From brown rice and lentils to African red beans, try some of our favorite meals using smart, lower-glycemic carbs. Healthy dinner recipes include salads, soups, pastas, and more.
Serves 4 / Rapini’s slight bitterness and the hot-pungent flavors of this southern Italian sauce make a perfect foil for pasta and beans. View recipe.
Qunioa and Salmon Stew with Tomatoes
Serves 4 / Quinoa is a quick-cooking and versatile whole grain. This unusual approach pairs it with dill and salmon, with felicitous results. View recipe.
Roasted Asparagus and Quinoa Salad
Serves 6-8 / Roasting asparagus concentrates its flavor. If you don’t have quinoa, serve the asparagus atop brown rice or couscous; or simply as is. View recipe.
Curried Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach
Serves 4 / Smooth, whole-milk yogurt softens the spices in this fragrant, colorful dish. View recipe.
Roasted Sweet Potato Sticks
In this more unusual approach to cooking sweet potatoes, the ingredient, which is full of fiber and beta-carotene, is cut into long wedges and roasted until slightly crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. View recipe.
Smoked Salmon Salad
This wonderful salad is a complete meal. It can be made a day ahead and refrigerated; just don't toss with the dressing until you're ready to serve. View recipe.
Indian-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup
Bright and spicy, this dairy-free soup makes a fast, complete meal. View recipe.
This classic Italian pasta and bean dish is irresistibly good and cheap! Kids especially love it. You can speed up cooking time by preparing beans in a pressure cooker. View recipe.
African Red Beans & Couscous
If you've always thought beans were boring, try this extraordinary recipe flavored with almonds. The beans are served over couscous, a grain popular in Northern Africa. View recipe.
Baked Winter Squash with Heirloom Beans and Hominy
Served grouped on a platter or on individual plates, this dish is a striking centerpiece for any festive table. View recipe.
Heirloom Bean Stew
For a delightful comfort-food meal, serve these beans with slices of toasted rustic bread brushed with a fruity olive oil, along with wedges of a sharp artisan cheese. View recipe.