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Baked Scallops

These quick and easy baked sea scallops are topped with panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in a simple lemon-butter sauce. Baked Scallops Scallops are one of my favorite foods, some of my popular scallop recipes are Seared Scallops over Risotto, Blackened Scallops with Horseradish Sauce, and Scallop Tostadas to name a few. I also find them […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (December 3-December 9)

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®. Happy December everyone! If you haven’t started your Holiday shopping yet, perhaps some of these ideas from my Holiday Gift Guide will inspire you. Also, my site is moving servers Monday […]

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Baked Beef and Cheese Manicotti (Cannelloni)

This easy no-boil baked manicotti pasta dish, known as Cannelloni is stuffed with ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella and lean ground beef, then covered in sauce and cheese. Perfect for the holidays, for to bring to a potluck or to enjoy any night of the week! Baked Beef and Cheese Manicotti (Cannelloni) I usually make homemade crepe-style […]

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Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Leeks

Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Leeks is the perfect cold weather comfort food. Nothing makes a cold winter night more bearable than a hot and hearty meal made in the oven. Some dishes I love to prepare in the winter are Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Vegetables, Turmeric Braised Chicken with Beets and Leeks, […]

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How To Make An Antipasto Salad Platter

For fuss free entertaining, nothing is easier (and prettier) than creating an antipasto salad platter! And that is why I’m so excited to share this Skinnytaste Fuss-Free Dinner Gift Collection filled with all my DeLallo Foods favorites, all hand picked by me! I love giving the gift of food, it’s the perfect gift box for […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (December 10-December 16)

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. December is always a busy month, even busier in my home because it’s also my daughter and husband’s birthday month! I’m also planning my January recipes, let me know […]

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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Bacon wrapped chicken bites are the easiest appetizer, made with just TWO ingredients. Using the air fryer, the bacon comes out crisp on the outside, and the chicken juicy and tender inside. Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites These were always a favorite when I was a kid, my Mom served them anytime we had […]

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Tex Mex Breakfast Casserole

This easy Tex Mex breakfast casserole has all the makings of a delicious breakfast – potatoes, chorizo, green chilies and cheese. Topped with salsa and avocado, this is perfect to feed a crowd! The best part, there’s no pre-cooking! I used canned potatoes, although frozen would work, (of course, you can cook the potatoes if […]

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Spicy Sausage, Brussels and Butternut Foil Packets

An easy Fall foil packet dinner made with spicy chicken Andouille sausage, Brussels sprouts and butternut squash. It’s the perfect balance of spicy, smokey and sweet in every bite! I love foil packet meals you can make and prep ahead, like these Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets, and keep refrigerated or even frozen. So when you […]

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Skinnytaste One and Done: Holiday Menu Bonus Pack

Whether you already own the new Skinnytaste One and Done cookbook, or you’re planning on getting one for someone you love as a gift, don’t miss out on this Holiday Menu Bonus pack, recipes from all three cookbooks. Simply enter your purchase number in this form to download a classic, vegetarian, and gluten-free holiday menu. […]

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Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon

Juicy, tender roasted chicken seasoned with lemon and rosemary, always a winner in my house! We love chicken in my home, which is probably why I have so many chicken recipes on my blog! The smell of this chicken roasting in the oven is enough to fall in love! Roasting a whole chicken is pretty […]

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Instant Pot Deviled Eggs

When it comes to making Deviled eggs, I keep my ingredients pretty classic, but I love adding little pickle juice to my the yolks for a pop of flavor! Making hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot will give you perfect, easier to peel eggs every time. Deviled eggs are a classic recipe and perfect […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (November 19-November 25)

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®. Thanksgiving is coming this week, so I included a separate shopping list, and this is assuming you already have your turkey and gravy. I kept it separate for those of you […]

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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas

These Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas, or hand pies are a delicious way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey! The best part of making a Thanksgiving turkey are always the leftovers! We always make a larger bird for that reason. Some popular Thanksgiving Leftover recipes are Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Fritatta,  Leftover Turkey […]

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Easiest Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

The easiest and my way favorite way to make baked sweet potatoes are in the slow cooker rather than the oven! Not only does your house smell amazing while they cook, they come out moist and delicious every time. Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes A healthy side dish without the fuss. The best part, there’s no […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2018

With the holiday season fast approaching, I thought it’d be fun to put together a Holiday Gift Guide to help you find something for everyone on your list. This is a collection of some of my kitchen favorites, items my family loves, and some things I have my eye on for family, friends–and even myself! […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (November 26-December 2)

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®. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! A few notes, I will be doing a book signing in Long Island, Sunday, December 9, 2018 from Noon – 2:00 p.m. at Stew Leonard’s, […]

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New Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

Although many people view exercise as a way to lose weight, it plays a key role in the wellbeing of the body beyond weight loss. Research strongly supports its benefits across a range of physical and mental health conditions for people of all ages. However, busy lifestyles and an environment that induces sitting for most … Continue reading "New Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans"

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Effects of varying amounts of carbohydrate on metabolism after weight loss

Losing weight is hard work, but many people who have lost weight may agree that keeping the weight off can be an even greater challenge. A lack of self-control or a few too many dietary indulgences are often cited as reasons for regaining weight. But a new study in the November issue of BMJ questions … Continue reading "Effects of varying amounts of carbohydrate on metabolism after weight loss"

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Loaded Vegetarian Baked Sweet Potato

Loaded Vegetarian Baked Sweet Potato are Mexican-inspired, loaded with zesty black beans, melted cheese, salsa with a dollop of cream. What can be better than a 20 minute meal! Loaded Vegetarian Baked Sweet Potato Loaded baked sweet potatoes are so quick and easy to make. A few of my other favorites are Italian-Style Stuffed Sweet […]

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Hash Brown Recipe

These crisp, perfectly cooked homemade hash browns are made in a skillet, with shredded potatoes, scallions and seasoning for the perfect breakfast side dish to go with your morning eggs. Making them from scratch is so much healthier than buying the frozen kind, and here I use just a little oil, the cast iron skillet […]

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Shrimp Fajita Bowls

These Shrimp Fajita Bowls are a tasty and easy dinner that your whole family will love! Served over a bed of cilantro-lime rice with peppers and onions, avocado and salsa. We love Fajita nights! Chicken Fajitas are a staple in my home, it’s Tommy’s favorite dish to cook (the first dish he ever made me!). […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (November 5-November 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™ SmartPoints®. I love seeing so many of you cooking from my new cookbook, One and Done! If you’re using it and loving it, don’t forget to leave a review (for those who […]

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Cheeseburger Soup

This Cheeseburger Soup recipe is a rich and cheesy bowl of comfort food made on the lighter side. It’s quick and easy, loaded with turkey and potatoes in every bite! Cheeseburger Soup Cheeseburger soup is always a hit with my family! It’s the kind of soup you crave on a cold night. This recipe, from […]

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Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Roasting a turkey breast in the air fryer yields perfectly cooked, moist and juicy meat on the inside with a beautiful deep golden brown skin. Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy is my go-to when I want a Thanksgiving meal without the fuss! But I wanted to make a quick breast so I can test […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (November 12-November 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™ SmartPoints®. If you’re not aware, I have an entire Thanksgiving Recipes section if you want to start planning ahead. If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these free, 7-day […]

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Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing

Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing – this is the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe! Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing I don’t know about you, but for me the ONE thing I crave most on Thanksgiving is the stuffing! Sure, the turkey and gravy are all great too, and yes, even the cranberry sauce. But personally, no […]

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5 Quick Tips for Dealing with Sugary Halloween Leftovers

Halloween can be a special time of year for children, but parents may be stressed about sugar overload. Candy is intentionally excluded from the Kid’s Healthy Eating Plate, but one night a year of extra sweetness is not the main problem. The concern is that the candy rarely lasts one night. Leftovers often linger, and … Continue reading "5 Quick Tips for Dealing with Sugary Halloween Leftovers"

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (October 15-October 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™ SmartPoints®. What an exciting week it’s been!! The Skinnytaste One and Done Cookbook came out Tuesday, if you bought the book a big THANK YOU!!! In case you don’t know, the points […]

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No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili

This Turkey Sweet Potato Chili is so good, you might want to double the recipe!! It’s made with no beans, but you can of course add them if you wish! It has just the right amount of spice to compliment the sweet potatoes without being too spicy for those of you who prefer a milder […]

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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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16 December 2018

Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.