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Zoodles!! Easy Zucchini Recipe

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Zucchini Noodles!! My favorite meal and the easiest thing ever to make!

All you need is a Vegetti or Spiralizer to make your zucchini into noodles.

Then saute in a skillet over low heat and top with any toppings you like!! My favorite is crushed tomatoes, basil, pepper, and Parmesan!

So simply, low in calories, and a great way to get your nutrition in.

Sweet Potato Meatloaf

This has become one of my favorite prep-ahead meals lately! It is the perfect complete meal to pack up and go for work. It has a great balance of carbs, protein and healthy fat and was so delicious!

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 sweet potato, baked
  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs. cinnamon

To make it I sauteed the zucchini and raisins in a skillet over low heat.
I combined these in a bowl with the mashed sweet potato (no skin) and let them cool, while the oven preheated to 400 degrees.
Once cooled, I mixed together the egg, ground beef, and cinnamon, along with the zucchini and sweet potato mixture.
I put the mixture into a well-greased loaf pan and baked 40-50 minutes.

Makes 4 Servings.

5 Easy Weeknight Dinners

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now you probably know I am a fan of meal prep and getting my meals ready for the week on Sunday. Every once in a while though, something comes up, my schedule gets thrown off, and meal prep just doesn’t always happen. Here are some of my go-to’s when I need to make a healthy dinner in a pinch:

Breakfast for Dinner

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Eggs, omelets, protein pancakes, and protein oats are all some of my favorite options when it comes to easy dinners. Pictured is simply 2 eggs cooked, along with a sweet potato microwaved for 8 minutes and topped with coconut butter and cinnamon.

Smoothie in a Bowl

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One of my favorite meals of all time is a smoothie in a bowl. It’s filling, tastes great, and takes 5 minutes tops to make. In this smoothie is a scoop of strawberry shakeology, frozen kale, 100 grams of frozen strawberries, 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 cup ice, and 1/2 tsp. of xantham gum.

Stir Fry

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Stir fries can be quick, simple, and packed with veggies, plus they come together quick. In this is diced chicken breast, edamame, bell pepper, broccoli, and shredded carrots cooked with coconut oil and topped with coconut aminos. You can use any protein or veggies you have on hand in these.

Protein and Veggies 

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Make a super simple, protein, vegetable, and optional complex carb combo. Grill chicken, steam some spinach, and boil quinoa or brown rice. Fast and filling with an awesome nutrient profile.

Mix and Match Salad

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Make a salad with anything you have on hand. Pictured above is baby spinach, turkey, carrots, bell pepper, strawberries, sunflower seeds, raisins, and goat cheese. Any extra veggies, proteins, and healthy fats you have on hand, toss in your salad.

Now you tell me…what’s your favorite go-to when you need dinner fast? 

Steak and Spinach Salad

Happy Tuesday! Started my morning off with a fabulous CrossFit WOD…an AMRAP 20…and refueled with a smoothie…

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Recipe to come tomorrow for my first what I ate Wednesday!

The nutrition challenge is going well so far! I’ve been trying to eat as strict Paleo as I can and while the first few days are always the hardest, it’s starting to get a little easier! I am really missing cream in my coffee though

Today I wanted to share a really easy Paleo and gluten free dinner option. You can make this with grilled chicken or fish on top too!

steak and spinach salad

 Ingredients:

3/4lb Steak

Baby spinach

Diced bell pepper

Chopped mushrooms

Shredded carrots

2 tbs. Orange juice (fresh squeezed)

1 tbs. Olive oil

Black pepper

Makes 3-4 servings

Served with Portobello Mushroom Pizzas (Recipe to come)

Preheat a grill pan and spray with olive oil. Cook the steaks 3-4 minutes on each side until desired temperature.

While this is cooking combine baby spinach, shredded carrots, bell pepper, and mushrooms in a bowl.

Combine the orange juice, olive oil, and season with black pepper to make a dressing.

Pour over the vegetable mixture.

Serve the steak on top of the veggies when done.

These pair great with my Portobello Mushroom Pizzas. Hope you enjoy!

 Who had a salad today? What’s your favorite salad topper?