a snippet from this weeks past meals!

In my last post, I gave you all a preview of my food shopping list for Monday’s grocery store trip along with my meal plan for the week. So today I thought i’d share with you all some thoughts and pictures on how some of the meals turned out! I didn’t end up taking a picture of everything, however, you can refer to my other posts for my breakfast protein pancakes, smoothies, and oatmeal recipes!

Anyways, I cooked dinner for my boyfriend and I on Monday night. The dinner menu was Zucchini “Pizza” with a side of Sweet Potato Fries! So delicious and totally hit the spot for the weekly greasy, pizza cravings I get…

Zucchini Pizza Recipe (for 2):
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Ingredients:
Two large Zucchini’s (slice vertically in half)
365 Shredded Low-Moisture, Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
Sautéed chopped Mushrooms, onions, and spinach
Sliced Tomatoes

*I sprayed my Zucchini using Olive Oil spray and placed in the over set to 350 degrees. Place the zucchini in the oven while you’re prepping all of the other ingredients too soften it a bit. After about 10-15 mins (check every now and then just to make sure your zucchini isn’t burning!), pull out your zucchini. First, place the sliced tomatoes along the zucchini, then add the sautéed veggies, and lastly sprinkle your mozzarella cheese. Add salt and pepper for taste!*

Sweet Potato Recipe (for 2):
1 large sweet potato sliced into small pieces
Salt & Pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

*Set the over to 375 degrees. On a oven-safe tray, place the sliced sweet potatoes, cover them in about 1-2 tablespoons of the olive oil (depending on your tastes), and finally sprinkle salt and pepper. Throw them into the over for about 25-30 minutes. Again, keep your eyes on the potatoes to assure they don’t burn. Once they begin to look well cooked and ‘soft’, set your oven to broil for about 2-3 minutes to get them crisp like fries!*

Oh and the best part is that my boyfriend ACTUALLY enjoyed this healthier version of the pizza and completely destroyed the sweet potato fries. That’s how you know it’s a good meal 😉

Stuffed Pepper Recipe:
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 alllll gooooey and delicious! NOM NOM NOM
alllll gooooey and delicious! NOM NOM NOM


Ingredients:
1 red pepper
1/4 cup dry Quinoa
1/2 can of diced tomatoes
1 cup dry spinach
finely chopped sweet onion
365 Shredded Low-Moisture, Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
spices (salt, pepper, cayenne pepper,crushed red pepper, basil)

*Carve out the red pepper and put it in the oven on 350 degrees. While the pepper is softening in the oven, prep the quinoa (once water is fully absorbed) with the diced tomatoes, sautéed onions and spinach. Once you’ve mixed all of those ingredients together, fill the pepper with as much as you can and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top. Place this back in the oven for about 5 mins or until the cheese is melted. Enjoy!*

Pasta with sautéed veggies and chicken recipe:
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1 cup of dry pasta
1 zucchini
1/2 Tomato
finely chopped sweet onion
1 cup dry spinach
1/2 can diced tomatoes
1 chicken breast
minced garlic

*Spray chicken with olive oil spray, sprinkle with pepper and other spices you like. Place that in the oven on 350 degrees. While thats cooking, boil your pot of pasta and in a large sauté dish, mix together your zucchini, tomatoes, spinach, onion, and garlic on med/high heat. After about 10 mins, add in the diced tomatoes and extra spices. After another 2 mins take it off the burner and add in the chicken. For the chicken, you want to keep an eye on it to make sure not to overcook it. When you cut through it should be relatively soft, just check for no pink areas! Mix your veggies and chicken with your pasta and enjoy!*

Turkey Veggie Wrap Recipe:
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Ingredients:
1 Whole Grain Flour Tortilla (I prefer Trader Joe’s w/ rolled oats & flax seeds)
1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
chopped sweet onion
handful of spinach
1/2 sliced avocado
Oven-roasted turkey breast
Trader Joe’s 3-layer Hummus (Cilantro, roasted red pepper, & traditional)
Reduced Fat Feta Cheese

*On half of the wrap, spread the hummus and then layer all other ingredients on top. Fold the other side over and place in the toaster oven in order to give it a nice crisp texture. Enjoy!*

PB&J “dessert” recipe:
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Ingredients:
1 whole banana
cinnamon
agave nectar
blueberries
PB2 (powdered peanut butter from Whole Food’s)
Ezekiel 4:9 Golden Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Cereal (whole foods)

*Slice the bananas, then once you’ve made your peanut butter (2 tablespoons of PB2 mixed w/ 1 tablespoon of water) layer that on top of each slice. Sprinkle this with cinnamon and drizzle with agave nectar. Then sprinkle the granola/cereal/whatever you may choose. Finally, place a blueberry on top of each one and if you’d like, add a side of Vanilla Greek Yogurt! Enjoy this dessert which I can guarantee will subside your sweet tooth craving!*

Hope a few of these dishes appealed to you and you give them a shot in the future! They’re easy to make, taste awesome, and are all “clean” and healthy for your body! Let me know if you have any questions!


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