Cook it Tonight!

Take Control Staff

Looking for easy, healthy, and quick meals? Follow our Cook it Tonight Series! We will share some of our favorite Bloggers and Registered Dietitian's recipes, and some of our own as well! 

Roasted Butternut Squash and Chipotle Tofu Tacos

Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 8-12 Tacos

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This recipe is a meatless taco that provides some crunch and amazing flavor! It is a great meal that can be prepared ahead of time by pre-chopping and seasoning the squash and tofu. Not a tofu fan? Swap in chicken or shrimp.

Seasonings and toppings are customizable to your liking! It is even easy to cook in an air fryer to avoid turning on the hot oven during the summer.

Photo by Delish Knowledge


• 1 teaspoon chipotle powder (or your favorite taco seasoning, Cajun seasoning works well too)

• 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

• 1 teaspoon chili powder

• 1 pound cubed butternut squash

• 2 teaspoon olive oil

• 1 package firm tofu, drained, pressed and cubed

• 2 large ripe avocados

• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

• 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

• 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

• 1–2 tablespoons unsweetened soy milk

• 2 cups finely shredded red cabbage

• 8–12 tortillas, for serving

Pepperoni Pizza Quinoa Bake

Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4-5

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When that craving for pizza hits you, make this delicious casserole bake! This dish takes 40 minutes and provides a high protein dinner with cheesy goodness!

Photo Via Unsplash, Dan Dennis


• 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained

• ½ medium onion, diced

• 1 large zucchini, sliced into ¼-inch ‘half-moons”

• 1 medium bell pepper, any color, diced

• 1 clove garlic, minced

• 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

• 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided

• ½ tsp. garlic powder

• ¼ tsp. onion powder

• 2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning

• ½ c. warm water

• ½ tsp. salt

• Pinch of black pepper

• 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

• 2 ounces turkey pepperoni slices, cut into fourths

• Fresh basil, optional

• Fresh grated parmesan cheese, optional

• Red pepper flakes, optional

Tuna Stuffed Avocados with Corn Salsa

Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 6

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No need for a stove or oven with this quick and easy meal! This is sure to make a refreshing dinner. Another option could be to adapt this filling with large tomatoes or bell peppers instead of avocado.

Photo via Unsplash


For the Salsa:

• 1 tablespoon water

• 1 cup chopped tomato (about 1 medium tomato)

• 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

• 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

• 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño

• 2 Tbsp. lime juice, plus more if needed (from 1 lime)

For the Tuna:

• 1 (12.6-ounce) pouch chunk light tuna in water

• 1/2 cup chopped celery

• 1/3 cup fat-free, plain Greek yogurt

• 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus more as needed

• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

• 3 avocados (halved, pitted