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Your Low-Carb Meal Plan for May

Look no further for a delicious low-carb meal plan for May! Packed with nutrients and your favorite springtime ingredients, you'll have a new dinner recipe to look forward to every day.

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Day 1: Lemon-Parsley Baked Cod

After trying a few baked cod recipes, this was the first fish recipe that got two thumbs up from my picky meat-only eaters. The tangy lemon gives the cod fish some oomph. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Goes Great With: Roasted Asparagus

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Day 2: Easy Seafood Salad

This easy seafood salad was inspired by a dish I had in the Bahamas that featured conch. I substituted crab and shrimp and like it even more! —Cindy Heyd, Edmond, Oklahoma

Goes Great With: Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

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Day 3: Bacon-Wrapped Pesto Pork TenderloinTaste of Home

Day 3: Bacon-Wrapped Pesto Pork Tenderloin

I love to serve this family-favorite tenderloin—maybe because of the compliments that come with it! When the weather warms up, we grill it instead. —Megan Riofski, Frankfort, Illinois

Goes Great With: Roasted Sugar Snap Peas

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Day 4: Salmon with Horseradish Pistachio Crust

Impress everyone at your table with this elegant but easy salmon that's delicious and nutritious. You can substitute scallions for shallots if you like. —Linda Press Wolfe, Cross River, New York

Goes Great With: Zucchini Parmesan

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Day 5: Cheesy Chile Casserole

Day 5: Cheesy Chile Casserole

A short list of ingredients packs full flavor in this easy-to-assemble casserole. Serve it as the star of your next southwestern meal. —Phyllis Bidwell, Las Vegas, Nevada

Goes Great With: Mexican Couscous

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Day 6: Garlic-Grilled Chicken with Pesto Zucchini RibbonsTaste of Home

Day 6: Garlic-Grilled Chicken with Pesto Zucchini Ribbons

The first time I substituted zucchini noodles for regular pasta, it was because I was trying to reduce carbohydrates and calories. Now I make them because we love the flavor and texture they bring to dishes. This dish is just as delicious if you substitute shrimp for the chicken. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Goes Great With: Oven-Dried Tomatoes

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Day 7: Lime and Dill Chimichurri Shrimp

Chimichurri is a very popular condiment in Argentina and Uruguay and is most often used as a dipping sauce or a marinade for meats. My chimichurri shrimp version incorporates dill and lime, which give it a brighter flavor, making it ideal for spring and summer entertaining. —Bonnie Landy, Castro Valley, California

Goes Great With: Lemony Zucchini Ribbons

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Day 8: Broiled Chicken & Artichokes

My wife and I first made this chicken entree as newlyweds and have been hooked on it ever since, and make it almost weekly. It's so simple and affordable, yet delicious and healthy. Can't beat that. —Chris Koon, Midlothian, Virginia

Goes Great With: Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

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Day 9: Shredded Beef Burrito FillingTaste of Home

Day 9: Shredded Beef Burrito Filling

Make your next office party a taco bar or burrito bar! Set out the beef in the slow cooker on warm, along with tortillas, bowls of shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, and chopped lettuce, jalapenos, onions and tomatoes. For a variation, I make Beef & Bean burritos by mixing a can of refried beans into 3 or 4 cups of cooked beef filling. —Hope Wasylenki, Gahanna, Ohio

Goes Great With: Spicy Grilled Eggplant

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Day 10: Chicken with Rosemary Butter Sauce

This elegant rosemary chicken requires minimal effort but will win you major compliments. You'll love the mellow sauce! —Connie McDowell, Greenwood, Delaware

Goes Great With: Rosemary Root Vegetables

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Day 11: Sesame Beef & Asparagus Salad

Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies—especially when it comes to experimenting with fresh ingredients like these. This meaty salad is wonderful at the start of asparagus season. —Tamara Steeb, Issaquah, Washington

Goes Great With: Sauteed Tarragon Radishes

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Day 12: 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: Cauliflower Tabbouleh

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Day 13: Turkey Curry

Day 13: Turkey Curry

I'm always looking for new and interesting ways to use leftover turkey—especially around the holidays. Make this skillet meal as spicy as you'd like by varying the amount of curry powder. —Martha Balser, Cincinnati, Ohio

Goes Great With: Indian Ginger Potatoes

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Day 14: Herbed Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Day 14: Herbed Pork Chops

Herbs are a fast and flavorful way to dress up pork. Plus, they make the chops look so pretty on a platter. I prepare these year-round as a way to capture the taste of summer. —Dianne Esposite, New Middletown, Ohio

Goes Great With: Grilled Corn Medley

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Day 15: California Burger Wraps

I love the way these fresh flavors blend together. It's a snap to throw this together using leftover burgers for a quick, healthy lunch. The burgers can also be served on buns. —Rachelle McCalla, Batesville, Arkansas

Goes Great With: Potato Wedges with Sweet & Spicy Sauce

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Day 16: Chicken Provolone

Chicken Provolone, though one of my simplest dishes, is one of my husband’s favorites. It is easy to prepare and looks fancy served on a dark plate with a garnish of fresh parsley or basil. Add some buttered noodles for an easy side dish. —Dawn Bryant, Thedford, Nebraska

Goes Great With: Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

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Day 17: BLT Chicken Salad

Featuring all the fun fixings for a BLT chicken sandwich, this salad is so lovable. I can prep the ingredients ahead of time and just throw it together at the last minute. Barbecue sauce in the dressing gives it unexpected flavor. Even picky eaters love my chicken salads. —Cindy Moore, Mooresville, North Carolina

Goes Great With: Cauliflower au Gratin

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Day 18: Carolina-Style Vinegar BBQ ChickenTaste of Home

Day 18: Carolina-Style Vinegar BBQ Chicken

I live in Georgia, but I appreciate the tangy, sweet taste of Carolina barbecue chicken. In fact, my sons are more likely to show up to dinner if they know I'm serving this slow cooker recipe. —Ramona Parris, Canton, Georgia

Goes Great With: Eggplant Fries

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Day 19: Zucchini Pizza CasseroleTaste of Home

Day 19: Zucchini Pizza Casserole

My husband has a hearty appetite, our two kids never tire of pizza and I grow lots of zucchini, so this tasty tomato casserole is absolutely tops with us throughout the entire year. Once you've tried the recipe, you may even decide to grow more zucchini in your own garden next summer! —Lynn Bernstetter, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Goes Great With: Classic Cobb Salad

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Day 20: Lemony Shrimp & TomatoesTaste of Home

Day 20: Lemony Shrimp & Tomatoes

I created this recipe for my family because they love grilled shrimp. I love it because it's quick, delicious and good for us. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

Goes Great With: Lemon-Roasted Asparagus

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Day 21: Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Lime Butter

Day 21: Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Lime Butter

This grilled chicken gets a lovely pop of color and flavor from the lime butter—don't skip it! —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

Goes Great With: Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

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Day 22: Grilled Tilapia Piccata

Day 22: Grilled Tilapia Piccata

We aren’t big fish eaters, but a friend made this for us, and we couldn’t believe how wonderful it was! Now we eat it regularly. I love making it for guests because it’s simple, looks lovely and tastes restaurant-worthy. —Beth Cooper, Columbus, Ohio

Goes Great With: Roasted Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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Day 23: Steak with Chipotle-Lime ChimichurriTaste of Home

Day 23: Steak with Chipotle-Lime Chimichurri

Steak gets a flavor kick from chimichurri. This piquant, all-purpose herb sauce is so versatile, it complements most any grilled meat, poultry or fish. —Laureen Pittman, Riverside, California

Goes Great With: Grilled Vegetable Platter

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Day 24: Thai Chicken Thighs

These very tender and moist chicken thighs come with a tangy peanut butter sauce that is irresistible. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Goes Great With: Bok Choy Toss

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Day 25: BBQ Country RibsTaste of Home

Day 25: BBQ Country Ribs

I created this country ribs recipe many years ago when I adapted a sauce I saw in a magazine. The original called for much more oil. I usually triple the sauce and keep some in my freezer to use on chicken, beef or pork. —Barbara Gerriets, Topeka, Kansas

Goes Great With: Simple Saucy Potatoes

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Day 26: Greek Tilapia

While on a trip through the Greek islands, my husband and I had a dish that we loved. I tried to duplicate it by combining several different recipes and came up with this. —Sally Burrell, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Goes Great With: Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Saute

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Day 27: 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: Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

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Day 28: Lime-Chipotle Carnitas TostadasTaste of Home

Day 28: Lime-Chipotle Carnitas Tostadas

Here's a terrific recipe for your next weeknight dinner. Set out various toppings and garnishes so your family members can customize their own tostadas with the lime-kissed shredded pork. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois

Goes Great With: Tex-Mex Summer Squash Casserole

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Day 29: Zucchini-Crusted PizzaTaste of Home

Day 29: Zucchini-Crusted Pizza

Flavorful, nutritious and versatile, this pizza is easy to prep ahead and freeze—and fun to make with kids. It also quadruples nicely. What's not to like? —Ruth Hartunian-Alumbaugh, Willimantic, Connecticut

Goes Great With: Strawberry Feta Tossed Salad

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Day 30: Garlic-Butter SteakTaste of Home

Day 30: Garlic-Butter Steak

This quick-and-easy skillet entree is definitely restaurant-quality and sure to become a staple at your house, too! —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Goes Great With: Artichoke Spinach Casserole

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Day 31: Farmers Market Orzo SaladTaste of Home

Day 31: Farmers Market Orzo Salad

Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses such as mozzarella, feta or smoked Gouda. —Heather Dezzutto, Raleigh, North Carolina

Goes Great With: Zucchini Boats

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.