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.

Asian Chicken with Veggie Slaw (ZReduction Version)

This looks like a lot of ingredients, but you’ll see it’s sort of a dump and cook recipe. Not difficult at all. If you love making Asian food you probably have many of these ingredients in the house. 

Seared and Roasted Burgers

My favorite technique for cooking low-fat burgers is to quickly sear the burger and finish it by roasting it in the oven. Here’s the recipe for seared burgers that are then oven-roasted.

BBQ Ranch Sauce (Smear) for Burgers

This will go well with beef burgers or even ground chicken breast burgers or grilled chicken breasts; even a steak.

Chicken with Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce

This is one dish I never thought I could pull off for ZReduction. But here it is! And it's delicious.

Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette

This makes a mild but flavorful dressing to accent anything Mexican or Southwestern. If you want it spicy you can add a dusting of cayenne before blending.

OJ in a Magic Bullet

Traditional orange juice is not allowed on Plan Z because when you remove all the pulp (the fiber) what's left is a whole bunch of sugar. But, if you have a magic bullet or a high-powered blender, you can enjoy a liquefied, blended orange - as long as you blend the whole orange and don't strain the pulp.

Grilled Romaine

Okay, don’t freak on me. Grilled romaine is really good and tastes better than it looks. Impress your guests with something they’ve probably never had before.

Celery Apple Salad

The inspiration for this recipe came from a new one offered up by Bon Appetit. I must give them some of the credit. I changed it enough to make it my own, but the original is in a cookbook by Molly Baz called Cook this Book.

Blueberry Sauce

A delicious sauce to pair with your favorite dessert.

Outlaw Chili Verde

This award-winning chili recipe won best Verde Chili by the International Chili Society in 2018. "Texas Chuck," the creator of this awesome recipe, made this chili using Mild Bills Spices (in case you're trying to get his authentic flavor).

Tuna-Salad-Salad

Tuna salad on top of a salad? Let's do it!

Tuna Salad

Dieter Sarah eats tuna salad to help her lose weight on ZReduction. This is her "magic" recipe.

Oven Roasted Okra

This delicious recipe was submitted by dieter Nicole. She served it with pork chops and roasted tomatoes. Thanks, Nicole for the inspired dish!

Roasted Tomato Sauce

You’ll think you’re eating at an Italian Grandma’s house when you taste this.

Smoked Salmon Salad

Since leafy greens are unlimited you can double (or triple) the amount of greens used in this recipe if you want to make it stretch.