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Your Low-Carb Meal Plan for September

Stay on track this September with our low-carb meal plan. We have a delicious dinner and side idea for every day of the month!

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Day 1: Artichoke ChickenTaste of Home

Day 1: Artichoke Chicken

Rosemary, mushrooms and artichokes combine to give chicken a wonderful, savory flavor. I've served this dish for a large group by doubling the recipe. It's always a big hit with everyoneespecially my family! Ruth Stenson, Santa Ana, California

Goes Great With: Green Bean Bundles

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Day 2: Turkey Cutlets with Pan GravyTaste of Home

Day 2: Turkey Cutlets with Pan Gravy

Using cutlets or any boneless meat speeds up cooking time for this quick entree. You can use thin boneless, skinless chicken breast as well. Margaret Wilson, Sun City, California

Goes Great With: Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

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Day 3: Pressure-Cooker Pork and Apple CurryTaste of Home

Day 3: Pressure-Cooker Pork and Apple Curry

Here's a gentle curry dish that's won't overwhelm more delicate palates. For fun, try varying the garnishadd a few chopped peanuts or a little chutney. Nancy Reck, Mill Valley, California

Goes Great With: Smoky Cauliflower Bites

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Day 4: Slow-Cooked SirloinTaste of Home

Day 4: Slow-Cooked Sirloin

My family of five likes to eat beef, so this recipe is a favorite. I usually serve it with homemade bread or rolls to soak up the tasty gravy. Vicki Tormaschy, Dickinson, North Dakota

Goes Great With: Oven-Dried Tomatoes

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Day 5: Deviled Chicken ThighsTaste of Home

Day 5: Deviled Chicken Thighs

When I make this dish, I invite my next-door neighbor over for supper. It's just enough for the two of us. The chicken stays tender and moist, and the cashews add a perfect bit of crunch. Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri

Goes Great With: Thymed Zucchini Saute

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Day 6: Seasoned Tilapia FilletsTaste of Home

Day 6: 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: Broccoli with Asiago

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Day 7: Apple Cider Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Day 7: Apple Cider Pork Chops

These apple cider pork chops are a must for fall family dinners. I serve them with buttered egg noodles to soak up more of that delicious sauce. The recipe is easy to double when company pops in. Debiana Casterline, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Goes Great With: Skillet Cabbage

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Day 8: Spicy Turkey Lettuce WrapsTaste of Home

Day 8: Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

My go-to meal after an evening run is this satisfying turkey wrap with jicama, a potato-like root veggie used in Mexican cooking. Christie Arp, Blue Ridge, Georgia

Goes Great With: Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

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Day 9: Cod with Bacon & Balsamic TomatoesTaste of Home

Day 9: Cod with Bacon & Balsamic Tomatoes

Let's face it, everything really is better with bacon. I fry it, add cod fillets to the pan and finish it all with a big, tomato-y pop. Maureen McClanahan, St. Louis, Missouri

Goes Great With: Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Saute

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Day 10: Blackened Pork Caesar SaladTaste of Home

Day 10: 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: Eggplant Fries

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Day 11: Chicken and Broccoli with Dill SauceTaste of Home

Day 11: 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: Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash

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Day 12: Italian Turkey CutletsTaste of Home

Day 12: 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: Roasted Fennel and Peppers

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Day 13: Pepper-Crusted Pork TenderloinTaste of Home

Day 13: Pepper-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Guests will be impressed by this elegant entree and its golden crumb coating with peppery pizazz. The meat slices up so moist and tender, you can serve it without sauce and still have a succulent taste-tempting main dish. Ellen Riley, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Goes Great With: Garlic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mustard Sauce

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Day 14: Creamy Dijon ChickenTaste of Home

Day 14: 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: Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower

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Day 15: Mini Turkey Meat LoavesTaste of Home

Day 15: Mini Turkey Meat Loaves

These turkey loaves are tender, hearty and convenient. They're loaded with flavornot to mention oats, turkey and veggies! Bake them ahead and top them with cheese before servingor freeze them for later. Janice Christofferson, Eagle River, Wisconsin

Goes Great With: Green Beans in Red Pepper Sauce

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Day 16: Stir-Fried Shrimp and MushroomsTaste of Home

Day 16: Stir-Fried Shrimp and Mushrooms

After a tiring but beautiful day of fishing, this is a fast and delicious way to serve our famous Key West pink shrimp. It's always a big hit with guests.

Goes Great With: Steamed Kale

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Day 17: Sauteed Pork Chops with Garlic SpinachTaste of Home

Day 17: Sauteed Pork Chops with Garlic Spinach

My family enjoys cooking up easy and delicious meals. This pork chop recipe is also inexpensive, which makes cooking easier for everyone. Keep an eye on the spinachit cooks fast! Joe Valerio, Whitinsville, Massachusetts

Goes Great With: Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

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Day 18: Pressure Cooker Swiss SteakTaste of Home

Day 18: 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: Lemony Green Beans

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Day 19: Spinach and Feta Stuffed ChickenTaste of Home

Day 19: Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken

My chicken bundles are simple, clean and comforting. Serve them with wild rice and green beans for one of our favorite meals. Jim Knepper, Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania

Goes Great With: Squash Ribbons

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Day 20: Tex-Mex Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Day 20: 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: Tex-Mex Summer Squash Casserole

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Day 21: Air-Fryer Almond ChickenTaste of Home

Day 21: Air-Fryer Almond Chicken

My husband bought an air fryer oven about six 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: Spinach-Parm Casserole

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Day 22: Sausage Spinach SaladTaste of Home

Day 22: Sausage Spinach Salad

Want a fast way to turn a salad into a hearty meal? Add sausage. The mustard dressing also goes with smoked salmon or chicken. Deborah Williams, Peoria, Arizona

Goes Great With: Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

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Day 23: Apple-Glazed Chicken ThighsTaste of Home

Day 23: Apple-Glazed Chicken Thighs

My pickatarian child is choosy but willing to eat this chicken glazed with apple juice and thyme. I dish it up with mashed potatoes and green beans. Kerry Picard, Spokane, Washington

Goes Great With: Lemon Pepper Roasted Broccoli

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Day 24: Quick Ginger PorkTaste of Home

Day 24: 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: Lemon Garlic Mushrooms

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Day 25: Broiled CodTaste of Home

Day 25: Broiled Cod

This is the easiest and tastiest fish you'll serve. Even finicky eaters who think they don't like fish will love it because it lacks a fishy taste and is beautiful and flakey. Kim Russell, North Wales, Pennsylvania

Goes Great With: Spinach Souffle Side Dish

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Day 26: Braised Pork Loin ChopsTaste of Home

Day 26: Braised Pork Loin Chops

An easy herb rub gives sensational taste to boneless braised pork chops that can be cooked on the stovetop in minutes. The meat turns out tender and delicious. Marilyn Larsen, Port Orange, Florida

Goes Great With: Cauliflower au Gratin

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Day 27: Broiled Parmesan TilapiaTaste of Home

Day 27: Broiled Parmesan Tilapia

Even picky families will change their minds about eating fish with this toasty, cheesy Parmesan-coated entree. I serve it with mashed cauliflower and a green salad for a low-carb meal everyone loves. Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Goes Great With: Slow-Cooked Broccoli

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Day 28: Balsamic-Seasoned SteakTaste of Home

Day 28: 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 cant go wrong with melty Swiss on top.

Goes Great With: Pepper Parmesan Beans

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Day 29: Pork Chops with Parmesan Sauce Taste of Home

Day 29: Pork Chops with Parmesan Sauce

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

Goes Great With: Rosemary Root Vegetables

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Day 30: Thai Chicken ThighsTaste of Home

Day 30: 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: Roasted Herb & Lemon Cauliflower

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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