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Recipes To Eat Right

When you are cooking at home, the right ingredients can turn a fatty recipe into a healthy dish. There are many substitutions that can make your recipes better for you without sacrificing flavor.

Check out these seasonal recipes for great ideas and great additions to your eat right efforts. Make modifications to suit your taste and share them with us!

Shrimp Creole

Learn how to make a healthier version of a Louisiana favorite, shrimp creole. VIEW RECIPE video

Mushroom Brown Rice Pilaf

Try this tasty dish that's loaded with seasonal vegetables and bursting with flavor. See how it's done with student chef… VIEW RECIPE video

Braised Pork Shoulder Tacos

Learn how to make delicious and healthy braised pork tacos with Louisiana Culinary Institute student chef, Jonathan Drago. This easy… VIEW RECIPE video

Caribbean Tilapia

Bring the islands to your dinner table! VIEW RECIPE

Homestyle Biscuits

Who needs the dough-boy? This is fast and low-fat! VIEW RECIPE

Vegetable Stew

A great new way to use summer vegetables. VIEW RECIPE

Turkey Meatloaf

Every dieter's dream--comfort food made healthy. VIEW RECIPE

Fresh Strawberry Sandwich

A great springtime after-school snack. VIEW RECIPE

Spinach-Stuffed Sole

The flavorful stuffing makes this fish a delicious entree. VIEW RECIPE

New Orleans Red Beans

Enjoy this lighter version of our Monday night favorite! VIEW RECIPE

Walnut Brownies

Mmmmm... Brownies VIEW RECIPE

Chicken Gumbo

A Louisiana Favorite! VIEW RECIPE

Fat-Free Spinach Dip

This dish is perfect during a party! VIEW RECIPE

King Cake Made Light

Not only is this version of South Louisiana's favorite Mardi Gras treat healthier than the bakery product, it's a snap… VIEW RECIPE

Grilled Shrimp Skewers over White Bean Salad

Shrimp are a number one pick in Louisiana, and this recipe keeps them lean by grilling the shrimp instead of… VIEW RECIPE

Tex-Mex Summer Squash Casserole

Summer squash and zucchini come together in this flavorful Tex-Mex casserole which is a great way to work in extra… VIEW RECIPE

Seven Layer Salad

If you don't get creative, green salads can become a bit boring. This recipe incorporates summer veggies in a unique… VIEW RECIPE

Easy Garden Bake

Baked egg casseroles can be prepped in advance and baked in the morning for a fast but filling meal. This… VIEW RECIPE

Buttermilk Oatcakes with Raspberry Compote

This pancake recipes works in rolled oats, whole wheat flour and raspberries for extra filling fiber. The raspberry sauce is… VIEW RECIPE

Whole-Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

These simple pancakes call for whole wheat flour and blueberries for fiber, natural sweetness and great taste. Serve these topped… VIEW RECIPE

Mushroom and Spinach Fettuccine

A more healthful take on traditional fettuccine that retains a flavorful, creamy sauce without the extra calories. Spinach, mushrooms and… VIEW RECIPE

Baked Ziti and Summer Vegetables

Cheesy baked pasta dishes are usually kid-pleasing. Opting for reduced-fat cheeses and using less pasta is how this recipe keeps… VIEW RECIPE

Macaroni Salad

This staple picnic pasta salad is usually loaded with unhealthful fat and calories. By using whole wheat noodles and low-fat… VIEW RECIPE

Pasta O’s with Meatballs

Leave the canned soup on the store shelf. This family-friendly meal is far more nutritious, more delicious and simple too.… VIEW RECIPE

Red and White Bean Chili

Chili is a filling and satisfying meal and easy way to work more vegetables into your family's diet, such as… VIEW RECIPE

Cheesy Shrimp and Rice Casserole

Local shrimp and rice make a comfort casserole perfect for a weeknight meal. Kids will love the cheesy sauce, and… VIEW RECIPE

Pizza Baked Fish

Eating fish and seafood every week is prime for health. This recipe is perfect for picky tasters who have not… VIEW RECIPE

Chickpea, Spinach and Squash Gnocchi

Gnocchi are filling potato-based pasta, very filling and make a quick-cooking meal. This recipe adds seasonal spinach and fall squash,… VIEW RECIPE

Chocolate Pretzel and Cherry Popcorn Balls

These pretzel-popcorn balls satisfy a sweet tooth in a lighter way than most treats. Use these as an alternative to… VIEW RECIPE

Shrimp-Poblano Rice

With local shrimp available nearly all year and rice as another local crop, this recipe features the two in a… VIEW RECIPE

Maple Chile Popcorn

The fall season ushers in the Halloween and Thanksgiving festivities that are often filled with high calorie, unhealthful treats. Enjoy… VIEW RECIPE

Grape and Cucumber Salsa

This unique recipe shows that grapes aren't just for snacking. The use of seasonal cucumber, grapes and jalapenos makes this… VIEW RECIPE

Bulgur with Dried Cranberries

Green onions and cucumbers are easy to spot in the fall farm market. Dried cranberries make this dish fit for… VIEW RECIPE

Vegetarian Chili

Chili is a fall and game day staple, but some recipes can be high in fat. This vegetarian version is… VIEW RECIPE

Mini Mushroom and Sausage Quiches

Make these mini quiches ahead for a perfect breakfast on-the-go. Kids love the "finger food" size which will get them… VIEW RECIPE

Healthified Mexican Pasta Skillet

Another fast, family-friendly recipe that will have your family Eating Right without a fight. Lean, reduced-fat meat and cheese as… VIEW RECIPE

Healthified Skillet Lasagna

Want the classic, crowd-pleasing lasagna taste without the hassle? This fast, stove-top lasagna recipe has dinner on the table in… VIEW RECIPE

Grain and Vegetable Casserole

Casserole dishes are great for large families or when you want leftovers for lunch the next day. This recipe uses… VIEW RECIPE

Mustard-Crusted Salmon

Eating fish at least twice a week is a great way to Eat Right, and salmon is a heart-healthy choice… VIEW RECIPE

Hamburger Buddy

Store-bought hamburger helper is a kid favorite, but take one look at the ingredients list and it won't take long… VIEW RECIPE

Vegetable Casserole

Crock pots are a great way to have a home cooked family meal ready to go without slaving over the… VIEW RECIPE

Applesauce Pancakes

Pancakes are a breakfast favorite, but when made with refined flour, sugar, oil, butter and topped with more butter and… VIEW RECIPE

Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast? Done the Eat Right way, this favorite food can be a healthful start to the day. Skip… VIEW RECIPE

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

Potatoes, beef and cheese is a classic comfort food combo. This recipe does it the Eat Right way by adding… VIEW RECIPE

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Most American kids love fast-food chicken nuggets, and as school begins, it is easy to let a busy schedule steer… VIEW RECIPE

Cajun Oven-Fried Chicken

Busy school nights make it tempting to pick-up fried chicken take-out which doesn't exactly fit in an Eat Right lifestyle.… VIEW RECIPE

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