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Quick & Healthy 'Better-Than-Take-Out' Recipes

by Larissa, posted to Food & Drink

Here are some easy, 30-minute, mostly Asian recipes I make after a long day at work and don't feel like ordering take out.


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Stir-Fried Tofu, Shrimp, and Peas

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Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Eric Ripert's Baked Avocado Salsa

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Sriracha-Buttered Shrimp

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Serve this an appetizer or piled on steamed artichokes.

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Orecchiette Pasta With Caramelized Eggplant and Spicy Pork Ragu

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The perfect fall pasta dish, can't wait to make it this weekend!

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Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

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Love the combo of salmon and avocado.

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Turkey & Kale Frittata with Fire Roasted Red Peppers

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Great for breakfast or lunch, fast and easy too.

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"Point-less" Meals: Chicken Orzo Skillet

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Chicken, Orzo with Baby Kale, Spinach, and fresh herbs = YUMMY + HEALTHY

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Rustic Bread PIzzas: Spicy Italian on Ciabatta, and Fall Vegetable on French Bread

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Two, rustic bread pizzas to make at home instead of ordering out!

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Mini Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups

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Super easy and tasty, I used canadian bacon and might try spinach next time. Can't believe they're only 47 calories and 2 grams of fat!

Eden Godsoe: These look delicious!

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Scallops and Prosciutto over Capellini

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Can't wait to try this one!

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Olive Oil Baked Shrimp

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As featured in People Magazine by Hung Huynh, Top Chef Winner

This recipe is ridiculously easy and tasty, goes great with pasta, rice, quinoa - the perfect weeknight dish.

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Steamed Scallion Ginger Fish Fillets with Bok Choy

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Sounds so yummy and easy, going to try this with tilapia.

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Zucchini Rice Gratin

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A tasty and healthy side, goes with any main course!

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Chicken, Tofu and Shiitake Lettuce Cups

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After making the Chinese chicken salad, I had some iceberg lettuce...more

Easy, low-carb appetizer.

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Basic Fish Tacos

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So easy and satisfying, I usually have all the ingredients on hand too.

Kimy: I love fish tacos! Have you tried them with pickled onions? Justin's new thing is pickling so he can pickle some for you.

Larissa: I haven't, that sounds delish!! We need to plan a cooking night :)

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Strip Steaks with Tomato-Mint Salsa

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A light and quick meal for weeknights!

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Chinese Broccoli Beef Noodle Stir Fry

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Can't wait to make this!

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Cauliflower rice!

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As we continue to reduce grains and focus on fresh, local, organic...more

Another great rice alternative.

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Pasta with Cilantro-Peanut Pesto

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Mandy:

 Every recipe looks great. It's just what I needed to get out of a terrible rut. Thank you.
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Jennifer Wright:

 I am going to try making a few of your recipes. Thanks for the helpful list. I'll let you know if I manage to make them look as good as the photos!