Recipes

These are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and fuss-free because you don’t have to peel the skin of the Delicate squash, so it’s pretty easy to prepare. Roasting Delicata brings out the flavor which makes a great Fall side dish with just about everything from chicken, to roasts and chops.

Roasted Delicata Squash with Turmeric

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 44)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 44)

They are really easy to make, and perfect to make with the kids. My favorite was the Chocolate and Peanut Butter, which is the perfect snack to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Donut-Shaped Apple Snacks

Here's a unique twist on a shrimp taco – shrimp sauteed with butter and lemon juice topped with Caesar salad slaw, so fresh and light!

Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar Salad Slaw

Bacon makes everything better (in my opinion), especially in this hearty white bean soup. It's delicious, inexpensive, and easy to make and leftovers are even better the next day. I made this in my Instant Pot (doesn't get quicker than that!), but I've also included slow cooker and stove top directions as well.

Navy Bean, Bacon and Spinach Soup (Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker or Stove Top)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 43)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 43)

This fall lasagna swaps pasta for butternut squash layered with a chicken sausage meat sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella. Simply wonderful, you won't miss the pasta!

Noodle-less Butternut-Sausage Lasagna

Delicata is very versatile, one of my favorite ways to eat it is stuffed with a savory sausage stuffing made with celery, onion and mushrooms – a wonderful contrast to the sweet flavor of the squash.

Stuffed Delicata Squash with Chicken Sausage-Mushroom Stuffing

This quick turkey chili taco soup satisfies my soup cravings, takes just 20 minutes to cook but it tastes like it was simmering for hours! Top it with your favorite chili toppings such as sour cream, cheese or whatever you like for a healthy meal that can be prepped for the week or frozen for another night.

Turkey Chili Taco Soup

Chicken, garam masala, cumin and curry spices are simmered with potatoes and coconut milk to give this dish an aromatic flavor you'll really enjoy. Serve this over basmati rice for a complete meal (also great with naan or cauliflower rice to keep the carbs low).

Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 42)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 42)

lentils are economic, easy to prepare and make enough for plenty of leftovers! I’ve partnered with Canadian Lentils for #TheSimpleLentil campaign to show people just how versatile lentils are. My aunt shared her family recipe with me served over rice with hard boiled egg and bacon on top. If you want to keep it vegetarian you could serve it with a poached egg and avocado instead!

Lentil and Rice Bowls with Eggs and Bacon

Make meat sauce AND Spaghetti Squash at the same time with this delicious one-pot meal ready in under thirty minutes (if using a pressure cooker)!

One-Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce (Pressure Cooker and Slow Cooker)

Made from scratch in the slow cooker using homemade taco seasoning, this makes enough meat for several nights so we usually have tacos one night and I'll use the rest of the meat for leftovers over tostadas, taco salads or to freeze for another night.

Madison’s Favorite Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 41)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 41)

This quick and easy weeknight dish is made all in one skillet. You can modify this basic recipe using any veggies you like!

One Skillet Chicken with Bacon and Green Beans

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

A saucy, lasagna-like Mexican-American casserole layered with vegetables, tortillas, sauce and cheese.

Late Summer Vegetable Enchilada Pie

Spice rubbed chicken breasts served with a flavorful chickpea salad with fresh corn and avocados – a quick and easy weeknight dish!

Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad

This light shrimp and tortellini salad can be served as a side or main dish, perfect for summer potlucks or pool parties, or anytime you need a pasta salad that isn't weighed down with mayo.

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 40)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 40)

Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized version made with parsnips in place of pasta for a hefty serving of veggies won't disappoint! If you don’t like the bitterness of broccoli rabe, broccolini or broccoli would also work in it’s place.

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta

I've been taking advantage of the tomatoes and basil overflowing from my garden with these simple French bread pizzas. Only 5 ingredients, less than 10 minutes to make! Have them for lunch or dinner paired with a side salad.

French Bread Pizza Caprese

This delicious, easy salad features succulent lobster tossed with chopped asparagus and tomatoes in a light lemon dressing. To save time, I buy the lobsters steamed from my local fishmonger.

Lobster Asparagus Chopped Salad

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 39)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 39)

Take advantage of the end of summer with sweet corn and delicious ripe tomatoes with this easy side dish, perfect to go along anything you 're grilling! The dressing is creamy yet light, the perfect compliment.

Summer Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Creamy Buttermilk-Dijon Dressing

All the deliciousness of stuffed mushrooms without all the work! An easy side dish you can serve any night of the week!

Dina’s Tossed Mushrooms