Fast & Fresh

Get dinner on the table fast and feed everyone a nutritious meal. It's possible (pinky promise!) with these Fast & Fresh recipes from Better Homes & Gardens.

We're Starting to Think Spring

These citrus treats perfectly fill the bill when you're looking for a dessert recipe that's healthier than most. Bursting with bright citrus flavor, each recipe features fresh fruits and can be prepped in almost no time. We even have a few five-minute dessert options on the menu! When dessert is this fast and delicious, there's no reason not to indulge your sweet tooth after dinner. Sample these desserts while citrus is in season—but thanks to your local produce department, you can enjoy the tangy fruit year-round.
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To make the cut, each of the fabulous spinach recipes here had to be fast (30 minutes prep time max!) and healthful (220 calories or less). Check out all the winners we came up with after sorting through hundreds of spinach recipes in our files.
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Healthy curry recipes in 45 minutes or less are achievable with these easy curry recipes complete with grains, protein, and veggies. If you thought yellow curry was your only option, think again. We used red curry and green curry, too, plus curry powder and curry paste, so you can explore the many flavors available through these classic chicken curry recipes or more exotic Indian curry recipes. 
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Breakfast grain recipes -- including oats, bulgur, and granola -- are a trend that will never tire out because they are so customizable. These simple grain recipes made overnight make easy, fiber-rich morning breakfasts. Feel free to substitute in your favorite fruits and yogurts for each recipe.
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Sheet pan recipes can be the superheroes of nutritious meals. It's easy to make a protein-filled, lower-cal dinner in less than an hour and the clean-up is a snap (especially if you line your pan with foil). With our assortment of sheet pan dinners and breakfast-for-dinner ideas, you are guaranteed to discover a balanced dinner recipe for your healthy lifestyle.
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Add a healthy side dish to dinner tonight with these tasty whole grain recipes. Each one comes together fast (about 30 minutes or less), so there's more time to savor your healthy meal. If you’ve wanted to try cooking with quinoa, bulgur, farro, or other whole grains, these recipes are a great way to start.
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Hearty (End of) Winter Dinners

You don't have to wait for a special occasion or go to a steakhouse to have steak for dinner. Here we provide delicious steak dinner recipes that take 50 minutes or less to prepare so you can spend less time in the kitchen (or hovering over the grill) and more time savoring a nutritious steak meal. All of these recipes use fresh fruits and veggies to make them healthier than restaurant fare. Grab your steak knives and dig in!
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Step aside, chicken breasts—juicy, tender chicken thighs are what we’re making for dinner tonight! All of our boneless, skinless chicken thigh recipes are filled with fresh, healthy ingredients that come together fast. Make sure you keep these healthy chicken recipes handy—they can save the day when you don’t have much time to make dinner.
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Shhh... Don't tell Mom we're giving her classic comfort food recipes a healthy makeover! Our latest versions of lasagna, goulash, chicken noodle soup, strawberry shortcake, and more include garden-fresh ingredients and can be on the table in less than an hour. OK—go ahead and tell Mom you made these healthy comfort food recipes. She'll be proud!
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Taco night just got tastier (and speedier) thanks to these healthy Mexican recipes ready in 30 minutes or less. These surprisingly nutritious and easy Mexican recipes have all of the bold flavors you’d expect from south of the border food, with the additional benefit of fresh ingredients.
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Time-consuming chopping has stretched out your dinner prep for the last time. With these easy no-chop recipes, you can make a fast and healthy meal in no time flat. We can’t promise you won’t need a knife at all—some of these recipes still require a simple slice or two, like cutting a lemon in half for the juice. But trust us, when we say no chop, we mean it!
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We usually think of sandwiches as a lunchtime meal, but these quick and healthy sandwich recipes would be also be great for dinner (and some even for breakfast!). Each one of these recipes is filled with fresh ingredients, and you can make them in just 30 minutes—though most are even faster than that. Make sure you have a loaf of your favorite bread on hand!
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Fast & Fresh Ideas


We love waking up to a plateful of eggs in the morning, but flipping omelet after omelet can be time-consuming. Luckily, frittatas are here to save the day! Whether you’re in need of a hearty breakfast or a quick dinner, these healthy frittata recipes are surefire winners.