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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (March 4-March 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®. First week of March and we are finally getting some snow, crazy winter in New York! A few comfort food dishes like Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore and Quick Beef […]

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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken are filled with cheddar and broccoli, then rolled up, breaded and baked in the oven or air fryer! This easy recipe is perfect any day of the week. I make it with fresh broccoli, but leftover or frozen broccoli can also be used. I make stuffed chicken so many different […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (March 11-March 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®. I am working on new breakfast recipes for next week, I have a waffle recipe I am excited to share soon! Let me know if you have any requests, […]

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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Making Split Pea Soup in the Slow Cooker is so easy and perfect for busy weeknight meals. It’s also freezer friendly, so you can make a batch and freeze the leftovers for another night. Crockpot Split Pea Soup I love using smoked ham hocks in pea soup, it gives the soup a wonderful smoky flavor, […]

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Shrimp Scampi with Broccoli Orzo

This quick and easy Shrimp Scampi with Broccoli Orzo is a dish the whole family will love and it’s ready in under 30 minutes! Shrimp scampi is usually swimming in butter, this lightened version is just as delicious, using only a touch of butter and lots of fresh lemon. My kids love Pasta and Broccoli, […]

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White Bean Turkey Chili

A delicious, creamy White Bean Turkey Chili recipe is made with canned white beans, ground turkey, aromatics and spices – no tomatoes! White Bean Turkey Chili This easy chili can be made on the stove, slow cooker or Instant Pot. Leftovers taste even better the next day for lunch! More chili recipes you might enjoy […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (February 18-February 24)

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®. If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these free, 7-day flexible healthy meal plans (you can see my previous meal plans here) that are meant as a guide, […]

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Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Sausage

Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Sausage is an easy, hearty soup made with kale, potatoes, carrots and turkey or chicken sausage. Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Sausage This quick and easy soup is the perfect one-pot meal, and a tasty way to enjoy kale, which is high in vitamins K, A and C […]

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Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos

These easy Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos are made with flaky white fish, tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro and lime topped with avocado. Tommy doesn’t care for fish, but he loves fish tacos! A few other seafood taco recipes I love, Blackened Fish Tacos, Shrimp Scampi Tacos and Green Scallop Tacos. I like it spicy, so I chop […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (February 25-March 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®. Fish Florentine has been such a huge hit, I added it back on this weeks meal plan! If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these free, […]

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup is a favorite of mine, this slimmed down version is so good, and it’s quick and easy to prepare. Cream of Broccoli Soup I love making creamed soups, a few favorites are Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup, Cream of Asparagus Soup and Cream of Zucchini Soup. It’s perfect for lunch with some […]

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Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

This easy Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe, made with beef brisket, cabbage and carrots comes out so tender and delicious! Perfect for St Patrick’s Day! It may be the most famous dish to eat on St. Patrick’s Day, but this Irish-American corned beef recipe is a favorite in my house any time of […]

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Seattle Smoked Salmon Chowder

This creamy Smoked Salmon Chowder is truly comfort food in a bowl! Made with hot-smoked salmon (full of heart-healthy fats) and a ton of nutrient-packed veggies (onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, corn and cauliflower), it’s a good-for-you soup the whole family will love. Stove top and Instant Pot directions provided. Smoked Salmon Chowder It’s soup season, […]

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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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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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19 March 2019

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