Healthy Recipes: Main Course

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Leek Quiche

I tasted this elegant, rich quiche while traveling in France. I’ve lightened this version by substituting with some low-fat dairy products. It’s a healthier option for celebrations or holidays and if you need a change from the traditional Thanksgiving dishes, this is a great substitution.

Curried Chicken Salad

Korma and Madras curries are different variations of dried Indian spice combinations. Traditionally, all great Indian cooks take whole spices, toast them, and grind their own freshly roasted curry powder. For convenience sake, you can purchase the powder pre-made. Korma usually contains a mixture of spices like coriander, aniseed, cumin, cinnamon, star anise, and cloves. It has a mild, savory flavor with a touch of sweetness. Madras has added heat from dried chilies and usually contains coriander, turmeric, cumin, and fennel.

Hell’s Kitchen Chili

My neighbor Susan prepared this unusual chili for me one night. Meat lovers adore this rich and hearty chili. Serve it with a salad or stir in your favorite steamed veggie.

Light and Creamy Fettuccine with Fresh Basil

Traditional fettuccini is oozing with fat from heavy cream, but this version is light and high in protein from the yogurt. Toss in grilled chicken and peas to make it a one-pot meal!

Eggplant Parmesan Bake

Baked in ramekins, these creamy mounds of eggplant unmold easily, a sure-fire hit for your next dinner party when you serve them on salad plates with extra sauce.

Hungarian Goulash

When I was a little girl, nothing seemed colder than a Pittsburgh winter. After school, I would burst through my Granny’s kitchen door, tear off my snow-covered, slushy boots, and inhale the warm perfume of meat stewing in a tomato paprika sauce. This Hungarian goulash is based on my family’s recipe that I enhanced with the addition of sweet, caramelized onions.

Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken

Use the left-over lemon rinds and a handful of herbs to stuff your chicken. The meat will capture the aroma of fresh herbs without all the extra work of chopping herbs for basting.

Tuna Noodle Skillet

A perfect after-school meal for hungry kids. Clean-up is easy, then it’s time for homework!