Pinning and Planning Our Dinner Menu – Week of February 8 AND The Skinnytaste Cookbook Giveaway

If you’ve been following Run DMT for some time, then you know…

I heart Skinnytaste.

When Skinnytaste announced the release of her cookbook, The Skinnytaste Cookbook, I salivated with excitement. I couldn’t wait to feast my eyes on the beautiful food photos and sink my teeth into her tasty skinnylicious recipes.

With a rungry Skinnytaste appetite, I pre-ordered an advance copy and earned extra recipes not featured in the cookbook. Can you taste my excitement?!

The Skinnytaste Cookbook

If you love Skinnytaste, then you will love getting your hands on a hardcover of The Skinnytaste Cookbook. As stated on Amazon “The Skinnytaste Cookbook features 150 amazing recipes: 125 all-new dishes and 25 must-have favorites.”

In the Introduction, Gina shares her story and the simplicity of slimming down some of her family’s favorite dishes.  In “The Skinny Basics”, she debunks the typical excuses and shares her tips to turn bad habits into healthy ones.

The Table of Contents outlines the chapters and courses in perfect order from breakfast recipes entitled “Sunny Mornings” to “Skinny Sweet Tooth” for dessert recipes. There’s even a chapter named “Meatless Mains” to help plan some delicious meals for Meatless Mondays and incorporate additional delicious vegetarian dishes into your diet.

The Skinnytaste Cookbook

Contents – The Skinnytaste Cookbook


“Recipe Key” – The Skinnytaste Cookbook

In true Skinnytaste style, the recipes are as simple to follow as the ones shared on her blog and the photographs are just as beautiful.  A “Recipe Key” lists icons at the start of each chapter and again under the title of each recipe to specify the type of meal for special diets and time specifications. With each recipe, Skinnytaste even offers some food facts, side suggestions, shopping and preparation tips.

 The Skinnytaste Cookbook

Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage, Baby Kale and Bell Pepper – The Skinnytaste Cookbook

I truly love it from cover to cover, but don’t take my word on how scrumptious The Skinnytaste Cookbook is! The SkinnyTastes Cookbook has been ranked

Are you hungry for more yet?


One lucky Run DMT reader will win a copy of The Skinnytaste Cookbook!

To enter, leave a comment to tell me how you plan to live a more Skinnytaste lifestyle.

For addtional entries follow the Raffle copter prompts below. Giveaway ends Monday, February 16 at 11:59.

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When I received The Skinnytaste Cookbook, I made the promise to try at least one new recipe a week and so far,  I stuck to that goal. This week is no exception. With the A1A Marathon a week away, I decided to add lots of lean protein and complex carbs to our dinner menu.

Here’s our heavy on the low fat Skinnytaste Dinner Menu:

Sunday –  White Chicken Chili with Maple Syrup Cornbread

Meatless Monday – Greek Salad Sandwiches with Low Fat Potato Salad

Taco Tuesday – Banging Baked Fish Tacos

Wednesday – Skinnytaste’s Fettuicine Alredo with Chicken and Broccoli (The Skinnytaste Cookbook)

Thursday – Skinnytaste’s Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage, Baby Kale and Bell Pepper  (The Skinnytaste Cookbook) – A delicious repeat!

Friday – Pizza and a Mixed Greens Salad

Run DMT Pinning and Planning Dinner Menu What is your favorite go-to cookbook? What’s your family’s favorite repeat dish?  What recipes are you pinning and planning for dinner this week?






Disclaimer: This Skinnytaste Cookbook giveaway is not endorsed nor sponsored by Skinnytaste. The opinions shared are my own love for The Skinnytaste Cookbook and I wanted to share that love with my readers by purchasing a copy for one lucky reader as a gift.


  1. Nanci Cernak says:

    I love Skinnytaste! I have many favorite recipes from the website. One of my favorite things about them, besides being delicious, is they make great leftovers. Making meals that make leftovers is a big part of staying healthy for me!

  2. Kim says:

    I’m a huge fan of Skinnytaste! Most of my families favorite lighter-side recipes have come from the Skinnytaste website. I relied heavily on the Internet when searching for light meal ideas when I lost 70 pounds last year. I’d love to get my hands on the full cookbook to help me shed these last 30 pounds, all while keeping my family full and satisfied!

  3. Dana says:

    I plan on living a more Skinnytaste lifestyle by finding smart swaps for full fat things and cleaning up the things we eat on a daily basis. Can only imagine that this cookbook would help with giving me more ideas

  4. Lora says:

    OOH! I need this! I have so many SkinnyTaste recipes on Pinterest, but I really am old school and prefer reading and looking at print cookbooks. They just make me happy and cook and eat more consciously. (You would not BELIEVE how many I own….)

  5. sarah says:

    I absolutely need to start cooking more at home. The hubs and I eat out several times per week, usually just for convenience sake. I need some delicious and quick recipes to help us get healthier!

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