Fake-Me-Out SpaghettiPosted: April 18, 2011
Hi friends! How’s the transition from weekend to work week going for everyone? These past few days have been full of exciting things, so I’m still running around with my head in the clouds 🙂
If you happened to miss yesterday’s post, you didn’t hear my fantastic news! We are so excited. We may or may not have walked around Home Goods last night just “looking for inspiration.” Does anyone else love Home Goods as much as I do??
Cory and I tried spaghetti squash for the first time last night. This stuff is so freakin’ cool – have you tried it before? (Cory picked up this squash at Whole Foods.) All we had to do was cut it in half, place it on a baking sheet (cut side down) and place in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes
When you pull it out of the oven, flip it over, grab two forks and start shredding
I was so amazed by how a huge squash went from that, to this
My “spaghetti” sauce was from a jar, and I added meat, broccoli, onion, red peppers and mushrooms. And you know what? This dish was pretty close to tasting like actual spaghetti! I was skeptical at first, as I’m a huge carb fiend. I love pasta, but I don’t eat it often because I tend to overload. Needless to say, this is a great option if you inhale carbs on a meal-ly basis like I do.
Now if only I could create a fake-me-out baguette to go with this meal 😉
Monday’s Moves & Morning Meal
This morning at the gym was just what I needed. I completed a 4.5 mile run in 40 minutes with the help of the fantastic 5-4-3-2-1 pace. If you haven’t tried out this treadmill workout, I suggest you change that 😉
Another exciting thing for me was this morning’s breakfast. Believe it or not, I’ve never had a green monster before! I read about them on almost every blog that I follow, so I figured it was time I gave it a try. Again, I was a Doubting Thomas. Can you really not taste the spinach?
In this smoothie went
- 8 ice cubes
- 3/4 skim milk
- 1 banana
- 1 huge handful of spinach
- 1 frozen strawberry
- 1 scoop of Arbonne Essentials Vanilla protein shake mix (I think this made the smoothie. SO good!)
I’m spending today with my mom to run some important wedding errands! 😀 As excited as I am, I can’t forget that I have this waiting for me when I get back
Can anyone say crunch time? 😉
Let’s chat – Have you even tried spaghetti squash? What’s your favorite pasta dish? <— If you have recipes, please share!