Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 12)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 12)

Happy Sunday, this is week 12 of sharing my weekly dinner plans, hopefully the will inspire your dinner choiches for the week.  If you’re new here you can see the older plans below. Meal planning is a great way to get organized before heading to the supermarket to get ready for the week!

I’ve also included a sample week of The Skinnytaste Meal Planner which is a 52-week meal planner, food tracker and exercise tracker in one. I’ve included the Smart Points next to the recipes since I am currently on WW.

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 12)

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 weeks dinner plans, here they are:

Dinner Plan Week 1
Dinner Plan Week 2
Dinner Plan Week 3
Dinner Plan Week 4
Dinner Plan Week 5
Dinner Plan Week 6   
Dinner Plan Week 7
Dinner Plan Week 8
Dinner Plan Week 9 
Dinner Plan Week 10
Dinner Plan Week 11 

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 12)

Monday: Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili

Taco Tuesday: Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
                         with tortillas and haas avocado (8SP total)

Wednesday: Cheeseburger Casserole (5 SP)

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Asian Glazed Drumsticks (7 SP)
            with Cauliflower Fried Rice (2 SP)

Saturday: Night Out

Sunday: Garlic Lover’s Roast Beef (2 SP)
               with Baked Potatoes (5 SP)
                and Easy Broccolini (1 SP)

And ONE more thing!

I’m teaming up with Andie Mitchell, author of the NYT bestselling memoir, It Was Me All Along, and blogger at to help you reach all of your weight loss and health goals this year!

From now through February 15th, if you buy BOTH of our books: It Was Me All Along in paperback and The Skinnytaste Meal Planner and share a photo of the two books on social media, tagging Gina @skinnytaste and Andie @andiemmitchell, along with the hashtag #AndieGina2016

You’ll be added to a private Facebook group, led by the two of us, where we can motivate and support each other with daily posts and interaction! You’ll also be entered to win one of 2 Skype dates with the us!


  • 4 med onions
  • 2 – 3 heads garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 4 large Portobello mushrooms
  • haas avocados
  • 5 green onions
  • cilantro 
  • 1 med head cauliflower
  • scallions
  • 2 bunches broccolini 
  • 4 small russet potatoes


  • Chili powder
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground cloves
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh black pepper
  • Dried rosemary
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Cumin
  • Sazon
  • Dried oregano
  • Bay leaves


  • Reduced fat shredded cheddar (10T)
  • Light sour cream (5T)
  • 2c reduced fat grated cheddar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 large egg


  • 1 lb lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 8 medium chicken drumsticks
  • 2 lb to 3 lb roast or eye round
  • 2 1/2lb boneless trimmed pork shoulder blade roast


  • olive oil
  • 1 (28oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15oz) can puréed pumpkin
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans
  • 2c unsalted vegetable or chicken stock
  • Baked tortilla chips
  • Rotini pasta
  • Tomato paste (2T)
  • 28 oz (can) diced tomatoes
  • 2T Dijon mustard
  • 1/4c chopped dill pickles
  • Olive oil spray
  • Sriracha hot sauce
  • Balsamic vinegar (1/3c)
  • Low sodium soy sauce (1/3c)
  • Honey (1T)
  • Sesame seeds (1t)
  • Sesame oil (1T)
  • Cooking spray
  • Soy sauce
  • Small can Chipotle pepper in adobo
  • Reduced sodium chicken broth
  • tortillas


  • 2c frozen corn
  • 1/2c frozen peas and carrots