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Healthy Weeknight Dinners

Quick, healthy, easy weeknight recipes
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Pulling together quick, good-for-you breakfasts and lunches seems practically effortless, but dinner can be a challenge. The recipes here all feature quick-cooking meats like turkey and fish, all-in-one dinner salads, and simple soups and sauces that are short on cooking time, but long on flavor.

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    Roasted Shrimp with Rosemary & Thyme

    This hands-off dish delivers amazing flavor for very little effort; Roasted in an herb-infused oil, the shrimp turn golden-pink, tender and fragrant in just 10 minutes.
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    Vegetable Soup

    Besides the clear health benefits, vegetable soups are the perfect canvas for what's in season. Right now, there's nothing better than hearty, warming soups loaded up with a variety of gorgeous vegetables.
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    Turkey Cutlets & Black Beans with Mojo Sauce

    Mojo is a Caribbean and Latin-American garlic, chile, and fruit sauce that pairs well with meat, poultry, and seafood. Here, it’s made with tangerine and lime, so it’s both sweet and tart.
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    Baby Greens with Chicken, Dried Cherries, Pears & Pecans

    Short on time? Rotisserie chicken is a time saver in this hearty dinner salad. Feel free to substitute your favorite lettuces for the herb salad or mixed greens.
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    Rigatoni with Spicy Tomato-Vodka Sauce

    Looking for a go-to weeknight pasta? This one is super simple and has intense, warming flavors. Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of spicy foods—just use less crushed red pepper flakes than called for.
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    Steak Tacos with Cucumber-Avocado Salsa

    For this taco dinner, you’ll fill warm corn tortillas with slices of succulent spice-rubbed steak, crunchy red cabbage, and cool, creamy avocado salsa.
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    Duck Breasts with Peaches & Tarragon

    This elegant meal is shockingly simple to make. If fresh, ripe apricots are available, you can use them instead of peaches.
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    Miso-Glazed Salmon with Green Tea Rice

    In Japanese cuisine, green-tea rice, known as ochazuke, is a beloved comfort food. This version borrows from another Japanese classic: fish glazed with a miso-mirin mixture and quickly broiled.
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    Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Chops

    Sweet, toasted pistachios and cumin give these chops a Middle-Eastern twist. Because rib chops are so small, they cook under the broiler in almost no time.
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    Black Bean Soup with Sherry

    When soup’s supper, make it one that satisfies. Here, dry sherry gives this soup an extra boost of flavor that belies how quick and easy it is.
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    Mahi Mahi with Tomato, Olive & Caper Sauce

    The easy-to-make sauce for this fish gets its tangy punch from items you might have on hand—canned tomatoes, olives, and capers.
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    Chicken Meatball and Escarole Soup

    Served with crusty bread, this quick spin on Italian wedding soup makes a satisfying dinner.
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    Tomato Sauce alla Siciliana

    Sure, this quick and healthy sauce is great on pasta, but that’s only the beginning. Use it as a topper over lamb chops or sausages. Mix with grilled or roasted peppers, or onions to make a ratatouille-style side dish.
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    Sautéed Chicken with Sherry & Olive Pan Sauce & Toasted Almonds

    Use thin quick-cooking chicken cutlets in a savory sauté. Here, the pan sauce makes an excellent flavor booster and the almonds add texture and crunch.
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