Recipe Type: Kid Friendly

This slimmed down version of a loaded baked potato soup has everything you love about a baked potato – sour cream, cheddar, bacon and chives, at a fraction of the calories!

Baked Potato Soup

Chicken stew (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods, and my whole family loves it. I made this three times the past two weeks, that's how good this was!

Pressure Cooker Stewed Chicken with Corn (Pollo Guisado con Maiz)

These beefy meatballs are cooked in a mushroom gravy and lightened up by using half ground turkey and half lean ground beef.

Salisbury Steak Meatballs (Instant Pot, Stove Top, Slow Cooker)

These skinless chicken drumsticks sweet and sticky, and so delicious! Cooked in a skillet with honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger until the chicken is tender and the sauce thickens. You won't miss the skin!

Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks (Skillet or Instant Pot)

My favorite way to eat steak is topped with this AWESOME chimichurri sauce! It adds flavor and zing to anything you're grilling!

Steak Kebabs with Chimichurri

A great way to get even the pickiest of eaters to enjoy zucchini! Perfect as a snack, appetizer or side dish.

Baked Zucchini Sticks

Delicious and creamy chocolate cheesecake made lighter than traditional cheesecake with just FIVE ingredients, so easy! These are SO good you won't be able to have just one... but since they are mini, two are totally acceptable!

Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

Grilled sirloin steak "flaco" tacos uses lettuce instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!

Grilled Steak Lettuce Tacos

An EASY 15-minute dish you'll want to make all summer long! Fresh heads of romaine lettuce are split down the middle, grilled until slightly charred and smoky, along with fresh corn and skinless chicken thighs, then topped with tomatoes, onions, avocado and a simple salsa vinaigrette.

Grilled Romaine, Corn and Chicken Salad with Salsa Dressing

Oh my word, these meatballs are SO good!! I love broccoli rabe and thought it would be awesome in my Sunday meatballs, and I was right! These meatballs are tender and flavorful, conveniently made in the slow cooker. #BroccoliRabe

Slow Cooker Beef Meatballs with Broccoli Rabe

This is my easy go-to recipe for grilled lamb loin chops which can be made indoors or out!

Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops and #FreshCoastRetreat

Delicious peppers stuffed with ground turkey and brown rice, seasoned with cumin, cilantro and spices then baked and topped with cheese are one of my favorites!

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

These garlic lime pork chops are so EASY to make, and they only take 10 minutes to cook. I usually make them in my broiler but they are also great on the grill, they come out juicy and SO flavorful!

Quick Garlic-Lime Marinated Pork Chops

These easy loaded chicken "nacho" tostadas – topped with cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, olives and jalapenos are a great way to take nachos and turn them into a main dish.

Loaded “Nacho” Chicken Tostada

An easy 5-ingredient carrot salad that is lemony, bright and delicious! You don't need a spiralizer to make it, you can use pre-shredded carrots or use a potato peeler to cut the carrots into ribbons.

Spiralized Carrot Salad with Lemon and Dijon

Breaded chicken cutlets topped with everything I normally add to my guacamole – sliced avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, red onion and lime juice. 7 Smart Points • 286 calories

Breaded Chicken Cutlets with Deconstructed Guacamole

These juicy, flavorful chicken tenders are marinated in pickle juice then breaded and baked in the oven.

Pickle-Brined Baked Chicken Tenders

Breaded Pork Cutlets with Lime

Hot mozzarella sticks – I can't think of a more popular finger food for both kids and adults alike. My oldest daughter Karina LOVES them and these never disappoint! Made lighter with part-skim mozzarella then coated with crispy seasoned breadcrumbs and baked (not fried!) until hot and golden. Serve them with my quick marinara sauce and you have yourself an appetizer everyone will love!

Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks

My family DEVOURED this delicious bowl of soup made with ground beef, tomatoes, and tiny pasta. It's warm and comforting, like a great big hug on a cold winter day. Kid-friendly, freezer-friendly!

Beef, Tomato and Acini di Pepe Soup (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker + Stove Top)

Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Easy Salsa Shredded Chicken

Here's a quick, weeknight dish the whole family will love! Turkey cutlets with a wonderful Parmesan crust lightly pan-fried in just enough oil and butter to make it yummy, without making it greasy and high in calories.

Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Crust

This thick and creamy broccoli, cheese and potato soup is lick-the-bowl good! Pure comfort in a bowl, a one-pot meal your whole family will love and ready in under 30 minutes.

Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

This quick Mexican brown rice is super healthy and easy to make.

Quick Mexican Brown Rice

A Thanksgiving dessert table is never complete without the pumpkin pie. To lighten this up, I use less sugar and a thinner crust, but you can't tell!

Skinny Pumpkin Pie

So moist and flavorful, this pumpkin banana pecan bread made light by replacing butter with lots of bananas, pumpkin and apple sauce.

Pumpkin Banana Pecan Bread

If you like the smoky-sweet flavor of BBQ sauce AND the taste of bacon, then you'll love these petite turkey meatloaves with some hidden zucchini inside!

Bacon Topped Petite Turkey Meatloaf with BBQ Sauce