Best Vegan Chili with Beans and Millet

This the best hearty, meaty and satisfying vegan chili my husband has ever made. It is loaded with whole foods like veggies, legumes, and grains. All the good stuff. Ridiculously easy and healthy, just how we like it. How about you?  I have been raving…

This the best hearty, meaty and satisfying vegan chili my husband has ever made. It is loaded with whole foods like veggies, legumes, and grains. All the good stuff. Ridiculously easy and healthy, just how we like it. How about you?  I have been raving about the Best Damn Vegan Lasagna I have ever tasted, but...

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Chocolate Sheet Cake with Candied Walnuts

This post is sponsored by California Walnuts. As always, all opinions are my own.  I’m a fan of cake, of course, and while I’ve made plenty of layer cakes and snack cakes on this site, I realized that I could also do with a sheet cake,…

chocolate sheet cake

This post is sponsored by California Walnuts. As always, all opinions are my own.  I’m a fan of cake, of course, and while I’ve made plenty of layer cakes and snack cakes on this site, I realized that I could also do with a sheet cake, an essential for birthday parties, picnics, and other large get-togethers. This one is double chocolate, with sides coated in candied walnuts.  I’ve teamed up with California Walnuts to bring you some recipes over the past year (such as this walnut snack cake with raspberry buttercream and  these raised donuts with chocolate glaze and candied walnuts). Over 99 percent of walnuts grown in the U.S. come from California’s walnut orchards, many of which are on family owned and operated farms that have been around for generations. Walnuts are nutritious and heart-healthy*, and offer 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber per ounce. Walnuts are also the only nut with a significant amount of plant-based omega 3 ALA (2.5 grams/ounce). You can check out the CA Walnuts website for more nutrition info, research, tips for cooking with walnuts, and recipes. I’m excited to share more recipes with you! Chocolate Sheet Cake with Candied Walnuts A few notes: This cake […]

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Skinnytaste Meal Plan (September 2-September 8)

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®. Part of my weekend routine is food shopping and meal prepping recipes ahead to save time during the week. A time saving staple is making a batch of hard-boiled eggs […]

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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®.

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®.

Part of my weekend routine is food shopping and meal prepping recipes ahead to save time during the week. A time saving staple is making a batch of hard-boiled eggs for quick breakfast on the go, or to add to salads.

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!

THE DETAILS:

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 (9/2)
B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0) and 1 cup cantaloupe (0)
L: BLT Salad with Avocado (5) and 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3)
D: Inside Out Turkey Cheeseburgers (8) with Summer Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini (3)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 19, Calories 948*

TUESDAY (9/3)
B: Overnight Oats with Figs and Honey** (7)
L: BLT Salad with Avocado (5) and 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3)
D: Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Bowls (3) with Quick Mexican Brown Rice (5)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 23, Calories 955*

WEDNESDAY (9/4)
B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0) and 1 cup cantaloupe (0)
L: BLT Salad with Avocado (5) and 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3)
D: General Tso’s Chicken (5) with Cauliflower “Fried Rice” (1)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 14, Calories 884*

THURSDAY (9/5)
B: Overnight Oats with Figs and Honey** (7)
L: BLT Salad with Avocado (5) and 2 ounces multigrain baguette (3)
D: Lasagna Soup (7)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 22, Calories 864*

FRIDAY (9/6)
B: 2 hard-boiled eggs (0) and 1 cup cantaloupe (0)
L: LEFTOVER Lasagna Soup (7)
D: Flounder Piccata (4) with Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes (5) and Roasted Asparagus (0)

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 16, Calories 949*

SATURDAY (9/7)
B: Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls (7) (recipe x 2)
L: 1 ½ cups Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad (5)
D: DINNER OUT!

Totals: Freestyle™ SP 12, Calories 506*

SUNDAY (9/8)
B: Freezer Breakfast Burritos** (4) with 1 cup mixed berries (0)
L: Peach Arugula Salad (3)
D: Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu (3) with Summer Tomato Salad (1)
Totals: Freestyle™ SP 11, Calories 924*

*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.
**Prep oats the night before.
***Freeze any leftover you/your family won’t eat

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Stovetop Baked Beans

Use canned beans to cut down on time, while still making party-worthy baked beans on the stovetop. Richly flavored with molasses and brown sugar, these beans won’t disappoint. Continue reading “Stovetop Baked Beans” »

Use canned beans to cut down on time, while still making party-worthy baked beans on the stovetop. Richly flavored with molasses and brown sugar, these beans won’t disappoint.

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: September Week 1

Make the most of the late summer bounty with this back-to-school meal plan. Sweet potato waffles, curried chicken salad with mango, and corn chowder are quick, easy, and delicious weeknight meals! Continue reading “Simply Recipes 2019 Mea…

Make the most of the late summer bounty with this back-to-school meal plan. Sweet potato waffles, curried chicken salad with mango, and corn chowder are quick, easy, and delicious weeknight meals!

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36 Instant Pot Recipes for When You Want Slow-Cooked Flavor, Fast

Welcome to Set It & Forget It, a new series about all the ways we rely on our slow cookers, Instant Pots, and ovens during the colder months. Whether it’s a long braise on the stove or a quick burst in the pressure cooker, one thing’s for sure: Com…

Welcome to Set It & Forget It, a new series about all the ways we rely on our slow cookers, Instant Pots, and ovens during the colder months. Whether it’s a long braise on the stove or a quick burst in the pressure cooker, one thing’s for sure: Comfort food means comfort cooking.


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Skim a bunch of Instant Pot-y cookbook covers and you’ll notice a pattern pretty quickly. Melissa Clark's Dinner in an Instant has saucy glazed ribs and its follow-up Comfort in an Instant, chicken Parmesan. Instantly Southern shows a pulled pork sandwich (appropriate). Archana Mundhe's Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook brings creamy butter chicken. All of which to say, the Instant Pot excels at a lot of things, but they all boil down to: comfort food.

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Bourbon Caramel Sauce

This Bourbon Caramel Sauce recipe is easy to make in 10 minutes and tastes irresistibly delicious drizzled on everything from ice cream to fruit, brownies, pies, cheesecakes, coffee drinks, and more. Guys, this bourbon caramel sauce. ♡♡♡ We’ve been making it on repeat this summer to drizzle over ice cream, grilled peaches, brownies, fruit crisps and […]

This Bourbon Caramel Sauce recipe is easy to make in 10 minutes and tastes irresistibly delicious drizzled on everything from ice cream to fruit, brownies, pies, cheesecakes, coffee drinks, and more.

Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Guys, this bourbon caramel sauce. ♡♡♡

We’ve been making it on repeat this summer to drizzle over ice cream, grilled peaches, brownies, fruit crisps and more.  And oh my goodness, this stuff is just magic.  I can vouch from experience that it instantly kicks just about any dessert dish up a delicious notch.  And the extra bourbon and sea salt mixed in there will have everyone around the table asking you for the recipe stat.

But here’s the best news — this homemade caramel sauce recipe is super easy to make with ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen.  Plus it can be ready to go in just 10 minutes or so from start to finish.  It’s one of my favorite back-pocket dessert recipes that’s easy to whip up in a moment’s notice, and it is always a crowd fave.

Let’s make some caramel sauce!

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Currently Crushing On.

Happy Saturday! If you have a long weekend, I hope you get in alllll the corn and tomatoes. This week on the blog, I shared this amazing smoky summer chicken salad. You have to try it! I also shared my favorite ALDI items for a tailgate and this awesome summer garden quinoa and marinated flank […]

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currently crushing on

Happy Saturday! If you have a long weekend, I hope you get in alllll the corn and tomatoes.

This week on the blog, I shared this amazing smoky summer chicken salad. You have to try it! I also shared my favorite ALDI items for a tailgate and this awesome summer garden quinoa and marinated flank steak. There are 25 of my favorite weeknight dinners right here, a new post on my creative process for blogging as well as the final summer fridays! Eeeep.

Have a fabulous weekend! xo

What I’m loving this week:

Blueberry lavender froscato! Dying.

The most gorgeous garlic bread bruschetta that I ever did see.

Banana fudge chunk ice cream. Amazing.

Just look at these cosmic brownies!

Charred cherry tomatoes look unreal!

This smoky lemon mule sounds so good.

Craving grilled skirt steak with cilantro pesto. Yum.

Peanut butter and jelly babka. OMG!

Always want grilled peaches with burrata.

Hidden zucchini mac and cheese. Love that.

Love these 51 recipes for the mediterranean diet.

The cutest homemade snow cones.

Cola and kimchi glazed ribs. Want those.

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Grilled Corn Salad with Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing (30 Minutes!)

There’s something about a Mexican-style salad that just speaks to our souls.
Crunchy, fresh, colorful, so customizable, and usually contains grilled corn, which is basically a universal love language.
Let us show you how easy it is to make this …

Grilled Corn Salad with Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing (30 Minutes!)

There’s something about a Mexican-style salad that just speaks to our souls.

Crunchy, fresh, colorful, so customizable, and usually contains grilled corn, which is basically a universal love language.

Let us show you how easy it is to make this Grilled Corn Salad with our (freshly made) Vegan Chipotle Ranch!

This salad is simple, requiring basic (customizable) ingredients and 30 minutes to prepare!

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The Weekend Dish: 8/31/2019

How is it even the LAST DAY of August?! I seriously feel like school just let out at the end of May, yet somehow here we are, summer officially/unofficially over heading into Labor Day weekend and back to school in a few days. How are you planning to cap off your summer this weekend? We’re […]

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How is it even the LAST DAY of August?! I seriously feel like school just let out at the end of May, yet somehow here we are, summer officially/unofficially over heading into Labor Day weekend and back to school in a few days.

How are you planning to cap off your summer this weekend? We’re laying low with our usual Sunday dinner tomorrow and probably having a quiet day on Monday since school starts on Tuesday!

I hope you have a fun and safe holiday and weekend, and if you are in Florida, stay safe! xo

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Friday Things – The beach, stomach flu, school, lunches, snacks, and more!

Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

2. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

3. Garlic-Herb & Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes

4. Classic Burger Sauce

5. Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Time Last Year…

These were the recipes that hit the site during this same week last year…

Easy Baked Ziti with Sausage

Spinach Dip

Sunday Dinner Menu

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs
Coleslaw
Cornbread
Potato Salad

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes and posts from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like, too:

Totally putting the slow cooker version of these instant pot Italian beef sandwiches on my fall menu.

Heck yes >> Salted Pretzel S’mores Crunch Bars

Can you believe I’ve never had a cosmic brownie?! I have to make them ASAP!

Must make skillet brown sugar peach cobbler happen before summer is officially over.

We love Korean beef bowl at our house; can’t wait to try this version.

Have a delicious weekend!

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