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Jalapeno Popper “Nachos”

Jalapeno Poppers meet Nachos in this fun, low-carb twist on two classic appetizers, perfect for sharing with your friends this SUPERBOWL! Inspire by my Loaded Mini Bell Pepper Nachos, I spiced things up using jalapeno peppers filled with cream cheese and cheddar instead, before loading on all the toppings! And with the Superbowl right around […]

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Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

These Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls, filled with shredded boneless chicken breast, carrots, scallions, hot sauce and blue cheese make the perfect appetizer! Bake them in the oven or air fryer! Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls For the filling, I took inspiration from my Buffalo Chicken Dip and added some cream cheese to the mix to make […]

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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

This easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is light and creamy – one of my favorite dessert recipes! Whip this up in minutes with a prepared graham cracker crust for a no-bake dessert, or make your own graham cracker crust for prettier presentation (this method would require baking). Although I don’t have the biggest sweet […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (February 4-February 10)

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®. Hope you all have a great weekend, lots of ideas for the superbowl here and if you need a dessert, this easy Peanut Butter Pie is a must! And […]

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Crustless Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

Broccoli and cheese is one of my favorite quiche combinations! This low-carb Crustless Broccoli Cheddar Quiche is light and delicious, perfect for breakfast or brunch (or even a light dinner)! Crustless Broccoli Cheddar Quiche Spinach and Ricotta Quiche and Chicken Quiche are so popular on my site, but I often get asked how to make […]

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Honey Garlic Shrimp

For a quick and easy weeknight stir-fry, you will love this easy Asian Honey Garlic Shrimp recipe! It’s sweet, spicy, savory, and so good!! Honey Garlic Shrimp I love a good stir fry, and trying new ways to make Chinese restaurant–worthy meals in my own kitchen. A few favorites are lightened up General Tso Chicken, […]

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Instant Pot Chicken Taco Chili

This delicious Chicken Taco Chili recipe, made with chicken, beans, corn, tomatoes and taco seasoning is one of my most popular slow cooker recipes, which I just remade for Instant Pot after several requests! Instant Pot Chicken Taco Chili This chicken chili recipe is one of my favorites, and it’s so easy! If you don’t […]

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Food Cart-Style Chicken Salad with White Sauce

Halal Food Cart inspired chicken served over a big salad of lettuce and tomatoes drizzled with a yummy white sauce. We’re obsessed with street-cart Halal chicken, but since all the good chicken trucks are in the city which is over an hour commute from me, I had to figure out a way to make this […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (February 11-February 17)

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®. Guys, when you get this email I’ll be on a Disney cruise! But I didn’t forget you, I also added a few recipes for Valentine’s Day this week. I […]

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Banana Foster Crepes

Banana Foster Crepes combine two of my favorite desserts – homemade crepes and bananas fosters! This slimmed down make-over is delicious and perfect anytime you’re craving something sweet! Although this dessert would typically be loaded with calories, the trick to keeping this light is using very ripe bananas so you don’t have to add too […]

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Incidence of obesity-related cancers is rising in younger adults

In the past few decades, great progress has been made in the fight against cancer. However a disturbing new pattern is emerging in younger adults: the younger the generation, the greater the risk of developing certain cancers—especially obesity-related cancers such as of the colon and pancreas. Several cancers are linked with carrying excess body weight, … Continue reading "Incidence of obesity-related cancers is rising in younger adults"

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Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet

This Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet dinner is about as fast as enchiladas can get, and that’s because it’s not really enchiladas—it’s a tortilla casserole made all in one cooking vessel. I’m obsessed with Chicken Enchiladas, so I loved this easy skillet version! I used my homemade enchilada sauce which I usually double and keep […]

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Classic Egg Salad

This classic egg salad recipe can be enjoyed for breakfast on toast, or for lunch in a wrap, over salad or in a sandwich. Sometimes I just eat it with a spoon right out of the container! It’s funny how I have so many variations of egg salad recipes on my site, like this Chickpea […]

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Red Lentil Soup with Spinach

This delicious, Middle Eastern inspired Lentil Soup, made with red lentils, turmeric, spinach, carrots and lemon will exceed your expectations. It’s golden in color, and very easy to make and leftovers are freezer-friendly. I love lentils and lentil soup. One of my go-to’s are my Chicken and Lentil Soup. I wanted to recreate a lentil […]

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Fish Florentine

This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with a pan seared firm white fish served on a creamy bed of spinach feels like something you would order out in a fancy restaurant! I love fish and try to eat it once or twice a week. You can see all my fish recipes here! This recipe takes […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (January 21- January 27)

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®. I just had an exciting week in Chicago promoting my cookbook Skinnytaste One and Done on Windy City Live and doing a cooking demo at Macy’s on State Street. […]

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip has everything you love about buffalo wings, only made into a dip – no messy hands! Buffalo Chicken Dip It’s perfect for sharing with friends and a must for your Superbowl party!! A few more favorite party appetizers are my Mini Bell Peppers Loaded Turkey “Nachos”, Hot Spinach and […]

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Chicken Thighs with Shallots in Red Wine Vinegar (Poulet Au Vinaigre)

I lightened up this popular French chicken dish known as Poulet Au Vinaigre, which is made with chicken thighs and shallots cooked in red wine vinegar and white white. Red wine vinegar gives it an intense, tangy flavor, that mellows as it simmers. Shallots are similar to onions, and are always a staple in my […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (January 28-February 3)

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®. Hope everyone’s enjoying the weekend. I am back on Weight Watchers tracking everything I eat (I go back to tracking anytime I need to lose a few pounds, like […]

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Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook: Cover Reveal

I’m beyond thrilled to give you a sneak peak of my fourth cookbook, The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook: The 75 Best Healthy Recipes for Your Air Fryer. I’m obsessed with my air fryer (to such an extent that I am even coming out with my own in May!), so I’m excited to have a new […]

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Roadmap to a healthy and sustainable food future

Despite substantial scientific evidence linking diets with human health and environmental sustainability, historically there’s been a lack of globally-agreed upon targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production. However, on January 17, 2019, the EAT-Lancet Commission (a group of 37 scientists from 16 countries working in the fields of human health, nutrition, economics, agriculture, political sciences, and environmental sustainability) … Continue reading "Roadmap to a healthy and sustainable food future"

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Chicken and Avocado Soup

This Chicken and Avocado Soup with lime, scallions and cilantro is my go-to when I want comfort food with Latin flavors. It’s also really easy to make, and comes together in less than 30 minutes! The avocado adds a creaminess and richness to the light broth and is naturally low-carb, keto and Whole30 friendly. If […]

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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

This quick and easy Chicken Parmesan is the answer to your weeknight dreams!! And since it’s made in the Instant Pot, it’s ready in minutes! Don’t get me wrong, my family LOVES my Baked Chicken Parmesan recipe, so I was skeptical. No breading, no frying – sign me up! And since we are cutting down […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (January 14-January 20)

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®. This week’s plan I am utilizing leftovers for an easy lunch. This Instant Pot Pork Carnitas makes enough for several meals. I serve them with tortillas but you can also […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (December 31-January 6)

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®. I’m away on vacation, but didn’t want to leave you without your meal plan! Also, if you don’t have the Skinnytaste Meal Planner, now would be a great time […]

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Taco Salad Meal Prep

This delicious Turkey Taco Salad is perfect to meal prep, to make ahead for lunch for the week! I took my easy, go-to turkey taco recipe and turned it into this easy meal prep lunch. The whole thing comes together in under 30 minutes, start to finish. If you’ve been following my free meal plans, […]

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Cheddar Corn Chowder with Bacon

This thick and cheesy chowder with potatoes, corn, cauliflower, and bacon is perfect for cold and cozy winter nights. Stove top and Instant Pot directions provided. It’s soup season, if you’re looking for a new easy soup recipe to add to your dinner rotation, I think you will love this chowder! You can also browse […]

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Cauliflower Rice Chicken Biryani

This quick and easy Indian-inspired skillet dish, is a low-carb take on Chicken Biryani, made with riced cauliflower in place of rice. It’s also Keto, gluten-free and Whole30 compliant. If you have been following me for a while, then you know how much I love Indian and Persian food! Some favorites are this Chicken Tikka […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (January 7-January 13)

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®. Happy 2019! This week’s meal plan I have created two dishes for you to make ahead for the week, the Bell Pepper and Potato Frittata for breakfast and the […]

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Kitchen and House Remodel Update

As most of you know from this post, we have been remodeling our new Long Island home for the past year, if not longer. We have gotten a lot done, and even as I share these photos there has already been a lot more progress, but we still have quite a bit of work to […]

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