high protein meals

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Copycat Pasta Da Vinci

I fell in love with this high-protein dish at a restaurant and experimented until I could duplicate it at home. What’s so nice is that the sauce ...

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Healthy salmon pasta

Make your next salmon pasta dish really creamy (but still healthy) with reduced-fat crème fraîche. Peas and dill add greenery and there's lemon z...

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Pressure-Cooker Penne with Meat Sauce

This pressure-cooker pasta is delicious and super easy. I like to serve it with a chopped salad and Italian dressing.

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Mighty Nice Curried Chicken with Rice

This was one of the first chicken recipes I prepared for my husband more than 54 years ago. His exclamation? "Mighty nice!" That's how it got its n...

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Five-Spice Chicken Lettuce Wraps

With this lettuce wrap, I get all the satisfaction without all the carbs. The pickled carrots really make it feel special. Use them on other sandwi...

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Glazed Spatchcocked Chicken

A few pantry items, such as mustard and preserves, inspired this recipe. And since then it has been the successful centerpiece for both small weekn...

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Sheet-Pan Soy-Ginger Salmon with Veggies

This salmon and veggie sheet-pan dinner is packed with umami Asian flavors and is so easy to make. It's high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber...

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Beef Stew Recipe

Treat yourself to an oh-so-satisfying Sunday dinner with our recipe for the best beef stew of all time.

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Make-Ahead Spicy Olive Pasta

This is a fancy version of my grandchildren's favorite baked spaghetti. It feels like such a special dinner, and it's so cozy for winter

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Chorizo Burgers with Green Chile Aioli

Chorizo does all the work seasoning these burgers, and the aioli comes together in minutes. Wrap the juicy patties in lettuce for a keto version. D...

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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts

My husband is not crazy about chicken, but one of his favorite snacks is jalapeno poppers. So I created this fast dinnertime recipe to give the chi...

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Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

Pho is one of Vietnam's most well-known dishes. For many families, the cooking of the dish is a true labor of love and care. With its aromatic brot...

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Spicy Pork Loin Alfredo

This recipe is so quick and easy but still has a lot of great flavor. From time to time I'll add half a pound of sauteed mushrooms to the sauce jus...

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Pressure-Cooker Pot Roast with Asian Black Bean Sauce

I love stir-fry with black bean sauce. This recipe takes that same delicious flavor and combines it with fork-tender pot roast.

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Cheesesteak-Stuffed Peppers

As a park ranger, I've cooked a lot of meals outdoors. I often assemble a steak and potato foil pack and toss it into my backpack with some ice. Th...

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Steak and Potato Foil Packs

As a park ranger, I've cooked a lot of meals outdoors. I often assemble a steak and potato foil pack and toss it into my backpack with some ice. Th...

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Cafe Rio Copycat Pork Bowls

My friends are big fans of Cafe Rio's sweet pork tacos, so I came up with this version to eat in the comfort of our own homes. Serve the pork in fl...

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Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Salad

My husband and sons love chicken with blue cheese, so I created this salad. You can even make the chicken the day before and reheat when ready to s...

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Kabobless Chicken and Vegetables

As the primary caregiver for my grandma, I am trying to cook healthier for her. I am fascinated with Mediterranean cuisine. It is much easier to ha...

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Sheet-Pan Jambalaya with Cauliflower Rice

Sheet-pan dinners are a busy cook's dream with quick prep and easy cleanup. This sheet-pan jambalaya is a healthy twist on a classic that uses caul...

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Slow-Cooker Thai Peanut Noodles

I like to serve these Thai peanut noodles with green onion or cilantro for pops of color and fresh flavor.

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Instant Pot Taco Pasta

This dish is a welcome change from boring taco Tuesday. I've taken all the flavors of tacos and created an easy pasta dish. Kids love the taste, an...

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Skillet Pork Chops in Pineapple-Soy Sauce

We try to eat a variety of foods, and although we like pork, it really has very little flavor. One night I was fixing some beautiful boneless pork ...

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Sweet & Tangy Salmon with Green Beans

I'm always up for new ways to cook salmon. In this dish, a sweet sauce gives the fish and green beans some down-home barbecue tang. Even our kids l...

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Shrimp Cobb Salad

This shrimp cobb salad is quite healthy. I often use a grill pan, but you can simply saute, too. Feel free to use any greens you like.

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How to Bake Salmon in Foil

Baking salmon in foil results in a delicious and satisfying meal.

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The Best Eggplant Parmesan

I love eggplant and have many recipes that include it, but this one is my favorites. The cheeses and seasonings make the dish unforgettable.

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White Chicken Enchiladas

I adapted the recipe for these rich and creamy white chicken enchiladas from a cooking class I had a while back.

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Sheet-Pan Tandoori Chicken

This tandoori chicken recipe is easy for weeknights since it bakes in one pan, but it is also special enough for guests. The best part? There isn...

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Chicken Verde Quesadillas

I used the corn, peppers and zucchini in my fridge to create these quick and easy quesadillas. Dollop with sour cream and you're good to go.

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Lemony Chicken & Rice

I couldn’t say who loves this recipe best, because it gets raves every time I serve it! Occasionally I even get a phone call or email from a frie...

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Smoky Vegan Bacon

This vegan bacon recipe is a must for any meatless eater! You won't believe how similar it is to the real thing.

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Whip up vegan mashed potatoes for dairy-free guests—and everyone else. This is the recipe that will unite your family!

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Vegan Lasagna

To make this vegan lasagna recipe, we layer tofu ricotta, spinach, mushrooms and vegan Italian sausage with pasta and red sauce. Yum!

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Vegan Butter Cauliflower

I created this Indian butter cauliflower recipe for all the picky eaters in my family who love ethnic food. It's also vegan-friendly.

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Falafel

This authentic falafel recipe uses dried beans that are simply soaked—never cooked—for balls that cling together while becoming crispy outside ...

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Vegan Stir-Fry

This vegan stir-fry is quick and easy to make at home! Just toss fresh vegetables with a homemade sauce for a flavorful weeknight meal.

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Coconut-Granola Yogurt Parfaits

I prepare homemade granola ahead of time—it makes these yogurt treats special.

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Kidney Bean Casserole

I don’t recall its origin, but I’ve had this high-protein meal for many years. A Triscuit cracker crust makes it unique.

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

I created this dish after my father had triple bypass surgery. He loves comfort food and I wanted him to be able to enjoy a rich and tasty dish lik...

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Enchilada Pasta

Enchilada pasta pairs beans and pasta in a comfort food mash-up, piling on the vegetables and spices for a well-rounded one-pot meal.

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Migas Breakfast Tacos

Unless you grew up in the Southwest or visit there often, you might be hearing of migas for the first time. Just think of them as the best scramble...

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Artichoke Blue Cheese Fettuccine

Store-bought Alfredo sauce speeds along this flavorful, meatless entree. I use dry pasta, but you can use refrigerated fettuccine to make this reci...

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Italian Herb-Lentil Patties with Mozzarella

Italian Herb-Lentil Patties with Mozzarella

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Pennsylvania Dutch Cucumbers

My mom's side of the family was German and Irish. Settling in Pennsylvania, they adopted some of the cooking and customs of the Pennsylvania Dutch....

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Pennsylvania Pot Roast

This heartwarming one-dish meal is adapted from a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe. I start the pot roast cooking before I leave for church, adding the ve...

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Turkey White Chili

Growing up in a Pennsylvania Dutch area, I was surrounded by excellent cooks and wonderful foods. I enjoy experimenting with new recipes like this ...

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Cabbage Rolls

I've relied on this recipe for years, and my cabbage rolls never fail to impress. As the host of a number of holiday parties, my guests have come...

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Mom’s Roast Beef

Everyone loves slices of this fork-tender roast beef with its savory gravy. The well-seasoned roast is Mom's specialty. People always ask about the...

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Salmon Patties

Salmon patties are quick and easy! Prepare this versatile recipe the night before for a simple lunch, or turn it into a vibrant appetizer platter, ...

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Tuna Cheese-Waffle Sandwiches

I love cheddar waffles (or chaffles) as well as tuna salad sandwiches. Combining the two makes for an incredible lunchtime stack. The dill pickles ...

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Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles

I love quick and bright meals like this one-skillet wonder. The way it tastes, you'd think it takes a lot more effort, but it goes from prep to din...

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Greek Chicken Pasta

This hearty main dish has great Mediterranean flavor. I left out the olives, and my family still loved it.

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Copycat Southwest Chicken Salad

My husband and I loved this salad the first time we ate it at Applebee's. After eating it three times my husband asked them for the ingredients in ...

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Hawaiian Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

We love this easy slow-cooker recipe on Sunday afternoons. It's equally comforting and light for lunch or dinner. We serve ours with sweet potato o...

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Cinnamon Whiskey BBQ Chicken Wraps

Chicken, bacon, cheese and an amazing barbecue sauce make this a family favorite! The sauce can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

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Buffalo Chicken Crunch Wraps

My daughter-in-law loves Buffalo chicken, so I came up with this easy-to-make crunch wrap using all the same flavors and grilled it in a panini pre...

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Sesame Pork Roast

My trick to making a tasty roast that’s pull-apart tender is marinating a boneless cut of pork in a tangy sauce overnight before cooking it slowl...

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Breaded Pork Chops

These traditional pork chops have a wonderful home-cooked flavor like the ones Mom used to make. The breading makes them crispy outside and tender ...

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Air-Fryer Cheeseburgers

Our air-fryer cheeseburger recipe creates restaurant-caliber beef patties topped with a succulent sauce in about 20 minutes. Get ready to try your ...

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Easy Chicken Alfredo

This dish's classic sauce is almost as simple as opening a jar but tastes so much better. The easy chicken Alfredo recipe can be on the table in le...

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Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Chicken

I love the Strawberry Poppyseed Salad at Panera Bread but can't always make it to the restaurant, so I created my own version. It's quick, deliciou...

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Pressure-Cooker Cuban Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I lived in Florida for a while and loved the pork served there, so I went about making it for myself! The flavorful meat makes amazing Cuban sandwi...

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Tropical Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowls

This tropical favorite is a delicious and healthy dinner with tons of flavor! You can substitute regular rice for the cauliflower rice if desired.

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Copycat Chicken Salad

Inspired by Chick-fil-A chicken salad, this recipe is incredibly easy to make, and your family will love it. The sweet pickle relish gives it that ...

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Gochujang Gumbo

It’s warming and spicy, but not too spicy. More like a building yet mild burn. Big flavor comes from Andouille sausage, garlic cloves, gochujang ...

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Skillet Pork Chops and Beans

This one-pot meal of pork chops seared to golden perfection and nestled in aromatic cannellini beans is inspired by French cassoulet. A classic dis...

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Buttery Shrimp With Marinated White Beans

Shrimp and white beans combine with garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, butter, and white wine to create a sophisticated dinner that comes together ...