Made with half beef and half shredded zucchini and cooked millet or quinoa, these flexitarian meatballs come together in just 30 minutes. Serve them with marinara sauce over roasted spaghetti squash or sauteed zucchini noodles.
Healthier Meat Lasagna
Transform lasagna with meat sauce from a guilty pleasure into a wholesome meal. Small swap-ins can make a mighty difference: Whole-wheat noodles, low-fat cottage cheese, and lean ground sirloin create a light and delicious baked pasta. A topping of melted mozzarella and Parmesan keeps this dish feeling indulgent.
It would be easy to believe that taco salads were invented by kids. They're just as yummy as traditional tacos, but everything is tossed in a crunchy "bowl" that you can eat.
Whole grains and veggies are the focus in this mostly-meatless patty, but not to worry—ground beef still plays a familiar and satisfying role. To ensure they had a flavor that would be as beefy as ever, we turned the volume up by adding a little soy sauce to the mixture and topped it all off with a shmear of creamy Dijonnaise.
Lighter Blue-Plate Special
Our comforting menu of lean sirloin meatloaf and low-fat buttermilk mashed potatoes is as hearty as the diner original - but better for you.
Easy Meatball Hero Sandwich
Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers
Chickpeas and bulgur add a nutty flavor and extra protein to ground beef (and makes the meal more cost-effective) in these Mediterranean-inspired burgers.