30 Main Dish Recipes

1 hrs 10 mins
12 Ingredients
6 Steps

Roasting shrimp in the oven while the bulgur cooks, makes for a quick preparation and retains all the flavor of the shrimp (unlike boiling, where some of the taste is lost to the water). I always keep a bag of shrimp in my freezer to have on hand for this recipe—just thaw before roasting. Although I like this salad warm, the cold leftovers make an excellent lunch for work the next day.

30 mins
12 Ingredients
4 Steps

Quinoa is one of my favorite grains for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I am a quinoa fanatic. It has a roasted flavor and a slightly chewy texture that make it excellent alone or in a salad like this. For an even more satisfying meal, you can also add scrambled eggs on top! Quinoa tabbouleh is a modern twist on the traditional Middle Eastern dish known as tabbouleh. This version replaces the traditional bulgur wheat with quinoa, a nutritious and protein-rich grain-like seed. Quinoa tabbouleh offers a gluten-free alternative and adds a nutty flavor and slightly chewy texture to the dish. To make quinoa tabbouleh, cooked quinoa is mixed with finely chopped fresh parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumbers, and green onions. The salad is then dressed with a tangy mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. This combination of ingredients creates a vibrant and refreshing salad that is packed with fresh flavors and vibrant colors. Quinoa tabbouleh is not only delicious but also nutritious, as quinoa is a good source of protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals. It can be served as a side dish, a light meal on its own, or as part of a mezze platter. The dish is often enjoyed in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine and has gained popularity as a healthy and flavorful alternative to traditional tabbouleh.

35 mins
16 Ingredients
4 Steps

This bowl is a perfect weekday meal because it is infinitely customizable. Consider the formula (vegetables + legumes + grains + tahini sauce) as a foundation and swap in your own favorite veggies, beans and grains to build your own soothing bowl of goodness. Fried eggplant with turmeric tahini is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the earthy flavors of eggplant with the warm, aromatic spice of turmeric and the creamy richness of tahini. To make this dish, slices of eggplant are coated in a seasoned flour or breadcrumb mixture and then fried until golden and crispy. The turmeric tahini sauce is made by mixing tahini with lemon juice, garlic, turmeric, and water to create a smooth and creamy sauce with a vibrant yellow color. Once the eggplant is fried to perfection, it is served drizzled with the turmeric tahini sauce, creating a beautiful and delicious dish that is perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or even a main course. The combination of crispy eggplant and creamy tahini with the warm, earthy flavor of turmeric makes for a satisfying and flavorful dish that is sure to be a hit with anyone who loves Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cuisine.

1 hrs
12 Ingredients
5 Steps

This whole-grain Garlic Basil Sausage Farrotto is one of my favorite dishes. Farrotto is similar to risotto, but swaps out the traditional rice for farro. The addition of sausage makes this a meal that’s filling enough to serve for both lunch and dinner. Each bite is creamy but also has that slight bite of crunch, with the bright flavors of fresh garlic, basil and lemon juice complementing the nutty farro. If you’ve never used farro, there’s no better time to start—this nutritious grain is way healthier than white rice and, in my opinion, it tastes a lot better, too.

1 hrs 45 mins
14 Ingredients
7 Steps

The Meat Pie Tourtiere recipe is easy to prepare ahead of time. It is a hearty dish made with seasoned ground meat, tender potatoes, and onions, all nestled in a buttery, flaky crust.

1 hrs
13 Ingredients
10 Steps

This is an easy recipe for pork tenderloin. It is baked in the oven and produces a tender and juicy interior, surrounded by a deliciously seasoned and nicely browned exterior. It is a foolproof and perfectly tasty recipe!

1 hrs 40 mins
9 Ingredients
5 Steps

This recipe for sausage and egg casserole uses tater tots instead of bread, making it a delicious breakfast option.

1 hrs 30 mins
17 Ingredients
5 Steps

This turkey quinoa meatloaf is tender and flavorful, making it a satisfying dinner that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy.

35 mins
10 Ingredients
4 Steps

Our delicious beer-battered fish recipe is miles ahead of any frozen options, and it will truly elevate your fish fry experience. The batter is light, crunchy, and adds the perfect touch to our fresh fish.

8 hrs 5 mins
7 Ingredients
2 Steps

A tasty breakfast dish that offers incredible health benefits, this Slow-Cooked Apple Cobbler is perfect for large groups. It's loaded with berries, which are some of the healthiest and most delicious foods around, packed with antioxidants and nutrients like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin K. Berries are truly superfoods. As with many recipes in this book, this dish can also be enjoyed as a healthy dessert, instead of cookies or ice cream.

25 mins
12 Ingredients
2 Steps

Shakshuka might be my favorite recipe in this book. It's a North African dish that's full of flavor and nutrients, and it's so easy to make that it feels illegal. Shakshuka is a complete meal in a single pot, with all the ingredients cooked together in a large pan and usually served hot straight from it. The tomatoes are a great source of vitamins, folic acid, and potassium, which have all been linked to a reduced risk of cancer.

45 mins
10 Ingredients
5 Steps

This Asparagus-Mushroom Frittata is delicious and healthy for any mealtime. With healthy fats and protein, it's low in carbs and gluten-free. Cut into wedges and take the leftovers with you to work or school for an enjoyable lunch while saving money. Trust me, this recipe is better than cafeteria food.

15 mins
9 Ingredients
2 Steps

These scrambled eggs with a spicy twist are perfect to start the day. You will love the creamy texture of the eggs that melt in your mouth and the curry's pungent flavor, which keeps you craving more. This recipe is an outstanding source of high-quality protein and antioxidants. Top it off with chopped tomatoes and basil to add a sophisticated touch to your dish. Leave dull scrambled eggs in the past and add some zest to your breakfast routine with Curry Scrambled Eggs!

15 mins
8 Ingredients
3 Steps

This recipe is a delicious and healthy twist on the classic sausage, egg, and hash brown breakfast. By using sweet potatoes instead of regular ones, you get more fiber and antioxidants, which also brightens up the dish. This filling and attractive meal is perfect any time of day. The apples add a tasty crunch and sweetness that perfectly complements the tender potatoes. Keep this recipe tucked away for your next brunch and impress your family and friends with a tasty treat.

1 hrs 10 mins
13 Ingredients
4 Steps

The ideal meal for Sunday morning, this Greek Breakfast Casserole will quickly become a favorite in your home. Want to plan for the future? You can replace other veggies, proteins, and cheeses, like can carrots, green onions, bacon, or spicy cheddar—the options are limitless! Divide the casserole into six pieces, freeze them individually, and enjoy a delicious microwaveable breakfast or school lunch anytime.

25 mins
10 Ingredients
6 Steps

Elevate your scrambled eggs with Tortilla Scrambled Eggs, a fresh take on a classic breakfast dish. The corn tortilla adds delightful crispiness to the fluffy eggs while keeping it gluten-free. For an added kick, toss in some diced jalapeños, or leave them out for a more kid-friendly meal that's sure to get the whole family out of bed.

10 mins
8 Ingredients
2 Steps

Another yummy and healthy variation of oatmeal, this quick Cranberry-Walnut Oatmeal is perfect for busy mornings and late-night snacks. Packed with protein, it's great for your heart too. You can prepare this dish in less than 10 minutes, without compromising on taste. Creating your own oatmeal not only saves you money, but also allows you to carefully manage what you put in your breakfast. You'll never go back to buying instant oatmeal!

8 hrs 5 mins
6 Ingredients
2 Steps

No breakfast recipe is easier than oatmeal. The smooth, heavenly feeling of flawlessly cooked oats is incomparable. However, you might think oatmeal lacks innovation, but that's not true! Our Overnight Cherry-Almond Oatmeal rises above the traditional recipe by adding dried cherries and almond milk. This recipe uses a slow cooker, and like every other recipe in the book, it's also healthy. Oatmeal has a low glycemic index and is full of carbs that can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, preventing heart disease. Studies prove that eating oatmeal regularly reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. So, there's no excuse not to enjoy this dish frequently!

1 hrs 5 mins
5 Ingredients
3 Steps

This meal blends an array of cultures for a scrumptious and nutritious dish. It includes maple syrup from Canada, sweet potatoes from Latin America, and Greek yogurt from Greece. The preparation is uncomplicated and speedy, and it's also very healthy. The sweet potatoes are a hearty, nourishing root vegetable, brimming with fiber and antioxidants that safeguard your body against free radical harm while also benefiting the bowel, heart, and brain. No matter where you're from, you have no reason not to try this meal for your next breakfast.

25 mins
7 Ingredients
5 Steps

This delicious fried rice has high-quality steak and vegetables. It's more delicious and affordable compared to ordering food online.