Month: October 2021

Guilt Free Cheesy Broccoli & Ranch Soup

Guilt Free Cheesy Broccoli & Ranch Soup

Talk about comfort in a bowl! With these chilly months I love a good soup to keep me full for hours and warm my bones up! I also have always enjoyed Broccoli and Cheese soup but didn’t like how rich some were or how much 

Roasted Butternut Squash & Sausage Lasagna Casserole

Roasted Butternut Squash & Sausage Lasagna Casserole

Fall is here and I’m all about the easy comfort meals and this is definitely one of those! One pan meals are also my jam as well. Busy mom of 3 needs something with quick and easy clean up. Meal prep ideas? This reheats well 

Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli

Living in New England we get the cold months starting in the fall and when those days come all I want to enjoy is a bowl of soup! My Pasta Fagioli is one of those amazing hearty soups that just warm the soul right up.

Did I mention this soup was done in one pot and under an hour! This soup is also kid friendly and amazing for leftovers and meal prepping.

Pasta Fagioli

Talk about a hearty soup! My Pasta Fagioli is one of those soups to enjoy on a cold fall day in cozy clothes in the comfort of your own home! Did i mention this was all done in under an hour!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: beef recipes, crockpot, easy recipe, healthier choices, healthy recipe, instant pot, itrackbites, one pot, Pasta, Pasta Fagioli, pasta recioe, soup, soup recipes, weight watchers, ww
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • Dutch oven, crockpot or Instant Pot
  • Can opener

Ingredients

  • Avocado oil for coating pan
  • 1 1/4 Pounds Ground beef 96/4
  • 1 1/2 Cups Onions Chopped
  • 1 Cup Carrots Chopped, roughly
  • 1 Cup Celery Chopped
  • 1 TBSP Garlic minced
  • 24 oz. Tomato sauce, no salt
  • 32 oz. Fat free chicken broth
  • 15 oz. Diced tomatoes , no salt
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Dried basil
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1 tsp Italian blend
  • 1 Cup Barilla Ditalini pasta Dry
  • 1 Can Dark kidney beans ( 15 oz. ) drained and rinsed
  • 1 Can Northern beans ( 15 oz. ) drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish

Instructions

  • In a dutch oven coat lightly with avocado oil and brown beef
  • Once beef is browned, set aside
  • Add onions, carrots and celery to the pan until tender . If using a crockpot brown beef in separate pan then the onions, carrots and celery then place into the crockpot.
  • Once vegetables are tender add the chicken broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, sugar, basil, oregano, thyme and Italian seasoning. Blend.
  • Add the beef back into the pot
  • Add the dry pasta and bring to a boil then simmer for about 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked.
  • Add beans, parsley and then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese and enjoy

Notes

Recipe serves 8
1 1/2 cups per serving
4 WW personal points
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278 Calories
Pumpkin White Bean Chili

Pumpkin White Bean Chili

Let me tell you how delicious this was! Talk about an easy meal for those busy weekday or even weekends. My Pumpkin White Bean Chili will be your new favorite comfort recipe this cold season. This was kid approved and amazing for the meal prep 

Shepherd’s Pie With Brown Gravy & Thyme Butter Potatoes

Shepherd’s Pie With Brown Gravy & Thyme Butter Potatoes

This has to be another family favorite and super comforting! Take this classic shepherd's pie turned into a healthier version but still absolutely delicious!

Skinny Pumpkin Butter

Skinny Pumpkin Butter

Fall is here and my Pumpkin Butter is fall in a dish. Need some more fall or pumpkin spice in your life? Well look no further!

This was the easiest recipe I’ve made this season and came together in less than 10 minutes! It reminds me of pumpkin pie filling and it was absolutely amazing!

Also, this was kid approved ( I did serve it with some whipped cream so that helped )

My Pumpkin Butter is great on pancakes, waffles, toast, swirled into some coffee, yogurt, oatmeal or even on top of some ice cream with whipped cream.

Skinny Pumpkin Butter

The easiest pumpkin butter you'll make. Tastes like fall in a bowl and so versatile.
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe, fall, fall recipes, healthier recipes, healthy recipe, itrackbites, pumpkin, pumpkin butter, pumpkin recipe, weightloss, weightloss recipes, ww
Servings: 12

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Can opener

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz. can Pure pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie , Libby's brand
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Light brown suger unpacked
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice I use Dak's Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP Maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a small sauce pan on low heat mix everything up until brown sugar is melted
  • Serve warm or place into containers into the refrigerator for later
  • You can also freeze as well

Notes

Serving size 2T per servingĀ 
12 Servings per recipe
2 WW
2 Bites on Better Balance
42 Calories
Big Mac Tacos With Special Sauce

Big Mac Tacos With Special Sauce

These tacos tasted just like the real thing! My special sauce is so close to the real thing you’ll be amazed! My new favorite , it only took about 30 minutes to put together and this will definitely be on rotation in this household and 

Skinny Taco & Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

Skinny Taco & Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

How adorable is this? Just in time for the fall holidays and chilly nights! Squash has to be my all time favorite vegetable. You can do so many things with it and its absolutely amazing! I took this big acorn squash, roasted it and then