Join the CHOW Healthy Recipe Challenge!

Calling all home cooks!

We want to know what you’re cooking in 2011. We know our community is full of amazing cooks with discerning palates. So let’s see what you’ve got. Submit your best postholiday healthy vegetarian main dish by January 14, and your recipe might win!

What do we mean by healthy? We mean dishes that contain whole grains, legumes, heart-healthy oil, low-fat meats, and fish (though not the latter two for these vegetarian recipes!), but little cheese or refined sugars and carbohydrates.

Use our recipe publishing tool to post the recipe, then paste the link into the CHOW Recipe Challenge thread on Chowhound. Photos of your dish are encouraged.

The CHOW kitchen editors will select three runners-up. We'll make the three dishes, photograph them, and then ask you to vote for the winner. We will post the winning recipe on CHOW.com’s Recipe Hub and send it out to thousands of subscribers to the CHOW.com Recipe of the Day Newsletter. (Are you a subscriber? You should be! Sign up in the Newsletters tab on your profile.) The winner can expect some cool CHOW schwag in the mail, too.

Do it, show us your recipe!