Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork)

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas or Mexican Pulled Pork is the best Mexican pork recipe whether you stuff it into a tortilla, taco shell or turn it into a burrito bowl!

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas or Mexican Pulled Pork is the best Mexican pork recipe whether you stuff it into a tortilla, taco or turn it into a burrito bowl!
Pork Carnitas

I know a lot of you share my love for Mexican food, so I think you will agree this is the most amazing pork recipe for the crock pot. Coming home from work and smelling this when you walk in the door is heavenly. To make this Carnitas recipe, the pork is seasoned to perfection, then slow cooked until fork tender with only 15 minutes to prep!

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Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.

Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.
Mashed Cauliflower

If you’re not concerned about cutting the carbs, it’s also just a delicious way to prepare cauliflower and makes a great side dish to accompany any roast or chop like Garlic Lover’s Roast Beef, Pork Chops with Dijon Sauce or Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Chicken.

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Meal Plan (Sept 16-Sept 22)

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers SmartPoints®.

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers SmartPoints®.
Healthy 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 Weight Watcher Freestyle Points 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 (9/16)
B: Petite Crust-less Quiche* (5) with 1 cup grapes (0)
L: Chicken Club Lettuce Wrap Sandwich (5) with ½ a mango (0)
D: Summer Cavatelli with Corn, Tomatoes and Zucchini (7)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 994**

TUESDAY (9/17)
B: Petite Crust-less Quiche* (5) with 1 cup grapes (0)
L:  Leftover Summer Cavatelli with Corn, Tomatoes and Zucchini (7)
D: Turkey Chili Taco Soup (0) with 2 tablespoons cheddar (2) and 1 tablespoon light sour cream (1)

Totals: : Freestyle™ SP 15, Calories 914**

WEDNESDAY (9/18)
B: Petite Crust-less Quiche* (5) with 1 cup grapes (0)
L: Chicken Salad with Lemon and Dill (1) over 1 ½ cups romaine lettuce (0) and an apple (0)
D: LEFTOVER Turkey Chili Taco Soup (0) with 2 tablespoons cheddar (2) and 1 tablespoon light sour cream (1)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 9, Calories 932**

THURSDAY (9/19)
B: Petite Crust-less Quiche* (5) with 1 cup grapes (0)
L: Chicken Salad with Lemon and Dill (1) over 1 ½ cups romaine lettuce (0) and an apple (0)
D: Sloppy Joes Baked Sweet Potatoes (8)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 14, Calories 851**

FRIDAY (9/20)
B: PB + J Yogurt (6)
L: Chicken Salad with Lemon and Dill (1) over 1 ½ cups romaine lettuce (0) and an apple (0)
D: Spicy Shrimp with Chilies and Garlic (1) with 2 cups mixed greens (0) and 3 ounces multigrain baguette (5)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 13, Calories 938**

SATURDAY (9/21)
B: Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats (5)
L: Spiralized Summer Roll Bowls with Hoisin Peanut Sauce (3) with ½ cup steamed edamame (0)
D: DINNER OUT!

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 8, Calories 512**

SUNDAY (9/22)
B: Leftover Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats (5)
L: Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Fig Salad with Arugula (6)
D: Garlic Lover’s Roast Beef (2) with Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (5) and Roasted Broccoli with Smashed Garlic (2)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 20, Calories 842**

*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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Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Pears Bananas and Walnuts

Baked oatmeal is like having dessert for breakfast! Made with healthy ingredients—bananas, pears, oats, nuts and maple syrup, it will leave you satisfied all morning.

Baked oatmeal is like having dessert for breakfast! Made with healthy ingredients—bananas, pears, oats, nuts and maple syrup, it will leave you satisfied all morning.
Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Pears

You probably know how much I love baked oatmeal, it’s seriously so good and so great to make with any fruit that is in season. Here I use over-ripe bananas with fall pears which are sweet enough, I don’t have to add to much maple syrup to it. I add just enough for flavor.

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Baked Sweet Potato (How To Bake Sweet Potatoes)

Making a Baked Sweet Potato in the oven is so easy and comes out perfectly sweet and fluffy on the inside with this foolproof recipe.

Making a Baked Sweet Potato in the oven is so easy and comes out perfectly sweet and fluffy on the inside with this foolproof recipe.
Baked Sweet Potato

Roasting sweet potatoes in the oven brings out their natural flavor and sweetness. There is no need to add syrup or marshmallows to them; they are perfectly sweet on their own. If your busy and working all day, I also love making them in the crock pot, with this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Recipe –just dump them in, set it and forget it.

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Garlic Lovers Roast Beef

Garlic Lovers Roast Beef is my family’s favorite roast beef recipe, so flavorful and loaded with garlic as the name implies.

Garlic Lovers Roast Beef is my family's favorite roast beef recipe, so flavorful and loaded with garlic as the name implies.
Garlic Lovers Roast Beef

Vampires beware, there’s garlic in every bite of this garlic lover’s roast beef! And if that’s not enough garlic, I like to serve this with roasted broccoli with smashed garlic and garlic mashed potatoes because there’s never too much garlic in my house! Leftover roast beef make a great lunch the next day, some of my favorites are Roast Beef Sandwich with Melted Cheese and Caramelized Onions and Roast Beef Arugula and Shaved Parmesan on a Whole Wheat Baguette.

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (September 9-September 15)

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers SmartPoints®.

Skinnytaste Meal Plan (September 9-September 15)

It’s September, and although technically still summer, it’s getting pretty chilly in the evenings, which I am not mad about! With the cooler weather, we’ve been making lots of soups for dinner. This week I added Spinach Tortellini en Brodo and White Bean Turkey Chili to the meal plan, but you can see all my soup recipes here if you want to switch them out.

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 Weight Watcher Freestyle Points 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 (9/9)
B: Broccoli and Cheese Egg Muffins* (1) with an orange (0)
L: Spiralized Greek Cucumber Salad with Lemon and Feta (7)
D: Spinach Tortellini en Brodo (6) with 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 812**

TUESDAY (9/10)
B: Broccoli and Cheese Egg Muffins (1) with ½ mango (0)
L: LEFTOVER Spinach Tortellini en Brodo (6)
D: Chicken Chimichangas (6)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 13, Calories 887**

WEDNESDAY (9/11)
B: Broccoli and Cheese Egg Muffins (1) with an orange (0)
L: LEFTOVER Spinach Tortellini en Brodo (6)
D: White Bean Turkey Chili* (4) with 2 tablespoons reduced fat cheddar (1) and 1 ounce avocado (1)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 13, Calories 854**

THURSDAY (9/12)
B: Broccoli and Cheese Egg Muffins (1) with ½ mango (0)
L: Chickpea Avocado Salad (3)
D: Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (7) with Quick Cabbage Slaw (2)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 13, Calories 855**

FRIDAY (9/13)
B: Greek Yogurt with Berries, Nuts and Honey (5)
L: Chickpea Avocado Salad (3)
D: Tuscan White Beans with Spinach, Shrimp and Feta (2) with ¾ cup brown rice (5)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 15, Calories 939**

SATURDAY (9/14)
B: Easy Bagel (3) (recipe x 2) with 2 tablespoons light cream cheese (3) and an orange (0)
L: Classic Egg Salad (3) over 2 cups mixed greens (0)
D: DINNER OUT!

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 9, Calories 484**

SUNDAY (9/15)
B: Easy Bagel (3) with 2 tablespoons light cream cheese (3) and 1 cup mixed berries (0)
L: Cream of Broccoli Soup (4) with Summer Tomato Salad (1)
D: Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks (8) with Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta (2)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 21, Calories 389**

*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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Spinach Tortellini en Brodo (in Broth)

Spinach Tortellini en Brodo (in broth) is an Italian soup made with spinach and cheese tortellini and vegetables in a light broth.

Spinach Tortellini en Brodo (in broth) is an Italian soup made with spinach and cheese tortellini and vegetables in a light broth.

Spinach Tortellini en Brodo

What can be more comforting than a hot bowl of soup, like this spinach tortellini en brodo, on a cold night. If your family wants meat in theirs, you may also enjoy this Turkey Meatball Tortellini Soup or this Three Cheese Mushroom Tortellini Soup for another vegetarian option.

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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad or Insalata Caprese is a simple salad of fresh mozzarella and tomatoes topped with basil and a splash of balsamic. A perfect end of summer appetizer or side dish, especially when tomatoes are at their peak.

Caprese Salad or Insalata Caprese is a simple salad of fresh mozzarella and tomatoes topped with basil and a splash of balsamic. A perfect end of summer appetizer or side dish, especially when tomatoes are at their peak.
Caprese Salad

I don’t think there’s a better way to enjoy summer tomatoes, than with some fresh mozzarella and basil. An inspiration for so many dishes, like this main dish Chicken and Spiralized Zucchini Caprese, or this simple side dish White Bean Caprese, or this French Bread Pizza Caprese which is perfect for lunch.

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