Main Dishes

7 Smart Points 277 Calories The secret to the best, irresistible manicotti is to make them from scratch with my easy homemade crespelles, which are basically Italian crepes. These spinach and cheese manicotti are filled with three cheeses – ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan, then topped with homemade sauce. So damn delicious! It’s been quite a
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8 Smart Points 294 Calories Mexican Pinto Beans made from scratch in the pressure cooker topped with tomatoes, cilantro, avocado and my favorite part, the cheese! Serve as soup or a side. Sponsored by Capital One Growing up in a half Latin home with a Colombian mom, homemade beans made from scratch were a staple. Lazy Sundays Mom would
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9 Smart Points 313 Calories This fast and fresh vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie made with Portobello mushroom, carrots, peas, corn, and onions, all topped with leftover Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes, is the perfect after-Holiday fix. I’m excited to share this guest post from my friend Heather K. Jones. She’s a dietitian and the nutrition expert for The Skinnytaste
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4 Smart Points 126 Calories This is the best Bolognese sauce recipe, a staple in my home. It’s so easy to make, I always make a big batch for dinner and freeze the rest to use throughout the month – a huge time saver!  Making it in the pressure cooker makes this Sunday sauce a
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10 Smart Points 362 Calories These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are topped with Italian flavors such as marinara sauce and cheese. A quick and easy healthy vegetarian dish. Roasted sweet potatoes are so versatile and can be topped with so many toppings to make it a meal. If you don’t want the slow method of
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6 Smart Points 312 Calories I love this quick and easy beef chili made with black beans, tomatoes, homemade chili spices and beer. This chili pleases all the palates in my house – not too spicy (although you can kick it up if you wish), loaded with flavor, and ready in less than 30 minutes.
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5 Smart Points 213 Calories Tender shredded pork, marinated in garlic, cumin, grapefruit and lime and cooked in the pressure cooker is perfect to serve over a bed of rice, cauliflower rice or with tortillas and salsa and avocados for taco night. I got my hands on Melissa Clark’s new book Dinner in an Instant
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10 Smart Points 358 Calories 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
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6 Smart Points 180 Calories These Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce are delicious!! One of the best ways to prepare pork chops in my opinion. So juicy and full of flavor! I have been making this recipe for years from an old Food and Wine cookbook. My husband is not the biggest fan of
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3 Smart Points 133 Calories Chicken Cacciatore made in an Instant! The easy Italian sauce is hearty and chunky, loaded with chicken, tomatoes, peppers and onions ( sometimes I add mushrooms too!) Great over pasta, roasted spaghetti squash, rice or polenta. I also have a slow cooker chicken cacciatore and stove top version. Growing up,
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3 Smart Points 133 Calories Chicken Cacciatore made in an Instant! The sauce is hearty and chunky, loaded with chicken, tomatoes, peppers and onions ( sometimes I add mushrooms too!) Great over pasta, squashta, rice or polenta. I also have a slow cooker version and stove top version too. Growing up, I was always happy
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9 Smart Points 336 Calories Spiralized parsnips make a wonderful pasta replacement in this satisfying, spicy Autumn dish made with brussels sprouts and spicy chicken sausage. Working hard on my next cookbook so I am sharing some recipes from the archives! Inspired by this Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta recipe, I’ve been craving
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2 Smart Points 258 Calories Stuffed Turkey Breasts with Butternut Squash and Figs is a wonderful One-Pan Fall dish. This is also Whole30 compliant as well as gluten-free, low-carb, keto and Paleo. Turkey tenderloins are stuffed with sauteed butternut squash, spinach and figs, a meal-in-one with savory and sweet flavors. Figs are seasonal, so if
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5 Smart Points 251 Calories Chicken Parmesan comes out great in the Air Fryer, no need to use so much oil! I’ve been using my air fryer (affiliate link) all week and having fun! This past weekend we made Chicken Parmesan for dinner, and since it was only three of us eating, I used the
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5 Smart Points 183 Calories These easy beef empanadas made with my homemade beef picadillo filling and store bought empanada dough are “fried” in the air fryer for empanadas that area ready in minutes (only takes 8 minutes to cook)! We LOVE empanadas in my house (who doesn’t?!), and I always have leftover picadillo in
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5 Smart Points 194 Calories All the flavors in a Spicy California roll without the rice! These avocados are stuffed with lump crab, cucumbers and spicy mayo topped with furikake and drizzled with soy sauce. I’ve had this idea in my head all week, I wasn’t exactly sure how it would come out but I’m
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9 Smart Points 290 Calories This Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken and Veggie recipe checks off all the boxes – quick, easy, delicious and low-carb! When Delallo sent me their new Veggie Marinades to try out, I knew they would be great because I love everything Delallo makes (best jarred Pomodoro sauce out there!). I’ve
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6 Smart Points 187 Calories Pepper steak is quick, easy and perfect to whip up any night of the week. Strips of beef and bell peppers are stir fried in a wok to create a delicious main dish, ready in no time! I love it with brown rice, but cauliflower rice would also be great
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9 Smart Points 380 Calories One bite of this Balsamic Roasted Veggie and White Bean Pasta and you’ll want to make it all summer long! It’s LOADED with veggies in every bite and finished with pesto and white beans. Roasted zucchini, yellow squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mushrooms, peppers, and broccoli – SO good,
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