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Low-Fat Dinner Recipes

Keep your meals heart-healthy with our low-fat dinner recipes. We've gathered some of your favorite main-dish staples, all containing 8 grams of fat or less.


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    • Lentil-Toasted Barley Soup with Sausage

      Fat: 7 g (2 g saturated fat)

      One reader called this veggie-packed lentil soup the “perfect dinner on a chilly night.” We love that it's packed with fiber-rich barley, nutrient-loaded spinach, and the subtle heat of fire-roasted tomatoes, garlic, and cumin.

    • Greek-Seasoned Pork with Lemon Couscous

      Fat: 8 g (2 g saturated fat)

      Fresh lemon peel mingles with spinach and couscous, perfectly complementing the Greek seasoning on our pork chops. Create this low-fat feast for four in just 20 minutes.

    • Dijon Lentil & Sausage Casserole

      Fat: 5 g (1 g saturated fat)

      Low-fat doesn't have to mean bland. Our sophisticated take on a turkey and vegetable casserole gets its depth of flavor from a touch of Dijon, sprigs of parsley, and a little lemon zest.

    • Creamy Farro-Smothered Portobellos

      Fat: 6 g (4 g saturated fat)

      Fill portobello mushrooms with farro -- an ancient grain with a chewy, nutty texture -- as well as Swiss chard, dried tomatoes, and thyme to make a delicious low-fat vegetarian meal. You can find farro in the health section of most grocery stores.

    • Sesame-Ginger Turkey Wraps

      Fat: 5 g (1 g saturated fat)

      These turkey wraps are a healthy alternative to your sandwich staple. Lean turkey, shredded broccoli, and a sesame-ginger sauce offer big flavor without the added calories.

    • Cajun Chicken with Red Beans

      Fat: 6 g (1 g saturated fat)

      Taking just 20 minutes from start-to-finish, this spicy chicken dish is the perfect low-fat choice for any weeknight. Simmer okra and veggies with a little Cajun seasoning to round out this satisfying Southern-inspired meal.

    • Open-Face Shredded Beef Sandwiches

      Fat: 8 g (4 g saturated fat)

      This is one sandwich you’ll want to eat with a knife and fork. Start with thick Italian bread stacked with beef and peppers that have been slow-cooked in an unexpectedly tasty marinade of coffee and red wine. Top with provolone and broil until you’ve got a melty, delicious dinner sandwich.

    • Red Beans & Rice Burgers

      Fat: 2 g (0 g saturated fat)

      Try our vegetarian version of a burger patty -- it gets its low-fat protein from red kidney beans. Mashed together with onion, celery, bread crumbs, and spices, these burgers will make you forget the meat version.

    • Roasted Pork with Apples

      Fat: 6 g (1 g saturated fat)

      This flavorful low-fat cut of pork gains a tangy kick with baked apples, red onion, and fresh sage. Six ingredients, 35 minutes, and dinner's done!

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      Classic French Dips

      Fat: 7 g (2 g saturated fat)

      Fresh beef brisket dipped in Worcestershire sauce -- what could be better? This slow cooker classic requires just 20 minutes of prep time, then the slow cooker does the work.

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      Chili Bean-Stuffed Peppers

      Fat: 8 g (4 g saturated fat)

      This no-sacrifice vegetarian dish tastes as good as it looks. Tomato sauce dresses up the plate, while a delicious mixture of rice, chopped onion, and beans fills the bright sweet peppers.

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      Mushroom, Asparagus & Tofu Quiches

      Fat: 6 g (1 g saturated fat)

      This fresh-from-the-oven casserole will delight houseguests as a vegetarian finish to a long day. Inside each individual ramekin is a mixture made from tofu, egg, soy cheese, mushroom, and asparagus. Dig in!

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      Turkey Kabobs with Orange-Mustard Glaze

      Fat: 1 g (0 g saturated fat)

      One gram of fat -- you read that right. Low-fat turkey and fresh, healthful fruits and veggies highlight this zippy kabob dinner.

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      Chicken & Portobellos with Mustard Cream

      Fat: 7 g (2 g saturated fat)

      Top meaty chicken pieces with a cool sauce made from mustard and sour cream. You can make this dish in a slow cooker for an easy-fix dinner.

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      Mock Pork Sausage

      Fat: 8 g (2 g saturated fat)

      Lean ground turkey and ground pork combine in patties you can enjoy alone or on a bun. A few spices finish them off.

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      Tropical Shrimp Cocktail

      Fat: 8 g (1 g saturated fat)

      Seafood and citrus fruits make a tangy combination -- here, chopped kiwifruit, shredded lime peel, lemon juice, and mango unite with medium shrimp for a low-fat dinner.

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      Curried Chicken Salad

      Fat: 3 g (1 g saturated fat)

      Think chicken salad is off the menu when it comes to heart health? We've found a way to include it -- for just 3 grams of fat! Our five-ingredient quick-fix salad dressing is the secret.

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      Turkey & Black Bean Chimichangas

      Fat: 2 g (0 g saturated fat)

      Say ole! to a healthier take on a Mexican staple. The fake-fried tortilla tastes great stuffed with heart-healthy (and low-fat) black beans, diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro, salsa, and turkey breast.

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      Pan-Roasted Chicken with Shallots

      Fat: 5 g (1 g saturated fat)

      With six ingredients and 20 minutes, you can create a low-fat, low-calorie entree, complete with a zucchini side dish made in the same skillet.

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      Asparagus-Mushroom Primavera

      Fat: 8 g (2 g saturated fat)

      Twist multigrain linguine around cut asparagus and seasoned mushrooms for a filling low-fat dinner that will please even picky eaters.

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      Kiwi Chicken Tostadas

      Fat: 6 g (3 g saturated fat)

      Top a crispy tortilla with heart-healthy kiwifruit, chicken breast, and salsa for a savory-sweet dinner that shies away from the ordinary.

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      Sicilian Tuna with Capers

      Fat: 4 g (0 g saturated fat)

      Tuna steaks marinated in red wine vinegar, dill weed, and light spices have zero saturated fat and come together for about 150 calories.

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      Southwest Chicken Skillet

      Fat: 6 g (1 g saturated fat)

      Tangy sweet peppers, onions, zucchini, and black beans add flavor -- with little fat -- to this one-pan chicken dinner.

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      Chunky Minestrone

      Fat: 4 g (1 g saturated fat)

      This veggie-stuffed classic cooks in 50 minutes in a Dutch oven, letting you focus on family rather than dinner prep.

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      Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin

      Fat: 8 g (1 g saturated fat)

      Stuff a turkey breast tenderloin with our onion, pear, and thyme mixture for a knows-no-season low-fat dinner idea.

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      Beefy Italian Skillet

      Fat: 8 g (3 g saturated fat)

      Boneless beef round steak keeps this dish light in fat. Add fresh mushrooms, sweet pepper, canned tomatoes, celery, and spices for a memorable Italian take on dinner.

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      Next Slideshow Healthy Hot Dogs with 6 Grams of Fat or Less

      Healthy Hot Dogs with 6 Grams of Fat or Less

      You don't have to give up hot dogs at summer cookouts, but for heart health, you should be choosy. These flavorful franks have no more than 6 grams of fat per serving and as little as half the sodium and calories of the average hot dog.
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