Category Archives: Italian

Sinless Spaghetti Squash and “Creamy” Marinara Sauce

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Hi guys! I have a new recipe for you today! This past year I found myself sticking to some of my old favorites like broiled pork chops, blackened tilapia, roasted veggies, turkey burgers, and crock pot pulled chicken and pork. I did find some new favorites though and this recipe is one of them!

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Lightened Up Chicken Piccata

I decided to make Chicken Piccata for dinner the other night because I had a few lemons near the end of their lives in my crisper drawer. I was originally going to make it sans breading, but a short text conversation with Chris confirmed that breadcrumbs would be involved. I managed to keep things on the lighter side though by using a minimal amount of butter, no wine, and just a little olive oil spray. We were very satisfied with the results!

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Lightened Up Hot Italian Sausage & Peppers

Chris and I eat chicken sausage pretty frequently, sometimes for breakfast, and sometimes as an easy dinner on hot dog rolls topped with mustard. Regardless of what time of day we’re having sausage, it is always paired with onions and peppers. Therefore, creating this Lightened Up Hot Italian Sausage and Pepper recipe was a no-brainer! This is an easy weeknight dinner, ready in an hour or less. It definitely packs a punch with the spicy sausage and crushed red pepper flakes, but the onion and green pepper balance out the heat, don’t worry!

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Lightened Up Chicken Parmesan

I have a tendency to walk into the kitchen with an idea for a meal, look in my refrigerator and pantry and then just go with the flow. That’s exactly what happened with this Lightened Up Chicken Parmesan recipe. I originally thought I’d just grill the chicken, but then I saw that I had some bread which was nearing the end of its life, so I decided to try my hand at homemade Italian bread crumbs. I was also planning on serving this with a very small portion of pasta, only one cup for two servings, but my lovely (hungry) boyfriend quickly informed me that was definitely not enough pasta. So instead of a side salad we tripled the amount of pasta. Healthy.The best part about this meal is that you can prepare the chicken and sauce all in the same skillet, making for an easier clean-up. This is a very simple week night meal and is ready in 30-45 minutes!

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