Recipes

Zucchini Spaghetti Recipe

zzzzzI’ve been wanting to try a zucchini spaghetti dish for some time now, but to my surprise I couldn’t find a recipe that fit into my dietary needs. I try not to eat much meat or consume too much sodium so it was hard to find a healthy recipe that fit into those compounds. I searched and searched the internet, but found nothing. So I decided to text my significant other’s mother and asked her if she had a spaghetti sauce recipe (and of course she did.) I took the basis of her recipe and added a few ingredients. It was delicious. I mean REALLY good. When I was cooking my little brother put on his skeptical face, however when he tasted it he said “this was realllly good.”

So kid approved!

Spaghetti Ingredients:

3 medium sized zucchinis   Olive oil   Sea Salt   Cracked Pepper

Tomato Sauce:

8 to 10 ounces of sodium free tomato sauce

 Onions   Garlic   Garlic Salt   Parsley

Oregano   Basil    Olive Oil   Zucchini Slices

Mushrooms   Chopped Tomatoes

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Instructions:

Make zucchini spaghetti by using a veggie slicer. Once all three zucchinis are in spaghetti form sauté the zucchini on low heat with olive oil. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt, black pepper and garlic.

Sauté chopped onions, garlic, parsley, oregano and a little basil in olive oil then throw in your can of sodium free tomato sauce and 1 fresh chopped tomato. Let the mixture simmer than add sea salt and garlic salt to taste. Finally throw in some mushrooms and sliced zucchini into the mix and let it simmer a bit more.

Once your finish put your chunky tomato sauce on the zucchini spaghetti and eat! It will be spicy, but DANG good.

-Fitty Fattys

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Boost Your Metabolism

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Yes, we all know them. Those people who stuff pizza, ice cream and fried chicken down their mouths, and yet still maintain that slim physique. Damn them and their high metabolism. I know. I say, don’t worry about them and start focusing on YOU. Stop blaming your genetics for your slow metabolism. Although  genetics do play a role on the rate of your metabolism, there are still ways to boost your metabolism. So, no excuses ladies and gentlemen.

By definition the metabolism is the “rate at which the body burns calories” and the “process by which the body breaks down food and converts that food to energy.” Everybody has an average number of calories that are burned at rest. For some this number could be high for others this number could be low. However, whatever the number might be, there are a few ways to boost your metabolism throughout the day.

w3Gain Muscles: The more muscle mass one has, the more calories they will burn throughout the day. In fact muscle burns 3 times the calories as body fat does. So don’t be scared to lift weights ladies.

 

IMG_9954Never Skip Breakfast: Having a healthy hearty breakfast within the first two hours of waking up will get your metabolism up and running.

Drink 8-12 Cups of Cold Water: Drinking cold water burns about 30 calories with each cup, and since water is a zero calorie beverage this is basically a win win situation.

Drink Green Tea with Caffeine: Drinking green tea with caffeine spikes your metabolism, but only for a short amount of time. If you constantly drink it throughout out the day the benefits are substantial.

w2Capsaicin Pepper: Adding capsaicin pepper to your meals also boost your metabolism, but like green tea it only boost it for a short amount of time. But hey, what’s the harm in burning some extra amount of calories?

Exercise: Exercising daily keeps you burning calories hours after you’re done with your workout. The best exercises for boosting your metabolism is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Keep it Cold: When your environment is cold your body has to work to keep your body warm, which burns calories in the process.

Remember you are beautiful no matter what size, shape or form you are! The mission is to get healthy.

-Fitty Fattys

 

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The Healthy Alternative: Butternut Squash Fries

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Basically fries are the easiest thing to make, yet they get such a bad rap. With all these fast food restaurants messing up their precious nutritional value, we just can’t catch a break.  Well good news, I’ve got your back! I’m here to introduce you to the very tasty, very healthy butternut squash fries. Let’s get started.

Step One: Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Step Two: Peel butternut squash fries and chop them up into a fry shape.  I tend to make mine a bit thin with a large width. However choose your desire size. Just make sure that they are all close to the same size.

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Step Three: Add about a tablespoon of either olive oil or coconut oil to the fries. Mix the oil around the fries until every slice is fully coated. The oil gives the fries that crunchy texture.

Step Four: Season up! You can use whatever spices you desire. I prefer Mrs.Dash & Sea Salt for my fries, but feel free to  use a cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper etc.

Step Five: Grease your pan with olive oil so the fries won’t stick to pan.B7

Step Six: Place fries on the pan making sure they aren’t overlapping.

Step Seven:  Put the fries in the oven for 20- 25 mins. Then flip the fries and put them back in for 10 mins if they aren’t finished. Remember the oven is at 400 degrees on bake.

Step Eight: Pop them suckers out and let them cool for about three minutes. Dun dun dun dunnnn! You’re finished, eat up!

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FOR CARROT FRIES RECIPE CLICK HERE.

FOR SWEET POTATO FRIES RECIPE CLICK HERE.

To follow my daily eats follow me on Instagram @fittyfattys

-Fitty Fatty

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