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So how is it possible to lose 10 pounds in 30 days? Well, according to Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD., of, it’s not as hard as you think. She shares delicious dinner recipes that will keep you satisfied and still help you lose weight. Combine them with the healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack options in this diet for a total of 1,500 calories a day. Lets check out these recipes!


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Italian Sausage and Veggie Pasta


2 ounces uncooked whole wheat pasta
1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
1 precooked Italian-style chicken sausage, sliced into rounds
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped zucchini
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Make It
Cook pasta according to package directions. Heat spaghetti sauce, sausage, garlic, and vegetables for about 12 minutes, until veggies are tender. Top pasta with sauce mixture and sprinkle with cheese.



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Steak and Pepper Tacos

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 garlic clove, minced
3 ounces steak strips
1 1/2 cups sliced green and red bell peppers
1/2 cup sliced onion
2 small (6-inch) whole-grain tortillas
4 tablespoons salsa
2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream

Make It
In a skillet, saute olive oil, cumin, and garlic for 1 minute. Add steak strips and cook about 5 minutes. Add pepper and onion slices and cook for another 8 minutes. Place mixture in tortillas and fold. Top with salsa and sour cream.


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Stuffed Chili and Cheese Potato

1 medium potato
1/2 cup turkey or vegetarian chili
2 cups frozen broccoli
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Make It
Microwave potato for about 7 minutes. Wrap it in foil and let sit for 5 minutes. In a pot, warm chili and broccoli. Cut potato lengthwise, top with chili mixture, and sprinkle with cheese.



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Cajun Chicken with Dirty Rice

1 teaspoon dried Cajun seasoning
4 ounces chicken breast
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chopped onion
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Few dashes Tabasco sauce, to taste
3/4 cup precooked brown rice

Make It
Sprinkle Cajun seasoning on chicken and bake or grill. Add oil to skillet; saute garlic, onion, bell pepper, tomato paste, and Tabasco for 2 to 3 minutes. Add precooked rice and saute for 5 more minutes. Serve chicken on rice.



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Thai Peanut Noodle Bowl

2 ounces uncooked whole wheat pasta
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 piece (1 inch) ginger, peeled and grated
1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame
2 cups frozen stir-fry vegetables
1 tablespoon chopped peanuts
2 scallions, sliced

Make It
Cook pasta according to directions. In a skillet, saute peanut butter, lime juice, garlic, and ginger for 1 minute. Add edamame and vegetables and cook for 12 minutes until vegetables are tender; pour over pasta. Top with peanuts and scallions.


















From P.F. Chang’s
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings with Sauce
Large Garlic Snap Peas

From Domino’s Pizza
2 slices of Thin Crust Onion and Green Pepper Pizza
Half a Garden Fresh Salad with croutons and light Italian dressing

I don’t know about you, but I want to start this TOMORROW!  These recipes look mouth-watering, and not too complicated either.  That’s my favorite kind!


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