15 Healthy Eats

These fresh, mouthwatering recipes deliver bold flavor while packing in lots of nutrients.

No-Cream Clam Chowder

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No-Cream Clam Chowder

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

 

Coconut (Un-)Fried Shrimp

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Coconut (Un-)Fried Shrimp

These scrumptious shrimp (perfect for an appetizer or main dish) are dipped in egg whites, breaded, and then baked instead of deep-fried.

Recipe: Coconut (Un-)Fried Shrimp

 

Low-Fat Lobster Rolls

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Low-Fat Lobster Rolls

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.

Cumin-Spiced Mahi Mahi Tacos with Nectarine-Avocado Salsa

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Cumin-Spiced Mahi Mahi Tacos with Nectarine-Avocado Salsa

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

 

Shrimp, Tomato, and Watermelon Salad

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Shrimp, Tomato, and Watermelon Salad

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 

Avocado-and-Pineapple Salad

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Avocado-and-Pineapple 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 

Hoisin-Glazed Wild Alaska Salmon in Ginger Broth

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Hoisin-Glazed Wild Alaska Salmon in Ginger Broth

Get your omega-3 fatty acid with this salmon dish that makes its mark with a bold ginger broth and zesty green onions and cilantro.

Recipe: Hoisin-Glazed Wild Alaska Salmon in Ginger Broth 

Mixed Grill Kebabs with Guava BBQ Sauce

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Mixed Grill Kebabs with Guava BBQ Sauce

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-and-Spinach Salad with Peach Dressing

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Grilled Salmon-and-Spinach Salad with Peach Dressing

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

 

Lime Shrimp Salad

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Lime Shrimp Salad

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 

 

Orange-Sesame Noodles with Grilled Shrimp

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Orange-Sesame Noodles with Grilled Shrimp

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 multigrain spaghetti.

Recipe: Orange-Sesame Noodles with Grilled Shrimp

 

Poached Cod with Roasted Peppers, Capers, and Spinach

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Poached Cod with Roasted Peppers, Capers, and Spinach

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 

 

Grilled Shrimp with Asian Barbecue Sauce

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Grilled Shrimp with Asian Barbecue Sauce

Offer this low-fat dish as an appetizer or an entrée served with hot steamed brown rice—and be sure to use reduced-sodium soy sauce.

Grilled Halibut with Lemon-Mint Gremolata

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Grilled Halibut with Lemon-Mint Gremolata

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

Garden Fresh Green Beans

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Garden Fresh Green Beans

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.

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