Healthy Beat-the-Clock Dinners

Have a healthy, satisfying meal on the table in a snap with these quick and easy recipes from Food Network Kitchen.

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Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

10-Minute White Bean Soup with Toasted Cheese and Tomato

Steeping chicken broth with sprigs of rosemary and thyme for just a few minutes adds great flavor to this creamy white bean soup. The sandwich is toasted under the broiler, not fried in butter, and served open-faced, topped with juicy chopped tomatoes.

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15-Minute Chicken, Rice and Grape Salad

Brown rice makes a nutty, chewy base for this salad and is a nice foil for sweet grapes and fresh greens. Using frozen precooked rice makes the whole dish doable in 15 minutes. The creamy dressing comes together quickly in the blender.

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20-Minute Chicken Thighs and Couscous with Dill

Using boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts is a smart way to make sure the meat stays moist and flavorful. Plus, the grape tomatoes soften under the heat of the broiler, adding more juicy goodness to the chicken. Lots of lemon, plus dill and oregano, give the dish a Greek feel.

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25-Minute Cod with Lentils

Lentils make a terrific bed for mild, meaty cod fillets. Using canned lentils instead of raw saves you at least 30 minutes of cooking time. Just simmer them quickly with bacon and red wine to play up their earthy flavor; sliced celery stirred in at the end adds a fresh, crisp note.   

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30-Minute Spicy Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

A spicy, smoky chipotle chile and chili powder add long-cooked flavor to this quick pork stew. To save time, only the pork is browned in oil, while the onions get pureed with tomatoes, garlic and the chile to make the broth.

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