Quick & Easy Healthy Recipes

Never let costs, time, or ingredient roadblocks sway you from eating healthy again with these quick and easy recipes! Simplify eating well for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with recipes that include healthy breads, soups, rice and pasta dishes. And don't forget to make room for dessert with healthy snacks and sweets.

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How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Make perfect hard-boiled eggs every time with our simple two-step recipe that cooks up to a dozen eggs at once. All you need are eggs, a pan large enough to hold them, and water to cover. Follow our tips for peeling hard-boiled eggs, and then enjoy as a protein-packed snack, or in deviled eggs and egg salad.

Roasted Pumpkin

This recipe for basic roasted pumpkin is so simple and very versatile. You can eat the sweet, fibrous flesh straight out of the shell with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, or you can get creative. Once you've roasted the pumpkin as directed below, consider making Pumpkin Wedges with Sage or Indian-Spiced Pumpkin.

Sauteed Red Cabbage

If you love red cabbage then this is an easy recipe you'll make and enjoy all the time. The thinly sliced red cabbage is sauteed with red-wine vinegar and finished with light-brown sugar, creating a sweet-and-sour flavor that pairs well with all kinds of fall and winter entrées.

15-Minute Lentil Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 291
Need lentil soup for one? We're here for you with this super fast recipe for a  "can"-do dinner. It starts with canned lentils and vegetable or chicken broth, that's why it's so fast. You'll add garlic, onion, carrot, and celery just like you would in a big-batch lentil soup. For a  healthy, delicious, and easy meal, you can't beat this recipe. Serve with plenty of crusty bread.

Simple Poached Salmon

Rating: 3 stars 305
A beautifully poached piece of salmon is clean tasting and light. There's only one rule: Don't overcook the fish. Our recipe calls for simmering the salmon fillets for just five minutes in boiling water with carrots, celery, onion, and lemon.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 3 stars 575
This delicious seasonal vegetable becomes sweet and nutty when browned. For the best flavor and texture, make the dish just before serving.

Creamy Leftover-Turkey-and-Rice Soup

Put a light, fresh spin on Thanksgiving leftovers with a speedy riff on avgolemono, the classic Greek chicken soup. Egg yolks add creaminess to turkey stock, while lemon juice brightens the flavor, and cooked rice and shredded meat fill out every spoonful.

Turmeric-Ginger Chicken Soup

If you need to get dinner on the table fast but you're tight on time, you can make this restorative, immunity-boosting soup with store-bought broth and rotisserie chicken.

Soaked Chia Seeds

For an easy way to enjoy chia seeds, simply soak them in water or your alternative milk of choice. In just 20 minutes, they take on a chewy texture reminiscent of tapioca pudding. You can refrigerate them for up to five days, so make a big batch on the weekend and enjoy them throughout the week. Stir a couple of spoonfuls into a smoothie or oatmeal—or layer them with fresh fruit and maple syrup for a parfait.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes with Walnuts

The red grapes' sweetness brings out the nutty notes in the sprouts. Walnuts can be swapped for almonds or pecans.

Savory Oatmeal and Soft-Cooked Egg

Rating: 4 stars 154
Try a savory approach to your morning oatmeal with the addition of a soft-cooked egg and shredded cheddar cheese.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Radicchio
Rating: Unrated 184
Roasting the radicchio mellows its slightly bitter flavor; balsamic vinegar adds a touch of sweetness. You can use either of the popular varieties of radicchio—round Verona or slender Treviso—in this recipe, since they both yield delicious results. Serve the radicchio wedges alongside the pasta.
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Serve this hearty Southern dish as an entree, or alongside comfort fare like fried chicken or pork chops.
Radicchio Salad with Chopped-Lemon Dressing

Finely chopped lemon mixed with grainy mustard, sugar, and olive oil makes a stellar dressing for this radicchio-and-mint salad.