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Night 1: Lemon and Sage Roasted Chicken
Fresh lemon, olive oil, and herbs add great flavor to this economical meal. Roasting root veggies brings out their natural sweetness, and the combo of parsnips, turnips, carrots, and potatoes is packed with potassium, beta carotene, vitamin C, and cholesterol-lowering fiber.
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Night 2: Mini Chicken Pot Pies
Leftover roasted chicken and vegetables are combined with a simple, low-fat white sauce to create these adorable individual pies. A topping of pre-made puff pastry adds a decadent touch with minimum effort.
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Night 1: Horseradish-Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Pork tenderloin is a great source of lean protein, and this horseradish-laced coating has a powerful flavor with a minimum of sodium. Brussels sprouts are full of cancer-fighting chemicals, while sweet potatoes contain cholesterol-lowering compounds. Both vegetables are nutrient powerhouses rich in beta carotene, fiber, iron, and potassium.
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Night 2: Pork and Black Bean Tacos
Spice up leftover pork tenderloin with fresh garlic and smoky chipotle chiles to make these fiber-packed tacos, which are much lower in salt and saturated fat than traditional restaurant-fare.
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Night 1: Cheesy Polenta With Roasted Vegetables
This quick-cooking dish makes a great weeknight meal and features a colorful array of fresh veggies full of beta carotene, folate, and vitamins A and C. Low-sodium chicken broth adds great flavor to the polenta without excess fat and sodium, while sharp Parmesan and creamy goat cheese create a rich and creamy texture.
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Night 2: Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
You won't miss the meat in this hearty pasta dish layered with creamy ricotta cheese and tender roasted vegetables. Store-bought marinara sauce and no-boil noodles cut down on cooking timelook for whole-wheat versions for added fiber.
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Night 1: Maple-Glazed Salmon With Warm Wheat Berry Salad
A sweet and tangy glaze compliments this oily fish, full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Wheat berries are whole, unrefined wheat kernels and are full of dietary fiber and energizing B-vitamins. Bonus: A recent study found adults who consumed the most whole grains were 35% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who had the lowest intake.
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Night 2: Salmon Cakes With Dill Sauce
Traditional cream sauces can be laden with saturated fat. This lighter version features low-fat, calcium-rich yogurt, which is full of probiotics that keep your digestive system humming. Using egg whites versus whole eggs and baking the cakes rather than frying in oil also keeps this dish heart-friendly.
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