Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pockets

Homemade copycat hot pockets filled with ooey gooey melted cheese, chicken and broccoli. Easy and freezer-friendly!

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pockets - Homemade copycat hot pockets filled with ooey gooey melted cheese, chicken and broccoli. Easy and freezer-friendly!

Greetings from Berlin!


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An Urgent Baby Update

Hi everyone – Lindsay and Bjork asked that this note be shared with our Pinch of Yum community here on the blog. If you’d like to follow more updates, you can follow Lindsay on her personal Instagram account here. Thanks to all of you who have already sent so many thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement – know that it means so much to Lindsay and Bjork. ♡ – Jenna


I took this quick bump selfie in the doctor’s office yesterday literally 15 minutes before our lives came crashing in on us. I went in for a check-up, thinking I’d be home in an hour, and ended up getting admitted on the spot for having a 4cm dilation on my cervix with my water bag threatening to break through at just 23 weeks.

Bjork and I are here in the high risk neonatal unit and we will stay here with me being on strict bedrest until baby arrives, which is not supposed to be till the end of April, but with these new developments, could happen anytime. We had already chosen this hospital to deliver at, knowing it would be a great place to be in case “anything went wrong” – but you just say that stuff, right? It’s not actually supposed to happen to you. Even though we are in the best possible place for preemies, as of 12am this morning, our tiny guy is still only 23w2d old, and the baseline for viability is 25 weeks.

In other words: if I deliver within the next few days, his chances of surviving at all, much less without major lifetime health complications, are extremely low.

We are aware of the percentages and hard possibilities and grieving them. We are also SO HOPEFUL for our son’s life and boldly and confidently praying for just a little more miracle time in that belly. Every single hour feels like it makes a difference for his survival at this point. A little more lung development, a little more time for his eyes, his skin… all of it has suddenly become so critically tied to the clock. We are asking for prayers and support especially in the next critical 24-48 hours – that everything with my body would stay calm and he’d stay tucked in right here with his mommy. 💙 just you and me, right here, as long as it takes, BB.

This is not how we want to be experiencing pregnancy and birth and newborn life, and it’s jarring and hard. We’re letting go of what now seems like such a dream for a “normal” pregnancy and a “normal” baby and embracing what’s happening right here in front of us. But forward is the only way. 💪🏼 So one day, one hour, one minute at a time. We love you baby boy! Hang in there peanut.

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Smothered Turkey Wings

Smothered turkey wings. Think biscuits and gravy, but with turkey wings instead of sausage and mashed potatoes instead of biscuits, and you’ll be in the vicinity of how gloriously rich and delicious this dish is.

Do you love turkey? Do you find chicken wings irresistible? Have you ever picked up a package of turkey wings wondering what wonderful goodness you could make with them? That’s me, by the way, and here is what I made with the turkey wings that were calling my name in the store the other day.

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Freezer Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches

Prep for the week with these make-ahead sandwiches for those busy mornings! Filling, delicious and microwavable!

Freezer Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches - Prep for the week with these make-ahead sandwiches for those busy mornings! Filling, delicious and microwavable!

It is day 2 here in Copenhagen!


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Holiday Punch

Want an easy cocktail for your New Year’s party without playing bartender all night? Punch is the perfect solution.

A good punch mixes together spirits, juice, and spices in a communal bowl. Guests serve themselves, and you can relax and enjoy the night as the glamorous doyenne you know you are.

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Amazingly Wholesome 5 Ingredient Banana Bread Muffins

Banana Bread Muffins - made with just 5 wholesome ingredients! no refined sugar, naturally gluten free, and SO yummy! |

No, I mean it. Amazingly. Wholesome.


It’s not officially 2017 yet, but as soon as Christmas was done, my brain immediately went into the healthy, energized, refresh and reset zone that always comes with a new year. We’ve got a new baby coming, we’ve got some blog changes in the works, and we’ve got a healthy body (or two) (or three!) to get back in business with lots of new, really good, nutritious, I-will-actually-make-it practical food. Gosh, I get so excited about that combination.

Probably good that I have a little blog space to nerd out with that for a hot second.

Banana Bread Muffins - made with just 5 wholesome ingredients! no refined sugar, naturally gluten free, and SO yummy! |

And speaking of having a hot second.

These muffins embody everything that this week has been asking of me:

  • NUTRITIOUS: You know that time post-holiday where your body is happy and full on cookies… and also begging to be fed with real food outside the main categories of sugar, frosting, and hot cocoa? Hi. I am you and you are me. These banana bread muffins are those real food things because they happen to be amazingly wholesome – shout out to oats / bananas / eggs / dates for keeping our bellies full and our bodies glowing.
  • EASY: Is it just me or is that sleepy post-holiday nap addiction still dominating your vibe? My favorite activity of all time since December 25th has become NAPPING. Which is why this = 5 INGREDIENTS. You could memorize this the first time you make it.
  • NOT A SALAD: I don’t know, it feels kind of soon to bust out allllll the healthy eating stops. Don’t you think we should eat comfort food and stay in our slippers and jammies for a few more days? Yeah, me too. I’ll be right over. These banana bread muffins are ideal for that confusing time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve where you are very seriously thinking about the fresh-start-new-you mindset but you are still very much embracing the fact that the holidays ARE NOT OVER YET.

You can, in fact, have the best of both worlds right here. Banana Bread Muffins FTW.

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When it comes to toppings or add-ins, there is no pressure to use chocolate chips. Admittedly, that sort of cancels out the No Refined Sugar thing. But admittedly, it IS very delicious.

These little muffs have NO major fat source in them, which is super awesome and I was definitely skeptical of whether or not they could actually pull it off and TASTE GOOD, but I really do love them. They sort of remind me of a soft, yummy bran muffin, which a) I love, and b) I love to slather with butter.

Okay, okay, if you’re kind of hesitating about the butter on top, no worries – these are great as-is, pinkie promise. Also, a healthier fat alternative might be found in that jar of coconut oil or the super heavenly nut butter that’s been hiding out in your pantry. 😱❤️ It was just a suggestion.
Banana Bread Muffins - made with just 5 wholesome ingredients! no refined sugar, naturally gluten free, and SO yummy! |

Amazingly Wholesome 5 Ingredient Banana Bread Muffins
Author: Pinch of Yum
Serves: 10-12

  • 2 cups oats
  • 3 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup pitted whole dates
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • not necessary, but I usually toss in a pinch of salt and cinnamon if I have them around
  • not necessary, but chocolate chips are 👌🏼

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a muffin tin.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into muffin tin (you should have enough for 10-12 standard size muffins). Top with chocolate chips if you want.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

We used Dole whole pitted dates which are very soft, similar to medjool dates. Medjool dates also work in this recipe. If you need to soften the dates a bit, just soak in some warm water before putting the blender. This is especially helpful if you have a less-than-awesome blender.


You guys, I’ve got an exciting series of recipes coming up for January and I can’t wait to share them with you! Just in case you aren’t already, NOW IS THE TIME to follow on Instagram because 1) we will be doing easy-to-follow videos of all our healthy January recipes, and 2) we will be doing an Instagram giveaway series with the healthy January recipes! I love 2017 already. ♡

Happy, healthy, wholesome mid-holiday week to all of you lovers!

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Top 25 Most Popular Skinnytaste Recipes 2016

Top 25 Most Popular Skinnytaste Recipes 2016

I’m extremely grateful for all of you who allow me to do what I love every single day! When I started this little food blog back in 2008, I never dreamed it would become a full time career, and that I would have not one, but two New York Times Best Selling Cookbooks! I still look back some days and I’m amazed at where this little hobby has taken me. None of it would be possible without all the Skinnytaste fans trying and sharing my recipes – A HUGE THANK YOU!!!

And now as the year comes to an end, I love looking back through the recipes I posted this past year to see which ones made it to the top 25. Here are the TOP 25 Most Popular Recipes from 2016 as well as links to my most popular posts from previous years. If you are new here, this is always a great place to start!

Top 25 Most Popular Recipes 2015
Top 25 Most Popular Recipes 2014
Top 25 Most Popular Recipes 2013
Top 25 Skinny Recipes 2012
Top 20 Skinnytaste Recipes 2011
Top 20 Skinnytaste Recipes 2010


Top Recipes Posted in 2016

1. Korean Beef Rice Bowls

These Korean Beef Rice Bowls make a quick and easy meal, loaded with flavor for under 400 calories!

2. Salisbury Steak Meatballs (Instant Pot, Stove Top, Slow Cooker)

These beefy meatballs are cooked in a mushroom gravy and lightened up by using half ground turkey and half lean ground beef.

3. Beef, Tomato and Acini Di Pepe Soup (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Stove)

My family DEVOURED this delicious bowl of soup made with ground beef, tomatoes, and tiny pasta. It's warm and comforting, like a great big hug on a cold winter day. Kid-friendly, freezer-friendly!

4. Asian Lettuce Wrap Chicken Chopped Salad

Asian Lettuce Wrap Chicken Chopped Salad

5. Thai Basil Chicken


6. Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon

This hearty salad is HUGE – perfect when you want a big salad for dinner without the grains. It's also gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free.

7. One Skillet Chicken with Bacon and Green Beans

This quick and easy weeknight dish is made all in one skillet. You can modify this basic recipe using any veggies you like!

8. Pickle Brined Baked Chicken Tenders

These juicy, flavorful chicken tenders are marinated in pickle juice then breaded and baked in the oven.

9. Mexican Cauliflower “Rice”

This Mexican inspired dish of Cauliflower "Rice" uses finely chopped cauliflower, which makes a fantastic low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice. You can season it many different ways, here I sauteed sauteed it with tomatoes, onions, jalapeno and spices.

10. Shawarma Spiced Grilled Chicken with Garlic Yogurt

An easy, grilled chicken version of the classic Turkish street food which is usually cooked on a rotating spit. It is perfect served over couscous with yogurt and cucumbers as I did here, or try it with rice pilaf, or on a pita. Other sides that would work are tomatoes, tahini, olives, feta, or hummus. Harissa would also work great to add some spice!

11. Five Ingredient Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

Delicious and creamy chocolate cheesecake made lighter than traditional cheesecake with just FIVE ingredients, so easy! These are SO good you won't be able to have just one... but since they are mini, two are totally acceptable!

12. Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

Chicken, garam masala, cumin and curry spices are simmered with potatoes and coconut milk to give this dish an aromatic flavor you'll really enjoy. Serve this over basmati rice for a complete meal (also great with naan or cauliflower rice to keep the carbs low).

13. Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

14. Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Bowls

Grilled shrimp, corn, peppers and zucchini topped with fresh avocado and lime juice – an easy light salad you'll want to make all summer long.

15. Slow Cooker Banh Mi Bowls

If you’ve ever had the classic Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich, you probably know the bread can easily overpower the pork, pickled carrots and all the wonderful flavors, so I scrapped the bread and put all the goodies in a bowl over brown rice (it’s great over any grain) in my slim remake which is easy to make any night of the week!

16. Instant Pot Pork Carnitas


17. Grilled Steak Lettuce Tacos

Grilled sirloin steak "flaco" tacos uses lettuce instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!

18. Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks (Instant Pot and Skillet)

These skinless chicken drumsticks sweet and sticky, and so delicious! Cooked in a skillet with honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger until the chicken is tender and the sauce thickens. You won't miss the skin!

19. Skillet Chicken in Tomato Chipotle Sauce

A quick Mexican-inspired chicken dish, made in the skillet with a smoky-spicy tomato-chipotle sauce topped with an avocado-sour cream sauce.

20. Noodle-less Butternut Sausage Lasagna

This fall lasagna swaps pasta for butternut squash layered with a chicken sausage meat sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella. Simply wonderful, you won't miss the pasta!

21. Sheetpan Italian Chicken and Veggie Dinner

Assemble this super easy chicken and vegetable dinner on a sheet pan and pop it into your oven for a delicious, fuss-free meal. For easy clean-up, line your sheet pan with foil or parchment.

22. Turkey Meatball Stroganoff (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Stove Top)

Delicious, turkey meatballs in a creamy mushroom sauce. A family-friendly dish that is so good over egg noodles or serve them over spiralized butternut squash noodles if you want to lower the carbs.

23. Giant Turkey Meatball Parmesan

This isn't your regular meatball, it's HUGE, baked in the oven similar to how you would make a meatloaf, then topped with marinara and melted cheese – I'm OBSESSED!

24. Shrimp Summer Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce

Shrimp Summer Rolls

25. Navy Bean, Bacon and Spinach Soup (Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Stove Top)

Bacon makes everything better (in my opinion), especially in this hearty white bean soup. It's delicious, inexpensive, and easy to make and leftovers are even better the next day. I made this in my Instant Pot (doesn't get quicker than that!), but I've also included slow cooker and stove top directions as well.


Did your favorite recipe make the top 25? Leave a comment here and tell me your favorite!!

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Roasted Broccoli Salad

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we have to abandon salads! We just have to rethink how we make them.

Dark greens, roasted vegetables, and citrus fruits of all colors and stripes are the real players in January and February. They make salads that are both hearty and flavorful.

Enter sweet, roasted broccoli. What it lacks in beauty it overcompensates for in flavor. This simple salad, served warm, makes a perfect post-holiday meal.

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Four Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash

A skinny version of everyone’s favorite comfort food. It’s quick, easy, healthy and nutritious! Win-win all around!

Four Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash - A skinny version of everyone's favorite comfort food. It's quick, easy, healthy and nutritious! Win-win all around!

Greetings from København!


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Pressure Cooker Beef Chili

A warm bowl of chili is such a comforting meal on cold nights. Beef chili usually takes at least an hour and a half to simmer on the stove, but you can cut that time down by half when you use a pressure cooker!

Electric pressure cookers are having a renaissance these days. The newest models are programmable smart appliances that are very safe and very easy to use. They’re completely different than traditional stovetop models many of us grew up with.

Find out just how great pressure cooking can be with this super-quick chili recipe!

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