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Tostones (Twice Air Fried Plantains)

These easy tostones also known as patacones or fried green plantains are made healthier in the air fryer. No deep frying, just a few spritzes of olive oil for a crispy, delicious appetizer or side dish. Tostones (Twice Air Fried Plantains) Tostones are a staple in Latin American countries and the Caribbean. With a Latin […]

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Dad’s Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Dad’s Creamy Cauliflower Soup was always a favorite growing up, so easy, made with just 5 ingredients! Dad’s Creamy Cauliflower Soup I am re-sharing this recipe in honor of my Dad who passed away Friday. I am heartbroken to lose such a great man, but have comfort knowing he is finally resting in peace. My […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (February 5-February 11)

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points. January is gone, where did the time go? You may have heard about the passing of my Dad, I am trying to honor him by cooking all the recipes he […]

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Czech Crepes with Berries and Cream

These blender crepes are so easy to make, and are perfect to serve for breakfast or dessert. They can be filled with fruit, jam, yogurt, ice cream, you name it!   Czech Crepes with Berries and Cream My father is from Prague and always made these delicious crepes, also known as Palacinky for us growing […]

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Indian Shrimp Curry

Indian Shrimp Curry made with coconut milk, tomato sauce and warm Indian spices is a quick 20 minute curry dish you can enjoy any day of the week!  Indian Shrimp Curry Hello again everyone, it’s Sabrina again from Cooking with Points – a recipe blog dedicated to Weight Watchers friendly recipes. Indian curries at my […]

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Instant Pot Turkey Meatball and Ditalini Soup

This hearty Italian soup is loaded with mini turkey meatball, zucchini, vegetables and ditalini pasta. I love to add a Parmesan cheese rind to my soup, my secret for extra flavor but it’s totally optional! Turkey Meatball and Pasta Soup My kids love Italian meatball and pasta soup, especially my oldest Karina who was home […]

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Mixed Berry Pie

These individual Mixed Berry Pies are perfect for portion control. Easy to make, filled with mixed berries and topped with refrigerated pie crust. Mixed Berry Pie I’m a sucker for pie, especially berry pie. Cakes and cookies I could easily do without, but warm pie out of the oven – it’s my kryptonite. To keep […]

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Stuffed Bagel Balls

Easy, homemade, mini stuffed bagel balls filled with cream cheese! This copycat Bantam Bagels recipe is made with no yeast, no boiling, no fancy mixer! Stuffed Bagel Balls My husband is obsessed with Bantam Bagels, so when I started testing out this easy 5-Ingredient Bagel recipe he asked me to make them into bagel balls, […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (February 12-February 18)

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points. Skinnytaste Meal Plan (Feb 12-18) We never go out on Valentine’s Day, I prefer to stay home make our own special home cooked dinner. I added filet mignon on the […]

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Precision Nutrition and Type 2 Diabetes Management: Is It Ready for Prime Time?

When it comes to the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, a combination of regular exercise, maintaining a healthy body weight, and following evidenced-based dietary recommendations remains sound guidance for the general population. However, in combination with recent technological advances, the emerging field of precision nutrition offers a novel approach to tailor prevention and treatment … Continue reading "Precision Nutrition and Type 2 Diabetes Management: Is It Ready for Prime Time?"

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (January 15-January 21)

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points. Hope everyone is enjoying these meal plans! I am sharing another free 7-day flexible meal plan (you can see my previous meal plans here)! This is just a guide, with […]

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Cauliflower Rice (Arancini) Balls

These Italian Cauliflower Rice Balls (Arancini) are made with cauliflower in place of rice! Lower in carbs and baked or made in the air fryer! Cauliflower Rice (Arancini) Balls I love Italian rice balls, which are traditionally filled with rice, sausage and cheese, rolled into balls, breaded and fried. My lighter versions swaps the rice […]

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

These creamy Mashed Potatoes come out perfect in the Instant Pot, and are made in a fraction of the time it takes to make on the stove! Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Is their anything more comforting and delicious than mashed potatoes? Yes, low-carb cauliflower mash is great, but once in a while my family wants […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (January 22-January 28)

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points. Hope everyone is enjoying these meal plans! I’ve been incorporating more meal prep dishes into the meal plan, meals you can make on the weekend so they are ready for […]

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Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze. Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf We love turkey meatloaf for dinner, it’s total comfort food. Using turkey in place of beef in your meatloaf lightens it up and it’s delicious! Stuffing it with cheese […]

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Easy Garlic Knots

These soft, garlicky knots taste just like your favorite pizzeria’s garlic knots, but made from scratch using my easy yeast-free bagel dough recipe (just flour, Greek yogurt, baking powder and salt). Easy Garlic Knots No need to wait for the dough to rise, no fancy mixer required, just mix it, roll and bake, they are […]

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Mediterranean and DASH Tie for Top Spot in Recent Ranking

Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases a ranking of popular diets—assessed by a panel of health experts based on seven categories, including weight loss, nutrition, safety, and ease of compliance. Topping 2018’s list of “best diets overall” is a tie between the Mediterranean and DASH Diets, which received high marks for being healthy … Continue reading "Mediterranean and DASH Tie for Top Spot in Recent Ranking"

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (January 29-February 4)

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points. Hope everyone is enjoying these meal plans! I’ve been incorporating more meal prep dishes into the meal plan, meals you can make on the weekend so they are ready for […]

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Beef and Mushroom Ragu with Spaghetti Squash

I swapped traditional pasta for roasted spaghetti squash to enjoy this cozy and delicious Beef and Mushroom Ragu served with a dallop of ricotta and grated Pecorino Romano –  you won’t miss the pasta! This dish is totally satisfying, without being too heavy. I made this for my family and everyone loved it! It makes […]

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Top 25 Most Popular Skinnytaste Recipes 2017

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday week! We were away in Pennsylvania and we all got sick at the same time, so I’m a little late this year compiling my “Best Of” list for 2017. These are the most visited recipes posted in 2017 according to google analytics. My favorite time of the year, […]

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Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Making homemade Chicken Nuggets in the air-fryer is so much healthier than fast food or frozen nuggets, and so easy to make. Made with chunks of chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then air fried until golden and crisp. These also happen to be egg-free, so they are also great for kids with […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan January 1 – 7

To help you jump start your goals for 2018, I am sharing another free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner for the entire week as well as a shopping list! This is just a guide, you should aim for around 1500 calories* a day. I’ve left plenty of wiggle room for you to […]

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Slow Cooker Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew

Slow Cooker Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew with warm flavors from cumin, coriander and cinnamon is the perfect winter stew you’ll eat all season long.  Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew with Fresh Spinach mixed in just before serving is a delicious and filling dish you can enjoy with almost no effort. You can […]

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Baked Spaghetti Squash and Cheese

This easy, cheesy baked spaghetti squash is a healthier take on mac and cheese! It’s cheesy, loaded with vegetables and feels like comfort food, without the calories and carbs. I was craving something cheesy, without all the carbs from macaroni and came up with this dish back in 2003. I basically swapped the pasta from […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (January 8-January 14)

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. Includes calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points. To help you jump start your goals for 2018, I am sharing another free 7-day flexible meal plan (you can see my previous meal plans here)! This is just a guide, with […]

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Easy Bagel Recipe

This easy homemade bagel recipe is made from scratch with just five (5) ingredients – flour, Greek yogurt, egg white, baking powder and salt! No yeast, no boiling, no fancy mixer. Bake them in the oven or in the air-fryer! Easy Bagel Recipe I’m totally obsessed with these bagels!! I’ve been busy testing them out […]

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Pollo in Potacchio (Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Rosemary)

Pollo in Potacchio is an Italian braised chicken dish made with tomatoes, rosemary and garlic. The chicken cooks until it’s fork tender, which is great served with pasta, noodles, spaghetti squash or polenta. Pollo in Potacchio An inexpensive dish the whole family will love! Can be made in the Dutch oven, slow cooker or Instant […]

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Easy Shredded Harrisa Chicken

These easy Harissa chicken recipe can be made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot (pressure cooker) and can be served so many different ways! Made with just two ingredients – jarred Harissa and chicken plus some spices! Easy Shredded Harrisa Chicken I love it with rice, chickpeas or cauliflower rice (pictured above) plus cucumbers […]

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More than cooking, Teaching Kitchens as learning labs for life skills

With dramatic increases in obesity and diabetes, the search is on for innovative strategies to change the paths of those living with, or at risk for developing these and other lifestyle-related chronic diseases. In conjunction with good medical guidance, holistic strategies are needed that will improve the way people eat, move, and think. Dr. David … Continue reading "More than cooking, Teaching Kitchens as learning labs for life skills"

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Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 103)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 103). Hope everyone’s having a great weekend! I spent my week updating all the recipes on my site for the new Weight Watcher Freestyle Plan. I’ve got everything updated from 2017 until 2011. I am working my way through 2008 and hoping to have them all done by the end of […]

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A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve overall health.

A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrition: fluid, adequate essential amino acids from protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and adequate calories. The requirements for a healthy diet can be met from a variety of plant-based and animal-based foods. A healthy diet supports energy needs and provides for human nutrition without exposure to toxicity or excessive weight gain from consuming excessive amounts. Where lack of calories is not an issue, a properly balanced diet (in addition to exercise) is also thought to be important for lowering health risks, such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cancer.