I have been a little MIA lately. Work trips, family emergencies, and apartment searching has left little time for my blog.  But I guess that’s why it’s called theSTRETCHEDlife!

I am currently on my way home from a trip to Arizona and wanted to share with you all some lovely meals that I prepared while I WAS at home.

I knew I would be in town the week leading up to Memorial Day so that Sunday I picked three recipes from SkinnyTaste to try.  Of course I didn’t ended up making each dish the night I planned because life/work happens, but by the end of the week, I had tried them all and had leftovers to enjoy!  Each recipe was delicious and kept me full, but not too full.  Even better, these SkinnyTastae dishes were simple to make.


Naked Greek Feta-Zucchini Turkey Burger

Of the three recipes I picked out, this one was by far the most time consuming so I made it on Sunday night.  It was still pretty simple though – just a matter of shredding the zucchini, chopping a few vegetables, and measuring out the seasoning.

Shredding Zucchini

I ate the burger as recommended – no bun, Greek salad on top.  For my SO, I toasted up two slices of wheat bread to act as a bun.  He needs to eat a little more than I do!

Turkey Burger Prep

The burger must have been pretty good because my SO had a second that night and I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch the next two days.  I simply threw some mixed greens into Tupperware and topped it with the Greek salad mixture and the chopped-up turkey burger.  I then mixed it up with some Tzatziki as dressing.

Naked Greek Feta-Zucchini Turkey Burger

One Pan Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Broccoli

This recipe couldn’t get much easier.  I had chopped the broccoli on Sunday so when I got home from work I just had to chop up the parsley and garlic.  Once that was done, I threw everything in a pan and did a Tone It Up video while it cooked.

Skinnytaste Parmesan Crusted Chicken Prep

My chicken breasts were on the larger side so they took closer to 45 minutes to cook.  This was perfect because my workout video was 30 minutes and I wanted to make cauliflower rice to go with the chicken.  I had shredded the cauliflower on Sunday and was able to rice it following Minimalist Baker’s instructions while the chicken finished.

Skinnytaste Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Broccoli

Sheet Pan Shrimp with Broccolini and Tomatoes

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any easier than the Parmesan-Crusted Chicken, I fell in love with this one pan shrimp and broccolini recipe.  I defrosted frozen shrimp in the fridge while I was at work and when I came home I pretty much just had to remove the tails from the shrimp, chop the ends off the broccolini, and halve the tomatoes.

Skinnytaste Shrimp and Broccolini in Sheet Pan

I served this one with quinoa and my SO liked it much more than I expected.  The fresh lemon added a lot so don’t forget that at the end!

Skinnytaste Shrimp and Broccolini Close Up



What’s your favorite SkinnyTaste recipe?  Share in the comments below!


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