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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (July 2-July 8)

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. Just a friendly reminder, to receive my new recipes or meal plans via email, make sure you’re signed up for my email subscription (it’s free!). Second, have you pre-ordered my cookbook […]

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Chicken Waldorf Salad

Chicken Waldorf Salad is a classic salad made with apples, grapes, pecans and celery in a light, creamy dressing. Chicken Waldorf Salad It’s the perfect combination of flavors and textures and great to make ahead for lunch. This healthy salad is filled with lean protein, fruit and heart-healthy nuts. I lighten this up a bit […]

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Grilled Peach and Watermelon Burrata Salad

Although burrata—a fresh cheese made with mozzarella and cream—is undeniably the star of this light summer salad, the juicy grilled peaches and refreshing watermelon are pretty hard to resist. This salad also happens to be gorgeous, and it comes together fast. The perfect light summer meal! You can add grilled chicken or shrimp if you […]

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Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad

Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad is a beautifully layered salad with shrimp, avocados, grilled corn, black bean salsa, cucumbers, tomatoes and cheese. This is delicious served this with creamy cilantro tomatillo dressing. Because there is no cooking involved, this makes a perfect summer potluck dish and the presentation is beautiful. One of my facebook fans mentioned […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (July 9-July 15)

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. Just a friendly reminder, to receive my new recipes or meal plans via email, make sure you’re signed up for my email subscription (it’s free!). Second, have you pre-ordered my cookbook […]

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Italian Chopped Salad

Italian Chopped Salad is my favorite quick lunch I love to whip up with ingredients I usually have on hand in my refrigerator! So simple, and can easily be modified to suit your taste. It’s low-carb (Keto), gluten-free and easy to whip up! I make this so often, especially when I don’t plan what I […]

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How To Make Nut Butter

Homemade nut butter is so simple to make, just two ingredients (nuts and salt)! Simply toast the nuts then put them in the food processor. Here I made nut butter three ways; almond butter, walnut butter and pecan butter but any tree nut would work. How To Make Nut Butter Homemade nut butter is healthy, […]

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Grilled Lobster Tails with Herb Garlic Butter

Grilled Lobster Tails topped with Herb Garlic Butter are a delicious delicacy, and grilling them is super quick and easy! Grilled Lobster Tails Compound butters are amazing flavor enhancers for seafood, meat, grilled corn and veggies. This one is made with garlic, fresh herbs and lemon is delicious atop these lobster tails, but you can […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (June 18-June 24)

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. Just a friendly reminder, to receive my new recipes or meal plans via email, make sure you’re signed up for my email subscription (it’s free!). Second, have you pre-ordered my […]

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Houston’s Grilled Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Salad with greens and vegetables are tossed in a honey-lime vinaigrette and topped with a delicious peanut sauce. Trust me, this delicious grilled chicken salad will soon become your summertime staple! Hi there, I’m Heather K. Jones—I’m a dietitian, a wellness coach and the founder of Feel Better Eat Better, a program for […]

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Steamed Mussels with Piri Piri

Steamed mussels get a kick with spicy Piri Piri Sauce which is basically a kicked up chimichurri sauce. We love mussels, they are so easy and fast to cook yourself! Here I steamed them with white wine, then topped them with this fresh sauce, which adds brightness and tons of flavor. You can serve this […]

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Grilled Pesto Chicken Couscous Bowls

Juicy grilled chicken, zucchini and tomatoes topped with a light spinach-arugula basil pesto served over couscous. There’s nothing better than making pesto from scratch! It adds a mouthful of bright summer flavor. This dish is so summery and fresh! I’ve partnered with ALDI to create this better-for-you summer dish using fresh vegetables and organic chicken […]

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Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap Sandwich

Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap Sandwich, a low-carb (keto) lunch idea that replaces a wheat wrap for a lettuce wrap. Just 5 ingredients, and less than 10 minutes to make! Crisp, cool and delicious, I love lettuce wraps! I have been making this BLT Lettuce Wrap for years, a few more favorites are these Asian Chicken […]

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Weight Loss Success Stories: Justine Traver

“Leaving a toxic relationship and in a new and healthy one I came to the realization that I needed to finally do something for myself. I joined Weight Watchers, I found a meeting right near my job (no excuses) and dove right in, head on.” “Food filled a void in my life for a long […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (June 25-July 1)

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. Just a friendly reminder, to receive my new recipes or meal plans via email, make sure you’re signed up for my email subscription (it’s free!). Second, have you pre-ordered my cookbook […]

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Banana Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fruity, moist and delicious, this banana and zucchini cake is loaded crushed pineapple and lightly sweetened with honey. Banana and Zucchini Cake It’s zucchini season which makes me super excited to make bread and muffins with zucchini! A favorite is this Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread which my daughter loves. But for dessert, I loved how […]

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PREDIMED Study Retraction and Republication

What Changed, What Didn’t, and the Big Picture On June 13, 2018, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) retracted the 2013 study, “Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases with a Mediterranean Diet,” [1] as a result of error in randomization procedures affecting a portion of participants in the PREDIMED (Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea) trial. Concurrently, … Continue reading "PREDIMED Study Retraction and Republication"

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Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry made with lean white meat and lots of broccoli in a ginger and garlic stir-fry sauce that’s an easy and quick weeknight meal or the perfect meal prep recipe for easy lunches all week long.  Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry Asian takeout doesn’t have to be loaded with fat and calories, a […]

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Potato and Broccoli Cakes

These easy, copycat IKEA vegetable potato and broccoli cakes called Grönsakskaka make a delicious side dish for breakfast or dinner! Potato and Broccoli Cakes Made with potatoes, broccoli, leeks, onions and cheese, so good! My aunt had a brunch for Mother’s Day and had a beautiful spread, which included these Potato and Broccoli Cakes. When she […]

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Taco Empanadas

These taco empanadas are made from scratch with my ground turkey taco meat and my quick and easy pizza dough recipe! The texture of the dough, which is similar to this bagel recipe and easy garlic knot recipe, is closer to a calzone or hot pocket, but who cares, they came out delicious and so […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (June 4-June 10)

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. A few things I would like to share, to make sure you don’t miss new recipes or meal plans make sure you’re signed up for my email subscription (it’s free!). […]

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Soy Marinated Flank Steak

The marinade in this Grilled Asian-style Soy Marinated Flank Steak takes an uninteresting piece of steak and turns it into a mouthwatering dish! Soy Marinated Flank Steak I grill flank steak, a lean primal cut with wonderful beefy flavor all summer long. Some of my favorites are Flank Steak with Tomatoes, Balsamic and Red Onion, Flank […]

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Low Carb Potato Salad

A low-carb faux “potato” salad made with cauliflower instead of potatoes, perfect for Keto or if you’re just looking to eat less carbs. I try to eat low-carb during the week, and was craving potato salad so I made this mock “potato” salad with cauliflower in place of potatoes, plus all my favorite add-ins such […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (June 11-June 17)

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. A reminder to receive my new recipes or meal plans via email, make sure you’re signed up for my email subscription (it’s free!). Second, have you pre-ordered my cookbook Skinnytaste […]

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Spinach Ricotta Quiche

This easy vegetarian quiche recipe is made with spinach, ricotta cheese, eggs, tomatoes and basil. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or brunch or serve it with a salad for a light dinner. Spinach Ricotta Quiche You may have tried my chicken quiche a few weeks ago, it’s the same basic quiche recipe which is so versatile, […]

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Chicken Salad with Lemon and Dill

This simple, healthy chicken salad is made with breast meat from a cooked rotisserie chicken, fresh lemon and dill. Fast and easy, and perfect for all diets including low-carb, keto, Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free and of course, Weight Watchers. I love having easy lunches in my refrigerator for when I need a quick lunch on the […]

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Skillet Taco Cauliflower Rice

This easy skillet dinner combines ground turkey taco meat with cauliflower rice topped with lettuce, avocado and salsa for an easy, low-carb weeknight meal! I love brown rice, but when I want a low-carb meal, cauliflower rice is my jam! You may have tried my Cauliflower Fried Rice, Cauliflower Rice Arancini Balls, Cauliflower Rice Arroz […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (May 21-May 27)

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. Let me know if you have any requests for next weeks meal plan! If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing free, 7-day flexible healthy meal plans (you […]

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Chicken Shawarma Salad

This Mediterranean inspired salad is made with Grilled Chicken Shawarma kebabs served over salad with Feta and Tzatziki. Chicken Shawarma Salad This grilled chicken shawarma recipe, made with chicken breast is on constant rotation in my house. I usually serve it with pita and salad. After sharing these Greek Chicken Tzatziki Bowls a few weeks […]

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Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are so fast and easy, perfect to make all summer long! Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets These shrimp scampi packets are SO good, you’ll want to serve them with crisp bread to soak up all the delicious garlicky juices! When you want easy grilling, foil packet meals are perfect for weeknight dinners […]

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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.

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