Spotlight Recipe: Pasta with Tomato & Peas

This is a light-yet-effortless weeknight dinner that's easy on the budget, too. Frozen peas add hunger-fighting protein and fiber and Italian cheeses bring the savory bite. Have a green thumb? Swap the frozen peas for some fresh-from-the-garden spring peas.

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Spotlight Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca

I got spoiled this summer, getting to come home and have access to fresh ingredients, a full kitchen and, of course, free time to cook. However, going back to school doesn’t mean we college students can’t still enjoy a good, healthy meal! Pasta is a good ol’ standby, but this year, ditch the buttered noodles or Ramen packets and try this easy dish – it’s sure to earn you an A from your roommates or friends. Make it in bulk you and eat for a few days. Capers, anchovy paste and arugula might not be usual pantry staples, but you shouldn’t have trouble finding them at the local supermarket.

Spotlight Recipe: Garlic & Citrus Chicken

Garlic, lemon and orange infuse this chicken with colossal flavor. Roasting a whole chicken might sound daunting, but make it for dinner on a Sunday night and have leftovers for lunch all week.

Spotlight Recipes: Vegetarian Pasta Dishes

Good old pasta dishes can easily be turned into a vegetarian dish. Problem is, pile in tons of cheese and large portions of pasta and watch the calories and heart-clogging saturated fat go through the roof (yes, even vegetarian recipes can be unhealthy!). There are ways to lighten up your lasagna and macaroni and cheese but here are a variety of vegetarian pasta dishes that are delicious and figure-friendly.

Spotlight Recipe: Marinated Feta & Olive Skewers

In this tasty appetizer, the Greek cheese gets an unusual twist -- it's marinated in a zesty orange juice blend before pairing up with its natural soul mate, the olive, cucumber and a bit of mint.

Spotlight Recipe: Spiced Chicken & Grape Skewers

If you're already prepping a menu for your Super Bowl bash, add these nibblers to your list. The zesty kabobs cook up nicely on an indoor grill pan and will leave your guests thinking of summer barbecues, not winter's chilly temperatures.

Spotlight Recipe: Fried Rice with Edamame & Tofu

This vegetarian-friendly dish cooks up fast, has added protein (thanks to the tofu and edamame) and is a great way to use up the leftover brown rice hanging out in the refrigerator.

Spotlight Recipe: Mushroom, Onion & Basil Pizza

Weekday or weekend, this mushroom and onion pizza is perfect for a speedy meal.

Spotlight Recipe: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Biscotti

These peanut butter and chocolate biscotti pieces are bit time- and energy-intensive, but at a five-dozen yield, they are certainly worth the effort.