Guacamole with Charred Sweet Corn, Bacon and Tomato

Guacamole with Charred Sweet Corn, Bacon and Tomato! Dress up your guacamole with charred sweet corn, sun-ripened tomatoes, and crispy bacon. Summer never tasted so good!

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Carne Asada Burrito Bowls

Carne Asada Burrito Bowls - Pico, corn, avocado, cilantro, lime wedges and the best carne asada EVER. Drizzled with cilantro lime vinaigrette. SO SO BOMB.

Pico, corn, avocado, cilantro, lime wedges and the best carne asada EVER. Drizzled with cilantro lime vinaigrette. SO SO BOMB.

Carne Asada Burrito Bowls - Pico, corn, avocado, cilantro, lime wedges and the best carne asada EVER. Drizzled with cilantro lime vinaigrette. SO SO BOMB.

Remember that carne asada recipe I posted? The one with the bomb cilantro, olive oil, soy sauce, orange + lime juice, garlic, jalapeno and cumin marinade?

Well, I made it again, sliced it up, and turned them into crack burrito bowls.

That’s right. I totally did.

I used farro as my base (but brown rice, white rice, quinoa, or any other grain will work just fine here), and topped it off with a quick homemade pico de gallo, roasted corn kernels (leftover from the grilled corn with cilantro lime butter), and avocado slices.

To finish it off, I drizzled on my favorite cilantro lime dressing – the dressing I make for basically anything and everything.

Now the prep/ingredient list may seem a bit long and a little daunting but don’t worry. The carne asada is a simple marinade that needs about 4 hours in the fridge and you can prep everything else in the meantime.

Oh, and your hard work will pay off when you can meal prep this for the rest of the week!

Carne Asada Burrito Bowls - Pico, corn, avocado, cilantro, lime wedges and the best carne asada EVER. Drizzled with cilantro lime vinaigrette. SO SO BOMB.

Carne Asada Burrito Bowls

Pico, corn, avocado, cilantro, lime wedges and the best carne asada EVER. Drizzled with cilantro lime vinaigrette. SO SO BOMB.

4 hours 30 minutes30 minutes


For the carne asada

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak

For the cilantro lime vinaigrette

  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

For the burrito bowls

  • 1 cup farro
  • 1 cup pico de gallo, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • 1 avocado, halved, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


For the carne asada

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cilantro, olive oil, soy sauce, orange juice, lime juice, garlic, jalapeno, cumin and 1 teaspoon pepper; set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine steak and remaining cilantro mixture; marinate for at least 4 hours to overnight, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the steak from the marinade.
  3. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Using paper towels, pat both sides of the steak dry; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Add steak to grill, and cook, flipping once, until desired doneness, about 6 minutes per side for medium rare. Let rest 5 minutes.
  5. Thinly slice steak against the grain and serve with reserved 1/2 cup cilantro mixture.

For the cilantro lime vinaigrette

  1. Combine cilantro, Greek yogurt, garlic, lime juice and salt in the bowl of a food processor. With the motor running, add olive oil and vinegar in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.

For the burrito bowls

  1. Cook farro according to package instructions. Divide into bowls. Top with carne asada, pico de gallo, corn, avocado and cilantro.
  2. Serve with cilantro lime vinaigrette and lime.

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (July 1- July 7)

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®.

Have a great 4th of July weekend!

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!


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 (7/1)
B: PB + J Smoothie (4)
L: Honey Sriracha Chicken and Broccoli Meal Prep Bowls* (7)
D: Angel Hair Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes (7) and a green salad* (2)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 20, Calories 1,023**

B: Avocado Toast with Sunny Side Egg (4)
L: Honey Sriracha Chicken and Broccoli Meal Prep Bowls (7)
D: Blackened Fish Tacos with Cabbage Mango Slaw (4) with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice” (1)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 16, Calories 996**

B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0) with 1 cup mixed berries (0)
L: Honey Sriracha Chicken and Broccoli Meal Prep Bowls (7)
D: Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu (5) with Roasted Broccoli with Smashed Garlic (2)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 14, Calories 1,040**

B: Avocado Toast with Sunny Side Egg (4)
L: Grilled Salmon Kebabs (0) with Chickpea Salad with Cucumbers and Tomatoes (1)
D: Easy Inside Out Turkey Cheeseburgers (8) with Low Carb Potato Salad (4)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 17, Calories 1,209**

FRIDAY (7/5)
B: PB + J Smoothie (4)
L: Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette (3)
D: Mexican Shrimp Diablo (3) with ¾ cup brown rice (5)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 15, Calories 886**

B: Breakfast BLT (6) (Recipe x 4)
L: Chicken Chimichangas (6)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 12, Calories 679**

SUNDAY (7/7)
B: Crustless Ham and Cheese Quiche (5) with a peach (0)
L: Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad (2) with 12 tortilla chips (4)
D: Campfire Dinner Meatloaf Foil Packets (8)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 21, Calories 1,006**

*Prep bowls Sunday night, if desired.  Green salad includes 4 cups romaine, 2 scallions, ½ cup each: tomatoes,
cucumber, chickpeas and 2 tablespoons light Italian dressing.

**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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Brownie Ice Cream Cake with Fudge Sauce

A birthday party isn’t a birthday party without cake and ice cream. Combine those festive favorites to make a luscious brownie ice cream cake, dripping in chocolate fudge sauce. Put your feet up. You’re now the queen of cake!

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: July Week 1

We’re mixing it up with this week’s meal plan! Koren Beef Bulgogi Sous Vide-Style, German Pork Burgers, Spicy Grilled Chicken Tacos, and back to basics with Greens, Eggs and Ham Grilled Cheese!

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: June Week 4

This weekly meal plan lets you prepare dinner while creating small bites to serve at your 4th of July festivities! Get ready to savor Lime Chicken, Sheet Pan Salmon, and more!

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The Friday Buzz: All the S’mores, Coolest Drinks Around, and Good Reads

Here’s our weekly round-up of all good things, good advice, good feelings. Up this week: All the S’mores, Coolest Drinks Around, and Good Reads

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Strawberry-Basil Moscow Mule

This Strawberry-Basil Moscow Mule is a fruity twist on the classic! Mixed with vodka and spicy ginger beer, it’s a perfect cocktail for a hot summer afternoon.

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June Coffee Date

Tree with sunshine.

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I have thoughts, okay?

It’s hot, it’s sunny, and I have thoughts.

But first, let’s address the what’s-in-your-summer-cup question.

This morning: iced coffee (details will be discussed, just you wait). Currently: coconut water with lunch. Last night: a Rowdy Uncle beer, from Insight Brewing, split with Bjork, to complement the carnitas and fried fish tacos from the takeout place by our house that were laced to perfection with lime and salsa verde. Yeah. It’s definitely summer, and did I already mention? I have thoughts.

What are you drinking? I am craving bubble tea right now. Someone please tell me you’re drinking a bubble tea.

Grab your glass and read on. It’s time for a few words about June!

Summer Is Fun

Lindsay and Solvi outside.

I just want to take a moment to say that summer is my favorite. I love it. I want it to always be summer except for literally two out of 365 days which are Thanksgiving and Christmas, during which I’d like it to be fall and winter, respectively. And spring – let’s just skip it and get right to the good stuff. Is that so much to ask?

This morning I opened the door to let Sage out, and I felt a nice wave of heat already at 6am, and I know some of you love to hate, but man, feeling that sticky air was like getting a big hug. My shoulders relaxed, I took a deep breath, and felt the little sweat droplets dripping from glass of iced coffee to my bare feet, and put on my shorts and t-shirt to go out for a hazy, sweaty, early morning run with Solvi in her little sparkly heart sunglasses, and just all the yeses for this.

I live for summer.

What’s your favorite season and please don’t even say winter.

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Minneapolis Summer Passport

Dishes from Hai Hai on a table.

I bought a Minneapolis Summer Passport for, well, for Bjork, for our anniversary, but technically it’s for both of us because it’s a book for two-for-one deals that only works with two people. What do they call it again? A gift for the giver? One of THOSE kinda gifts.

Usually my problem with a lot of these deal things is that you get them and then you’re like… eh… I actually don’t want to go to any of these places.

But this one has an awesome list of places for us to check off the list this summer in Minneapolis and St. Paul: Revival, Hola Arepa, Lat14, Lyn65, The Hewing, Hi-Lo Diner, Birchwood Cafe, The LynHall, Nico’s Tacos, Pajarito, Tattersall, Black Coffee and Waffle, and more.

Also: Hai Hai, which is what is pictured above! Balinese chicken thigh with coconut rice, Thai basily gin and tonics, larb with so much chile, lime, and lemongrass that it should be worn as perfume. SO YUMMY.

If you are local, what are your favorite Twin Cities restaurants to hit up? And you know I’ll love you if you are very specific – like, where to go but also what to order, because these details are important.

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The Iced Coffee Drink That Is Making Me Swoon

Cold brew pitcher.

Alright. Here we go.

  • Fill half a mug / pitcher / whatever you want with cold brew.
  • Fill the OTHER half of your mug / pitcher / etc. with oat milk. Oat milk is important. The flavor and creaminess are perfect for iced coffee, better than any other nondairy milk I’ve tried.
  • Add a fast but steady pour of maple syrup, and a tiny sprinkle of sea salt.

How I Make Cold Brew: The coffee lovers may have opinions for me but I am zero percent precious about how I make cold brew. I just use this thing* and I fill the middle filter piece with ground (decaf) coffee, and then fill the pitcher with water. I let it sit in the fridge for 24 hours (maybe 18, maybe 36 if I forget – told you, not precious) and then I take the filter out. The end.

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Office Remodel Update! Whee!

Office remodel finished.

We are *thisclose* to moving into our semi-finished office!

Remember how it looked before? This has truly been a total transformation.

The kitchen isn’t done – actually isn’t even started. And the rest of the offices are just big empty rooms right now. But THEY ARE ROOMS. And they are finished as in, like, we’re ready to put furniture in them! And they are so, so lovely.

Our friend Melissa from The Faux Martha is working with us to design a space that’s cool and functional and just very us. She is a genius. Stay tuned!

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Back to Audiobooks

Digital Minimalism audiobook.

It’s been a year or so, but I restarted my Audible subscription this month! Yay!

15 minute commute x 2 x 4 days / week = 2 hours / week = 1 (audio)book every two weeks! Not bad, considering I’ve read exactly… zero books in the last 6 months.

Currently I’m reading the book Digital Minimalism which, honestly, is super boring, so I’m not necessarily recommending it as, like, a fun beach read. But it IS really fascinating and thought-provoking and challenging in a good way for me.

What books are you reading this summer? Boring ones are okay, fun ones are better.

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Sagey Says

Sage with dog twin.

Sage wants you to know that she met a furry little someone at the park the other day WHO HAPPENS TO BE HER DOGGO TWIN! Look at these two!

Sometimes it’s easier to just stay home (okay fine it’s ALWAYS easier to just stay home), but Sage says: get out there! You can do it. Sometimes it’s scary, but stay open, stay brave, try the new thing, go to the new place… because look at who you might find when you venture out into the wild.


I mean, you just never know.

You guys are the best.

Thanks for sharing your summer (AHEM BEST SEASON EVER AHEM) with me!

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