Cronus Caprese Chicken

Using the famous hasselback technique (cutting crosswise slits every half-inch along the chicken breast) cooks the chicken faster and ensures you get a burst of flavorful gooey filling with each bite. This quick one-pan high-protein and veggie-packed slimmer dinner is easy to make and the whole family will love it. With only 355 calories it makes a perfect 400-600 calorie meal.

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Cronus Inside-Out Lasagna

Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes—and skip the layering and long baking time to make a super-quick and satisfying slimmer dinner meal for the whole family. To cut down on prep time, look for pre-sliced mushrooms. For meat lovers, brown some crumbled turkey sausage along with the onions and garlic. Prep time only 25 minutes and ready to eat in 25 minutes!!!!! Serve with: Steamed broccoli and whole-grain baguette for a perfect 400-600 calorie meal!

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Chicken Tetrazzini

This chicken tetrazzini is a comforting creamy low fat version of lusciousness! A cheesy pasta bake loaded with juicy chicken and plump mushrooms. When you bake this pasta casserole, some of the sauce bakes into the pasta, the flavors marry and something wonderful happens. You’ll know what I mean when you try it. Ridiculously good, easy to prepare, kid friendly, reheats well and freezer safe.  P.S. you can further simplify this by using rotisserie chicken – You’re welcome ‘ma friends in advance!

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Cube Steak with Mushroom-Sherry Sauce

Cube steak is a tougher cut of meat pounded to make it tender but does fall into the comfort food circle. I like it because it cooks quickly and is inexpensive—perfect for a weeknight slimmer dinner.  Look for pre-sliced mushrooms to save even more time on the prep. Serve with: Mashed potatoes (or a baked sweet potato) and grilled broccoli rabe or your favorite vegetable.

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Alpine Mushroom Pasta

In northern Italy, the influences of neighboring Austria and Switzerland are apparent in dishes like this pasta featuring Savoy cabbage and mushrooms in a light wine sauce. Serve with Caesar salad for a slimmer dinner, or it also makes a savory side for your favorite fish or seafood.

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Quick Shrimp Enchilada Bake

Shrimp enchiladas offer a taste of coastal Mexican cuisine but some versions contain so much cheese, butter and sour cream that they can pack a whopping 50 grams of fat per serving. Our version has vibrant flavor, only half the calories 291, and 6 grams of fat per serving, the addition of refried beans helps makes these enchiladas an excellent source of fiber. Plus we use precooked peeled shrimp so you can get the dish on your table fast enough for a weeknight slimmer dinner.

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Cauliflower Chicken Fried “Rice”

I love this new low carb slimmer dinner recipe and enjoy it because it’s 100% guilt free. You get an extra serving of vegetables and cut back on carbohydrates by replacing rice with riced cauliflower. This healthy chicken fried rice recipe allows you to get your Chinese fix but still have a protein packed 400-600 calorie meal.

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Pork Chops with Red Cabbage and Pears

Enjoy the flavors of fall with braised pork chops, sweet-and-sour cabbage and juicy pears in this German-inspired dish. With only 239 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat makes this dish a healthy low fat slimmer dinner for the cool fall evenings. Pair with your favorite vegetable to make a tasty 400-600 calorie meal.

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Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado

Looking for a clean, packable lean lunch for work? With only 308 calories this healthy homemade chicken salad served inside an avocado instead of bread is just the ticket that fits into our 400-600 calorie meals. Plus, this recipe makes enough for ready-made lunches for the week or a quick slimmer dinner!

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Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup

This slow cooker fiesta chicken soup is delicious and just very well may be the easiest and fastest slimmer dinner recipe I have ever prepared! Healthy chicken soups are a great way to enjoy a variety of nutritious foods. Not only do you enjoy the protein of the chicken, but you also get to eat fresh, healthy veggies. The other great thing about our fiesta soup recipe is the way it satisfies cravings for Mexican flavor. In many cases, Mexican dishes are loaded with saturated fat and calories. Our version lightens up the usual recipe, but keeps the same great smokey and spicy taste of the best Mexican dishes. You may also want to pair with other traditional Mexican entrees.

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