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Eating well can be intimidating, especially when our busy schedules get in the way. This week, skip the fast food and try out these healthy recipes that are ready FAST. From vegetarian-friendly tacos to a steak that won’t leave you feeling guilty, these quick, fresh and delicious recipes will become your new go-to’s.
Who says you can’t have pasta when you’re trying to eat better? This clever recipe from the Food Network adds heft to the whole wheat spaghetti by combining it with ribbons of shaved zucchini and summer squash. Shrimp is also a great healthy protein because it is lean and cooks up in a matter of minutes.
In this Martha Stewart recipe, Arctic char is seared and then glazed in a sticky 3-ingredient sauce that you will want to put on EVERYTHING. If you can’t find char for this recipe, then feel free to swap in skin-on fillets of salmon. Serve over brown rice for a healthier alternative.
In this recipe from Taste of Home, sweet cubes of mango both flavor the cubed chicken breast and keep it tender and juicy. Make this recipe with fresh in-season corn while you can! You’ll taste the difference.
For you red meat lovers out there who just can’t give up the ghost, try this recipe from Bon Appétit. Flat iron steak is a leaner cut – it’s on the shoulder of the cow, so it gets a lot of work. Cook this cut hot and fast so that it doesn’t get too tough. After resting, place the warm sliced meat on top of the sliced tomatoes so the juices can mingle.
This recipe is for when you’re trying to be healthy, but all you really want are tacos. Vegetable whisperer Alice Waters created these genius vegetarian tacos for Food & Wine. The warm tortillas paired with the secret melty cheese and crunchy vegetables make a perfect bite. You don’t have to feel guilty about having seconds of this one!