45 healthy recipes you can make all year long

WASHINGTON — Looking to shake up your recipe repertoire in 2018?

These healthy recipes will get you through winter, spring, summer and fall — without guilt.

This Sept. 5, 2017 photo shows lightened Italian meatballs in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Lightened Italian Meatballs  Meatballs may not be the first food that comes to mind when you’re thinking quick and healthy meals, but Melissa d’Arabian lightens her grandma’s traditional recipe with 93-percent lean beef and a hefty helping of mushrooms. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Dec. 8, 2017 photo shows a Korean grain bowl in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
Korean Grain Bowl  Grain bowls are all the rage these days, and this recipe from Sara Moulton is packed with meat-free protein, whole grains and plenty of flavor. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Sara Moulton via AP) (AP/Sara Moulton)
This Nov. 6, 2017 photo shows a green salad with roasted apple and pumpkin vinaigrette in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Winter Salad  Winter’s produce makes for a delicious lunch or dinner with Melissa d’Arabian’s green salad with roasted apple and pumpkin vinaigrette. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Nov. 13, 2017 photo shows avocado and goat cheese toast with persimmon in Bethesda, Md. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Avocado and Goat Cheese Toast with Persimmon An avocado toast that goes beyond the avocado: Add a slice of persimmon and a slathering of goat cheese for a multidimensional taste. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Sept. 21, 2017 photo shows butternut squash and leek soup with gruyere pesto toast in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
Butternut Squash and Leek Soup with Gruyere Pesto Toast Leeks, Canadian bacon and cheesy pesto toasts take butternut squash soup to a whole new level. Find Sara Moulton’s recipe here. (Sara Moulton via AP) (AP/Sara Moulton)
This September 2016 photo shows chicken tikka masala in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Chicken Tikka Masala Melissa d’Arabian implements a few time-saving hacks to make homemade chicken tikka masala a weeknight possibility. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This April 29, 2017 photo shows a Thai peanut veggie and tofu bowl in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Thai Peanut Veggie and Tofu Bowl Melissa d’Arabian swaps traditional Thai rice noodles for brown rice to make the tofu-based bowl more filling. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This April 2017 photo shows penne with tomatoes, garlic, lemon and spinach in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Penne with Tomatoes, Garlic, Lemon and Spinach One way to feel less guilty about sitting down to a bowl full of pasta? Pack it full of veggies. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Oct. 12, 2016 photo shows wild rice dressing in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Wild Rice Dressing If you need a side dish to complement meat or fish, look no further. This dish draws on flavors from sweet Italian turkey sausage, butternut squash, dried cranberries, toasted pecans and plenty of herbs. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This July 12, 2016 photo shows Moroccan spiced carrots with yogurt sauce in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Moroccan Spiced Carrots with Yogurt Sauce Want to spice up your cooked carrots? Try adding mustard seed, ground cumin, smoked paprika and ras el hanout. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This March 2, 2016 photo shows lemon cottage cheese cake in Concord, N.H. Low-fat cottage cheese is a great substitute for cream cheese and ricotta cheese when you want to make healthier versions of traditionally higher fat treats. (AP Photos/J.M. Hirsch)
Lemon Cottage Cheese Cake Using cottage cheese in place of cream cheese or ricotta cheese is a great way to cut down on calories, without sacrificing flavor. Find the recipe here. (AP Photos/J.M. Hirsch) (AP/J.M. Hirsch)
This Dec. 26, 2017 photo shows shrimp and pineapple skewers in Bethesda, Md. A super easy go-to recipe, which uses easy pantry ingredients, you can even use canned pineapple, to create something that still feels high-end. (Melissa daArabian via AP)
Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers These skewers are quick, easy and healthy — pair them with a green salad and you have a full meal. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa daArabian)
This May, 13, 2017 photo shows a broccoli and blue cheese salad in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad Low-fat Greek yogurt is the secret ingredient to lightening up a creamy and flavorful dressing. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa dâArabian)
This Jan. 1, 2018, photo shows a Thai chicken coconut curry in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Thai Chicken Coconut Curry Bored with your routine recipes for boneless skinless chicken breasts? Add this dish to your repertoire. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Dec. 4, 2017 photo shows an orange and raspberry tart in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Orange and Raspberry Tart  Melissa d’Arabian tops an orange-olive oil cake with fresh berries. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This November 2017 photo shows a chopped winter salad in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Mia via AP)
Chopped Winter Salad A chopped salad packed with winter’s hearty haul from Mother Nature. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Mia via AP) (AP/Mia)
This Jan. 27, 2017 photo shows roasted cauliflower with a sesame drizzle in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Mia via AP)
Roasted Cauliflower with Sesame Drizzle These days, it’s hard to find a restaurant that doesn’t include roasted cauliflower on its menu. Learn to make it at home and take it to a new level with a sesame dressing. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Mia via AP) (AP/Mia)
This Dec. 11, 2017 photo shows a North African carrot and chickpea salad in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
North African Carrot and Chickpea Salad Carrots and chickpeas get acquainted with harissa and fresh herbs. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Nov. 14, 2016 photo shows cheese fondue dip in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Cheese Fondue You’d never know beans were the secret healthy ingredient in this cheesy dip … unless you made it yourself. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Nov. 22, 2016 photo shows a recipe for sweet potato toasts made with slices of sweet potato, covered with pear and yogurt and topped with a pecan in Coronado, Calif. ( Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Sweet Potato Toasts with Pear Slices and Yogurt There’s no need for bread the next time you’re craving toast. Use sweet potatoes for an antioxidant-packed snack. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP)   (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Oct. 23, 2017 photo shows a pumpkin and spice breakfast bowl in Bethesda, Md. Loading up the freezer with these bowls is an excellent plan-ahead strategy, whether you’re a mom of four, or you just want to streamline your mornings. (Melissa D'Arabian via AP)
Pumpkin and Spice Breakfast Bowl Make them in bulk and store them in the freezer for a healthy breakfast on hectic weekday mornings. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP)   (AP/Melissa D'Arabian)
This Jan. 2, 2017 photo shows a sheet-pan supper of salmon and asparagus in Coronado, Calif., a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Sheet-pan Salmon and Asparagus The best part about sheet-pan suppers? It’s one pan and you’re done. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Jan. 19, 2017 photo shows Tuscan kale sautéed with anchovies, olives, tomatoes and white beans in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Tuscan Kale with Anchovies, Olives, Tomatoes and White Beans Take your taste buds on a trip to the Mediterranean with this warm salad. Find the recipe here.  (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Sept. 20, 2017 photo shows layered eggplant and spinach Parmesan in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Layered Eggplant and Spinach Parmesan Melissa d’Arabian skips the breading and frying. In this recipe, the eggplant is seasoned and roasted. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This June 24, 2017 photo shows a lentil and salmon salad with smoky mustard dressing in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Lentil and Salmon Salad with Smoky Mustard Dressing Canned salmon and pre-steamed lentils cut down on this dish’s prep time. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Aug. 28, 2017 photo shows pork medallions with lemon thyme sauce in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Pork Medallions with Lemon Thyme Sauce Make a beautiful, satisfying and budget-friendly meal in just 25 minutes. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This July 26, 2017 photo shows a tomato, mozzarella and basil tart in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Tart This tart is nice to look at and even better to eat. Find the recipe here. (Sara Moulton via AP) (AP/Sara Moulton)
Thie June 20, 2017 photo shows a clam, tomato and bacon stew with grilled garlic bread in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
Clam, Tomato and Bacon Stew Serve alongside some grilled garlic bread, and call it a day. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Sara Moulton via AP) (AP/Sara Moulton)
This Feb. 15, 2017 photo shows banana oat muffins in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Banana Oat Muffins You won’t find any white, processed sugar in Melissa d’Arabian’s banana oat muffins. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This March 6, 2017 photo shows a country-style breakfast skillet with eggs, bacon and vegetables in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Country-Style Breakfast Skillet Pack your skillet with eggs, bacon and vegetables — including cauliflower rice. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This photo shows a Greek-style rice pilaf served with chicken in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
Greek-Style Rice Pilaf Basmati rice is the key to making this Greek-style pilaf. Find the recipe here. (Sara Moulton via AP) (AP/Sara Moulton)
This Nov. 17, 2017 photo shows “Ants in a Tree” in New York, which is the English translation of the Chinese name of a classic recipe. Built of spicy pork, bean thread noodles (aka cellophane noodles) and scallions, it earned its name because it’s not so far-fetched for the finished dish to call that image to mind, the noodles look like tree branches, the scallions like tree leaves and the little bits of ground pork like ants. (Sara Moulton via AP)
“Ants in a Tree” If you have trouble finding cellophane noodles, substitute capellini pasta. Find the recipe for this Chinese-inspired dish here. (Sara Moulton via AP) (AP/Sara Moulton)
This Nov. 30, 2015 photo shows healthy Mexican chicken stew in Concord, NH. The secret to this quick stew is that the chicken already has so much flavor that adding just a little spice and a little acid (lime juice) makes the flavors taste far more complex than the quick and healthy little dinner gem that this dish is.(AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Healthy Mexican Chicken Stew A little spice and a squeeze of acid (lime juice) help to carry the flavors in this quick and healthy dinner. The time-saver comes from a rotisserie chicken. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This This Sept. 28, 2015, photo shows veggie oven hash in Concord, N.H. This recipe relies on a mix of roasted vegetables for a caramelized sweetness that feels roasty and homey. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Veggie Oven Hash Perfect for vegetarians or those who are gluten-free. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 5, 2015 photo shows cranberry sauce, oat and flax pancakes in Concord, N.H. Making your own cranberry sauce this holiday is incredibly easy and it allows you to cut the sugar content in half without anyone missing it.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Cranberry Sauce, Oat and Flax Pancakes Even your weekend morning indulgences get a healthy makeover. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This September 21, 2015 photo shows black rice autumn salad in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)This Sept. 21, 2015 photo shows black rice autumn salad in Concord, NH. Rice salads are the perfect side dish that can be turned into a main meal just by adding some rotisserie chicken, tofu or fish.(AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Black Rice Autumn Salad Butternut squash, pumpkin pie spice and fresh citrus bring flavor into this rice dish. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This July 12, 2016 photo shows chocolate peanut butter baked doughnuts in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Doughnuts Chocolate, plus peanut butter, plus doughnuts. Need we say more? Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Aug. 30, 2016 photo shows an Italian squash bake in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Italian Squash Bake A lightened-up version of lasagna? Some call it that. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Oct. 26, 2015, photo, shows quick cioppino in Concord, N.H. Cioppino is a tomato-based fish stew that relies on simple and healthy ingredients for flavor. Plus, it’s the ultimate guilt-free comfort food. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Quick Cioppino Cioppino is a tomato-based stew, loaded with seafood. Find the recipe here.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 4, 2017 photo shows a bowl of ten-minute tortilla soup in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Ten-Minute Tortilla Soup Only have 10 minutes? That’s not a problem, as long as you have a jar of salsa, some leftover chicken and a can of beans. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Oct. 2, 2017 photo shows an Italian sausage frittata in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
Italian Sausage Frittata Sometimes, the best ending to a busy day is a pan full of eggs. Find the recipe here. (Sara Moulton via AP) (AP/Sara Moulton)
This Nov. 20, 2017 photo shows a spoonful of Lightened Shepherd's Pie in Bethesda, Md., made with cauliflower puree instead of potatoes. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Lightened Shepherd’s Pie Need a satisfying winter meal? This recipe for shepherd’s pie calls for beef, cauliflower and cream cheese. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Nov. 30, 2017 photo shows Spanish-style crispy potatoes in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
Spanish-Style Crispy Potatoes What’s not to love about crispy potatoes with a side of garlicky red pepper sauce? Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Sara Moulton via AP) (AP/Sara Moulton)
This Dec. 18, 2017 photo shows lentil soup in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Lentil Soup Beans are healthy, filling and inexpensive. And in the winter, they make the best soups. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Jan. 8, 2018 photo shows a cheesy pull-apart whole roasted cauliflower In Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Cheesy Pull-Apart Whole Roasted Cauliflower Making veggies into a fun, pull-apart food? That’s what this recipe accomplishes. Find it here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
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This Sept. 5, 2017 photo shows lightened Italian meatballs in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Dec. 8, 2017 photo shows a Korean grain bowl in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
This Nov. 6, 2017 photo shows a green salad with roasted apple and pumpkin vinaigrette in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Nov. 13, 2017 photo shows avocado and goat cheese toast with persimmon in Bethesda, Md. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Sept. 21, 2017 photo shows butternut squash and leek soup with gruyere pesto toast in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
This September 2016 photo shows chicken tikka masala in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This April 29, 2017 photo shows a Thai peanut veggie and tofu bowl in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This April 2017 photo shows penne with tomatoes, garlic, lemon and spinach in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Oct. 12, 2016 photo shows wild rice dressing in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This July 12, 2016 photo shows Moroccan spiced carrots with yogurt sauce in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This March 2, 2016 photo shows lemon cottage cheese cake in Concord, N.H. Low-fat cottage cheese is a great substitute for cream cheese and ricotta cheese when you want to make healthier versions of traditionally higher fat treats. (AP Photos/J.M. Hirsch)
This Dec. 26, 2017 photo shows shrimp and pineapple skewers in Bethesda, Md. A super easy go-to recipe, which uses easy pantry ingredients, you can even use canned pineapple, to create something that still feels high-end. (Melissa daArabian via AP)
This May, 13, 2017 photo shows a broccoli and blue cheese salad in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Jan. 1, 2018, photo shows a Thai chicken coconut curry in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Dec. 4, 2017 photo shows an orange and raspberry tart in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This November 2017 photo shows a chopped winter salad in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Mia via AP)
This Jan. 27, 2017 photo shows roasted cauliflower with a sesame drizzle in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Mia via AP)
This Dec. 11, 2017 photo shows a North African carrot and chickpea salad in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Nov. 14, 2016 photo shows cheese fondue dip in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Nov. 22, 2016 photo shows a recipe for sweet potato toasts made with slices of sweet potato, covered with pear and yogurt and topped with a pecan in Coronado, Calif. ( Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Oct. 23, 2017 photo shows a pumpkin and spice breakfast bowl in Bethesda, Md. Loading up the freezer with these bowls is an excellent plan-ahead strategy, whether you’re a mom of four, or you just want to streamline your mornings. (Melissa D'Arabian via AP)
This Jan. 2, 2017 photo shows a sheet-pan supper of salmon and asparagus in Coronado, Calif., a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Jan. 19, 2017 photo shows Tuscan kale sautéed with anchovies, olives, tomatoes and white beans in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Sept. 20, 2017 photo shows layered eggplant and spinach Parmesan in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This June 24, 2017 photo shows a lentil and salmon salad with smoky mustard dressing in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Aug. 28, 2017 photo shows pork medallions with lemon thyme sauce in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This July 26, 2017 photo shows a tomato, mozzarella and basil tart in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
Thie June 20, 2017 photo shows a clam, tomato and bacon stew with grilled garlic bread in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
This Feb. 15, 2017 photo shows banana oat muffins in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This March 6, 2017 photo shows a country-style breakfast skillet with eggs, bacon and vegetables in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This photo shows a Greek-style rice pilaf served with chicken in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
This Nov. 17, 2017 photo shows “Ants in a Tree” in New York, which is the English translation of the Chinese name of a classic recipe. Built of spicy pork, bean thread noodles (aka cellophane noodles) and scallions, it earned its name because it’s not so far-fetched for the finished dish to call that image to mind, the noodles look like tree branches, the scallions like tree leaves and the little bits of ground pork like ants. (Sara Moulton via AP)
This Nov. 30, 2015 photo shows healthy Mexican chicken stew in Concord, NH. The secret to this quick stew is that the chicken already has so much flavor that adding just a little spice and a little acid (lime juice) makes the flavors taste far more complex than the quick and healthy little dinner gem that this dish is.(AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This This Sept. 28, 2015, photo shows veggie oven hash in Concord, N.H. This recipe relies on a mix of roasted vegetables for a caramelized sweetness that feels roasty and homey. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 5, 2015 photo shows cranberry sauce, oat and flax pancakes in Concord, N.H. Making your own cranberry sauce this holiday is incredibly easy and it allows you to cut the sugar content in half without anyone missing it.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This September 21, 2015 photo shows black rice autumn salad in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)This Sept. 21, 2015 photo shows black rice autumn salad in Concord, NH. Rice salads are the perfect side dish that can be turned into a main meal just by adding some rotisserie chicken, tofu or fish.(AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This July 12, 2016 photo shows chocolate peanut butter baked doughnuts in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Aug. 30, 2016 photo shows an Italian squash bake in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Oct. 26, 2015, photo, shows quick cioppino in Concord, N.H. Cioppino is a tomato-based fish stew that relies on simple and healthy ingredients for flavor. Plus, it’s the ultimate guilt-free comfort food. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 4, 2017 photo shows a bowl of ten-minute tortilla soup in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Oct. 2, 2017 photo shows an Italian sausage frittata in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
This Nov. 20, 2017 photo shows a spoonful of Lightened Shepherd's Pie in Bethesda, Md., made with cauliflower puree instead of potatoes. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Nov. 30, 2017 photo shows Spanish-style crispy potatoes in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)
This Dec. 18, 2017 photo shows lentil soup in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Jan. 8, 2018 photo shows a cheesy pull-apart whole roasted cauliflower In Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)


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