Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Yummy Yummy In My Tummy!


First things first: Last week I was healthy about two days.  One of those days I ran a 5k with my sister (wearing 20 feet of Christmas lights).  The second day, I made THIS:

My oh-so-amazing boyfriend introduced me to the sauce, which was originally an allrecipes.com gem.  However, being the overachiever that he is, he decided to spruce it up with all of the veggies we had on hand to make it even more delicious.  It worked, and I refuse to make it any other way now!  Rather than my normal go-to of whole grain pasta, I decided to use spaghetti squash instead (2 cups has only 40 calories HULLO!).  It's not every day I get excited for a dinner of only veggies, but heck, just writing about it has me drooling for more.  See below for instructions on how to recreate this goodness for your belly:

Spaghetti Squash: Cut spaghetti squash in half, remove seeds.  Place into a large pot of boiling water and let boil for 10-15 minutes.  Scrape out spaghetti strands with a fork.


Basil Pesto Pomodoro Sauce & Veggies: Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil. Over medium heat, cook 1/2 cup chopped red onion, 1/2 cup sliced & quartered zucchini, 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms, 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper, and 3 minced garlic cloves for about 5 minutes (until onion is tender).  Add a 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes undrained. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in 2 tbsp pesto just before serving.

HECK YES!  Don't even try to act like it's not amazing.  It's amazing.

As for the other five days that I'd rather not delve too much into, well...yup.  I ate and drank like a chubbo.  I worked out like one, too. Curling the remote when I needed to change the channel.  Jogging to the fridge when my plate was empty.  Really engaging and contracting my ab muscles while trying to button my pants.  Alas, every day is a new chance to start over, and so I shall!

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