Sweet Potato White Bean Dip

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Sweet potatoes are so versatile—they work beautifully in a dip! This sweet-smoky dip with white beans and chipotle peppers is great with chips, pita, veggies, and crackers.

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Maple Pecan Banana Muffins

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Moist and delicious Maple Pecan Banana Muffins, so good you won’t believe they are light!

Moist and delicious Maple Pecan Banana Muffins, so good you won't believe they are light!

These banana nut muffins are slightly adapted from my low fat banana nut bread recipe. Here I wanted to use pecans, pure maple syrup and some maple sugar I purchased, but if you don’t have maple sugar any sugar would work. What I love about making these banana muffins is that they come out so moist, and I only use 2 tablespoons of butter in the whole batch! If you prefer, you can also make them in a loaf pan to make them into a wonderful banana nut bread.

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Enter for a Chance to Win a Year’s Worth of Coffee in our Coffee Lovers Sweepstakes!

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Love coffee as much as we do? Tell us about it in our new Sweepstakes with Westrock Coffee!

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Simply Recipes Meal Plan: October 2018, Week 1

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Here’s your meal plan for October Week 1! We’ve got Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff, Stuffed Pork Chops, Mushroom Barley Soup, and MORE!

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How to Freeze and Reheat Rice

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Frozen rice is so convenient for weeknight meals, but there’s no need to buy it at the store! It’s easy to do yourself at home. Here are instructions for freezing, reheating, and using homemade rice.

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How to Make Rice in the Pressure Cooker

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Rice in the pressure cooker? Yes, it works! This is the most reliable, fool proof way to make fluffy rice that we know.

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (October 1-October 7)

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

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

Happy October! My favorite month and also my birthday week!! And just a few days and Skinnytaste One and Done Cookbook will be arriving to everyone’s door if you pre-ordered! And for those asking, all the WW points for all three books are listed in the cookbook index.

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!

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 (10/1)
B: Petite Crustless Quiche* (5) and a banana (0)
L: 2 servings Heirloom Tomato Sandwich (8)
D: Minestrone Soup (2) with Easy Garlic Knots (2)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 924**

TUESDAY (10/2)
B: Petite Crustless Quiche (5) with a pear (0)
L: LEFTOVER Minestrone Soup (2) with Easy Garlic Knots (2)
D: Skillet Cauliflower “Arroz” con Pollo (8)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 1,060**

WEDNESDAY (10/3)
B: Petite Crustless Quiche (5) with a pear (0)
L: LEFTOVER Minestrone Soup (2) with Easy Garlic Knots (2)
D: Cuban Picadillo***(3) over ¾ cup brown rice (5) and Quick Cabbage Slaw (2)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 19, Calories 1,049**

THURSDAY (10/4)
B: Petite Crustless Quiche* (5) and a banana (0)
L: Picadillo Quesadillas (6) with 2 ounces avocado (3)
D: Chicken Marsala Meatballs (5) with Roasted Spaghetti Squash (0)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 19, Calories 913**

FRIDAY (10/5)
B: Greek Yogurt with Berries, Nuts and Honey (5)
L: LEFTOVER Picadillo Quesadillas (6) with 2 ounces avocado (3)
D: Flounder Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes (3) and Creamy Cauliflower Puree (1)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 18, Calories 833**

SATURDAY (10/6)
B: Breakfast Burrito Bowl with Spiced Butternut Squash (3)
L: Chicken and Lentil Soup (1)
D: DINNER OUT!
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 4, Calories 490**

SUNDAY (10/7)
B: Applesauce Nut Bread# (5) with 1 cup mixed berries (0)
L: LEFTOVER Chicken and Lentil Soup (1)
D: Pork Chops and Applesauce (4) with  Skinny Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Chives (5) and Easy Garlic Broccolini (1)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 16, 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.

***Make a quesadilla Wed night with leftover Picadillo for lunch Thurs and Fri.

#Make applesauce Saturday.

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