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A fun spin on an Italian classic, this artichoke pesto can be thrown in pasta or on crackers and vegetables as a spread.

An appetizer that works with any type of fish — just toss the seafood of your choice into the blender for your own personalized homemade crab cakes*.

What’s that? Think you can’t have pasta on a diet? Think again. Using reduced-fat bacon and whole-wheat spaghetti keeps the PointsPlus value for this recipe down, while retaining flavor.

Grilled Gruyere and Caramelized Onion Sandwich
Gruyère and caramelized onions are the perfect duo in this satisfying sandwich. Have it as a snack or make it a meal with some soup on the side. This is also tasty made with Swiss, Fontina, or Cheddar cheeses.*
Apricot-Glazed Turkey and Sweet Potatoes
Are you in a pinch, or maybe just not expecting too many guests? Try this quicker, easier alternative to roasting a whole bird. This recipe is also delicious with orange marmalade instead of the apricot preserves.
Wheat Berry and Bulgur Turkey-Apple Stuffing
Here’s a healthy and satisfying take on stuffing. Feel free to either just use wheat berries or bulgur instead of the combination. Just double the amount.
Tex-Mex Casserole
Here’s a one-pot meal that’s a feast for the eyes. It’s vegetarian, too. Change the beans or cheese to your liking — white or black beans, reduced-fat Cheddar, or Monterey Jack cheeses all work well.
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Hearty and satisfying, this soup pairs perfectly with a crusty loaf of whole-wheat bread. This soup can be made up to two days ahead; for a thicker consistency, purée all or part of the soup.
Orange-Scented Millet with Almonds and Currants
Millet is a protein-rich grain whose flavor is enhanced here by toasting it in a skillet, then combining it with cinnamon, toasted almonds, and currants.
Roasted Green Beans and Fresh Tomatoes
Try this super simple side dish that takes almost no time to prepare. Green beans and tomatoes have always been a natural pairing, and combined with a little fresh basil, they're even better.
Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Sesame Seeds
Quick, easy, and healthy, this versatile side dish pairs well with tofu, seafood, and meat dishes. Serve with a little brown rice for a light meal.
Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar, Sweet Onions, and Thyme
Tangy-sweet balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, and thyme combine to form a quick pan sauce for this easy and delicious chicken recipe.
Baby Greens with Pears, Nuts, and Parmesan
Juicy firm-ripe pears meet the satisfying crunch and sweetness of honey-roasted nuts in this quick and simple salad of baby greens.