What’s for Dinner: Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff

I used this recipe. I added some beef, used white mushrooms, left out the tomato paste and used balsamic vinegar instead of white wine. I thought it was good, hubby seemed to like it, toddler ate a couple noodles and fed the rest to the dogs. The next day hubby told me he didn’t like it and said not to make it again. He also hates mushrooms so maybe that was it? You win some, you lose some.

Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff

I would eat it again.

Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff
Serves 4
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293 calories
30 g
48 g
9 g
22 g
5 g
287 g
935 g
3 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293
Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 48mg
Sodium 935mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 6oz steak, sliced
  2. 1 tablespoon butter
  3. 1onion
  4. 2 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
  5. 2 cups beef broth
  6. 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  7. 12 white mushrooms
  8. 1/4 tsp thyme
  9. salt and pepper to taste
  10. 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  11. 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  12. 2 cups uncooked noodles
  1. Cook noodles according to package, set aside.
  2. Brown beef, remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat and add onions to the pan. Cook 2 - 3 minutes.
  4. Add flour; stir with a wooden spoon for 30 seconds. Gradually add broth and Worcestershire sauce. Add mushrooms, thyme, salt and pepper; stir and cook 4-5 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly. Add beef.
  5. Add balsamic; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat; let stand 30 seconds. Stir in sour cream; add noodles and mix well.
Adapted from skinnytaste.com
Adapted from skinnytaste.com
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What’s for Dinner: Cheeseburger Casserole

This was great. Both toddler and husband loved it.

Cheeseburger Casserole

I used this recipe. I left off the pickles and used regular cheese (less of it). It was great and fast to make. Would definitely make it again.

Total Calories: 261 Calories per cup

I feel like I have been cooking a lot from Skinnytaste.com – I need some new ideas – what is your favourtie site for recipes?

What’s For Dinner: Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

The title is a bit of a lie, my stir-fry contains a little more than beef and broccoli but I usually use this Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry recipe because it is so good. I usually follow the recipe and add some carrots and peppers. This time I added some chicken as well because my piece of beef was a little small. I do not add the rice.

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

My toddler loves the beef before it hits the sauce. Frying it up in the cornstarch mixture makes it nice and tender, he usually gobbles it is… but he didn’t this time.

Total Calories: 350 Calories

What’s for Dinner: Bruschetta Steak Salad

A couple weeks ago I made the Grilled Chicken Bruschetta from Skinnytaste.com. Last night I decided to take the bruschetta, add some cucumber and put it on top of some greens with a steak. It turned out great. I am in love with that bruschetta recipe.

Bruschetta Steak Salad

I chopped some tomato, cucumber, onion and mozzarella cheese. Mixed in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder (had no fresh), salt and pepper. I put the bruschetta mix (it is still bruschetta with the addition of cucumber?) over some greens and topped with some grilled steak. I loved it. Hubby said dinner was too healthy again.

Total Calories: 681 Calories

What’s for Dinner: Maple Salmon and Cucumber Salad

I really need to eat more salmon, it is so delicious and good for you. I love my salmon with cucumber salad!

Maple Salmon and Cucumber Salad

I baked my salmon in the oven with a little maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic seasoning, salt and pepper (I sort of follow this recipe). Cucumber salad is sliced cucumbers tossed with a vinegar dressing (1 part vinegar, 2 parts water, 1/2 part sugar, salt and pepper to taste). I also had some quinoa on the side, I cooked my quinoa in chicken broth hoping my husband would like it better… he didn’t. My husband said dinner was too healthy.

Total Calories: 535 Calories

What’s For Dinner: Baked Chicken Parmesan and Oven Roasted Cauliflower

This was delicious. I love Skinnytaste.com – so many great calorie friendly recipes. I often don’t follow the recipes exactly; sometimes I have to modify for what I have on hand but they always turn out great!

Tonight I made Baked Chicken Parmesan and Oven Roasted Cauliflower. These recipes went well together, they both needed the oven on 450° and both took about 20-25 minutes. Everything was ready at the same time. I served mine up with a side salad.

Baked Chicken Parmesan and Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Total Calories: 459 Calories

A very delicious dinner for under 500 calories. My toddler LOVED the chicken! Dinner was prepared, cooled and cleaned up in under an hour so that was great too!

What’s for Dinner: Lettuce Tacos

I love tacos but the calories from the tortillas add up fast. Solution, use lettuce for your wraps!

Lettuce Tacos

Take your favorite taco toppings, put in lettuce and enjoy! It doesn’t get much easier than that.

In mine I had tzatziki, ground beef, tomatoes, onions, red pepper, avocado, cheese and hot sauce.

Total Calories: 584 Calories

Another great dinner, under 600 calories and super quick and easy to make.

What’s For Dinner: Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta – skinnytaste.com

I loved everything about these. Super super easy, delicious, full of flavour and low in calories. These cooked up super fast and dinner was on the table in about 30 minutes. My husband even ate them and he dislikes tomatoes.

I used chicken breasts sliced in half to make them nice and thin, this is easier to do if you cut your meat still partially frozen. My husband commented on what an awesome job I did slicing the chicken. I felt very proud.

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

I served mine with some homemade bread, cottage cheese and sliced cucumbers. The bread was perfect for dipping in the extra bruschetta sauce but not really calorie friendly. I will be making these again very very soon but next time I will be skipping the bread. Dinner was about 700 calories with the bread, without the bread it is very calorie friendly.

What’s For Dinner: Pioneer Woman’s Pea Salad

I knew I had to try the Pioneer Woman’s Pea Salad as soon as I saw the recipe and I am so glad I did.

I have made it twice in the last few days. The first time I took it to a party with a cucumber salad, both salads were served with hot dogs. Delicious way to make hot dogs just a little bit healthier (if that is even possible!). It perfectly filled the spot of a pasta salad.

The second time I served it with homemade pasta… not so healthy. Serving it with pasta was a weird combo, I wouldn’t do that again. But it was perfect for leftovers in my lunch the next day.

Pioneer Woman's Pea Salad

The Pioneer Woman’s Pea Salad

I didn’t have a red onion so I used a sweet white one instead. I also left out the parsley, because, yuck.

I do not consider anything the Pioneer Woman cooks as healthy. But at least the calories on this were doable; however, I was a little be surprised to see that one serving was 186 calories… for a dish of peas! You could very easily lighten it up though, light sour cream, light mayo, less cheese, turkey bacon, etc.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 107.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.9g 18%
Saturated Fat 5.7g 29%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 8.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 3.1g
Protein 11.1g 22%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.