Week 5: 30 Days to Skinny... The Tasty Way!

Hello and welcome to the FINAL week of 30 Days to Skinny... The Tasty Week!

Just a quick reminder for all of you, here was last week's menu (and week 1, week 2 and week 3):

Monday, November 21: Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops
Tuesday, November 22: Asian Grilled Chicken
Wednesday, November 23: Easy Garden Tomato Sauce
Thursday, November 24: Sweet Potato Pie
Friday, November 25: Asparagus and Poached Eggs Over Pasta
Saturday, November 26: Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage and Peppers
Sunday, November 27: Pink Lemonade Confetti Cupcakes

And we did alright last week. After totally killing week 3, I think I lost a little bit of steam for week 4. And with the holiday coming up, let's just say I didn't make all the recipes that I wanted to this week. I do, however, have a few notes on two of the ones that did get made. The Asian Grilled Chicken is a huge hit with me and Josh. We love just about anything with Asian flavors, but this is one of our favorites. I don't ever remember to make the marinade the night before, but 30 minutes seems to bring out a nice enough flavor so don't stress if you don't have the time. And, while Josh isn't a fan, I absolutely love the Asparagus and Poached Eggs Over Pasta, except that I don't poach the egg. I just put a little PAM Butter in a pan and fry it. I do this because it takes less time and frankly, it's a lot easier. Just make sure you don't break the yolk and it's okay.

Also, I didn't make the Sweet Potato Pie. I'm sure it would have been delicious, but the crowd I was baking for probably wouldn't have loved it. Instead I made 2 fattening pies - one apple and one chocolate - and everyone devoured the chocolate one but the apple kind of fell short. Maybe this was my karma for not making the sweet potato pie. To the healthy food gods, I apologize.

To atone for my unhealthy food sins, I give to you all this final 30 Days to Skinny... The Tasty Way menu, inspired by and filled with recipes from Skinnytaste's very own Gina Homolka:

Monday, November 28: Chicken Quesadillas
Tuesday, November 29: Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce
Wednesday, November 30: Chicken Francese

I am super excited for these final 3 days, and I cannot wait to recap with you all back here on Thursday to reveal our favorites from this challenge! I'd love to hear from you about how you're doing with the challenge - feel free to leave a comment! Good luck with the final week!



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