Skinnytaste

Recipe Type: Vegetarian Meals

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

A protein-packed meatless salad in a jar made with quinoa, lentils, grape tomatoes, arugula, avocado and hard boiled eggs are perfect to pack for work, the beach, picnics, or anywhere you need a portable lunch on-the-go!

Protein Egg and Quinoa Salad Jars

This Mexican inspired dish of Cauliflower Rice uses finely chopped cauliflower, which makes a fantastic low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice.

Mexican Cauliflower “Rice”

This simple vegan hummus-avocado toast is perfect for breakfast or lunch! Multigrain toast topped with good-for-you toppings ready in under 5 minutes, what could be better!

Hummus Avocado Toast

These low-carb Veggie Lasagna Zucchini Boats are basically hollowed out zucchinis stuffed with a veggie lasagna filling and baked in the oven with marinara sauce and melted cheese – SO GOOD!

Veggie Lasagna Zucchini Boats

This Mediterranean Bean Salad is so light and fresh, made with lemon juice, mint and parsley. This can be served as a side dish, perfect for potlucks or to make it a main for lunch serve it over spiralized cucumbers.

Mediterranean Bean Salad

Avocado toast with lemon and kale is an easy, healthy lunch that takes about 5 minutes to make!

Avocado Toast with Lemon and Kale

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

Chermoula is a sauce, similar to a pesto, used in North African cooking as a marinade to flavor fish or seafood, but it can be used on other meats, vegetables or stirred into couscous.

Chermoula

Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. This low-carb mash uses cauliflower in place of potatoes and added kale, which I have to say is really darn good!

Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

A quick and easy spiralized beet salad with mandarins.

Raw Spiralized Beet & Mandarin Salad with Mint

Roasted Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles are a healthy pasta alternative or side dish that only takes about 10 minutes to roast in the oven.

Roasted Spiralized Butternut Squash Noodles

This is my quick version of Puerto Rican style beans, which I make with either pink or red canned beans and diced potatoes, perfect when you need a quick side.

Puerto Rican Style Beans

These cheesy baked sweet potato skins are loaded with fat free black refried beans, salsa and cheddar cheese. Just a few ingredients but they taste SO good!

Baked Sweet Potato Skins

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

Love the colors in these FRESH homemade Vietnamese style shrimp summer rolls! Accompanied with a peanut hoisin dipping sauce. They are simple to make at home and can be filled with any type of protein and veggies you like.

Shrimp Summer Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Dipping Sauce

This colorful Asian-inspired salad is layered with edamame, bell peppers, carrots, snow peas, cabbage and lettuce and a simple sesame-soy vinaigrette. One jar is a huge serving, perfect for lunch or it can serve two as a side dish.

Asian Chopped Salad with Sesame Soy Vinaigrette (In a Jar)

I'm pretty obsessed with making open-faced omelets and make them all the time topped with whatever I have on hand (you may remember this tomato and feta omelet). Since I always have avocados on hand, and I had some leftover pico de gallo from this recipe, I've been whipping this up all week!

Open-Faced Omelet with Avocado and Pico de Gallo

Sesame Orange Broccoli

A healthy Mexican-inspired breakfast burrito bowl made with roasted butternut squash, pico de gallo, egg and avocado.

Breakfast Burrito Bowl with Spiced Butternut Squash

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

Eggs, spinach, artichokes and Feta cheese – a healthy breakfast casserole, perfect to feed a crowd or to make ahead for meal prep to heat up for the week.

Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Breakfast Bake

In an effort to still enjoy the flavors yet lighten things up a bit, I decided to create this roasted cauliflower and chickpea dish with minty yogurt. It’s great for lunch or as a side dish with dinner.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Minted Yogurt

I had the idea to make these enchilada spaghetti squash boats with the extra sauce I had – best idea I had in a long time. They were so easy to make, with just a few ingredients. I made these meatless because quite frankly, they were filling and didn't need much but why not add ground beef or chicken. You can even throw in some beans or corn. Enjoy!

Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Bowls

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Madison, my youngest daughter loves raw carrots. She gets them in her lunch box every single day, so when she saw these rainbow carrots in Trader Joe's, she couldn't believe carrots came in so many colors so I had to buy them for her to taste. The colors are just gorgeous, but you can also use orange carrots for this recipe.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Ginger

These sweet potatoes are sliced and roasted in the oven, then drizzled with balsamic and topped with parmesan and fresh herbs.

Parmesan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze

A healthy breakfast bowl packed with protein, antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients and fiber. These are easy to make and a great way to get your daily intake of fruit. You can make the quinoa ahead and keep it refrigerated (or frozen) for when you're ready to eat for a quick breakfast on the go!

Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

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

Break out your soup pot, you'll want to make a batch of this delicious, hearty meatless vegetarian pumpkin chili today! Packed with vegetables, beans, pumpkin puree, beans and tons of flavor, then served with cheese, tortillas, avocado and all the yummy toppings.

Hearty Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili