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It can be intimidating to try new recipes, especially when you’ve perfected a healthy and beautiful recipe such as Giada’s Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil and Salmon. It can be difficult to find new recipes that are nutritious and simple to make, and the unknown is always risky — what if a new recipe isn’t as crowd-pleasing as your old standbys? I’ve taken the stress out the search for you: here are a few dishes to try when you’ve tired of the norm – these recipes are healthful, delicious, satisfying and fuss-free.
If You Like: Giada’s Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil, and Salmon (above)
This recipe from Giada is like spa food, made at home. All of the nutritious components — whole-wheat spaghetti, salmon, fresh greens — come together to create a rejuvenating and satisfying dish. Capers, lemon zest, and basil infuse the pasta with just the right amount of flavor, while also allowing the salmon to shine.
If you’re ready to switch up your salmon for a different fish, try this seared tilapia. Tilapia is a mild and flaky white fish; the real flavor in this dish comes from the gremolata – a piquant blend of fresh mint, garlic, lemon zest and pepper flakes – that dresses both the asparagus and fish for a refined and healthy dinner.
Get the Recipe: Seared Tilapia with Asparagus and Spicy Mint Gremolata
Roasted Zucchini Flatbread with Hummus, Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Almonds
If you’ve craving more complex carbs, try this flatbread that uses whole wheat pita and premade hummus to help this satisfying dish come together with ease. The creaminess of goat cheese, the bite of arugula, and the crunch of chopped almonds give this dish nice contrast.
Broiled Halibut with Ricotta-Pea Puree
This dish looks super impressive, but couldn’t be simpler to make. Halibut is another flaky white fish that cooks quickly under the broiler. The ricotta-pea puree relies on frozen peas and a food processor, but elevates broiled halibut and roasted carrots to a whole new level.
Get the Recipe: Broiled Halibut with Ricotta-Pea Puree
Tell Us: What dish have you made recently to break out of a food rut?
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