Drop 10 Today: More Healthy Dinner Recipes


For this week’s Summer Shape-Up segment, Charlyne and Lisa challenged me to create delicious and slimming dinners using ingredients they already had on hand. The end result? I whipped up Shakshuka with Zucchini Noodles and Joyful Veggie Soup — both are one-pot-wonders, require only a few simple ingredients, AND meet my Drop10 diet criteria. Try them for yourself; you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen.

Joyful Veggie Soup

This flavorful soup is a great way to use up leftovers so you don’t waste food (or money). It’s incredibly easy to make—all you do is toss a few mainstay items into one pot…and voila! You have a hearty and satisfying meal. There are a million (and one) variations depending on what veggies and beans you have on hand. Just stick to the rough ratio of about three cups of non-starchy veggies to about four cups of low-sodium broth. Feel free to add more veggies for a thicker soup. Grab your spoon and dive in. Get the recipe

Shakshuka with Zucchini Noodles

If you love digging into a heaping bowl of pasta, then let me introduce you to your new favorite meal. Shakshuka is a one-skillet dish that’s popular in Middle Eastern countries. I put my own spin on it by simplifying the recipe and replacing the side of carb-loaded bread with lighter, nutrient-packed zucchini noodles. Although it’s typically a breakfast food, Shakshuka can be served any time of day—it makes a delicious eggs-for-dinner recipe. And did I mention you get a huge portion for less than 300 calories? Can’t beat that! Get the recipe


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