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Toss together this easy Farro Salad with Tomatoes and Herbs by adding chopped tomatoes, hearty farro, snipped fresh chives and Italian parsley for a satisfying lunch or first course for a summer party.

Frozen lima leans become a surprising star in this garlicky alternative to guacamole.

Use Greek yogurt for a healthier spin on the beloved onion dip. This version incorporates shallots and chives, and it can be served with sliced vegetables or low-salt pretzels or pita chips.

Ellie Krieger relies on good-quality lump crab, not fillers, to make her Crab Cakes shine. A panko breadcrumb crust keeps them moist inside and crisp on the outside.

Make a restaurant-style Greek Salad at home; Rachael Ray loads her version with classic ingredients: kalamata olives, tomatoes, peppers and feta cheese.

Ina turns a favorite dip into a salad--it's like guacamole you can eat with a fork.

Ree's New York-Style Chopped Salad is made to feed a large group. Lay out the greens and all the fixings in small dishes and then have everyone build their own salad by throwing what they want into their own bowl.

Soak rice paper wrappers until pliable and fill with cooked shrimp, vermicelli noodles, herbs, cucumbers, scallions and lettuce. Serve these hand-held Shrimp Summer Rolls with a homemade peanut sauce.

The star of many a salad finds new expression in Guy Fieri's zesty Killer Kale Pasta with rotisserie chicken and nutty Parmesan.

Buy diced, peeled butternut squash to cut down on prep time for this Penne with Butternut Squash that's even heartier when made with whole-wheat or multigrain penne.

For a healthier approach to preparing fish, try this recipe for Pesto Salmon and Potatoes. Steam salmon and top it with bright, homemade pesto. Serve with new potatoes mashed with nutty Pecorino cheese.

Stock your pantry for less by buying grains like barley, rice, quinoa and oatmeal in bulk--they'll cost much less than boxed versions. Use quick-cooking barley for this Barley Risotto with Ham and Mushrooms recipe for a comforting, risotto-style grain dish.

Ellie's heart-healthy White Chili combines ground turkey with white beans, peppers, onions and spices to make for an incredibly flavorful bite.

Peanuts are high in good fat so sprinkle them on Ellie's favorite Aromatic Noodle Salad with Lime Peanut Sauce for an added crunch.

Dried oregano, garlic and lemon turn a simple salad into a Greek-inspired Salad with Oregano Marinated Chicken for dinner tonight. Top the finished greens with grilled chicken for a complete meal.

Cheesy Spinach Baked Penne: Making homemade tomato sauce for this recipe really allows you to control what goes into it. Here, it's mixed with chunks of mozzarella for extra bursts of cheesy goodness, along with cottage cheese for all the satisfying qualities of ricotta with only a fraction of the fat and calories.

Whole-Wheat Brussels Sprout, Squash and Ricotta Pizza: This colorful pizza is packed with vitamin C, calcium, iron and fiber. We also reduce the amount of cheese (and fat) by dolloping fresh ricotta and sprinkling Parmesan on the pizzas after they're baked.

Tricolor Salad Pizzas: Save time by using store-bought whole wheat pizza dough for this simple pie. Cut down on the fat by using part-skim mozzarella and ricotta cheeses.

Sweet Potatoes with Maple-Horseradish Butter: The combination of maple syrup, horseradish and butter in these slightly sweet and sharp spuds-perfect for your next holiday dinner-is a home run. You won't even notice that they're low in fat.

Salmon is a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and looks beautiful on a bed of vitamin C-rich broccoli. Topped off with colorful red pepper flakes and fresh cilantro, this bright, low-calorie meal takes under 20 minutes.

Pork Tenderloin Steaks with Wilted Cabbage and Apples: Pork tenderloin is not only quick-cooking, but budget-friendly too. Slice it to make pork "steaks" and serve it with cabbage and apples cooked in the flavorful cooking juices.

Seared Tilapia with Asparagus and Spicy Mint Gremolata: Gremolata, a mixture of mint, lemon zest and garlic adds bright, fresh flavor to this seared tilapia dish.

Light Spicy Zucchini and Tomato Casserole: By quickly broiling the zucchini first, you can ensure all the pieces will be evenly cooked once they get baked with the tomato sauce.

Shaved Cabbage and Brussels Sprout Salad: This salad comes together quickly, but giving the cabbage and Brussels sprouts extra time to rest in the creamy dressing before serving ensures that the vegetables have flavor in every bite.

Herbed Farro Pilaf: Get your whole-grain fix with a salad made from nutty, chewy farro. You can find farro in the bulk bins at your grocery or heath-food store, or with the other packaged whole grains.