Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Zucchini Spaghetti

SPAGHETTI...

an all time favorite am I right?  

But all that pasta has my like....


but it's so dang good that you can't just do with one plate. 
Which is BAD for this carb-aholic!

So I gave this bad boy a little face lift around here and it is a big hit!!! 
   

 I first swapped out the ground beef for ground turkey a few years a go and switched 
to wheat pasta but now that I started shopping regularly at Costco I have moved onto some organic sauce, pasta and zucchini and to replace my noodles. 


 The family loves it, I do too! 
Especially swapping out the noddles for Zucchini noodles instead. 



I found this great little tool at Walmart for like $15 called the Vegettie! 
I flipping love this little guy!


So easy to use and I actually had the idea to take a shredder to some carrots...also organic ;)
Seriously this would be even more delicious with some mushrooms and even celery! 
 On my list for next time for sure.


Here is what you'll need to recreate this:

Spaghetti Noodles
Spaghetti Sauce
Ground Turkey
Onions
Garlic
Tomato
Zucchini
Vegettie or cheese shredder even peeler can work
Coconut Oil 
Any other Veggies of choice


Directions:


Easy Peasy Dolls, start cooking your ground turkey or beef. 
This is where I add the garlic, fresh, powder, in a jar whatever you got. I dice some onions slices very finely and sprinkle them in there too for some added flavor. 

The spaghetti sauce I use is also from Costco. 
Feel free to make your own homemade but this is a huge time saver for this mama! 

This is where you can choose to cook either noodles or use the Vegettie to make come Zoodles! 
I use about 1tsp of coconut oil on a warm skillet and saute the zoodles for a few minutes. 
 Not too long, i don't want them to get too soft.  
This is where I took a cheese shredder and shredded some carrots. 
Seriously like 5 minutes or so. 

That's it guys, once your meat is done, add the sauce & bring to a low simmer. 
I place it on top of the noodles or zoodles and literally lick my plate clean each time!



Hope you enjoy! Please like, comment and share the love! 

Don't forget to tag me on Instagram or Facebook if you decide to try this out. 

I promise it'll be delish! 

ENJOY! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

My 5 De Mayo Survival Guide

Happy 5 De Mayo Everyone!!! Who is going out to celebrate tonight? Not this girl...lol 

Unfortunately for me my hubby has an extra long day at work which means we won't be out celebrating tonight (blessing in disguise really)

That doesn't mean that we won't be enjoying a good ol Mexican Dish!

For us it's just another Tuesday night around here...lol 


My BEST TIP:

If at ALL possible, MAKE YOUR OWN MEALS! 
It's the only way you can control the ingredients and portions.

Here are a few of my favorite healthy options: 

  1. Ceviche!
  2. Fajitas with no sour cream. Load up on chicken (or steak if you must) with peppers, onions, guacamole, black beans & salsa. All of these are so good for you! (you can add brown rice tortillas too)
  3. Salmon or Shrimp Salad with Salsa
  4. Chicken with rice & black beans

These are my just a few of my favorite recipes!  YES, ALL HOMEMADE! 

Steak Fajitas! They're a family favorite and Easy to make! Chop, grill and Eat!
You can use tortillas, lettuce to cut out some carbs or throw it all in a bowl and have a salad!
The options are endless!!

Tell me that Salad doesn't look good?  See...LITERALLY just throw it ALL in a bowl and BOOM!! Mexican Salad!  
(Greek Yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream ;) 


These are also a big hit! No need for a tortilla and you don't have to feel guilty about paring them beans and rice! 


Craving a little crunch?  
Try this lighter take on Taquitos with Guacamole! 
You can enjoy them with a side salad or beans and rice or quinoa. 



Shrimp OR Lobster Ceviche andyone?  

When you have a diver in the family having lobster on hand is a major perk ;)
I used little won ton wrappers for this particular recipe here. 



If you MUST eat out out then keep it simple and just plan ahead!!!

Most restaurants have their menu, calorie information and macro nutrients on their website, look them up, search myfitnesspal or just call the restaurant if you must but no matter what get that workout in, go hard and earn that dang Margarita!!

Try to avoid or have in MODERATION 

  • Chips- lots of saturated fat that goes straight to your tummy!
  • Sour cream… same as chips!
  • Heavy cheese dishes! Greasy and guaranteed to weigh you down… so eat your cheese in moderation.
  • Really sugary Margaritas. Ask them to stay light on the sour mix and ask for extra limes and on the the rocks.  


I hope these tips and meal ideas helped! If so please leave a comment, and share <3