beer can chicken, don’t be daunted – it’s an easy, tasty and fun way to roast a chicken. We’ve added a maple-chile rub, plus a pile of summery grilled zucchini. Use any leftovers to make chicken and zucchini soft tacos.