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Zucchini Noodles With Bacon Vinaigrette

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When eating a keto diet, giving up carbohydrates might be the most challenging part. We would never claim zucchini noodles are just like pasta, but they can definitely be dressed up with sauces and toppings that will make them a satisfying alternative to a plate of spaghetti.

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Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops

How do you make crispy breaded pork chops in a health-conscious way? Using an air fryer, of course! It will cut down on prep and cooking time as well as a substantial amount of calories and fat. Because the pork chop isn’t fried in oil, it doesn’t feel heavy and fatty like the one you’re frying in pan.

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Instant Pot Shrimp And Broccoli

Shrimp doesn’t need a ton of time to cook, which is why this Instant Pot shrimp and broccoli recipe is the perfect recipe to whip up on a busy weeknight. Served on rice, or cauliflower rice to keep it low-carb, this recipe is one that you’re going to want to make again and again.

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Rosemary Citrus One Pan Baked Salmon

  • Optional 1/4 tsp lemon pepper
  • Additional Salt/pepper to taste after baking


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Whisk together orange juice, lemon, 2 Tbsp rosemary, 1/4 to 1/3 cup olive oil, pinch of salt, pepper, 1/4 tsp orange peel and garlic. Set aside.
  • Next, layer your dish.
  • First add your trimmed asparagus and drizzle with olive oil or butter. Add a pinch of lemon pepper seasoning.
  • Place your salmon on between the asparagus spears.
  • Drizzle the orange rosemary marinade on top of the salmon.
  • Add thin orange slices on top of the salmon and on top of the asparagus.
  • Place 2 to 2 fresh sprigs of rosemary evenly on top of the salmon and around the pan.
  • Sprinkle a bit more orange peel, pepper, and kosher salt on top of the salmon veggie bake.
  • Bake at 400F for 12-15 minutes or until salmon is not longer opaque in the middle.
  • Per serving: 345 calories, 22 g fat , 25 g protein, 10 g carb, 5 g sugars, 3 g fiber

    Recipe courtesy of Lindsay Cotter of Cotter Crunch.

    Instant Pot Lemon Chicken

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    Cooked in chicken broth with a touch of fresh lemon juice, this Instant Pot lemon chicken recipe is an easy and flavorful protein to add to your dinner plate. Pair it with some easy sides like roasted broccoli or Brussels sprouts for a well-rounded meal.

    Get our recipe for Instant Pot Lemon Chicken.

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    Grilled Basil Chicken And Zucchini

    • 2 1/2 c. basil, roughly chopped


  • Cook rice per package directions.
  • Zest lime into large bowl, then squeeze in 2 tablespoons juice. Finely grate garlic into bowl, then stir in soy sauce, sugar, and chile.
  • Brush zucchini with 1 tablespoon oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Rub chicken tenders with remaining tablespoon oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill zucchini until just barely tender and chicken until just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side transfer to cutting board.
  • Cut zucchini and chicken into pieces and toss in sauce fold in basil and serve over rice with lime wedges.
  • Per serving: 400 calories, 10.5 g fat , 29 g protein, 450 mg sodium, 46 g carb, 3 g fiber

    Recipe courtesy of Good Housekeeping.

    Bacon And Cheese Sandwiches With Pico And Guacamole

    Cloud bread, the lighter-than-air bread used in this keto sandwich, is the perfect low-carb bread substitute for when you need a delicious, comforting slice. Layer it with melty Jack cheese, crispy bacon, pico de gallo, and guacamole for an indulgent keto breakfast or a light but satisfying keto lunch idea.

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    Slow Grilled Chinese Char Siu Chicken

    • 1 Tbsp gluten-free hoisin sauce
    • 1/2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
    • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
    • Cooking oil spray


  • In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, beet powder, vinegar, hoisin sauce, five-spice powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add chicken and toss well, coating all the pieces well cover and refrigerate for two days to marinate.
  • Heat grill spray cooking oil on grates grill chicken until cooked through, about 10 minutes per side.
  • Per serving: 328 calories, 8 g fat , 38 g protein, 25 g carb, 845 mg sodium, 24 g sugars, 1 g fiber

    Instant Pot Steak Fajitas

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    These Instant Pot steak fajitas can be served on warm tortillas, or on a bed of greens with a heaping amount of guacamole. Add some lime wedges for guests to squeeze on their fajitas to give them an extra zing that pairs perfectly with the tomato-based fajita sauce.

    Get our recipe for Instant Pot Steak Fajitas.

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    Steak And Rye Panzanella

    • 1 medium red onion, sliced into rounds
    • 3 slices rye bread
    • 1 large bunch kale, leaves chopped
    • 1 lb. sirloin steak


  • Toast caraway seeds in a small skillet on medium, about 2 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, 2 tablespoons oil, mustard, garlic, caraway seeds, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Heat grill or grill pan on medium-high. Brush fennel, onion, and bread with 1 tablespoon oil and season fennel and onion with a pinch salt. Grill, covered, turning often, until vegetables are tender and charred and bread is toasted, 5 to 8 minutes for vegetables and 1 to 2 minutes for bread. Transfer to cutting board core and thinly slice fennel and tear bread into chunks.
  • In a large bowl, toss kale, grilled vegetables, and bread with half of dressing and let sit, tossing occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, rub steak with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill to desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Fold into salad and drizzle with remaining vinaigrette.
  • Per serving: 435 calories, 23 g fat , 29 g protein, 735 mg sodium, 28 g carb, 6 g fiber

    Recipe courtesy of Good Housekeeping.

    Healthy Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes From 2 Share My Joy

    Sweet potatoes are an amazing cheap food thats great for weight loss on a budget. Theyre a good source of fiber plus theyre filled with vitamin C and beta carotene. This colorful stuffed sweet potato dish costs just $2.50 per serving. Its easy to prepare making it a cheap and healthy recipe to lose weight fast even on a busy schedule. If avocados are too expensive, you can leave out the guacamole. You can also add some ground beef for extra protein.

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    Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner

    • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut the butternut squash in half, lengthwise. Cut off the circular orb sections and save for future use.
  • Peel the long sections of the butternut squash, then slice them into thin wedges. Core the apple and slice into wedges, unpeeled. Then peel and slice the onion into wedges.
  • Pile the butternut squash, apples, and onions on a large rimmed 18×13-inch half sheet baking pan. Drizzle olive oil over the top and toss to coat. Then spread the squash, apples, and onions out into a single layer. Sprinkle with allspice, salt, and pepper.
  • Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the chicken sausages on the bias, into 1/2-inch slices.
  • Flip the veggies, and spread them back out. Make room on the baking sheet to add the sausages. Place the sheet back in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the sausages are sizzling. Serve warm!
  • Per serving: 336 calories, 15 g fat , 15 g protein, 38 g carb, 884 mg sodium, 14 g sugars, 5 g fiber

    Recipe courtesy of Sommer Collier of A Spicy Perspective.

    Arroz Con Pollo Lightened Up

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    • kosher salt to taste, about 2 tsp


  • Season chicken with vinegar, 1/2 tsp sazon, adobo and garlic powder and let it sit 10 minutes.
  • Heat a large deep heavy skillet on medium, add 2 tsp oil when hot.
  • Add chicken and brown 5 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.
  • Place onion, cilantro, garlic, scallions and pepper in mini food processor. Add remaining teaspoon of olive oil to the skillet and sauté onion mixture on medium-low until soft, about 3 minutes.
  • Add tomato, cook another minute. Add rice, mix well and cook another minute.
  • Add water, bouillon and remaining sazon, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Taste for salt, should taste salty enough to suit your taste, add more as needed.
  • Add chicken and nestle into rice, bring to a boil. Simmer on medium-low until most of the water evaporates and you see the liquid bubbling at the top of the rice line, then reduce heat to low heat and cover. Make sure the lid has a good seal, no steam should escape .
  • Cook 20 minutes without opening the lid. Shut heat off and let it sit with the lid on an additional 10 minutes Fluff with a fork and eat!
  • Per serving: 410 calories, 8 g fat , 33.5 g protein, 47 g carb, 655mg sodium, 0.5 g sugars, 1 g fiber

    Recipe courtesy of Gina Homolka of Skinny Taste.

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    Easy Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

    • 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
    • 1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk
    • 4 oz cream cheese Cut into chunks.
    • 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan Reggiano Cheese


  • Cook the pasta as per package instructions.
  • Place the shrimp in a bowl along with 1/2 Tbsp of cajun or creole seasoning. Mix to ensure the shrimp is fully coated.
  • Heat a skillet or pan on medium high heat. I use a cast iron skillet. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the pan.
  • When hot, add the shrimp to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until it turns bright pink. Remove the shrimp and set aside.
  • Add an additional teaspoon of olive oil to the pan along with the chopped sausage, onions, green peppers, and red peppers.
  • Saute for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are soft and the onions are translucent and fragrant. Remove the vegetables from the pan and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat on the pan to medium. Add the butter to the pan and allow it to melt.
  • Add in the heavy cream, almond milk, cream cheese, the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of cajun or creole seasoning, and parmesan reggiano cheese.
  • Continue to stir the sauce until all of the cheese has fully melted. The cream cheese may take some time to melt. Add in the fire roasted tomatoes and stir. Allow the mixture to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp, sausage, vegetables, and pasta to the pan and stir. Allow the pasta to cook for 4-5 minutes until combined. Serve.
  • Per serving: 384 calories, 28 g fat, 7 g protein, 22 g carb

    Recipe courtesy of Stay Snatched.

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    Healthy Greek Chicken And Farro Salad

    • 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced ½ inch thick
    • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
    • 8 oz grape tomatoes, halved
    • 1/2 seedless cucumber, cut into ½-inch pieces
    • 3 oz baby arugula
    • 3 oz feta, crumbled


    1. Cook farro per package directions, then drain, transfer to a large bowl, and toss with 1 Tbsp oil.2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, toss onion with 2 Tbsp lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Let sit, tossing twice. 3. Heat remaining Tbsp oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Season chicken with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper and cook until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. 4. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in remaining 2 Tbsp lemon juice. 5. Add chicken and any juices to farro along with dill, tomatoes, cucumber, and onion toss to combine. Fold in arugula and feta.

    Per serving: 380 calories, 10 g fat , 26 g protein, 198 mg sodium, 44 g carb, 4 g sugar , 7 g fiber

    Beef Stew In Red Wine

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    Picture it: It’s the dead of winter. You’ve endured a long day of injustices at the office, and you arrive home cold, wet, and famished. But when you open the front door, the smell hits you: beef and red wine and vegetables, slow-cooked into a state of deliciousness while you worked. Now that’s comfort. Behold, our classic beef stew in red wine recipe.

    Get our recipe for Beef Stew in Red Wine.

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    Corn Chowder Con Chile Poblano

    • Freshly ground pepper


  • In a large pot add the oil and the sliced poblano chile. Leave it there until it begins to soften. Add the onion and garlic. Leave for five more minutes or until you see that the onion is translucent.
  • Add the corn kernels, potatoes, salt and cover with water, add the salt and cover. Leave for 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.
  • With a ladle, add about one-third of the vegetables and liquid into the container of a blender. Blend until fully liquefied and well integrated. Return to the pot with the rest of the vegetables. If you need more liquid, add a little more water. Check for seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  • Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, pumpkin seeds, corn kernels, sprouts or chopped cilantro. Finish with sea salt and pepper.
  • Per serving: 135 calories, 4 g fat , 4 g protein, 20 g carb, 403 mg sodium, 1 g sugars, 4 g fiber

    Recipe courtesy of Brown Sugar & Vanilla.

    Crock Pot Cauliflower Chicken Chili

    • 12 leaves of bibb, butter, or romaine lettuce
    • Sesame seeds and chopped green onions for garnish


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add chicken and cook, stirring for about 10 minutes, until browned on all sides.
  • Stir in garlic, celery, and carrots, and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Pour in sriracha, coconut aminos, and honey, and stir until the sauce is thickened and the chicken is coated.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.
  • Serve in lettuce leaves.
  • Per serving: 297 calories, 11 g fat , 33 g protein, 15 g carb, 696 mg sodium, 11 g sugars, 1 g fiber

    • 30 dumpling wrappers


  • Put carrots in a microwavable bowl and cover with water. Cook until tender, about 3 minutes depending on how finely shredded the carrots are. Drain and let cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix together cooked carrots, turkey, mushrooms, soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, onion powder, salt and cornstarch. Stir together until well combined.
  • Spoon a well rounded teaspoon of filling onto a dumpling wrapper. Seal filling with wrapper. Wrap remaining dumplings.
  • Bring water to boil in the bottom of the steamer pot. Place dumplings in a parchment paper lined steamer. Steam 15 minutes until cooked through.
  • Per serving: 48 calories, 1 g fat , 3 g protein, 4 g carb, 87 mg sodium

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    Oatmeal With Peanut Butter And Banana

    Oatmeal in its purest form has a ton of benefits that you don’t want to miss out on. From helping to lower your LDL cholesterol to actually being one of the best sources of resistant starchthe type of carb that helps your weight lossoats should be eaten on the regular, in the right way, of course.

    Fudgy Pumpkin Brownie Bites

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    The best thing about these pumpkin brownies? They are the perfect, indulgent dessert! Each brownie bite is only 54 calories and only 5 grams of sugar, so you could easily indulge in one, two, or even three of these and not completely ruin your caloric intake.

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    Veggie Scrambled Eggs From Low Carb Africa

    These beautiful veggie scrambled eggs are a healthy recipe to lose weight fast! Eggs are a cheap and protein-filled food that will help you lose weight and the veggies pack a nutritional punch. Youll stay full for hours with this cheap weight loss recipe. You can omit the turmeric to make this recipe even more budget friendly. Also, feel free to use regular milk or any other milk you already have in your fridge instead of the coconut milk.

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