Make a healthy side dish exotic by swapping plain rice for barley and spicing it with curry.
Vitamin-rich tropical-fruit salsa is a fresh and flavorful accompaniment to heart-healthy tuna.
Blend sweet seasonal watermelon with onions, cucumbers and fresh herbs for a savory, refreshing soup.
Forget potato chips. For a crispy, crunchy treat, try these kale chips instead. They're quick and easy to make, loaded with nutrients, and oh so delicious!
Farro, a nutty and sweet whole grain, makes for a deliciously light and filling salad at barbeques and picnics.
Make this hearty Irish treat healthy by using whole wheat flour and low-fat buttermilk.
Healthy springtime vegetables combine in this hearty, delicious soup. Yum!
Get your pizza fix -- minus the fat! This fiber-rich dip is sure to please at your next party.
One taste of this triple whole-grain goodness and you'll never go back to frozen waffles again.
Serve this minimal-calorie, spicy and savory dip at your next pigskin party to score big points with your home team.
Red rice and red walnuts give this easy-to-make rice salad out-of-the-ordinary pizzazz.
Indulge with less guilt: Try this rich (but lower-fat!) warm chocolate dessert
Bold flavors complement elegant seafood in a recipe that’s as heart-healthy as it is simple.
If you like a good smoothie, you'll love this exotic twist made with ripe red bananas, luscious blood oranges, kefir and Greek yogurt.
These sweet-and-salty, protein-packed veggies make a satisfying heart-healthy snack or side dish.
Lighten your turkey leftovers with this sweet-and-salty sandwich that's packed with protein, fiber and potassium.
Make your feast a little lighter with this quick savory stuffing recipe.
It's apple season. Take advantage by stirring up this comforting homemade applesauce.
Easy to prep and packed with vitamins, savory Swiss chard partners perfectly with all meats.
This crunchy, tangy and protein-packed breakfast is a tasty staple for any weight loss plan.
Instead of the usual small cup of yogurt for breakfast, start your day with a more filling and nutrient-rich meal...and one that contains nearly two-thirds of your daily calcium!
Sweet seasonal fruits like apples, pears and cranberries make an ordinary green salad extraordinary.
Sweet potatoes and pineapple add an extra dose of antioxidants -- and flavor -- to this crowd-pleasing fall side dish.
Sweet maple syrup and tart Granny Smith apples combine with smoked bacon for a savory, fiber-rich fall side dish.
Pack this salty-sweet, antioxidant-rich energy treat for your next bike or hike.
Shrimp lend low-fat protein to a flavorful blend of fresh seasonal greens, zesty goat cheese, rich heirloom tomatoes and creamy buttermilk dressing.
Fresh, Asian-style vinaigrette finishes this crisp, antioxidant-rich veggie confetti of yellow, red and orange bell peppers with green cucumbers and white radishes.
Why bake bread when you can have cake? This decadent zucchini dessert boasts antioxidants too, with chocolate, whole-wheat flower and walnuts.
Pair savory pistachios and onions with sweet, juicy in-season peaches for this flavor-packed picnic accompaniment.
Give this naturally sweet side-dish a unique flavor kick with a dose of fresh parsley and ground nutmeg.
Hot Chinese mustard and soybeans add an Asian flair to this fiber-rich bean salad -- perfect for picnics and potlucks.
Think outside the pie by using this sweet summer fruit as a spicy dip or meat accompaniment.
If you like mixing sweet and salty, you’ll love this summery watermelon and tomato salad. Seasonal watermelon cubes are a surprisingly tasty match to fresh tomatoes, red onions and basil.
Grill up these light, fresh and fruity seafood kabobs in 10 minutes or fewer at your next summer barbeque.
These savory, low-salt spuds are packed with fiber -- and the purple skins pack a special antioxidant punch.
Spice up seasonal rhubarb with traditional Indian seasonings to make a light, sweet and savory dip or spread.
This refreshing, calorie-light dinner is also surprisingly filling, packed with healthy veggie fiber and protein.
Whole grains plus antioxidant-rich lemons and blueberries boost the health quotient of this rich brunch favorite.
This reduced-fat pesto is high in antioxidants. Pair it with whole-wheat pasta for a fast, filling and nutrient-rich meal.
Add some spring colors to your dinner plate with this fresh, flavorful, seasonal side dish.
Hearty banana-nut pancakes get heart-healthy with whole-wheat flour, flaxseed and oats.
Zesty mango salsa is great by itself or as a fresh accompaniment to fish, chicken and pork dishes.
Make a light, fresh and high-fiber salad in minutes with a few classic Mediterranean ingredients.
Get all of the comfort of hearty home-cooked chili -- for a fraction of the fat and calories.
Switch up your snack or breakfast routine with this simply sweet and fiber-full fruit compote.
Pair a hearty seasonal fruit with whole-wheat gnocchi for this fast and nutrient-rich winter dinner.
Cut your liquid calories in half with this antioxidant-packed party drink.
Salty, zesty and heart-healthy, this crowd-pleasing appetizer is an easy accompaniment for your upcoming holiday festivities.
Thanksgiving just wouldn't be right without cranberry sauce. It's quite easy to make from scratch, and you can create your own flavor combinations by adding different juices, fruits and spices.
Get the "right" kind of carbs with this creamy (but remarkably reduced-fat) mashed potato recipe.
Pair lean pork with sweet maple syrup-shallot sauce and spiced couscous for a quick and festive autumn meal.
Sweet dates and figs balance this savory, Asian-style coleslaw. Bonus: it’s low-fat and low-calorie too!
Rich, filling muffins get heart-healthy with whole grains, pears and walnuts.
Lean burgers go global with tangy grilled pineapple and spicy Thai sauce.
Root beer gives these fiber-full baked beans a sweet twist.
Optimize seasonal summer vegetables with this protein-packed quinoa and squash salad.
A new twist on the classic Apple Waldorf Salad, this nutrient-rich version contains more apples and the latest superfood fruit: dried cherries.
Try oven-roasting over steaming this time: Aside from yielding better taste, roasting allows the olive oil used to absorb nutrients like vitamin A in asparagus.
This fresh take on a classic Mexican appetizer is so good -- and good for you -- you might want to double dip!
This fish dish is healthy, delicious and easy to prepare and enjoy.
This Italian-style omelet offers high-quality protein and nutrient-rich spinach in an appetizing ode to the egg.
This balanced meal in a bowl is high in protein, whole grains and taste -- but low in preparation effort.
Make your meat taste sweet with a fruity sauce that packs plenty of antioxidant punch.
Say goodbye to boxed mac and cheese with this reduced-fat version that’s high in calcium and comfort value.
You may never go back to the old peanut butter and jelly after tasting this fruit-infused powerhouse on a plate.
Hot! Hot! Hot! The spicy kick in these heart-healthy nuts adds extra antioxidants and may help control hunger.
Sick of eating the same old steamed stalk? Refresh your taste for the floret by roasting in this four-ingredient recipe.
The whole-wheat flour and antioxidant ginger in these cookies make munching guilt-free.
Dark leafy greens are extremely nutrient-rich and so easy to prepare. Take advantage of the convenient, prewashed and pretrimmed bags of kale and other greens (collard, mustard and turnips) found in the produce department.
Looking for an all-in-one, super-antioxidant main-dish salad? Look no further.
Sloppy Joe's are great for a crowd. Keep them super healthy (lower fat and lower sodium) by using lean turkey breast and no-salt-added tomato sauce.
This hearty oatmeal breakfast is all you need to get you started on a cold winter morning.
Kick-start your morning with this power-packed smoothie filled with the right kind of healthy carbs, protein (from the yogurt) and calcium.
Just one cup of this flavorful antioxidant-rich soup will instantly warm you up, and provide all your vitamin A for the day!
Unlike many of our favorite cookies and sweet treats of the holidays, this easy-to-make goodie is filled with nutrients and antioxidants from the dried fruit and heart-healthy nuts.
For a refreshing finish, top this fiber-, protein- and nutrient-rich salad off with fresh lime juice dressing.
Once you realize that all forms of fruit -- fresh, canned, frozen or dried -- count as nutrient-rich choices, you'll have no problem eating more every day.
Pumpkin pie is the ubiquitous holiday-time dessert, so isn't it great to know it's also packed with good-for-you nutrients?
Fish contains vital omega-3 fatty acids, and vegetables help maintain your healthy immunity. Wrap it all together in whole-wheat tortillas, and you'll have a light, fun and super-healthy meal.
Fresh-cooked, or even canned, sweet potatoes combined with whole-wheat flour transform this easy recipe into a delicious vitamin-packed meal.
This Halloween, enjoy your own homemade healthy candy snack. Low in fat yet rich in chocolate, it will continue to satisfy a sweet tooth well beyond the spooky holiday.
For a refreshing alternative to your usual salad, substitute oil and vinegar with this unique vinaigrette, and lettuce with mixed greens. The result will give you a boost in health as well as flavor.
The right combination of ingredients yields the perfect party snack: A bold chili full of heart-healthy nutrients.
Whole-wheat pasta is healthy, wholesome and filling. Combined with this creamy sauce, it makes for smaller portions full of flavor -- a balanced meal for the whole family.
Couscous, a traditional North African grain, is a tasty and versatile complex carbohydrate substitute for white rice. It's also a quick and easy option to make with any protein.
Tired of plain old lettuce and tomatoes? Try this vibrant alternative, filled with heart-healthy nutrients and flavors from every color of the rainbow.
Great for a tailgate party or a weeknight meal, no one will know this low-fat and no-saturated-fat "meaty" filling is actually meatless.
Lentils, a type of dried beans, are some of the most nutrient-rich foods you can eat. Make a big batch, store in the refrigerator and enjoy at several meals -- what a timesaver!
Canned pears and ready-made dessert shells make this the easiest no-cook dessert ever. For variety, substitute with peaches, strawberries -- and whatever strikes your fancy! Yum!