Month: November 2021

Crockpot Chicken Parmesan

Crockpot Chicken Parmesan

  This was a delicious Sunday dinner in the crockpot. A set it and forget it meal that’ll make your house smell amazing all day long! Did I mention this was kid and husband approved and required very minimal effort? It was PERFECT! Quick an 

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Another staple on our holiday table is cranberry sauce. I love making my own but my sister likes the good old cranberry sauce from the can. I enjoy making my own because of the flavors and the versatility you have with it afterwards. Thanksgiving leftovers 

Lightened Mashed Potatoes

Lightened Mashed Potatoes

Have you ever thought you’d be able to have mashed potatoes in less than 20 minutes? Well, with my pressure cooker technique you’ll never go back to the old way!

They are fluffy and amazing!

Lightened Mashed Potatoes

Need a quick and delicious way to make mashed potatoes? It' the easiest way to make them and the only way i do now too.
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy dinner, healthy recipe, itrackbites, lightened up, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, thanksgiving, weight watchers, ww
Servings: 10

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 5 Pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 32 oz. Fat free chicken broth
  • 3 TBSP Light butter I use I Can't Believe It's Not Butter The Light One
  • 1/2-3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • First peel your potatoes and cut into large chunks
  • Place potatoes into the pressure cooker and cover with the chicken broth
  • Set to high pressure for 11 minutes
  • Drain potatoes then place into a stand mixer
  • Add the butter & almond milk
  • Whip up and season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve and enjoy

Notes

4 WW ( My personal points )
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6 Bites on Better Balance Healthi ( Formerly know as iTrackBites )
203 Calories
Garlic & Ranch Roasted Potatoes

Garlic & Ranch Roasted Potatoes

My absolute favorite mini potatoes are The Little Potato Company Potatoes! They are absolutely delicious and always super creamy inside. Not only are they so versatile they crisp up so nicely in the oven or air fryer. The best potatoes are little roasted potatoes and 

Roasted Maple Mustard Carrots

Roasted Maple Mustard Carrots

  Another wonderful side dish to enjoy all year round and especially right now with the holidays in full swing! Carrots have to be the most underrated vegetable and has to be one of my favorites! If you don’t season carrots properly they can be 

Lightened Green Bean Casserole

Lightened Green Bean Casserole

When I think of Thanksgiving or the holidays I think of traditions and one of those traditions at the dining table is always the good old classic green bean casserole.

My Lightened Green Bean Casserole is just that, lightened up from the original one we all know. You either love it like me or hate it. Either way this one is here for those that would love to make a lightened up version.

Lightened Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is a nostalgic dish at our holiday tables! The good old canned green bean casserole is what I'm talking about and that is what I made just a lighter version.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green bean casserole, green beans, healthier choices, healthy dinner, healthy dishes, healthy meals, healthy recipe, itrackbites, lightened up, thanksgiving, thanksgiving dishes, ww
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Casserole dish
  • Oven
  • Can opener
  • Foil

Ingredients

  • 3 14.5 oz. Canned french style green beans Drained
  • 1 10.5 oz. Campbell's 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/3-1/2 Cup Unsweetened almond milk Less almond milk, thicker sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 6 TBSP French fried onions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • In a casserole dish place the drained green beans in
  • In a separate bowl put the cream of mushroom soup in with the almond milk, thyme and season with salt & pepper to taste
  • Pour over the green beans and toss lightly
  • Cover with foil and place into the over for 40 minutes
  • Take out, uncover and place back into over for 15 minutes
  • Once out sprinkle the french fried onion over the top and place back into the oven for about 5-8 minutes and enjoy

Notes

Serves 6
2 Bites on Better Balance Healthi formerly known as iTrackBites
2 WW pp
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86 Calories
Sausage, Apple & Cornbread Stuffing

Sausage, Apple & Cornbread Stuffing

  Tis the season to make lots of yummy foods!! One of our favorites around here is stuffing and all different types of stuffing! I mean who doesn’t like carbs? Am I right? So here is one of the stuffing recipes I usually prepare every 

Roasted Acorn Squash With Stuffing

Roasted Acorn Squash With Stuffing

This is the best of both worlds for me! One my favorite vegetables are any kind of squash especially when its roasted and brings out the natural caramelization from the squash. Then you pair that with one of my all time favorite sides for the 

Tomato & Fennel Gratin

Tomato & Fennel Gratin

Did you know that the word Gratin means always baked and or broiled in a shallow dish. Gratin topping is traditionally cheese or breadcrumbs that get crispy under the broiler.

My Tomato & Fennel Gratin is the perfect side dish for any dinner or holiday. Its not only super easy to throw together its delicious. Have you ever had fennel? It has a sweet anise like flavor that pairs so well with the sweet roasted tomatoes.

Tomato & Fennel Gratin

Another beautiful dish that takes minimal effort and tastes absolutely delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • Casserole dish

Ingredients

  • 24 oz. Grape tomatoes Halved
  • 2 Cups Fennel Sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp Avocado oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Dak's Italian Blast
  • 1 Package Shake N Bake one bag
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh parsley
  • 1 TBSP Minced fresh garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Spray a casserole dish lightly with avocado oil
  • Slice grape tomatoes
  • Slice Fennel thinly
  • In a food processor combine breadcrumbs, fresh parsley, Italian seasoning & garlic
  • Place tomatoes and fennel into the casserole dish.
  • Top tomatoes & fennel with breadcrumbs
  • Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until bubbling and browned.

Notes

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1 WW ( My plan )
1 Bite on Better Balance iTrackBites
49 Calories 
Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

  Do you love Philly Cheesesteaks? I absolutely LOVE them but sometimes I just want to enjoy the filling so I decided to make a lightened version of my delicious Philly Cheesesteak stuffed into a roasted spaghetti squash.   Take my delicious Philly Cheesesteak recipe