Skinny Ms. http://skinnyms.com Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:28:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Baked Coconut Shrimp http://skinnyms.com/baked-coconut-shrimp-recipe/ http://skinnyms.com/baked-coconut-shrimp-recipe/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:16 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=430805 Bring a taste of the tropics to your shrimp.

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Baked Coconut Shrimp

What does baked coconut shrimp remind you of? Is it your last trip to the Caribbean, or Hawaii, where fresh shrimp and juicy coconut are always on the menu? You can recapture the tropical vibe of tender shrimp, baked until the outside is crispy, with the sweet flavor of coconut, in your own home with one of our favorite healthy shrimp recipes.

Shrimp is unique among varieties of seafood, because it contains a high amount of antioxidants. Selenium, copper, and astaxanthin are all present in shrimp, with a host of nutritional benefits. Astaxanthin is responsible for the red-orange color in the shrimp. While some kinds of foods, typically veggies, acquire that same shade of pigment from carotenoids, shrimp gets its color from animal’s consumption of smaller organisms containing carotenoids. The carotenoids are then transformed into astaxanthin, which is important in fighting colon cancer and diabetes.

Shrimp has a naturally mellow, sweet flavor, that we don’t want to mask. We’ve simply coated each shrimp in panko and coconut, and then we’ve baked them, instead of frying, for a lower calorie and fat content. Eat them as is or dip them in your favorite sauce. They’re a hit at parties and as a weeknight dinner as well!

Baked Coconut Shrimp

Baked Coconut Shrimp

Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 270 | Points Plus: 8 | Total Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Carbs: 19g | Fiber: 3g| Sugar: 1g| Protein: 36g | Cholesterol: 253mg | Sodium: 1083mg

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds shrimp, shelled and deveined (leave the tails on)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 limes, zest and juice
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs or whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a bowl, mix the shrimp with the salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons lime juice and zest of 1 lime. Set aside.

Prepare 3 bowls in your work area. One for the flour, one for the whisked eggs and one for the panko breadcrumbs and grated coconut mixed together.

Dip each shrimp in the flour then shake off the excess, dip in the egg next then the bowl of panko and coconut. Place the shrimp on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the shrimp are finished.

Drizzle the olive oil on the shrimp.

Bake for about 17 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

When they are cooked, drizzle the remaining lime juice on the shrimp and sprinkle with the remaining zest. Sprinkle more salt if needed.

Best eaten as soon as they come out of the oven.

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More Delicious and Healthy Shrimp Recipes:

Roasted Shrimp Salad with Buttermilk-Cilantro Dressing

Easy Shrimp Sautè

Shrimp Tacos with Sweet & Tangy Slaw

Lemongrass Shrimp on Toast Recipe

Shrimp Spring Rolls

Citrusy Garlicky Baked Shrimp

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Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken http://skinnyms.com/crock-pot-3-ingredient-balsamic-chicken-recipe/ http://skinnyms.com/crock-pot-3-ingredient-balsamic-chicken-recipe/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:00:13 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=429941 No prep, no watching over the stove.

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Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken Recipe

How many evenings have you come home from work, wishing that something truly hearty, gourmet, and delicious was waiting for you in the kitchen? Too often, that feeling drives us to pick up the phone and order takeout, but you can easily prepare a restaurant-quality meal, minus the typical restaurant amounts of calories and fat, in just a few simple steps. Our balsamic chicken recipe boats only three ingredients and can be tossed in the slow cooker in the morning, only to fill your house with fragrance, throughout the day, cooking to perfection by the time you return home in the evening.

Toss a package of skinless, boneless chicken breasts into your slow cooker, add a jar of chunky salsa, and pour in a half cup of balsamic vinegar. Then set your slow cooker and go about your day. When you’re ready for dinner, lift the lid, and shred the now tender chicken with a fork until it falls apart. The lean protein in boneless, skinless chicken breasts gives you a major boost, and the low-calorie and low-fat salsa and balsamic vinegar add a ton of flavor without tallying up the fat, calories, or cholesterol.

Serve on a multigrain bun or over a bed of brown rice. A green side salad is the perfect accompaniment to this perfect weeknight easy chicken dish.

Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken

Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken

Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 263 | Points Plus: 6 | Total Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 687mg | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fiber: 1g | Sugars: 5g

Ingredients

  • 4 - 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar chunky salsa
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions

Add chicken breasts to the slow cooker, pour salsa and balsamic on top. Cover and cook on low 6 hours or high 4 hours.

TIP: Serve over a bed of whole wheat pasta, quinoa, brown rice, or shred and eat on buns or make as tacos or burritos.

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More Crock Pot Chicken Recipes at Skinny Ms.:

Crockpot Skinny Lemon Chicken

Simple Crockpot Italian Chicken

Slow Cooker Everything Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Stay Healthy Slow Cooker Brown Rice and Chicken

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7-Day HIIT Your Belly Challenge http://skinnyms.com/7-day-hiit-your-belly-challenge/ http://skinnyms.com/7-day-hiit-your-belly-challenge/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:00:02 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=428436 Target your belly with HIIT, tabata, and circuits.

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7-Day HIIT Your Belly Challenge

Many women who are dedicating to losing weight, getting fit, and shaping their bodies complain that their bellies are the last area to lose fat and look more toned and defined. This is a common concern, and our belly workout, which combines HIIT with Tabata and circuit training, is designed to tackle that tricky area of your body.

HIIT produces results in a short amount of time with intense, cardio-paced workouts that build strength and promote muscle definition. Tabata pushes you to work your hardest with minimal rest, while circuit training targets specific muscle groups while allowing others to rest. The combination of all three allow this 7 day belly workout challenge to show you real results.

Equipment Needed: yoga mat, interval timer (Gymboss is a free app), 1 medium dumbbell (8-12 lbs.)

What to Do: Below are three exercise routines. Follow the 7 day routine below. Day 1 and 4 introduce tabata specifically for the morning. Morning tabata routines will kickstart your metabolism and help burn fat for the entire day. For days with two or more routines, perform them any time during the day.

Exercises:

Tabata – 20 seconds exercise, rest 10 seconds. Two rounds for a 4 minute workout.

1. Crunches
2. Leg Lifts
3. Push-through
4. Bicycles

HIIT – Perform each exercise for 45 seconds and rest 5 seconds in between each exercise. Rest 30 seconds between rounds. Complete 2 rounds.

1. Leg Lifts
2. Push-through
3. Dumbbell Russian Twist
4. Dumbbell Jackknife
5. Alternating Heel Touch

Circuits – Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with no rest in between. Rest 10 seconds in between circuits. Perform  3 circuits resting 30 seconds in between each circuit.

Circuit 1
Crunches
Push-through

Circuit 2
Leg Lifts
Dumbbell Jackknife

Circuit 3
Alternating Heel Touch
Dumbbell Russian Twist

Routine:

Day 1: Tabata(Morning), Circuits
Day 2: HIIT
Day 3: Circuits
Day 4: Tabata(Morning), HIIT
Day 5: HIIT, Circuits
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: Tabata, Circuits, HIIT

Crunches
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyd_fa5zoEU

Leg Lifts
http://youtu.be/Wp4BlxcFTkE

Push-through
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxmZdCjo4YQ

Bicycles
http://youtu.be/vIMQZxe7hGA

Dumbbell Russian Twist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DYuSXvpu0g&feature=youtu.be

Dumbbell Jackknife
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12jDTJwNLwM

Alternating Heel Touch
http://youtu.be/6V3hi2AO9Wg

After you’ve taken on this 7 day challenge, tackle our 6-Week Flat Belly Program to continue transforming your belly.

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One-Pot Spaghetti Puttanesca http://skinnyms.com/one-pot-spaghetti-puttanesca-recipe/ http://skinnyms.com/one-pot-spaghetti-puttanesca-recipe/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:00:42 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=430746 One pot, and just twenty minutes to dinner.

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One-Pot Spaghetti Puttanesca

Your 4pm meeting ran long past 5pm. You barely made it to your hair appointment after work. You came home to half-finished laundry, homework woes, and a spouse who forgot to do this week’s grocery shopping. What do Italian women do when they don’t have time to braise, grill, saute, and stir? They make Puttanesca.

Puttanesca is a healthy pasta sauce that came of age in the 20th century. It’s typically made with ingredients that can be found in most kitchens, or at least at the corner grocery store. And these ingredients are some of the most flavorful you’ll find in any Italian sauce. Capers are a star of this show, packing a whopping amount of flavor in a tiny green package. Olives and tomatoes and garlic are similarly salty, savory, and tasty. And anchovies add a ton of flavor and complexity. Don’t shy away from those tiny fishes. When chopped finely, they melt into this rich, tangy sauce and create a gorgeous flavor.

We’ve made this sauce even easier for you. Simply toss the above ingredients into a pot, and add spaghetti and water! Sure, it’s not traditionally how we make pasta, but sometimes, you have to make an exception. Cook your spaghetti with its own sauce to create a one pot meal that will save your sanity and delight your senses.

One-Pot Spaghetti Puttanesca

One-Pot Spaghetti Puttanesca

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 342 | Points Plus: 10 | Total Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 3 mg | Carbohydrates: 46 g | Sodium: 570 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 10 g |

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 9 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered, depending on the size
  • 1/8 cup pitted olives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons, capers, rinsed in water
  • 3 anchovy fillets
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly-cracked pepper

Directions

Put all the ingredients together in one large saucepan. Make sure that the spaghetti are under the water. Cover.

On medium fire, cook for 13 minutes or until al dente and the sauce has thickened and almost completely reduced. Note: The spaghetti has to be eaten immediately if you want it to remain al dente and good. If it is left to cool down, the spaghetti will cook more with the heat, leaving it soggy.

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More Amazing One-Pot Meals at Skinny Ms.:

One-Pot Meal Balsamic Chicken, Carrots, and Lentils

One-Pot Mexican Style Quinoa

Easy One-Pot Chicken & Rice Dinner

One-Pot Curried Coconut Chicken

9 Easy One-Pot “Meatless” Meals

One-Pot Black Pepper Chicken

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How to Become a Morning Person http://skinnyms.com/how-to-become-a-morning-person/ http://skinnyms.com/how-to-become-a-morning-person/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=428741 Rise and shine!

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How to Become a Morning Person

If the snooze button is your closest A.M. amigo, it’s time to revamp your morning routine. Think you’ll never be the type to wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed? Think again. These 8 steps will tell you how to become a morning person, re-setting your internal clock and getting a jumpstart on the day ahead.

Step 1: Analyze your sleep routine.

If you have a hard time getting up in the morning, we’re willing to bet your bedtime fluctuates quite a bit from night to night. Our bodies have their own internal schedule, and when that schedule’s not consistent, it makes it more difficult for us to fall asleep (and in turn, wake up).

Track your daily bedtime for two weeks. Take an honest look at whether you’re keeping a consistent routine. If not, make it a priority to get in bed at the same time every night—weeknight or weekend. This will set the stage for more consistent wake times.

Try our 6-Minute Workout for Better Sleep.

Step 2: Cut your evening commitments.

The reason your sleep schedule is out-of-whack may be because you’re doing too much in the evenings. Sleep experts advise the evenings should be for winding down, preparing your body for sleep.

Avoid commitments in the evenings as much as possible. Each night, give yourself at least an hour of down time before your head hits the pillow. That doesn’t have to mean completely vegging on the couch, but you should steer clear of taking phone calls, checking emails or catching up on work.

Step 3: Put your alarm clock in another room.

We won’t lie—this step is rough! But half the battle of breaking your snooze button addiction is just getting up and out of bed. Put your alarm clock in the living room on the loudest setting, so your feet are forced to hit the floor before you turn it off. Then, proceed to Step 4.

Step 4: Make going back to bed a non-option.

We’re familiar with the internal dialogue that goes on in your head when the alarm goes off. But bed feels so good. I can hit the gym after work instead. What will ten more minutes hurt? Don’t allow this dialogue to happen. Don’t even think about it. Make getting up a no-questions decision. You don’t have to want to get up, you just have to do it!

Step 5: Give yourself an incentive.

Maybe it’s an extra cup of coffee with a drizzle of caramel. Maybe it’s watching a half hour of your favorite show before the kids get up. Whatever it is, give yourself a well-deserved reward for starting your day on the right foot.

Step 6: Get natural light.

Natural light is one of the best signals for our bodies that it’s time to start the day. Leave the curtains open when you turn in for the night to allow the natural light to filter through. If that’s not an option, get a light box with an automatic timer. Set it to come on a few minutes before your alarm clock.

Step 7: Set yourself up for success.

Make the morning ahead as stress-free as possible by laying the groundwork the night before. Shower before bed, lay out your outfit for the next day and prep lunches in advance. For easy grab-and-go bites, try our 14 Healthy Freezer Meals. By taking a few things off your plate the day before, getting up and at ‘em will seem a little less daunting.

Step 8: Get your body moving.

This is another step night owls may resist at first, but sneaking in a morning workout sets the tone for a productive, energized day (and the added calorie burn is great, too!). Try our Mini Morning Workout or our 5-Minute Workout to Kickstart Your Day.

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Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Parsley http://skinnyms.com/grilled-asparagus-with-lemon-and-parsley-recipe/ http://skinnyms.com/grilled-asparagus-with-lemon-and-parsley-recipe/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:00:23 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=430643 A veggie side you'll look forward to!

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Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Parsley

It’s summertime! Bring out the refreshing. Bring out the zest. Bring out the Skinny Ms. Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Parsley! Just a little more veggie and just a little less of typical outdoor, summertime, cookout fare will contribute to getting and keeping that beach bod you’ve been dreaming about. And what else? Getting your veggies makes you feel better, mentally and physically. Greens are your friends. Grilled asparagus is your buddy. This is a veggie side dish you’ll want to dig into.

The Skinny Ms. Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Parsley recipe is super quick, super easy, and super tasty. You might toss some asparagus into your weekly meal plan because you know you should eat your veggies, but by tweaking the preparation of these green veggies just every so slightly (the Skinny Ms. way!), they won’t just be there because they should, they’ll be there because you will want them. Need we say more? Get to it. Get your delicious summer veggie zest on!

All you need is some asparagus, a lemon, a bit of olive oil, a little salt and pepper, and the green guest ingredient – parsley! Parsley often seems like an afterthought, but don’t be fooled. Parsley is a nutritious green in its own right. While the asparagus is busy packing in the fiber, parsley brings a veritable jackpot of vitamins! Let’s get this party started.

Grilled Asparagus and Lemon

Grilled Asparagus and Lemon

Yields: 6-8 servings | Calories: 59 | Points Plus: 0 | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 197 mg | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 2 g |

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (large bunch) medium-sized asparagus
  • 1 lemon, sliced into 4 slices, discard the ends
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley, optional
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

Directions

Oil the grates of a grill and set it to medium high, or oil a grill pan and place it over medium heat on the stovetop.

Toss asparagus in 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Grill asparagus for five minutes per side, until grill marks are formed and asparagus is tender but still bright green and pliable, but not limp.

Toss lemon slices in remaining olive oil. Grill over high heat for about two minutes per side, until the lemons are blackened in spots. Note that lemons should be well cooked because doing so removes most of the bitterness that would otherwise be in the pith.

Remove lemons from grill and chop each entire slice finely ( it will be mushy), including the peel. Discard any seeds.

Place the asparagus in a bowl and toss with the chopped lemon, and remaining salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired, to serve.

*Note that this Grilled Asparagus and Lemon can be made into an entree, by chopping the asparagus into bite sized pieces after grilling, tossing with the lemon, and adding in flaked wild salmon (either from a cooked fillet or a can).

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7-Day Walk/Run Challenge http://skinnyms.com/7-day-walk-run-challenge/ http://skinnyms.com/7-day-walk-run-challenge/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:00:23 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=429784 We're only asking for a week!

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7-Day Walk-Run Challenge

Want to do more than just walk? But don’t think you have it in you to run for miles and miles? Then jump on the Skinny Ms. 7-Day Walk/Run Challenge bandwagon!

Now, you don’t have to choose between not pushing yourself hard enough and exhausting yourself beyond reason. Choose your platform below: beginner, intermediate, or advanced. And for seven days, commit to trying out the routines outlined for you below. There is some running. But it’s sandwiched between light jogging and walking. You can do this!

It’s a seven day challenge with a rest day built in. You can do anything for a week. Give it a whirl and see how it makes you feel. The walk/run challenge just might be your new best friend on your path to a fitter, healthier, and happier you.

 

Day 1: ¼ mile cardio walk, ¼ mile run, ½ mile jog. Repeat for 15 minutes

Day 2: 1 mile jog, ¼ mile cardio walk. Repeat for 20 minutes

Day 3: ½ mile jog, ¼ mile run, ¼ mile cardio walk. Repeat for 3 miles.

Day 4: Rest

Day 5: ½ mile jog, ¼ mile cardio walk. Repeat for 20 minutes.

Day 6: ½ mile jog, ¼ mile run, ¼ mile cardio walk. Repeat for 3 miles.

Day 7: ¾ mile jog, ¼ mile cardio walk. Repeat for 4 miles

To get the most out of each run, music and fuel will make every step feel stronger. Push through this challenge with these tips:
Top 15 Spotify Playlists for a Non-Stop Workout
19 Meals for Your Best Run
How to Run Faster

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7 Healthy Burrito Recipes http://skinnyms.com/7-healthy-burrito-recipes/ http://skinnyms.com/7-healthy-burrito-recipes/#comments Sun, 16 Aug 2015 13:00:48 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=428389 Burritos and clean eating can go hand in hand!

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7 Healthy Burrito Recipes that Won't Leave You Feeling Stuffed

Love Mexican food but hate the stuffed, bloated feeling you get shortly after eating it? We’ve been there. The heavy ingredients combined with added oils while cooking can really do a number on your stomach. Your favorite Mexican cuisine shouldn’t make you feel like you need to go up a size in jeans! We’ve come up with 7 healthy burrito recipes that combine all the spicy, savory flavors you love without all the fat.

When you use the right ingredients, burritos can be quite the well-rounded meal. They deliver a massive serving of protein, sometimes as much as 18 grams per serving, to keep your energy levels up and your appetite down. And, with the right recipe, you’ll also get your fill of veggies and healthy carbs to boot.

Serve these burrito recipes on a whole wheat or spinach tortilla, and complement them with a clean eating Mexican side dish like our Spicy Quinoa with Black Beans or our Skinny Mexican Rice. Finish off the meal with a guilt-free margarita; we love the simplicity of tequila mixed with fresh lime juice, agave nectar and a splash of sparkling water.

1. Spinach and Bean Burrito Wrap
These yummy roll-ups contain one whole cup of spinach—guaranteed to satisfy your appetite without making you feel like a balloon.

2. Quinoa and Bean Burrito
These wraps are filled with fiber-rich quinoa to kickstart your metabolism. We like to prepare them like flautas, slightly smaller and crispier than your average burrito, and great for snacking.

Skinny Burrito in a Jar

3. Skinny Burrito in a Jar
The perfect workplace-friendly twist on the classic Mexican favorite. Our burrito in a jar can be enjoyed on its own with a fork, or poured over a whole wheat wrap for an easy make-ahead lunch.

4. Make-Ahead Roasted Veggie Burritos
Jam-packed with veggies, these make-ahead burritos are a unique alternative to the same old lunchtime salad. Make a big batch to start your week, then keep them in the freezer for up to a month.

5. Southwestern Protein Breakfast Burrito
Black beans meet eggs, cheese and spinach in this breakfast wrap for a healthy way to start your day without feeling sluggish.

6. Black Bean Burritos with Fresh Salsa and Berry Salad
Just one of these black bean burritos packs 18 grams of protein, and the side of berry salad is a light, refreshing finish.

7. Chipotle Taco or Burrito Filling
The spicy chipotle in this recipe is powerful without being overwhelming; as with many spicy foods, you’ll be satisfied with eating less because of the robust flavor.

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Easy Skillet Lasagna http://skinnyms.com/easy-skillet-lasagna-recipe/ http://skinnyms.com/easy-skillet-lasagna-recipe/#comments Sun, 16 Aug 2015 13:00:47 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=430537 Whip up a healthy, delicious lasagna without breaking a sweat!

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Easy Skillet Lasagna

We know what you’re thinking. Making a traditional lasagna is not exactly simple to accomplish on a busy weeknight. Classic lasagna, made by skilled Italian grandmothers across the world, is no easy feat. The crucial ingredients must all be cooked to perfection in separate pots and pans. Bechamel? One pan. Ragu? One pan. Noodles? One pan. Think of the multitasking and the cleanup afterward!

Do yourself a favor and take a look at our recipe for Easy Skillet Lasagna. One skillet. An abundance of delicious ingredients. One great meal. All of that, and none of the back breaking clean up after dinner! After you’ve readied your ingredients in the skillet, finish your dinner in the oven, and you’ve got yourself a lasagna that your friends and family will never guess was this simple to prepare.

And on top of that, this is a healthy lasagna recipe, to boot! We’ve substituted heart healthy ground turkey for beef, veal, and pork. Turkey provides lean protein without the fat, cholesterol, and calories of red meat and pork. We use low fat mozzarella in this recipe as well. You won’t taste the difference, but this cuts down on this meal’s fat and calories, while still delivering that ooey gooey texture you love. Serve this on a weeknight, because it’s that simple. Or serve it for guests, because it’s just that impressive!

Easy Skillet Lasagna

Easy Skillet Lasagna

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 317 | Points Plus: 8 | Total Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 55 mg | Sodium: 438 mg | Carbohydrates: 23 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 20 g

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 pound fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 lasagna noodles
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1-1/2 cups low-fat mozzarella cheese, diced
  • Parsley, finely chopped

Directions

Over medium heat, in a deep, medium skillet, sautè the garlic in extra virgin olive oil.

When the garlic has turned golden and fragrant, add the turkey.

When the turkey has changed color, add the tomatoes and water then cook for about 15 minutes.

Season with the dried oregano, salt and pepper. Adjust the taste accordingly.

Add the lasagna noodles, tearing if needed to distribute well. Push them inside the sauce to layer them.

Turn the heat to low then cover. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the lasagna noodles are cooked through. Turn off the fire.

Sprinkle the Parmesan and the mozzarella then cover again to make them melt.

Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and garnish with the parsley then serve.

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By Skinny Ms.

Roasted Chicken Legs with Teriyaki Sauce

Chicken teriyaki! Who doesn’t love chicken teriyaki? Pretty much no one, that’s who. So of course, Skinny Ms. has dreamed up a roasted chicken teriyaki dish that’s simple, healthy, and inspired. We don’t leave you wanting for much around here, do we?

Start off with the super-flavorful Skinny Ms. homemade teriyaki sauce recipe and then toss liberally with some choice drumsticks. Chicken drumsticks are a great source of lean protein, and our teriyaki sauce combines light, savory ingredients like mirin and soy sauce with an all natural sweetener, free of refined sugar and guilt, in the form of honey! If you’d like to up the ante with an impressive presentation, and also add a little extra kick, sprinkle on some chopped up scallions. They’ll look great and will bring nothing but more welcome flavor to the party.

This teriyaki roasted chicken dish is perfect for weekday dinners, weekend BBQs, and leftover lunches. The marinade flavor will only get better with time, so don’t be afraid to make a big batch of drumsticks and have them for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow. And you won’t have to worry about finding alternatives that will make the whole family happy either, because the Skinny Ms. Roasted Chicken Teriyaki Drumsticks tend to be a crowd-pleaser, from the adults to the little kids, and everyone in between. So what are you waiting for? Put boring away and get your teriyaki on today!

Teriyaki Drumsticks

Teriyaki Drumsticks

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 drumstick | Calories: 191 | Points Plus: 3 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 104 mg | Sodium: 473 mg | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 21 g |

Ingredients

Directions

Place chicken in teriyaki sauce in a shallow baking pan or sealable bag and marinate for half hour in the fridge.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Remove chicken from marinade, and roast chicken in baking dish for 25 to 30 minutes until cooked through.

Spoon any remaining marinade over chicken for the last 5 minutes of cook time.

Garnish with scallions, if desired. Serve.

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