Angela’s Shortcut Ratatouille

When you need some serious cold weather comfort food, ratatouille hits the spot. This shortcut ratatouille-inspired recipe was submitted by dieter Angela. She Zolafied the original recipe and created a delicious ZReduction veggie sauté that can be made in less than half the time of a traditional ratatouille.

Braised Red Cabbage

For all you cabbage lovers out there, this recipe is a ZReduction take on a German classic. While you can whip this dish up in about 30 minutes, red cabbage tastes sweeter the longer you cook it -- so if you are on ZReduction and like your cabbage a little sweeter, cook it low and slow until the flavors mellow and meld to your liking.

Healthy Orange Creamsicle

We have to thank Dieter Claire for inventing this recipe. She modified the fruit parfait recipe and developed a strawberry "ice cream" recipe and this recipe with frozen mandarin oranges. She says, “it’s like an orange creamsicle.” YUM!

Strawberry “Almost Ice Cream”

Dieter Claire invented this recipe by modifying the fruit parfait recipe and adding extra frozen strawberries. She says, "it's as close to ice cream as you can get." We agree.

Blistered Tomatoes

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. I am offering up two options for grilled veggies.

Instant Pot Italian Chicken with Gravy

A delicious recipe submitted by Dieter Claire. Does this take longer than sautéing in a pan? Well yes, but the chicken that comes out is soooooo tender it's worth the time. We completely agree, Claire, thanks for sharing!

Cocktail Sauce

Shrimp cocktail is a simple snack on ZReduction. If you plan to eat it regularly, you might want to consider making your own cocktail sauce. It's quick, easy and delicious.

Egg Drop Soup

This soup is a staple at Chinese restaurants. It is filling, delicate and delicious. Unfortunately, one of the ingredients in most restaurant egg drop soup recipes is MSG. The recipe below is an MSG-free version of the traditional classic, so it won't taste exactly the same, but we think it's just as delicious.

Lamb Kebabs (Z2 Version)

Marinating lamb beforehand adds a depth of flavor that can't be beat. And when it's grilled, it's phenomenal. So, if you like lamb, this recipe is a home run.

Lois’ Green Salsa Verde with Tomatillos

A spicy and refreshing salsa can jazz up any dish. Dieter Lois shared this recipe for her ZReduction-friendly salsa verde. She whipped up a batch to put over her eggs, but this would be good on just about anything.

Tzatziki Sauce

In ZReduction, limit yourself to 2 Tbl per serving. This sauce is normally served along with a gyro or other Greek lamb dish. I got creative and served it with my simple crusted salmon and it was divine! We ate every morsel!

Lois’ Tomato Cucumber Herb Salad

When brainstorming veggie ideas in the Plan Z Facebook group, dieter Lois shared this salad recipe. We tried it, and it's delicious.

Green Apple Protein Smoothie

I am a HUGE fan of Collagen Protein so that’s what’s in here that will keep you full and focused until your next meal. 

Baked Salmon with Bragg’s Sauce

Calling all Bragg’s lovers. This is yet another reason why we love Bragg’s so much!

Sesame Kale

This recipe was submitted by Plan Z coach, Pearl. She loves kale and makes this recipe often.

Insanely Good Marinade

My husband loves this marinade. I used to marinate steaks in just soy sauce and olive oil with a bit of Worcestershire sauce but not anymore!

Steak Kebabs

Depending on how you cut your veggies and arranged them on the skewers you might be having more than one kebab. Your meal on sticks!

Sloppy Joes

You could call this the “adult version” of Sloppy Joes.  It does have some ZIP to it. Don’t be intimidated by the length of the ingredients list. The recipe is worth it. And you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry.

Waldorf Salad

A traditional Waldorf salad has grapes or raisins and lots of walnuts -- but it doesn’t have to. This one worked great as a side dish. Be sure to cut your fruit portion for this meal in half.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Plum Sauce

A dish that is easy to make for a weekday meal, but you could also serve this to guests, and no one would guess this is diet food.