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Healthy Family Dinners: Eat Right Tonight

  • Lucy Schaeffer

    Composed Tuna Salad

    Choose the right oil: Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat, which can lower your risk of heart disease by reducing the bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in your blood.

    Makes: 4 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

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  • Lucy Schaeffer

    Quinoa & Red Bean Burritos

    Include more whole grains: Consuming three or more servings of whole grains per day can reduce the risk of several chronic diseases and may help with weight maintenance.

    Makes: 8 burritos

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Cook: 15 minutes

    Microwave: 45 seconds

    Bake: at 350 degrees for 12 minutes

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  • Lucy Schaeffer

    Creamy Rotini & Salmon

    Eat more foods rich in omega-3: While a recommended dietary intake has not been determined for omega-3 fatty acids, the American Heart Association suggests aiming for 500 to 1,800 milligrams of omega-3s from fish and 500 to 3,000mg from plant sources per day. See our recommended product guide at right for more sources.

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: at 450 degrees for 12 minutes

    Cook: 15 minutes

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  • Lucy Schaeffer

    Pork & Sweet Potato Stir-Fry

    Add more good carbs: Switch from refined carbohydrates like white bread to fiber-packed complex carbs like vegetables, sweet potatoes, and brown rice.

    Makes: 4 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Cook: 17 minutes

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  • Lucy Schaeffer

    Gingersnap Apple Crisp

    Incorporate fruit into meals: Next time you want something sweet, sprinkle berries or chopped peaches into your salad, or feature vitamin-rich apples or pears in your dessert.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Bake: at 375 degrees for 1 hour

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  • Lucy Schaeffer

    Eye Round Roast with Shiitake Gravy

    Select leaner proteins: Look for lean beef, white-meat chicken and turkey, fish fillets, nuts, cottage cheese, eggs or egg substitute, and low-fat cheese.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Roast: at 450 degrees for 30 minutes, then at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

    Cook: 9 minutes

    Originally published in the March 2009 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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