Main Dishes

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, a healthier version of macaroni and cheese is so creamy and delicious, no one will ever guess it’s also good for you! Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese A few weeks ago I posted this Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese recipe that swapped out pasta for cauliflower. Today I bring you this
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This hearty, fall Kale Salad with Quinoa and Cranberries is made even better by massaging the kale which helps break down the tough cell structure and gives the raw kale a softer texture and gentler flavor. Kale Salad with Quinoa and Cranberries This salad is delicious as a meatless main dish, or a great addition
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1775shares Not sure what to do with all your leftover turkey?  Baked turkey croquettes are the perfect way to use up your leftover holiday turkey! Baked Turkey Croquettes Thanksgiving leftovers get repurposed with these delicious baked turkey croquettes, a favorite of mine. Leftover turkey gets mixed with mashed potatoes and herbs, breaded and baked in
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Cheesy Baked Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese is perfect when you’re craving macaroni and cheese–without the pasta! It’s lower in carbs and each bowl has a healthy amount of vegetables and protein! Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese Cauliflower makes a wonderful replacement in recipes like low-carb mashed potatoes, so why not macaroni and cheese!? I’ve partnered with
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5505shares This Stuffed Cabbage Casserole is basically a deconstructed version of stuffed cabbage layered with shredded cabbage, ground beef and brown rice cooked in tomatoes then topped with melted cheese. It’s SO good! Stuffed Cabbage Casserole I grew up eating stuffed cabbage and always loved when my Mom made it for dinner. This casserole version
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Spaghetti Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish with creamy egg, diced bacon, grated cheese, and copious amounts of black pepper–a Roman dish reminiscent of an American breakfast. Spaghetti Carbonara Carbonara is typically made with a raw egg that cooks when it hits the hot pasta, which often makes it pasty. My version is topped with
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Crock Pot Picadillo is a flavorful Cuban dish made with ground beef and a sauce made from simmering tomatoes, green olives, bell peppers, cumin, and spices. Picadillo is a dish I grew up on and my friends loved eating over whenever my mom made it for dinner. It was probably one of the first recipes
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This Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder is comfort food without all the calories. Made with roasted cauliflower, which adds deep, caramelized flavor while keeping the soup a little lighter. Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder When the weather gets cold, we love soup for dinner. This cauliflower soup is lovely, as I am a huge cauliflower fan, especially
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Caramelized sweet potatoes and shallots are the bed for roasted chicken thighs and legs that come together in this one-pot healthy chicken dinner. Baked sweet potatoes are even better when paired with chicken and seasoned with golden turmeric, ginger and lemon juice. Serve with a fall salad of mixed greens, sliced apples and blue cheese.
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Instant Pot Indian Chicken Pulao is a lighter cousin of chicken biryani, a great gateway dish for someone new to Indian food. Similar to a rice pilaf only with chicken and aromatic spices. Instant Pot Chicken Pulao Chicken Pulao is also much lighter than chicken biryani, and it’s absolutely delicious! If you’re a fan of
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This simple Eggplant and Tomato Sauce is delicious, made with diced eggplant stewed in tomatoes and garlic. I love it served over pasta but it’s also great over zucchini noodles, polenta or as a side dish on it’s own. Eggplant and Tomato Sauce Eggplants, also known as aubergines, belong to the nightshade family of plants
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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops are so easy, made with just two ingredients! Elegant enough to impress guests yet easy enough to make any weeknight for your family. Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops Scallops are so meaty and delicious, and take just minutes to cook which makes this a perfect fast weeknight dish. Making them
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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
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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
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This is a veggie burger that even hearty meat-eaters will love! Made with beans, oats, brown rice, beets and a whole lot of spices, this veggie burger is a real crowd pleaser. Veggie Burger If you love my black bean burger you’ll love this homemade Houston’s Restaurant copycat recipe! This is by far one of
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Chicken Dal Curry is a comforting Burmese stew made with yellow lentils, chicken, ginger, turmeric, curry and spices. Chicken Dal Curry Although I don’t want summer to end, I am looking forward to more braised dishes and stews. This dish satisfies both my cravings for curry and chicken stew, combining two of my favorite comfort
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Spicy Tuna Poke Bowls made with chunks of fresh tuna, avocado, cucumbers, spicy mayo, scallions cut on the bias served on a bed of steamed rice – YES please!! Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl My poke bowl obsession runs as deep as my sushi obsession and I am not alone! In the past year or two,
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Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe uses chicken sausage in place of pork and a whole lot of garlic! This lightened up version will not disappoint!! Orecchiette pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe is one of my FAVORITE Italian pasta dishes! The combination of the slightly bitter broccoli rabe combined with the garlic, red pepper
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Healthy Air Fryer Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze is delicious, and ready in minutes! Air Fryer Salmon I’m obsessed with this air fryer salmon because it truly is so quick and delicious! The Skinnytaste by Vremi air fryer has replaced my oven for making salmon because it comes out perfectly juicy in minutes. Another salmon
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This quick Chicken and Zucchini Stir Fry is delicious, made with chicken breast, zucchini and an easy stir fry sauce. Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry Perfect for weeknight dinners and a great way to use up that summer zucchini! Asian takeout doesn’t have to be high in fat and calories, a few great examples of some
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This Lighter Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite ways to eat eggplant. No breading, just eggplant, cheese and marinara. Baked Eggplant Parmesan What is eggplant parmesan? Traditionally eggplant parmesan is breaded and fried before baking. I made this low-carb and lighter by roasting the eggplant in the oven instead and skipping the breadcrumbs altogether.
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Deliciously Baked Corn and Crab Cakes made with lump crab and sweet summer corn. Bake them in the oven or air fryer! Baked Corn and Crab Cakes If you love crab cakes, you may also love these Waffled Crab Cakes, Baked Lump Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Chipotle Lime Sauce and even Crab Cakes Benedict
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These easy, low-carb Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps are spicy, light and delicious topped with celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing. Ready in under 15 minutes! Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps I love lettuce wraps, they are my go-to when I want to eat low-carb. In fact, I have so many lettuce wrap recipes here on
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This delicious Mexican Shrimp dish is made with saucy Chipotle shrimp served over a bed of corn, zucchini, and red onions, and served with a side of avocado. Mexican Shrimp Also known as Camarones a la Diabla, this whole shrimp dish takes less than 30 minutes made all in one skillet! More Mexican shrimp recipes
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This Salmon Avocado Salad is made with my two favorite super foods – avocado and wild salmon. I could eat this every day! Salmon Avocado Salad With the warmer weather, all I want to eat is salad these days. A big green salad with salmon, tomatoes and avocado is usually what I crave when I
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These Campfire Meatloaf Foil Packets are great for camping, glamping or for an easy weeknight dinner made with turkey meatloaf, BBQ sauce and succotash. I used to go camping all the time when Karina was little. On one camp out, Tommy made us meatloaf in foil he learned when he was a young boy. I
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Chimichangas, deep-fried burritos popular in Tex-Mex cuisine, are seriously delicious, but usually dripping in grease and loaded with calories. These lighter chicken, green chile, and pepper Jack cheese Chimichangas are a much healthier twist on the classic. Chicken Chimichangas I’m excited to share a recipe from The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook: The 75 Best Healthy
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