Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 44)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 44)

October is finally here! Time to pick apples and go pumpkin picking! My birthday month and Skinnytaste Fast & Slow hits the shelves in just a few days (Oct 11)! Check out some of my favorites fall recipes like; Slow Cooker Apple Butter , Slow Cooker Applesauce and Pumpkin Butter! Bring on the pumpkin obsession!

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 44)

Pictured above is The Skinnytaste Meal Planner where I plan my dinners for the week (you can of course use any meal planner). Meal planning is a great way to get organized before heading to the supermarket to get ready for the week! My breakfast is usually something quick like eggs with fruit, a smoothie or avocado toast. We’re a family of four, so if a recipe serves more, it’s either packed up for everyone’s lunch or eaten the next day as leftovers. If you would like to see some of the previous week’s dinner plans, click here

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 44)

Monday: Slow Cooker Blissful Butternut Squash Soup
Tuesday: Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar  Salad Slaw
Wednesday: Mongolian Beef & Broccoli (The Skinnytaste Cookbook) with Cauliflower “Fried Rice”
Thursday: Beef, Tomato and Acini di Pepe Soup (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker and Stove Top)
Friday: Leftover Soup
Saturday: Dinner Out
Sunday: Noodle-less Butternut Sausage Lasagna

Shopping List:

SLOW COOKER BLISSFUL BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

  • 16 oz (1/2 small) butternut squash
  • 16 oz (1/2) buttercup or kobacha squash
  • shallot
  • chicken or vegetable broth
  • light coconut milk
  • nutmeg
  • optional garnish: chives, pepitas

SHRIMP SCAMPI TACOS WITH CAESAR SALAD SLAW

  • unsalted butter
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • garlic cloves
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • lemon
  • chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • corn tortillas
  • romaine lettuce leaves
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • scallions
  • Dijon mustard
  • anchovy filets
  • 0% fat Greek yogurt

MONGOLIAN BEEF AND BROCCOLI

  • cornstarch
  • reduced sodium soy sauce (Tamari for gluten free)
  • rice wine
  • sesame oil
  • 1 pound sirloin steak
  • kosher salt
  • broccoli florets
  • scallions
  • minced garlic
  • minced fresh ginger
  • dark brown sugar
  • oyster sauce

CAULIFLOWER “FRIED RICE”

  • cauliflower
  • sesame oil
  • egg whites
  • egg
  • salt
  • cooking spray
  • onion
  • frozen peas and carrots
  • garlic cloves
  • scallions
  • soy sauce (Tamari for gluten free)

BEEF, TOMATO and ACINI DI PEPE SOUP

  • 1 lb 90% lean ground beef
  • kosher salt
  • onion
  • celery
  • carrot
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • beef stock*
  • bay leaves
  • small pasta such as Acini di pepe*
  • grated parmesan cheese

NOODLE-LESS BUTTERNUT SAUSAGE LASAGNA

  • Italian chicken sausage
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • garlic cloves
  • 1 (28 oz can) crushed tomatoes (Tuttorosso)
  • fresh basil
  • black pepper
  • 1 large butternut squash
  • part-skim ricotta
  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • parsley
  • egg
  • shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese