COD + MISO GLAZE + MUSHROOMS + GARLIC + BABY BOK CHOY

COD + MISO GLAZE + MUSHROOMS + GARLIC + BABY BOK CHOY

Go gourmet: Follow the full recipe from Closet Cooking.

For our cheat version: You can buy ready-made miso glaze at the store so you don’t have to fuss about buying ingredients like sake, mirin, and miso paste that you might otherwise never use. As for the saute, use oil, water, and some of the glaze, along with garlic to boost the flavor of your veggies. While bok choy is a good source of vegetarian iron, it’s unique in comparison to other iron-rich sources like potatoes and watermelon because it’s also high in vitamin C, the vitamin necessary for the proper absorption of iron into your bloodstream. For the same reason, strawberries and kale make a great pairing to make your smoothies healthier.

7 CHICKEN + LEMON + BROWN RICE + OREGANO + CHERRY TOMATOES
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= GREEK LEMON CHICKEN WITH BROWN RICE AND BLISTERED TOMATOES
Go gourmet: Follow the full recipe from RecipeTinEats.com.

For our cheat version: Marinade the chicken as directed, just without the garlic; For the rice, substitute the chicken broth for water. After you’ve put the dish in the oven, when you remove the lid to bake for another 10 minutes, add some red cherry tomatoes that have been drizzled with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that increases after cooking and processing. Lycopene is associated with a cache of health benefits, including decreasing the risk of heart disease and certain forms of cancer.

8 SALMON + ASPARAGUS + LEMON + DILL + GARLIC
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= SALMON AND ASPARAGUS FOIL PACKETS
Go gourmet: Follow the full recipe from Cooking Classy.

For our cheat version: This recipe makes cleanup a breeze: Just throw everything in tin foil, bake, and eat! Not much for us to do here, just read this recipe and you’re good to go! By our rankings, salmon is one of the most nutritional fish for weight loss — that is, if you stick with pink over farm-raised Atlantic. This piece of seafood is loaded with omega 3s, a fatty acid that fights off metabolism-slowing inflammation, and muscle-building protein.

9 QUINOA + ARUGULA + BUTTERNUT SQUASH + PECANS + SCALLIONS
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= BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND QUINOA ARUGULA SALAD
Go gourmet: Follow the full recipe from Naturally Ella.

For our cheat version: For a sweet and light fall meal, try this quinoa and arugula salad. We left out the extra honey to coat the butternut squash because the squash is certainly sweet enough on its own. While you might think the protein content is severely diminished without the called-for feta cheese, think again. Quinoa is chock full of the stuff, boasting all 9 essential amino acids as well as plenty of heart-healthy, unsaturated fats and satiating fiber. That’s why it’s one of our 25 Best Carbs to Uncover Your Abs.

10 EGGS + SAUSAGE + ONION + PEPPERS + 3-CHEESE BLEND
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= SAUSAGE PEPPER AND ONION FRITTATA
Go gourmet: Follow the full recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

For our cheat version: Making a frittata is a great way to use any leftover veggies in your kitchen. If you’ve got none, run out to the store to pick up these five ingredients to make Sally’s Baking Addiction’s recipe. We replace the milk with water for our version (which makes ours a frittata rather than a quiche) and combine the cheeses by just picking up a bagged cheese blend. Eggs are a great source of protein and choline, a nutrient that helps with proper cellular function, acts as a building block for our cells, and conducts our muscles to move. What’s better, this fat-blasting B vitamin shuts off the genetic switches that cause your body to bank fat around your liver.

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