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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Breakfast, Recipes

Berry Oatmeal Crumble

Howdy, so I have a treat for y’all (literally). I don’t know about you but breakfast can get a little boring from time to time. Especially if you’re like me and try to stay away from animal products. I saw this recipe on Deliciously Ella and made it into my own! Her site is absolutely awesome, definitely check it out! I named this dish the Berry Oatmeal Crumble simply because it taste a bit like a berry pie (but not quite.) OK here goes nothing.

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Ingredients:

1 Cup of Oatmeal    1/3 Blueberries     1/4 Strawberries

1/4 Almond Milk   1 1/2 Ripe Bananas

1/2 of Chopped Dates (or raisins)

2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon     Handful of Walnuts

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 350

Pour oatmeal in a bowl then pour fresh boiling water into bowl covering the oatmeal. As your waiting for the oatmeal to absorb the water completely, go ahead and cut up your bananas, slice up your dates and crush your walnuts.

Once the oatmeal absorbs the water completely throw in your the remaining ingredients and mix.

Grease your pan and pour in your oatmeal berry crumble mix. If you want to make it look pretty slice up some banana slices and decorate!

Put your pan in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes on 350. Then take it out and let it cool for 20 to 30 minutes so it can harden (this is important.) AND that’s it easy peasy. Eat up my loves.

-Fitty Fattys

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Infused Water Recipes

I recently started infusing fruits, herbs and veggies into my water. I looked up some recipes and tried about 6 or 7 of them. They are refreshing, but not all of them were delicious. So I decided to share 3 of my favorite infused water recipes with you all. But first check out some of the awesome benefits infused water has below.

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Benefits:

  • Infused Water helps  prevent headaches, helps clear digestive problems, aids in heartburn prevention, aids in blood sugar regulation, aids in fat loss (due to appetite control) and helps relieve joint pain.
  • Infusing your water with fruits, herbs, and veggies  improves flavor AND adds essential vitamins to your daily diet.

#1- Lemon & Mint

#2- Slightly smashed Blueberries, Strawberries & Lemons

#3- Green Tea, Lemon & Mint

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3 Ingredient Banana Bread

Yup, it’s true.

Yes, I’ve got a recipe for you.

Did I mention it’s vegan too?

Yup this is certainly a dream come true.

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OK OK, enough of the poetry (it was fun though). Here’s a easy banana bread recipe. It’ll be quick.

You need:

Three ripe bananas, 2 cups of oat flour, and one cup of plant based milk.

Procedure:

Add all the above ingredients and stir until there is a smooth consistency.

Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake.

I put the oven on bake at 180 for 30 minutes, but it wasn’t done so I put it on 360 for 10 more minutes, then back to `180 for 15 minutes. Needless to say, I was experimenting. Soooo… yeah sorry. However, after leaving it out to cool for 30 minutes it was even more delish!

I also added:

honey   walnuts   cinnamon

vanilla extract        nutmeg

Just incase you wanted to get fancy with it.

See, simple.

-Fitty Fattys

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The Alternative: Healthy Pizza

Healthy Pizza!!!!!!!!!!! It’s quick, it’s easy and most importantly it’s delicious. I made this religiously this school semester. So follow along for the recipe.

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Ingredients: pizza sauce, whole grain pizza crust, mozzarella cheese, peppers, spinach.

Get a pizza sauce with low sodium and mozzarella  with low fat.

Step One: Put oven on broil at 350 and put the crust in upside down so that the bottom can get stiff. Leave in there for about 3 minutes if fully hot.

Step Two: Take crust out of the oven and place it right side up on a pan. Then spread tomato sauce on top of the crust. You sprinkle basil on top if you like.

Step Three: Sprinkle half of the the peppers on next.

Step Four: Sprinkle mozzarella cheese. May sprinkle basil on top to boost flavor (but not needed).

Step Five: Add toppings. I put on the rest of the peppers and  a bunch of spinach on top.

Step Six: Sprinkle more mozzarella cheese.

Step Seven: Put pizza in the oven on broil of 400 degrees. Leave it in for about two minutes and then take it out.

Step Eight: Let it cool, then EAT!!!

-Fitty Fatty

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The Alternative: Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

STEP ONE: Chop up the entire sweet potato into medium fries slices. Make sure they’re all around the same size. You can keep the potato skin on or off. (Preheat oven to 450)

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 STEP TWO: Place potato slices in a bowl. Then add two tsp of olive oil and mix the oil with the fries so that the oil is fully covering the entire fry.

STEP THREE: Add cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and a sprinkle of stevia to the fries.

STEP FOUR: Place fries on a greased pan and sprinkle more of the seasonings above on the fries.

STEP FIVE: Place fries in the oven for 15 min and flip. Take the fries out and flip them. Then put the fries back in the oven for fifteen more minutes .

STEP SIX: Take fries out and let them cool.

STEP SEVEN: Dig in!!!!

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  Yesterday I went out with my girlfriends for a bite to eat. As I went through the menu at this particular restaurant, I did not find anything healthy, nonetheless appetizing. That is until I spotted sweet potato fries. I figured an order of sweet potato fries would hold me over until I got home. I thought it was a good choice, fairly healthy and cheap. Just like I like it. But then I started thinking. Hmmm, how exactly are they making these fries? Are they dropping them into a pool of gross frying oil? Are they using olive oil at least? So of course I asked the waiter how they were made, and let’s just say I wasn’t please with the answer. But what do I expect right? Most restaurants aren’t very health conscious. For some reason I assumed they made them the same as me. Long story short, I cancelled my order and got a salad from Sweet Green. My point is be aware of how your food is prepared and don’t be afraid to ask. So you know I have to give you my version of healthy sweet potato fries!

-FittyFattys

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The Alternative: Healthy Strawberry Ice Cream

Who loves strawberry ice cream? I do! However most strawberry ice cream is about 140 calories per .5 cup, with 16 g of sugar,  7 g of fat and 4.5 g of saturated fat.  Now I don’t know about you but I want a lot more than just .5 cup of ice cream. My favorite app Fooducate scores the ice cream at a  B-. Not so bad right? But lets dig a little deeper into the specifics. Realize that in reality you’re eating 4 tsp of sugar PER SERVING and those saturated fats you’re happily indulging are responsible for that high cholesterol your trying to lower. So below I will show you a recipe that taste just as good, but fresher, with less calories of course!

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OK, this will take 5 mins. NO LIE!

STEP ONE: Freeze one whole banana

STEP TWO: Cut frozen banana into 10 slices and put slices into blender.

STEP THREE: Cut three strawberries and into slices of four and add them into the blender.

STEP FOUR: Pour unsweetened almond milk into blender. Just a little eye it. (See 1st pic above)

STEP FIVE: Blend!!! Blend to your liking. I personally like to have a few chunks of frozen banana and strawberries left in the mix.

You can also add a teeny bit stevia to make it a little sweeter if you like. I also like to add  crushed walnuts. Hey add whatever you like. GO CRAzY… Heyyyy now put that chocolate syrup back…. Keep it HEALTHY!!!!

-fittyfatty

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