Healthy One-Dish Dinners

These heart-smart one-pan dinners are tasty, nutritious meals that keep the work to a minimum and make cleaning up a snap.


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Taco Salad
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Taco Salad

    This skillet-cooked meal will fulfill your craving for something spicy. Add more vegetables instead of ground beef to the salad for added density without the fat.

    Tip: For quicker prep, substitute taco bowls for a variety of low-fat corn or soy chips.

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Grilled Lemon Chicken

    This marinade-then-grill masterpiece can even be made in advance. Prep the chicken and marinade, seal in a zippered plastic bag, and freeze. When you're ready to grill, simply thaw the meat in the bag.

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Turkey Cranberry Burgers

    Why wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy a juicy turkey and tart cranberry sauce? These quick-to-make burgers have just 2 grams of fat and require only a medium bowl and your grill rack.

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Barley-Vegetable Soup

    This hearty veggie-filled soup takes less time to put together than it does to set the table.

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Caramelized Onion Pizza

    Enjoy easy cleanup on this one -- most of the work is done on the grill. And although this recipe is short on cookware, it doesn't skimp on taste.

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Shrimp Pinwheels

    Make these flavorful seafood wraps with a kick of horseradish sauce for a satisfying light lunch. Simply mash together the stuffing in a bowl, then spread and wrap in tortillas.

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Sauteed Pork and Pear Salad

    Toss all the ingredients (except lettuce) in one saucepan, follow the instructions, and dinner's done. Now that's fast food!

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Mama's Amazing Ziti

    Pour in the pasta, veggies, and sauce, then let the Dutch oven do its magic. This dish is quick and satisfying, with oh-so-little cleanup.

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Breakfast Tortilla Wrap

    Scramble this low-fat, high-protein meal in one pan, then toss the pan in the dishwasher on your way out the door. It takes less time than stopping for donuts.

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Avocado Soup

    Got a blender? It's the only thing you need to (literally) whip up this tasty dish.

    Tip: Purchase slightly soft avocados that yield to gentle pressure placed on the skin.

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Open-Face Ratatouille Sandwiches

    A roasting pan does the legwork in this veggie-rich choice. Leftover vegetables taste wonderful folded into an omelet.

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Garbanzo Bean Stew

    The amazing slow cooker handles the hard stuff in this one-dish stew. On those busy days full of errands, you'll look forward to coming home to this recipe.

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Chicken and Hummus Pitas

    Brush chicken breasts with a mixture of oil, lemon juice, and spices, then broil your chicken straight on the rack. Packed with the chicken, hummus, tomato, and yogurt, these pocket sandwiches will fill you up for less than 300 calories.

    Tip: Toast the pita for a warm version of the sandwich.

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Bull's-Eye Onion Burgers

    Enjoy a spontaneous barbecue tonight! For even less cleanup, make a large batch of burgers and freeze them. When you're ready, thaw just enough patties for you and your guests.

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Apple-Glazed Turkey

    Broiling meat is a fast way to cook, especially if you don't have a grill. In this recipe, broiling the turkey with a sweet apple glaze gives it a mouthwatering caramelized crust.

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Slow Cooker Wild Rice Soup

    No need to draw straws for cleanup duty tonight--one of our most popular recipes requires just one dish to clean (not including soup bowls and spoons).

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Salmon in Parchment

    Fresh herbs, citrus, and capers enhance this tender fillet of salmon. Serve it with one of our heart-healthy vegetable side dishes.

    Tip: Parchment paper makes for easy cleanup because it keeps the meat and juices from sticking to the pan.

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Chunky Minestrone

    Hosting a crowd? No need to slave all day. Simmer this nutritious, heart-healthy soup in a slow cooker while you prep your house. Fifteen minutes before family and friends arrive, simply heat a few loaves of French bread to serve alongside.

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Pork Chops with Black Bean Salsa

    Black bean salsa provides a healthy dose of fiber, and the broiled-on-the-rack pork chops are a source of lean protein. Any leftover salsa tastes great on eggs, sweet potato chips, or a salad.

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Pulled Chicken Sandwich

    One medium saucepan is all you'll be washing after enjoying these hearty chicken sandwiches. Bonus: We bet you have most, if not all, of the nine ingredients already on hand.

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Mango Salad with Smoked Turkey

    Your guests will think you slaved all day after tasting the flavors in this salad. But delicious can be deceiving (and easy-- you'll just need a jar to mix the dressing).

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White Beans and Spinach Ragout

    Salty bacon bits and creamy white beans create an ultra-satisfying dish for lunch or dinner. It helps that cleanup is a snap, too.

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Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

    Toss in the ingredients and forget about it ... until that tangy, barbecue smell reminds you dinner is ready. Soak the slow cooker inset while you eat, then wash up in seconds.

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Tangy Chicken Salad

    Need something quick to fix, easy to clean up, and irresistibly delicious? Look no further: This recipe only takes 15 minutes and needs just one dish to prep.

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Quick Salmon Chowder

    Salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3s and adds protein to this lean, saucepan-prepped dinner.

    Tip: Don't want to eat leftovers three days in a row? Freeze in individual servings, then thaw and reheat as needed.

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All-Wrapped-Up Salad

    Cut the vegetables, then store in an airtight container for 2-3 days. You'll be able to make these crunchy wraps for lunch or dinner in minutes.

    Tip: If you don't use all of the avocado, place it immediately in lemon juice -- flesh side down -- to keep it from browning.

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