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  • One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (Stove-Top recipe)
    This EASY Spaghetti and Meat Sauce is cooked all in one pot! The meat sauce is made from scratch on the stove and cooked with the spaghetti all at the same time. No extra pots to wash, fast and delicious! A few weeks ago I share this Instant Pot version of a One-Pot Spaghetti and […]
  • Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 96)
    Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 96). I’ve added some comfort food dishes old and new to the meal plan this week! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Pictured below 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 […]
  • Turkey Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash
    What happens when you stuff an acorn squash with turkey chili? You have an edible bowl that’s not just good for you, it tastes great too! These turned out better than I could have expected! The turkey chili is mild and savory, which is the perfect balance to the slightly sweet acorn squash (would be […]
  • Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Roasted Veggies
    It’s October, so Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts is a must for the Fall! Using pumpkin puree makes a creamy light cheese sauce, without having to add too much cheese or butter. You can make your own pumpkin puree or use organic canned pumpkin to make it faster! I’ve been […]
  • Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 95)
    Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 95). I celebrated my birthday this weekend and went out to eat with friends and family so I am happy to get back on track this week! I’m keeping the carbs low this month (80/20) but craving Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup so I added that to the menu (kids love […]