25-Minute Recipes

Think you don't have time to fix a healthy meal? Think again! These quick and easy, nutritious meals come together in 25 minutes or less.

Tarragon Chicken Linguine

Cooking broccoli with the linguine lets you use less pasta overall and save on cleanup at the same time.

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Mushroom Scrambled Eggs

Bacon (just a little), mushrooms, and tomato make this egg dish work for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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Kiwi Chicken Tostadas

Look for baked tostada shells in the Mexican-food section of your supermarket.

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Turkey Piccata

This recipe tweaks a culinary classic by replacing traditional veal with tender, low-fat turkey breast tenderloin.

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Szechwan Shrimp

Speed up prep for this Chinese favorite by purchasing shrimp that has already been peeled and deveined.

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Salmon Tacos

If healthful fish tacos are new to you, this crunchy, creamy version is a great way to try them.

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Quick and Easy Omelet

The indulgence of breakfast in bed is yours to savor with a ready-in-minutes recipe. Round out the relaxing meal with fresh fruit or juice and toast.

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Stack-it-Up Chicken Salad

Some nights you want a dinner that's light and completely no-cook, yet substantial. You can substitute your favorite vegetables, but keep to the specified amounts. If you want to use carrots instead of grapes or add fresh broccoli, it will turn out. For speed, use the peeled, cored fresh pineapples from the produce section.

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Grilled Pork & Pear Salad

Here's a slick trick--stir apple juice concentrate into low-fat buttermilk and mayo for a creamy apple dressing to go with the pears.

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Seasoned Fish

Sprinkle with seasonings, broil a few minutes, and the succulent fish is ready to serve.

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Spicy Fish Kabobs

Low in fat and delicately flavored, halibut grills up moist and tender in these orange-accented kabobs.

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Tuna Salad Pockets

This updated version of tuna salad works well with or without the pita bread. As a healthful choice for your workday lunch, pack the greens and tuna mixture separately. Keep cold until ready to eat!

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Turkey Reuben

Use reduced-calorie Thousand Island salad dressing and swap turkey and lightly dressed coleslaw for corned beef and sauerkraut -- all in the interest of better health and great taste!

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25-Minute Pork Diane

Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and a double dose of lemon -- lemon juice and lemon-pepper seasoning -- add zest to this tender, juicy pork loin.

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Spice-Rubbed Salmon with Tropical Rice

Coriander seeds give the salmon a flavor that's a cross between caraway and sage with a hint of lemon. The fish pairs deliciously with the cilantro-laced mango-and-rice pilaf.

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Pineapple-Chicken Stir-Fry

You can serve this stir-fry with a little aromatic jasmine or basmati rice.

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Pasta with Swiss Chard

Fresh basil, garlic, nutmeg, and pepper gently season this red, white, and green Italian-style main dish.

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Tuscan Lamb Chop Skillet

Prepare this home-cooked skillet, which has less than 250 calories and only 23 grams of carbs per serving, in less than 25 minutes.

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Mushroom & Asparagus Fettuccine

Mushrooms add rich flavor and meaty texture to this creamy pasta. If you use shiitake mushrooms, be sure to remove the tough stems.

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Prosciutto-Stuffed Trout

If you don't catch your own trout, shop for fish with bright, clear eyes; red or pink gills; shiny, elastic skin; and a mild (not strong) aroma.

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Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes or other types of loose-meat sandwiches are the stock-in-trade of many local cafes. We've given the popular meal-in-a-bun a twist by using ground chicken or turkey breast instead of the typical ground beef.

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Mexican-Style Shrimp Pizza

Flour tortillas make easy low-calorie, low-fat crusts for these south-of-the-border sensations.

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Thai-Style Veggie Pizza

An Italian bread shell, bottled peanut sauce, and purchased shredded carrot from the supermarket can help you put this pizza together in almost no time.

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Beef-Asparagus Saute

An herb-marsala sauce adds a touch of elegance to this quick-to-fix saute.

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