Mixed Baby Greens with Pomegranate, Gorgonzola and Pecans

The beautiful, delicious, fall or winter salad is made with mixed baby greens, pomegranate, Gorgonzola and pecans with a pomegranate vinaigrette.

This beautiful, delicious fall or winter salad is made with mixed baby greens, pomegranate, gorgonzola and pecans with a pomegranate vinaigrette.
Salad with Pomegranates and Pecans

I love adding pomegranates to my salads, they are  juicy with a slight pop when you bite into them! I usually bring this salad to potlucks or parties because it’s so colorful and easy to whip up, and I always get compliments! A simple yet elegant fall or winter salad, perfect to serve as a first course for the holidays, or a simple side dish or lunch.

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Easy Wonton Soup

This quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, loaded with veggies and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons.

Loaded with vegetables, this quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons.
Easy Wonton Soup

I love wonton soup, especially when it is full of veggies, which helps make it more of a meal. Unfortunately, my local Chinese takeout restaurant makes a basic one with broth only. So, I made my own! This makes a great lunch, or if you want to make it a larger multi-course meal add Cauliflower Fried Rice or Spicy Shrimp Brown Fried Rice, Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry or Pepper Steak.

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French Onion Soup

French onion soup is one of my favorite soups, we order it all the time at our neighborhood restaurant but it’s just as easy to make from scratch and so much lighter.

French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup

French onion soup is one of my favorite soups, it’s comforting and filling, perfect for lunch or dinner as a main with a salad, or serve it as a first course. Making it from scratch is great for weekend cooking, leftover broth can be reheated for the week.

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (January 20-January 26)

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and updated WW Smart Points.

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and updated WW Smart Points.

Meal Plan

How is the weather where you are this week? It is pretty chilly here!  On this week’s plan we have the Classic Potato Leek Soup but another favorite of mine is the Beef, Tomato and Acini di Pepe Soup. Of course you can check out all my soup recipes and see which one is your favorite! I love to end a cold day with a warm bowl of soup!

WW has changed their plan to now include a Blue, Purple and Green Plan. All the recipes on my blog are updated for the Blue plan. I’ve been updating all my recipes (over 2000) and have completed 2019 with the other two colors, and I am working my way down so please be patient.

Why Should Everyone Meal Plan?

Meal planning is a great way to organize your meals for the week ahead. You also save time and money in the supermarket! And of course, planning ahead helps you stick to your goals!

About The Meal Plan

If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these free, 7-day flexible healthy meal plans (you can see my previous meal plans here) that are meant as a guide, with plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food, coffee, beverages, fruits, snacks, dessert, wine, etc or swap recipes out for meals you prefer, you can search for recipes by course in the index. You should aim for around 1500 calories* per day.

There’s also a precise, organized grocery list that will make grocery shopping so much easier and much less stressful. Save you money and time. You’ll dine out less often, waste less food and you’ll have everything you need on hand to help keep you on track.

Lastly, if you’re on Facebook join my Skinnytaste Facebook Community where everyone’s sharing photos of recipes they are making, you can join here. I’m loving all the ideas everyone’s sharing! If you wish to get on the email list, you can subscribe here so you never miss a meal plan!

Also, if you don’t have the Skinnytaste Meal Planner, now would be a great time to get one to get organized for 2019! There was a print error last year, but it’s perfect now! You can order it here!

THE DETAILS:

Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, are designed to serve 1 while dinners and all meals on Saturday and Sunday are designed to serve a family of 4. Some recipes make enough leftovers for two nights or lunch the next day. While we truly believe there is no one size fits all meal plan, we did our best to come up with something that appeals to a wide range of individuals. Everything is Weight Watchers friendly, I included the updated WW Blue SP for your convenience, feel free to swap out any recipes you wish or just use this for inspiration!

The grocery list is comprehensive and includes everything you need to make all meals on the plan. I’ve even included brand recommendations of products I love and use often. Cross check your cabinets because many condiments you’ll notice I use often, so you may already have a lot of them.

And last, but certainly not least, this meal plan is flexible and realistic. There’s plenty of wiggle room for cocktails, healthy snacks, dessert and dinner out. And if necessary, you can move some things around to make it work with your schedule. Please let me know if you’re using these plans, this will help me decide if I should continue sharing them!

MONDAY (1/20)
B: Greek Yogurt with Berries, Nuts and Honey (5B 8G 5P)
L: Hummus Avocado Toast  (6B 6G 6P) with an apple (0B 0G 0P)
D: Classic Potato Leek Soup (3B 3G 2P) and Vegan Caesar Salad* (3B 1G 1P) and 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3B
3G 3P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 20B 21G 17P, Calories 979**

TUESDAY (1/21)
B: 1 slice whole grain bread (3B 3G 3P), 1 tablespoon peanut butter (3B 3G 3P) and 1 small banana (0B 0G 0P)
L: LEFTOVER Classic Potato Leek Soup (3B 3G 2P) and Vegan Caesar Salad* (3B 1G 1P) and 2 ounces multigrain
baguette (3B 3G 3P)
D: Turkey Taco Chili Soup (0B 5G 0P) with 2 tablespoons cheddar (2B 2G 2P) and 1 ounce avocado (1B 1G 1P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 18B 20G 15P, Calories 1,020**

WEDNESDAY (1/22)
B:  Greek Yogurt with Berries, Nuts and Honey (5B 8G 5P)
L: Chicken Waldorf Salad (3B 4G 3P)
D: LEFTOVER Turkey Taco Chili Soup (0B 5G 0P) with 2 tablespoons cheddar (2B 2G 2P) and 1 ounce avocado (1B
1G 1P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 11B 20G 11P, Calories 813**

THURSDAY (1/23)
B: 1 slice whole grain bread (3B 3G 3P), 1 tablespoon peanut butter (3B 3G 3P) and 1 small banana (0B 0G 0P)
L: Chicken Waldorf Salad (3B 4G 3P)
D: Air Fryer Chicken Breasts (0B 3G 0P) with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash (1B 1G 1P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 10B 14G 10P, Calories 854**

FRIDAY (1/24)
B: Greek Yogurt with Berries, Nuts and Honey (5B 8G 5P)
L: Chicken Waldorf Salad (3B 4G 3P)
D: Asian Farro Medley with Salmon (7B 8G 2P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 15B 20G 10P, Calories 889**

SATURDAY (1/25)
B: Breakfast BLT (6B 8G 6P) (recipe x 4)
L: Spinach Tortellini en Brodo (6B 6G 6P)
D: DINNER OUT!

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 12B 14G 12P, Calories 516**

SUNDAY (1/26)
B: 4-Ingredient Flourless Banana-Nut Pancakes (4B 6G 3P) (recipe x 4) with 1 tablespoon maple syrup (3B 3G 3P)
L: LEFTOVER Spinach Tortellini en Brodo (6B 6G 6P)
D: Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf # (7B 8G 7P) with Roasted Asparagus (0B 0G 0P)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 20B 23G 19P, Calories 916**

*Set aside a serving of salad with dressing on the side for lunch Tues.

**This is just a guide, women should aim for around 1500 calories per day. Here’s a helpful calculator to estimate
your calorie needs. I’ve left plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food such as coffee, beverages, fruits,
snacks, dessert, wine, etc.
# Freeze any leftover you/your family won’t eat.

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Kielbasa Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

Kielbasa Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is made with turkey kielbasa, asparagus, tomatoes and bell peppers cooked all on one pan, easy cleanup! It’s also Keto, Whole30, Low Carb and Gluten-free.

Kielbasa Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is made with turkey kielbasa, asparagus, tomatoes and bell peppers cooked all on one pan, easy cleanup! It's also Keto, Whole30, Low Carb and Gluten-free.
Kielbasa Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

If “quick and easy” is your jam, you definitely need to add sheet pan dinners to your repertoire. Cooking meat and veggies side by side on a single pan means less time, less stress, and less cleanup.

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Low-Carb Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados

Taco Tuesday just got a little better with these quick and easy, low-carb Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados – I’m obsessed!

Taco Tuesday just got a little better with these low-carb Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados – I'm obsessed!
Low-Carb Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados

We love taco nights in my house, and Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps and Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats are favorites in my home! But swapping the lettuce or zucchini for avocado? Even BETTER! You’ll need to eat them with a spoon eat up every last bite. This whole meal is ready in under 30 minutes.

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Vegetarian Enchiladas with Butternut Squash and Black Beans

Easy vegetarian enchiladas made with butternut squash and black beans, smothered with enchilada sauce and cheese, then baked in the oven. A delicious recipe that’s perfect for meatless Mondays!

Easy vegetarian enchiladas made with butternut squash and black beans, smothered with enchilada sauce and cheese, then baked in the oven. A delicious recipe that's perfect for meatless Mondays!
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

Butternut squash, black beans, tomatoes, cilantro and spices are simmered in a skillet with green chilies and jalapeno. Then, wrapped in tortillas and baked in the oven with enchilada sauce and cheese. These vegetarian enchiladas are delicious and perfect for meatless Mondays, or any day of the week! Serve them with cilantro lime rice and enjoy!

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (January 13-January 19)

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and updated WW Smart Points.

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and updated WW Smart Points.

Meal Plan

This weeks meal plan contains most of the recipes from the Best Of Skinnytaste Recipes 2019. I hope you enjoy them! Which recipe is your favorite?

WW has changed their plan to now include a Blue, Purple and Green Plan. All the recipes on my blog are updated for the Blue plan. I’ve been updating all my recipes (over 2000) and have completed 2019 with the other two colors, and I am working my way down so please be patient.

Why Should Everyone Meal Plan?

Meal planning is a great way to organize your meals for the week ahead. You also save time and money in the supermarket! And of course, planning ahead helps you stick to your goals!

About The Meal Plan

If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these free, 7-day flexible healthy meal plans (you can see my previous meal plans here) that are meant as a guide, with plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food, coffee, beverages, fruits, snacks, dessert, wine, etc or swap recipes out for meals you prefer, you can search for recipes by course in the index. You should aim for around 1500 calories* per day.

There’s also a precise, organized grocery list that will make grocery shopping so much easier and much less stressful. Save you money and time. You’ll dine out less often, waste less food and you’ll have everything you need on hand to help keep you on track.

Lastly, if you’re on Facebook join my Skinnytaste Facebook Community where everyone’s sharing photos of recipes they are making, you can join here. I’m loving all the ideas everyone’s sharing! If you wish to get on the email list, you can subscribe here so you never miss a meal plan!

Also, if you don’t have the Skinnytaste Meal Planner, now would be a great time to get one to get organized for 2019! There was a print error last year, but it’s perfect now! You can order it here!

THE DETAILS:

Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, are designed to serve 1 while dinners and all meals on Saturday and Sunday are designed to serve a family of 4. Some recipes make enough leftovers for two nights or lunch the next day. While we truly believe there is no one size fits all meal plan, we did our best to come up with something that appeals to a wide range of individuals. Everything is Weight Watchers friendly, I included the updated WW Blue SP for your convenience, feel free to swap out any recipes you wish or just use this for inspiration!

The grocery list is comprehensive and includes everything you need to make all meals on the plan. I’ve even included brand recommendations of products I love and use often. Cross check your cabinets because many condiments you’ll notice I use often, so you may already have a lot of them.

And last, but certainly not least, this meal plan is flexible and realistic. There’s plenty of wiggle room for cocktails, healthy snacks, dessert and dinner out. And if necessary, you can move some things around to make it work with your schedule. Please let me know if you’re using these plans, this will help me decide if I should continue sharing them!

MONDAY (1/13)
B: Freezer Breakfast Burritos* (4B 7G 4P)
L: Spiralized Greek Cucumber Salad with Lemon and Feta (7B 7G 7P)
D: Red Lentil Soup** (1B 6G 1P) with 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3B 3G 3P)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 15B 23G 15P, Calories 871 #

TUESDAY (1/14)
B: Freezer Breakfast Burritos (4B 7G 4P)
L: LEFTOVER Red Lentil Soup (1B 6G 1P)
D: Instant Pot Chicken Taco Chili (0B 4G 0P) with 2 tablespoon cheddar cheese (2B 2G 2P) and 1 ounce avocado
(1B 1G 1P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 8B 20G 8P, Calories 829 #

WEDNESDAY (1/15)
B: Classic Egg Salad (3B 6G 3P) on 1 slice whole grain toast (3B 3G 3P)
L: LEFTOVER Red Lentil Soup (1B 6G 1P)
D: LEFTOVER Instant Pot Chicken Taco Chili (0B 4G 0P) with 2 tablespoon cheddar cheese (2B 2G 2P) and 1 ounce
avocado (1B 1G 1P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 10B 22G 10P, Calories 863 #

THURSDAY (1/16)
B: Freezer Breakfast Burritos (4B 7G 4P)
L: Classic Egg Salad (3B 6G 3P) with 2 slices whole grain bread (6B 6G 6P) and 1 leaf Romaine lettuce (0B 0G 0P)
D: Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs (4B 5G 4P) with 1 cup whole wheat spaghetti (5B 5G 0P)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 22B 29G 17P, Calories 1,104 #

FRIDAY (1/17)
B: Freezer Breakfast Burritos (4B 7G 4P)
L: Classic Egg Salad (3B 6G 3P) with 2 slices whole grain bread (6B 6G 6P) and 1 leaf Romaine lettuce (0B 0G 0P)
D: Fish Florentine (6B 7G 6P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 19B 26G 19P, Calories 1,022 #

SATURDAY (1/18)
B: Crustless Broccoli Cheddar Quiche** (4B 6G 4P) with an orange (0B 0G 0P)
L: Chickpea Salad (1B 5G 1P)
D: DINNER OUT!

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 5B 11G 5P, Calories 420 #

SUNDAY (1/19)
B: Yogurt Waffles (4B 4G 4P) with Yogurt Whipped Cream (recipe for the cream is WITHIN the waffle recipe) (3B 3G 3P) and ½ cup blueberries (0B 0G 0P)
L: Lemon-Chili Shrimp Avocado Quinoa Bowls  (8B 10G 4P)
D: Cauliflower Rice Chicken Biryani (1B 3G 1P)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 16B 20G 12P, Calories 1,010 #

*Prep Sunday night, if desired.

**Freeze any leftover you/your family won’t eat.
# This is just a guide, women should aim for around 1500 calories per day. Here’s a helpful calculator to estimate
your calorie needs. I’ve left plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food such as coffee, beverages, fruits,
snacks, dessert, wine, etc.

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Asian Glazed Drumsticks

Soy sauce, vinegar and Sriracha hot sauce make these Asian-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks savory delicious – serve over rice or vegetables for an easy meal!

Soy sauce, vinegar and Sriracha hot sauce make these Asian-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks savory delicious – serve over rice or vegetables for an easy meal!
Asian Glazed Drumsticks

These Asian-inspired chicken drumsticks are finger-lickin’ good! I skinned the drumsticks to lighten them up,  but you won’t miss it! My husband gave them two thumbs up as he cleaned the bones! Some other Asian chicken drumsticks recipes similar to this you should try are my Sweet ‘n Spicy Asian Glazed Grilled Drumsticks and Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks.

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Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs

These amazing Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs would make my husband’s Italian family proud! I snuck some spinach in the meatball mix, but I promise even the pickiest of eaters will love them!

These amazing Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs would make my husband's Italian family proud! I snuck some spinach in the meatball mix, but I promise even the pickiest of eaters will love them!
Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs

I wanted to lighten up my favorite Italian beef meatballs, and so these Beef and Spinach Meatballs were born. Adding spinach to meatballs adds volume and fiber so that you can eat the same number of meatballs with fewer calories. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak veggies into your picky kid’s meal. I also use 93% lean ground beef to help cut calories.

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