Hey everyone! I don’t know about you all, but since the quarantine and non-essential business shut-down, I feel like I have been cooking a LOT more often and honestly, it wears me out sometimes having to find recipes that my picky husband will eat. Since we live in a pretty rural area, options like DoorDash and Grubhub aren’t really available to us, so getting anything from a restaurant requires planning well in advance. Since I’ve been expanding on my cooking and baking skills, I figure quite a few of you are as well. So I thought I’d do a little round-up of some of my favorite recipes I’ve discovered here on the blog, featuring recipes from SkinnyTaste.com!
SkinnyTaste offer a huge variety of recipes, all featuring healthy ingredients. You can search by course, ingredient, or dietary restrictions, making it easy to find dishes to make with stuff that you might have on hand. Below are five recipes that I have personally made and really enjoyed! I hope you guys find something that works for you as well.
I’ve actually made this dish a couple times using Jovial Gluten-Free lasagna noodles and with both the Italian chicken sausage (we prefer spicy!) and regular ground beef with additional Italian seasoning. It has all the great things about lasagna without the excessive time it takes to make a lasagna!
I love easy, one-pot meals because that means there are less dishes to wash afterwards. And if you know me in real life, you know I HATE washing dishes! This spicy little number is super easy to whip up in the Instant Pot or if you have a little more time in the morning, you can combine the ingrediants in your slow-cooker and let it simmer all day. I will say, the first time I made it I eventually took it out of my Instant Pot and finished it up on the stove because I kept getting a burn warning and my IP would never reach pressure. I used my favorite Trader Joe’s taco seasoning instead of making my own as well. If super spicy isn’t your jam, take it easy on the green chilies, because this dish gets hotter each time you warm it up!
I actually have all the ingredients at home for this dish right now! You can sub kale or spinach for the escarole if you can’t find that in your local grocery store, but this dish is flavorful without have a heavy sauce! I again used spicy Italian chicken sausage, and I probably added twice the amount of cheese that the recipe calls for (those parm cheese memes? Yeah those are 100% me) but that the great part about cooking is that you can taste as you go along and add or adjust things to your liking!
Fair warning ahead-this recipe makes a TON of fried rice! And if you have a seafood allergy or shrimp isn’t something you enjoy, you could easily swap this out for chicken or even pork. I also made my rice in the Instant Pot about 20 minutes prior to cooking this up and it came out the perfect fried rice consistency. Also, cooking this up made me realize I need an actual wok in my life so I will most likely be adding one of those to either my birthday list or Christmas list this year. I had to cook the rice in batches, and then mix it all together in a large stainless steel bowl. It’s totally worth it though, so make sure to add this one to your menu ASAP!
I know that soup season is coming to an end, but this one is on the lighter side, so it can hold it’s own in these spring months! I did use Andouille sausage instead of chicken or turkey sausage, but all my other ingredients remained the same and this soup actually froze and then reheated beautifully. So, if you want to make it for lunches, you can invest in some mason jars and freezer lids and make grab-and-go portions for easy lunch during the week!
I promise that I have made each one of these recipes and my picky husband took leftovers for lunch each time with no complaints. So if you’re in a recipe rut, try one of these meals out! I hope you like them just as much as we did and that you don’t pull your hair out trying to figure out what to make for dinner every night.
Note-This post is made entirely on my own with no collaboration with SkinnyTaste other than I looked the recipes up on their website. I receive nothing if you use these links to access their website and make the recipes! All opinions are my own.