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Your Low-Carb Meal Plan for February

Whether you're craving a hearty roast, a satisfying soup or something else entirely, these low-carb dinner ideas are perfect for cold February nights.

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Day 1: Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast with GravyTaste of Home

Day 1: Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

This quick-prep recipe lets you feast on turkey at any time of year. We save the rich broth for gravy, noodles and soup making. —Joyce Hough, Annapolis, Maryland

Goes Great With: Smoky Cauliflower

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Day 2: Herb-Roasted Salmon FilletsTaste of Home

Day 2: Herb-Roasted Salmon Fillets

My roasted salmon is so simple but elegant enough to serve to company. I make it on days when I have less than an hour to cook. —Luanne Asta, Hampton Bays, New York

Goes Great With: Zesty Garlic Broccoli

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Day 3: Pork Chops with Parmesan Sauce

Moist and tender chops make a speedy and comforting weeknight meal. They’re dressed with a smooth, creamy sauce seasoned with Parmesan, onion and a hint of nutmeg, parsley and thyme. Here’s a new family favorite! Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Goes Great With: Oven-Dried Tomatoes

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Day 4: Pressure-Cooker Wine-Braised Beef ShanksTaste of Home

Day 4: Pressure-Cooker Wine-Braised Beef Shanks

I adapted this from a slow-cooker recipe to one that takes about 2 hours start to finish, using a pressure cooker. Served over egg noodles or rice, it reminds me of Grandma’s house. —Helen Nelander, Boulder Creek, California

Goes Great With: Cauliflower Mash

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Day 5: Red Pepper & Parmesan TilapiaTaste of Home

Day 5: Red Pepper & Parmesan Tilapia

My husband and I are always looking for light fish recipes because of the health benefits. This Parmesan tilapia is a hit with him, and we’ve tried it for dinner parties, too. It’s a staple! —Michelle Martin, Durham, North Carolina

Goes Great With: Fennel Spinach Saute

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Day 6: Pressure Cooker Swiss Steak

Swiss steak has a been a standby for family cooks for decades, and this no-fuss way to cook it promises to keep the entree popular for years to come. Best of all, it’s low in calories and fat. —Sarah Burks, Wathena, Kansas

Goes Great With: Lemon Garlic Mushrooms

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Day 7: Prosciutto-Pepper Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Day 7: Prosciutto-Pepper Pork Chops

Here’s a dish that’s easy, fast and most importantly, delicious. Serve these prosciutto-stuffed pork chops with pasta salad for a satisfying meal. —Donna Prisco, Randolph, New Jersey

Goes Great With: Lemon-Roasted Asparagus

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Day 8: Walnut and Oat-Crusted SalmonTaste of Home

Day 8: Walnut and Oat-Crusted Salmon

I think this recipe gives you the most omega-3 fatty acid bang for your buck! —Cristen Dutcher, Marietta, Georgia

Goes Great With: Ruby Raspberry Slaw

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Day 9: Rosemary Turkey Breast

I season turkey with a blend of rosemary, garlic and paprika. Because I rub half of the mixture directly on the meat under the skin, I can remove the skin before serving and not lose any of the flavor. The result is an entree that’s lower in fat, yet delicious—the perfect centerpiece for holiday meals. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

Goes Great With: Italian Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Day 10: Cocoa-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

My family and I have cooking competitions with secret ingredients and a 30-minute time limit. This tenderloin recipe earned me a sweet victory. — Gina Myers, Spokane, Washington

Goes Great With: Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower

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Day 11: Seasoned Tilapia Fillets

If you need a healthy, keep-it-simple solution to dinner tonight, you just found it. This restaurant-quality tilapia fillet recipe relies on spices you’re likely to have on hand to deliver big flavor. This is how to make tilapia. —Dana Alexander, Lebanon, Missouri

Goes Great With: Zucchini Mushroom Bake

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Day 12: Baked Chicken and MushroomsTaste of Home

Day 12: Baked Chicken and Mushrooms

I made up this dish years ago, and it still remains the family’s favorite healthy baked chicken recipes. It’s a fast weeknight meal, but the fresh mushrooms and sherry make it special enough for a weekend dinner party. —Lise Prestine of South Bend, Indiana

Goes Great With: Kale Caesar Salad

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Day 13: Pepper-Stuffed Pork TenderloinTaste of Home

Day 13: Pepper-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Spicy stuffing balances the delicate flavor of pork in this dish that looks great on the plate—and tastes even better! —Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia

Goes Great With: Fried Cabbage

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Day 14: White Wine Garlic ChickenTaste of Home

Day 14: White Wine Garlic Chicken

This garlic chicken is great over cooked brown rice or your favorite pasta. Don’t forget a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, too. —Heather Esposito, Rome, New York

Goes Great With: Garlic Asiago Cauliflower Rice

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Day 15: Moist Italian Turkey BreastTaste of Home

Day 15: Moist Italian Turkey Breast

This recipe renders some of the juiciest turkey I have ever eaten. High in lean protein, it’s a smart entree for a special occasion. —Jessica Kunz, Springfield, Illinois

Goes Great With: Marinated Mushrooms & Artichokes

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Day 16: Parmesan Baked CodTaste of Home

Day 16: Parmesan Baked Cod

You’ll need just five ingredients for this goof-proof way to keep oven-baked fish moist. “My mom is one of the best cooks in the world, and she shared this recipe with me,” writes Mary Hoppe of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. “It’s a favorite.”

Goes Great With: Steamed Kale

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Day 17: Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups

One night I looked in the refrigerator and pondered what I could make with chicken, cheese, mushrooms and pesto. This pretty dish was the result. Add Italian bread and a fruit salad for a complete meal! —Melissa Nordmann, Mobile, AL

Goes Great With: Feta Romaine Salad

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Day 18: Sage-Rubbed SalmonTaste of Home

Day 18: Sage-Rubbed Salmon

If you’ve always thought of sage with turkey, try it with salmon for a little taste of heaven. We serve this with rice, salad and sauteed green beans. —Nicole Raskopf, Beacon, New York

Goes Great With: Roasted Rosemary Cauliflower

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Day 19: Balsamic-Seasoned Steak

This simple recipe ensures a tender steak without a long marinating time. Steak sauce and balsamic vinegar are a great team, and you can’t go wrong with melty Swiss on top.

Goes Great With: Roasted Asparagus & Tomatoes

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Day 20: Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach

This moist and tender chicken comes complete with its own creamy spinach side dish! It makes a pretty presentation and comes together in no time flat for a nutritious weeknight meal. —Genna Johannes, Wrightstown, Wisconsin

Goes Great With: Roasted Radishes

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Day 21: Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin

Wow friends and family with this tender beef encased in a golden horseradish crust. Roasted garlic boosts the robust flavor even more. —Laura Bagozzi, Dublin, Ohio

Goes Great With: Mushroom and Spinach Saute

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Day 22: Chicken Nuggets

I like to make these golden chicken nuggets because they’re so quick and easy. My whole family loves them. You can also use the seasoning to cook chicken breast halves. Stack them on rustic bread with mayo, lettuce and tomato for delicious sandwiches. —Annette Ellyson, Carolina, West Virginia

Goes Great With: Old Bay Cauliflower

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Day 23: Pork Tenderloin with Wine SauceTaste of Home

Day 23: Pork Tenderloin with Wine Sauce

Here’s a fast and easy, great-tasting meal that’s as big on flavor as it is low in fat and calories. I serve it with fresh green beans and mashed potatoes. —Nancy LaVoice, Wexford, Pennsylvania

Goes Great With: Sauteed Squash with Tomatoes & Onions

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Day 24: Beef Brisket in BeerTaste of Home

Day 24: Beef Brisket in Beer

One bite of this super tender brisket and your family will be hooked! The rich gravy is perfect for spooning over a side of creamy mashed potatoes. —Eunice Stoen, Decorah, Iowa

Goes Great With: Cherry Tomato Salad

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Day 25: Lemon Salmon with BasilTaste of Home

Day 25: Lemon Salmon with Basil

At our house we opt for healthy foods, and this lemony salmon with basil is a knockout in the good-for-you category. We have it with asparagus or zucchini. —Shanna Belz, Prineville, Oregon

Goes Great With: Bok Choy and Radishes

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Day 26: In-a-Pinch Chicken & SpinachTaste of Home

Day 26: In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach

I needed a fast supper while babysitting my grandchild. I used what my daughter-in-law had in the fridge and turned it into what’s now one of our favorite chicken and spinach recipes. —Sandra Ellis, Stockbridge, Georgia

Goes Great With: Lemony Zucchini Ribbons

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Day 27: Pork Chops & Mushrooms

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe years ago, and I have used it ever since. My family loves the sweetness with a little kick.—Hilary Rigo, Wickenburg, Arizona

Goes Great With: Asian-Style Green Beans

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Day 28: Chicken Veggie SkilletTaste of Home

Day 28: Chicken Veggie Skillet

I invented this chicken and veggie dish to use up extra mushrooms and asparagus. My husband suggested I write it down because it’s a keeper. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas

Goes Great With: Italian Green Bean Salad

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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