Healthy Recipes: Main Course

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Salmon Salad Nicoise

Salmon is an easy fish to enjoy and most kids love the taste! Try to find wild salmon to be sure you’re getting the omega-3’s for heart health and to help improve your mood. If you prefer the traditional version of this dish, replace the salmon with a fresh tuna steak.

Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Fresh pear adds a juicy sweet component to this Asian-style lunch classic. Mix in a cup of whole-wheat pasta to make it a complete meal.

Turkey Burgers

The hamburger is an American food icon. Easy to eat, a pleasure when cooked on the grill, substitute America’s favorite food with this lean, mean, protein machine, the turkey burger!

Pizza Dough

I’ve tested so many different pizza dough recipes and this one is a combination of them. A great pizza has a crispy outer crust with a soft textured dough on the inside, baked perfectly in the hottest of ovens. If your oven doesn’t go up to 500° F or higher, I suggest purchasing an inexpensive pizza stone. Use your creativity to top this tasty crust. If you are using meats, seafood, or dense vegetables, pre-cook them before topping your pizza.

Tuna Melt

This was my favorite quick lunch in college and can easily be made in a dorm with a toaster oven, can opener, and a pair of scissors.

Israeli Chicken Cutlet with Arugula Salad

Za’tar is a dried herb mix that is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. Za’tar is usually made by grinding hyssop leaves into a powder, then mixed with other ingredients such as toasted sesame seeds, sumac, and sometimes cumin.

Lemon Cabbage and Noodles

Cabbage and noodles is an Eastern European staple. This one is high in protein with the addition of cottage cheese. Eat this dish in late fall or winter when cabbage is prevalent. The added fresh lemon will keep away the sniffles!

Herbed Fish with Creamy White Wine Sauce

I wrote this recipe as a one of my ‘Cures for the Carboholic’ since it tastes rich but is actually low fat. Creamy dishes that are low in fat but high in protein are just the thing to keep you feeling full and stop you from reaching for the bread!