For heart-healthy dishes, incorporate avocados into your weekly meal plan. Recipes like this Avocado Chicken Milanese are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and pack plenty of flavor.

Looking for some new dinner ideas to revitalize your meal repertoire? Want recipes that meet your desire for appetizing flavors and eating healthfully, and get you out of the kitchen pronto?

Feed all those needs with tempting, healthy meals that pack fresh flavors in quick, easy dishes. It’s easier than you think. With a couple of well-chosen ingredients and a dash of creativity, it’s easy to incorporate some new ideas into your “favorites” recipe list.

Begin with flavorful ingredients that have wide appeal and are good for you. Go for quick, simple preparation: Saute, grill, stir-fry or fix a colorful entree salad or sandwich.

Creamy and buttery avocados from Mexico add irresistible flavor to salads, sandwiches, dips, soups and more. The nutrient-dense, heart-healthy fruit provides good fats, fiber, potassium, vitamin E, vitamin C, folic acid and other B vitamins.

But the main reason to love avocados is their rich, sublime taste, and the appeal they add to menus any time of year. Abundant sunshine and rainfall means Mexican avocados can be harvested year-round.

Another ingredient that’s a kitchen essential is light and clear canola oil. It allows the flavors in recipes, whether tangy, sweet or spicy, to shine through — making it the ideal oil for dressings, marinades and cooking. Count on vinaigrettes made with canola oil to remain clear and free running when


Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and the important antioxidant vitamin E, canola oil has a high smoke point (460 degrees). This makes canola oil perfect for frying, grilling and stir-frying: Foods cook up light and crispy, creating a successful dish every time.

You don’t have to compromise flavor, nutrition or time to serve delicious meals that keep the family coming back to the table.

— Family Features

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