July 19, 2014

Parmesan Cauliflower Bites

The roasted cauliflower is a simple, quick recipe, but is delicious and addictive!

1 large head of cauliflower
4 Tbsp ground Parmesan cheese
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Olive oil

July 7, 2014

Tri-Color Veg-Spaghetti

While browsing the farmer's market yesterday for dinner inspiration, this idea came to me! The vegetables replace traditional pasta, and add a lot of color to your meal! Use with your favorite meatball recipe, or whatever else you like with spaghetti. Top with low salt tomato sauce (I like Francesco Rinaldi) or my squash alfredo sauce.

Serves 6
Equipment / Notes: You'll need either a julienne peeler (for smaller batch) or food processor with slicing blade (for larger batch)

3 medium carrots, peeled
2 medium zucchini
2-3 regular size beets (or half jumbo beet)
Olive oil

May 7, 2014

Meatballs, Zucchini Spaghetti, Alfredo Sauce

This meal is packed with so much vegetable goodness! And it's significantly less calories than it's high-fat counterpart. The spaghetti is replaced with zucchini spaghetti stips, the sauce is made out of yellow squash, and the beef is replaced with lean ground turkey. Yet, it's so tasty and delicious, I promise! My only gripe is that the flavor of the meatballs gets lost within the whole dish, so be sure to taste them by themselves, too! Makes 8 servings except for the sauce, which you can freeze whatever is leftover.

Sauce Ingredients: (Makes 4 cups / 16 servings)
(Can make ahead of time)
3 medium yellow squash, cubed
Olive oil, drizzle
1 small onion, chopped
½ tsp dried rosemary
1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
¼ tsp salt
½ cup unsweetened Almond Milk (or your preference)
1 cup chicken broth
1 tsp salt
¼ cup shredded cheese (your preference), optional

April 9, 2014

5 Step Bounce-Back Plan

Did you fall off the wagon this winter? Maybe the never-ending snow brought you down with it. This 5-Step Fix will you help you bounce-back and get summer-ready in no time!

1.  Do A Reality Check:   As full and heavy as you may feel, the numbers don't lie.  It takes 3,500 extra calories to gain 1 pound of body fat.  So unless you ate six slices of cake and drank eight glasses of wine, you're in the clear.