Healthy 'Fast Food' Recipes

Take a break from takeout with these good-for-you versions of your family's favorites. They cook up quicker than you can say drive-thru.

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Moo Shu Chicken Salad

Kana Okada

Moo Shu Chicken Salad

With a food prep as simple as this recipe, you'll be getting dinner on the table in no time!

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Linguine With Scallops, Red Pepper, and Broccolini

Kana Okada

Linguine With Scallops, Red Pepper, and Broccolini

Even picky eaters will like the delicate flavor of scallops. A 3-ounce serving has 95 calories and 20 of grams of protein.

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Sausage and Bean Tortilla Soup

Kana Okada

Sausage and Bean Tortilla Soup

Turn canned beans into a healthier staple by rinsing in a colander. This reduces sodium by 40 percent.

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Halibut, Pearl Couscous, and Harissa

Kana Okada

Halibut, Pearl Couscous, and Harissa

Harissa, a spicy red-chile paste popular in North Africa, can be found in the ethnic food section of your supermarket.

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Portobello Pizza Cheeseburgers

Kana Okada

Portobello Pizza Cheeseburgers

Mini sweet peppers are more delicate than larger varieties and make a fast side dish or a great addition to salads.

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Cajun Turkey Quarter-Pounder

Cajun Turkey Quarter-Pounder

Most fast-food burgers have 500 calories; our delicious version has just 325.

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General Tso's Chicken

Ann Stratton

General Tso's Chicken

We slashed the calories of this restaurant favorite from 1,300 to 414.

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Vegetable Curry

Ann Stratton

Vegetable Curry

Our curry contains at least a third less saturated fat than takeout. 

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Easy Microwave Shrimp Nachos

Ann Stratton

Easy Microwave Shrimp Nachos

Swapping shrimp for meat adds a hit of omega-3s to our easy nachos. 

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Chili Dogs

Ann Stratton

Chili Dogs

No one will guess these dogs, topped with our healthy homemade chili, are low fat. 

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Italian Panko "Fried" Chicken

Ann Stratton

Italian Panko "Fried" Chicken

Made from crustless bread, panko crumbs have a crispy texture. 

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Smoky White Pizza

Ann Stratton

Smoky White Pizza

This pizza has 50 percent fewer calories than a regular pie.

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