These fresh, mouthwatering recipes deliver bold flavor while packing in lots of nutrients.
This recipe calls for 2% milk instead of heavy cream, and the starch from the potatoes takes care of the rest. Just two slices
of smoked bacon adds flavor without all the extra fat.
Recipe: No-Cream Clam Chowder
These scrumptious shrimp (perfect for an appetizer or main dish) are dipped in egg whites, breaded, and then baked instead
Recipe: Coconut (Un-)Fried Shrimp
Using reduced-fat mayonnaise and whole-wheat buns cuts out calories in this lightened-up version of typical lobster rolls.
When toasting the buns, use a butter-flavored cooking spray instead of real butter.
The secret to this dish: adding flavor using zesty spices is much more healthful than breading and frying. Serving the fish
in corn tortillas instead of flour ones cuts back on refined sugars.
Recipe: Cumin-Spiced Mahi Mahi Tacos with Nectarine-Avocado Salsa
Delectable shrimp are a good source of protein in this light, fresh salad. Serving it over leafy greens, such as spinach or
arugula, adds even more nutrients.
Recipe: Shrimp, Tomato, and Watermelon Salad
Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats, which are good for your heart, while pineapples are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.
Recipe: Avocado-and-Pineapple Salad
Get your omega-3 fatty acid with this salmon dish that makes its mark with a bold ginger broth and zesty green onions and
Recipe: Hoisin-Glazed Wild Alaska Salmon in Ginger Broth
These veggies, shrimp, and bites of fish are lightly brushed with olive oil and a fruity barbecue sauce for lightened-up (but
not sacrificed!) flavor.
Recipe: Mixed Grill Kebabs with Guava BBQ Sauce
Grilled salmon provides healthy fats, while the peach dressing is high in vitamins and has a pureed texture that adds richness
to the dish.
Recipe: Grilled Salmon-and-Spinach Salad with Peach Dressing
The key to its amazing flavor: Let the dish marinate, covered, in a refrigerator for two hours before serving. Avocados, tomatoes,
and watercress are nutritious additions to the shrimp and potatoes.
Recipe: Lime Shrimp Salad
Add low-fat flavor to soba noodles with a splash of orange juice. To give an extra dose of fiber, look for whole-wheat or
Recipe: Orange-Sesame Noodles with Grilled Shrimp
Bell peppers are packed with vitamin C, while spinach, garlic, fresh basil, and capers deliver a bold medley of flavors.
Recipe: Poached Cod with Roasted Peppers, Capers, and Spinach
Offer this low-fat dish as an appetizer or an entrée served with hot steamed brown rice—and be sure to use reduced-sodium
Halibut is rich in tryptophan, selenium, and niacin, while the gremolata (a combination of chopped fresh mint, grated lemon
rind, and finely minced garlic) is simple yet divine.
Recipe: Grilled Halibut with Lemon-Mint Gremolata
Green beans are packed with nutrients, and mushrooms add texture and flavor. For an even healthier twist, season with lemon
juice and black pepper instead of butter.