Sit Down to These Healthy Meals

Hummus Sammy
Monica Buck
Try sitting down with your family for more than special meals or just for dinner. Enjoying seated meals as part of your daily regimen helps to establish a slower and more thoughtful approach to eating. These are simple ideas for satisfying, low-cal and low-fat breakfasts, lunches and snacks that are best enjoyed with the whole family.
James Carriere
James Carriere

Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes

An unusual mix using cottage cheese, sour cream and blueberries creates savory, good-for-you pancakes that are cooked in the oven in less than 10 minutes. Top with more fresh fruit for a filling, low-fat breakfast.

Paula Hible
Paula Hible

Grilled Chicken Salad with Herb-Sherry Vinaigrette

Making your own vinaigrette is quick and easy -- not to mention much healthier and less expensive than buying bottled dressings, which are often high in saturated fat and contain preservatives. Pour it over greens and leftover chicken for a simple but delicious lunch.

Learn how seasoning with salt, herbs, and spices can amp up the flavor in your meals.

Kate Mathis
Kate Mathis

Veggie Pizza

Whole-wheat pitas are the perfect base for healthy individual pizzas. Ours are topped with four different kinds of veggies and provolone cheese.

White Chicken Chili

A wholesome, lighter chili that's still hearty can be made by replacing beef with chicken and adding nutrient-packed cannellini beans and fresh veggies. Adjust the heat by leaving out the jalape?o if you or your kids don't like too much spice. The lime juice gives it a delicious zest and depth of flavor.

Monica Buck
Monica Buck

Hummus Sammy

This is a simple, nourishing and veggie-packed lunch that your kids will actually eat: Our light-mayo mixture adds flavor without adding too many unnecessary calories or fat.

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