Skinnytaste

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!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad is loaded with shrimp, perfect for dining al fresco!

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad

Instant Pot Chicken Stew with corn (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods. It's a simple dish, but my whole family loves it. I make it at least 2 times a month! 

Instant Pot Chicken Stew 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)

This creamy potato salad made with rainbow potatoes, celery, pickles, mustard and dill is lightened up using half mayonnaise, half yogurt. Perfect for picnics and backyard parties all summer long.

Rainbow Potato Salad

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)

The Easiest Pasta and Broccoli Recipe that my whole family loves, including my kids. Only 5 ingredients and one pot, ready in under 15 minutes!

Easiest Pasta and Broccoli Recipe

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 use lettuce wraps 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!

Steak Taco Lettuce Wraps

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 Salad with Chicken, Corn and Salsa Dressing

Oh my word, these slow cooker meatballs are SO good!! The slightly bold, earthy flavor of broccoli rabe pairs perfectly with salty cheeses, so I knew they would be awesome in my Sunday meatballs, and I was right!

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

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 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 or air fryer!

Pickle-Brined Baked Chicken Tenders

This Rueben Stuffed Pork Tenderloin is stuffed with all the elements of a classic Reuben sandwich – pastrami, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese!

Reuben Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Pork sirloin cutlets are a lean cut, and taste wonderful breaded and lightly pan fried. My family loves when I make them, and often request that I make them for dinner. A little different than chicken cutlets, these have more of a Latin flair, which we serve with fresh lime juice on top – yum!

Breaded Pork Cutlets with Lime

These easy, mini baked omelets are perfect to make ahead for the week. These muffins are inspired by my recent vacation to Beaches in Ochos Rios Jamaica. Every morning I would get an omelet with fresh fruit. The chef at the omelet station had all his ingredients prepped and quickly whipped up hundreds of omelets each morning to order. I used some of my favorite omelet ingredients but you can switch it up and add whatever you like or have on hand.

Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables seasoned with sage, rosemary and balsamic vinegar, then baked in the oven. A delicious healthy meal-in-one!

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

Hot baked 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, SC + Stove)

This is the EASIEST Instant Pot recipe EVER! Just TWO ingredients: salsa and chicken plus some spices makes a delicious juicy chicken that can be used in tacos, over rice, salads and more!

Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Easy Salsa Shredded Chicken

Chicken sausage, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms simmered in a marinara sauce then baked in the casserole with whole wheat macaroni topped with mozzarella.

Chicken Sausage and Peppers Macaroni Casserole

This EASY Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu is made with thin sliced boneless chicken cutlets, lightly pan fried then topped with ham and swiss in a light Lemon-Dijon Sauce. No rolling!

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

If you like hot, melty Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, you'll love this dip! This is one dip you'll want to have at any party, perfect for the super bowl coming up.

Hot Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Dip

This easy, cheesy, Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip will be a hit at your next party, no one will know it's light!

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Chicken and lentil soup made in the Instant Pot (pressure cooker) – a healthy, nourishing meal that will fill you up and make plenty of servings so you can have leftovers for lunch or freeze the rest!

Chicken and Lentil Soup (Instant Pot)