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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

Seared Sea Scallops with Smokey Corn Puree and Broccoli

Corn is a fan favorite when it comes to summer produce and often signals the season is in full swing… 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

Italian Vegetable Bake

Five garden favorites go into this low-fat wonder. VIEW RECIPE

Turkey Meatloaf

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

Avocado Salsa

A great addition to any party! VIEW RECIPE

Fat-Free Spinach Dip

This dish is perfect during a party! VIEW RECIPE

Watermelon-Yogurt Ice

The heat and humidity of summer tempts us with cool treats like ice cream, but too often it's loaded with… VIEW RECIPE

Grilled Eggplant and Portobello Sandwich

Eggplant and portobello mushroom have a meaty-texture and flavor, so they make a great pairing for a meat-free meal. These… VIEW RECIPE

Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Mango Salad

With corn, mango and bell peppers, this salad features some of summer's best produce pickings. The addition of black beans… VIEW RECIPE

Balsamic-Marinated Pork Chops and Grilled Peaches

Pork chops can be a lean choice when trimmed of visible fat and prepared healthfully, like grilling in this recipe.… VIEW RECIPE

Chicken with Whole-Grain Mustard and Zucchini in Packets

This recipe features summer produce like zucchini, cherry tomatoes and peppers paired with lean protein chicken breast. By cooking them… VIEW RECIPE

Basil, Shrimp and Zucchini Pasta

Shrimp, a local specialty, paired with summer seasonal zucchini and basil make a light combination for whole wheat pasta. With… VIEW RECIPE

Creamy Avocado and White Bean Wrap

This filling, no-cook wrap is perfect for warm summer days when you want a refreshing meal without using the oven… VIEW RECIPE

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon is a summer time savior with it's high water content, this fruit is sweet, refreshing, filling and nutritious. This… VIEW RECIPE

Grilled Steak with Fresh Corn Salad

Think that you can't eat steak and still Eat Right? Guess again. Choosing a lean cut, grilling the meat, eating… VIEW RECIPE

Bean and Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Local tomatoes are a treat during summer months. This salad uses different tomato varieties and makes the most of other… 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

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

A few simple ingredients turn summer tomatoes into a tasty side dish suited for any meal. Work with different herbs… 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

Healthified Tomato-Basil Pasta Primavera

This recipe is a healthier version of a popular pasta dish made with whole wheat noodles and tons of vegetables.… 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

Quick-Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti

This spaghetti recipe uses summer seasonal cherry tomatoes for a quick homemade tomato sauce. Often, store bought jars contain unnecessary… 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

Corn and Basil Cakes

Looking for a fun and creative way to serve corn. Instead of an oil-soaked corn fritter, try these flavorful corn… VIEW RECIPE

Creole Tomato Salad

Use up those seasonal tomatoes in a unique side dish that is sure to help you get in your daily… VIEW RECIPE

Skillet-Grilled Red Pepper Shrimp

Shrimp and cheesy grits redone! Follow this Clean Eating recipe for a reduced calorie, lower fat version of the traditional… VIEW RECIPE

Beef Okra and Potato Kebabs

Think beef can't fit into an Eat Right plan? Guess again; with lean cuts, clean cooking methods and healthful portion… 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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