Satisfying Suppers with Just a Bit of Meat

Fast Chicken Fettuccine
Who says you need a big hunk of meat to get your protein? These healthy meals, packed with fiber and nutrients from plenty of veggies, get their protein from whole grains, beans, nuts, dairy -- and just a bit of meat, too.

Sausage-Stuffed Delicata Squash

Super-sweet delicata squash halves cradle a filling of kale, raisins, onion, and Italian turkey sausage, while panko bread crumbs, walnuts, and Parmesan cheese form a crunchy topper. You get all that goodness, plus a whopping 7 grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein, too.

White Bean Tuna Salad

Cannellini beans make this light-tasting tuna salad surprisingly filling, as it contains 22 grams of protein per serving! Mix in fresh spinach or arugula for extra fiber and a hefty dose of vitamins.

Asparagus and Prosciutto Tartines

Tartine is a fancier word for open-face sandwich. This healthy concoction is a slice of hearty bread schmeared with a thick layer of a pea, bean, and basil spread; loaded with asparagus and cheese; then topped with just a sprinkling of prosciutto.

Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Spicy from jalapenos and citrusy from orange zest and juice, this is a black bean stew unlike any other. Since the ham hocks are primarily for seasoning, they don't steal the limelight! Serve this savory stew alongside cooked rice for a ridiculously flavorful and hearty meal.

White Bean and Sausage Rigatoni

Pasta and beans take center stage in this super-speedy Italian entree that features a couple ounces of turkey sausage per serving. Thanks to a one-two punch of cannellini beans and sausage, each bowl packs 25 grams of protein!

Quinoa Salad with Seared Tuna

A little thinly sliced tuna steak goes a long way -- just 12 ounces serves six! We stacked it over hearty quinoa, fresh chopped veggies, and feta cheese for a healthy meal that doesn't skimp on flavor.

Red Bean, Chicken, and Sweet Potato Stew

Packing 16 grams of fiber and 32 grams of protein, this healthy bean-starring stew could scarcely get heartier. Sweet potatoes, bell peppers, tomatoes, and chiles float in a peanut-buttery broth alongside a few tender chunks of chicken.

Orange, Asparagus, and Calamari

Need a healthy meal worthy of a special occasion? You've found it! This easy skillet combines the complementary flavors of fiber-rich asparagus and oranges with a bit of tender, thinly sliced calamari—and it's every bit as good as it sounds.

Flank Steak and Plum Salad with Creamy Chimichurri Dressing

Sweet ripe plums, charred onions, and tender baby greens steal the show in this flavor- and nutrient-packed dinner salad. A couple ounces of grilled flank steak and a tangy chimichurri dressing (made with Greek yogurt for extra protein) finish off each healthy salad with style.

Beef and Black Bean Chili

A little ground beef stretches a long way in this savory, fiber-rich chili -- 12 ounces of beef feeds eight! When it's accompanied by peppers, onions, tomatoes, and black beans, no one will bat an eye...or suspect they're eating healthy.

Dijon Lentil and Sausage Casserole

This mustard-spiked casserole receives a protein boost from red lentils and a savory burst of flavor from parsnips, shallots, green beans, and garlic. It's so packed you could almost leave out the sausage (but it sure is delish with it!).

Red Beans and Rice with Squash

It's hard to ask for a more satisfying dinner. Sweet butternut squash, tender beans, peppers, onions, and andouille sausage simmer in a smoky, well-spiced stew that packs a protein and fiber punch. They won't need seconds...but they might want them!

One-Pot Ham and Greens Pasta

A healthy meal that's also easy on dishes? Win! Kale or mustard greens provide a hefty dose of vitamins and fiber, and shaved hard cheese and ham bring protein to the table. Use whole wheat orecchiette pasta to make this dish extra hearty.

Two-Pea Soup with Pork

Two forms of protein-rich peas -- dry split peas and frozen green peas -- are simmered and pureed with other veggies and herbs into a thick, satisfying soup. Ham hocks provide a little savory seasoning; garnish with the shredded meat, if you'd like!

Zucchini and Cheddar Crust Pizza with Chicken and Apples

A veggie-based pizza crust held together with protein-loaded egg and cheese make a nutrition-packed foundation for this healthy pizza recipe. Topped with apples, olives, chicken, and veggies, it's a hearty healthy dinner recipe.

Superfoods Salad

If vitamin-rich strawberries, blueberries, spinach, and walnuts sound like the base of your dream salad, read on. Things only get more satisfying when you add goat cheese, chicken, and a homemade raspberry vinaigrette to the mix.

Asian-Style Chicken and Pasta

Crunch into this hearty stir-fry -- featuring sugar snap peas, sweet peppers, cashews, and a smidge of chicken in a ginger-spiked sauce -- and you'll hardly know you're eating healthy. But 18 grams of protein per serving later, you'll have one satisfied family on your hands.

Fast Chicken Fettuccine

On frantic evenings, avoid the drive-thru temptation. This 20-minute dish, packed with zucchini, yellow squash and dried tomatoes, is a smart and speedy alternative. If you make it with whole grain pasta, you'll pack in more fiber, too.

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