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Your Low-Carb Meal Plan for July

Enjoy healthy dinners all month long, thanks to this low-carb meal plan for July. It features seasonal produce, grilled mains and much more.

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July 1: Mediterranean SoleTaste of Home

July 1: Mediterranean Sole

This Mediterranean sole recipe may be simple, but it's elegant and incredibly flavorful. Steaming in parchment is an easy and healthy way to cook fish and vegetables. Any white fish will work in place of the sole. —Andrea Potischman, Menlo Park, California

Goes Great With: Grilled Broccoli

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July 2: Chicken and Broccoli with Dill SauceTaste of Home

July 2: Chicken and Broccoli with Dill Sauce

I've had this chicken and broccoli recipe for so many years, I don't remember when I first made it. Serve it with a side of couscous or rice for a complete meal, or add some sliced mushrooms or carrots for extra veggies. —Kallee Krong-Mccreery, Escondido, California

Goes Great With: Hearty Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

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July 3: Blackened Pork Caesar SaladTaste of Home

July 3: Blackened Pork Caesar Salad

When I cook, the goal is to have enough leftovers for lunch the next day. This Caesar with pork has fantastic flavor even when the meat is chilled. —Penny Hedges, Dewdney, British Columbia

Goes Great With: Oven-Dried Tomatoes

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July 4: Oven-Fried Chicken DrumsticksTaste of Home

July 4: Oven-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

This fabulous recipe uses Greek yogurt to create an amazing marinade that makes the chicken incredibly moist. No one will guess that it has been lightened up and is not even fried! — Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio

Goes Great With: Faux Potato Salad

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July 5: Walnut and Oat-Crusted SalmonTaste of Home

July 5: 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: Bok Choy and Radishes

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July 6: Italian Sausage and Provolone SkewersTaste of Home

July 6: Italian Sausage and Provolone Skewers

My husband made sausage and veggie kabobs when we didn't have buns to make classic sausage bombers. Grill ‘em up, then add cheese cubes. —Cindy Hilliard, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Goes Great With: Cherry Tomato Salad

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July 7: Shrimp Scampi Spinach SaladTaste of Home

July 7: Shrimp Scampi Spinach Salad

My husband and I really enjoy both shrimp scampi and fresh spinach salad, so I put the two together. My oldest son loves it, too, and he's only 3! —Jamie Porter, Garnett, Kansas

Goes Great With: Roasted Italian Green Beans & Tomatoes

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July 8: Tex-Mex Pork ChopsTaste of Home

July 8: Tex-Mex Pork Chops

These easy Tex-Mex pork chops won a contest for me. Salsa, cumin and green chiles give them the kick they need to earn their name. —Jo Ann Dalrymple, Claremore, Oklahoma

Goes Great With: Garden Cucumber Salad

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July 9: Air-Fryer Almond ChickenTaste of Home

July 9: Air-Fryer Almond Chicken

My husband bought an air fryer oven about 6 months ago, after seeing it on television. We have used it at least twice a week and love how delicious the food has been. The chicken recipes that we have tried are especially good because of how moist it remains. We started a low carb diet and did not want to use bread crumbs so we tried the chicken with almonds and it is a favorite now.

Goes Great With: Three-Pepper Coleslaw

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July 10: Grilled Halibut with Blueberry SalsaTaste of Home

July 10: Grilled Halibut with Blueberry Salsa

Give halibut a new, summery spin. The salsa may seem sophisticated, but it’s really a cinch to prepare. —Donna Goutermont, Juneau, Alaska

Goes Great With: Zesty Sugar Snap Peas

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July 11: Italian Turkey CutletsTaste of Home

July 11: Italian Turkey Cutlets

"Because I'm watching my weight, I've used this recipe for years," writes Janet Bumb of Beallsville, Maryland. "Served with a flavorful tomato sauce, these cutlets taste so good that my son, who is thin and doesn't need to worry about his weight, requests them for his birthday dinner!"

Goes Great With: Italian Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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July 12: Avocado Crab BoatsTaste of Home

July 12: Avocado Crab Boats

These boats are wonderful with tortilla chips, beans or rice. You can also cover them, pack them on ice, and take them to a picnic or potluck. Straight from the oven or cold, they're always delicious. —Frances Benthin, Scio, Oregon

Goes Great With: Asparagus, Squash & Red Pepper Saute

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July 13: Flat Iron Steak SaladTaste of Home

July 13: Flat Iron Steak Salad

My steak salad with avocado and radishes is a big plate of summer deliciousness. I sometimes add dried cranberries and cherry tomatoes, but you can customize it to suit your tastes. —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Goes Great With: Grilled Zucchini with Onions

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July 14: Grilled Tilapia with MangoTaste of Home

July 14: Grilled Tilapia with Mango

This is a different twist on tilapia that I created for my wife. She enjoyed the combination of mango with Parmesan. Somehow it tastes even better outside on the deck with a cold glass of iced tea. —Gregg May, Columbus, Ohio

Goes Great With: Cauliflower Mash

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July 15: Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco SaladTaste of Home

July 15: Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

We use this super duper chicken across several meals, including it in tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington

Goes Great With: Tasty Marinated Tomatoes

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July 16: Lemony Grilled Salmon Fillets with Dill SauceTaste of Home

July 16: Lemony Grilled Salmon Fillets with Dill Sauce

Grilled lemons add a smoky tartness to a butter sauce made to enjoy with grilled salmon. A touch of dill adds a fresh, clean finish. —April Lane, Greeneville, Tennessee

Goes Great With: Crunchy Lemon-Pesto Garden Salad

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July 17: Prosciutto-Pepper Pork ChopsTaste of Home

July 17: 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: Summer Squash and Zucchini Salad

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July 18: Grilled Buttermilk ChickenTaste of Home

July 18: Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

I created this recipe years ago, after one of our farmers market customers, a chef, shared the idea of marinating chicken in buttermilk. The chicken is easy to prepare and always turns out moist and delicious! I bruise the thyme sprigs by twisting them before adding to the buttermilk mixture; this releases the oils in the leaves and flavor the chicken better. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Goes Great With: Cucumbers with Dill

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July 19: Grilled Steak PinwheelsTaste of Home

July 19: Grilled Steak Pinwheels

I've been serving this recipe to family and friends for 20 years and very seldom do I have any leftovers. We try to keep the house cool, so we grill out often. —Mary Hills, Scottsdale, Arizona

Goes Great With: Lemon Artichoke Romaine Salad

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July 20: Shrimp and Avocado SaladTaste of Home

July 20: Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This Mexican shrimp cocktail's bright, fresh flavors and colors entice even my little ones. I like to serve it alongside a scoop of lime-cilantro rice for a light meal. —Carly Terrell, Granbury, Texas

Goes Great With: Lemon Garlic Mushrooms

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July 21: Quick Ginger PorkTaste of Home

July 21: Quick Ginger Pork

My husband and I are empty nesters. It was a challenge learning to cook for just two again, but recipes like this give us delicious scaled-down dinners. —Esther Johnson Danielson, Lawton, Pennsylvania

Goes Great With: Asian Cucumber Salad

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July 22: Sheet-Pan Taco Turkey Meat LoafTaste of Home

July 22: Sheet-Pan Taco Turkey Meat Loaf

After buying a supersized package of ground turkey, I made this spicy taco turkey meat loaf using what I had on hand. It's now become a family favorite! I serve it for tailgating parties and it's delicious the next day for sandwiches. —Holly Battiste, Barrington, New Jersey

Goes Great With: Garden Tomato Salad

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July 23: Cedar Plank Salmon with Blackberry SauceTaste of Home

July 23: Cedar Plank Salmon with Blackberry Sauce

Here's my go-to entree for a warm-weather cookout. The salmon has a rich, grilled taste that's enhanced by the savory blackberry sauce. It's a nice balance of sweet, smoky and spicy. —Stephanie Matthews, Tempe, AZ

Goes Great With: Bacon Cabbage Stir-Fry

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July 24: Cool & Crunchy Chicken SaladTaste of Home

July 24: Cool & Crunchy Chicken Salad

When the weather sizzles, get your chill on with a cool chicken salad. Mine uses grapes, pecans and celery for that signature crunch. —Sarah Smiley, Bangor, Maine

Goes Great With: Sauteed Squash with Tomatoes & Onions

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July 25: Creamy Dijon ChickenTaste of Home

July 25: Creamy Dijon Chicken

This chicken dish is extremely fast and economical. It makes a nice sauce that works well over brown rice or wide noodles. If you want extra sauce for leftovers, double the recipe. —Irene Boffo, Fountain Hills, Arizona

Goes Great With: Lime and Sesame Grilled Eggplant

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July 26: Lemon-Pepper Tilapia with MushroomsTaste of Home

July 26: Lemon-Pepper Tilapia with Mushrooms

My husband and I are trying to add more fish and healthy entrees to our diet and this one makes it easy. It comes together in less than 30 minutes, so it's perfect for hectic weeknights. —Donna McDonald, Lake Elsinore, California

Goes Great With: Pesto Tomato-Cucumber Salad

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July 27: Vegetable Steak KabobsTaste of Home

July 27: Vegetable Steak Kabobs

The marinade for this steak-and-vegetable kabob is the best one I've ever found. I use it on chicken and pork, too. —Norma Harder, Weyakwin, Saskatchewan

Goes Great With: Heirloom Tomato Salad

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July 28: Sassy Chicken & PeppersTaste of Home

July 28: Sassy Chicken & Peppers

This quick and healthy chicken and peppers recipe tastes like a naked taco and is bursting with fresh flavors. And it can all be prepared in the same pan for easy cleanup—it's a win-win! —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina

Goes Great With: Squash Ribbons

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July 29: Pork Chops with Dijon SauceTaste of Home

July 29: Pork Chops with Dijon Sauce

Here's a main course that tastes rich but isn't high in saturated fat. It's easy for weeknights, but the creamy sauce makes it special enough for weekends. —Bonnie Brown-Watson, Houston, Texas

Goes Great With: Air-Fryer Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash

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July 30: Crab-Stuffed Flounder with Herbed AioliTaste of Home

July 30: Crab-Stuffed Flounder with Herbed Aioli

If you like seafood, you’ll love this scrumptious flounder. The light and creamy aioli sauce tops it off with fresh tones of chives and garlic. —Beverly O'Ferrall, Linkwood, Maryland

Goes Great With: Kohlrabi, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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July 31: Pork Tenderloin with Mango RelishTaste of Home

July 31: Pork Tenderloin with Mango Relish

Colorful mango relish is a refreshing counterpoint to the “heat” in the meat rub I use to pep up a number of pork dishes. These roasted tenderloins are sure to turn out nice and juicy. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois

Goes Great With: Light Strawberry-Spinach Salad

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