Hi all! It’s Friday! I seriously don’t know where my week went! They often say that with babies the days are long but the years are short. I have to say that my days go by with a snap of the finger and somehow this kid is already nine months old. I can’t even talk about it.
Well, that being said, Friday means Friday’s Food & Fitness! Welcome along.
I’ve been on such a kick making all kinds of yummy foods lately. So, unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of zoodles right? I mean zucchini noodles. Basically you use a spiralizer to create long spaghetti-like strips of zucchini, which you then use in place of spaghetti noodles: zucchini + noodles= zoodles.
Well, I couldn’t really justify yet another appliance in my kitchen, especially one that basically has one purpose but I also didn’t want to give up on the idea of zoodles. So, naturally, I created my own dish. Meet zenne: zucchini + penne= zenne. Zenne is created by using your handy dandy cheese grater and grating fine short thin pieces of zucchini that sort of resemble penne noodles.
I made Zenne with Chicken Parm last week and it was so delicious. I definitely recommend giving this low-carb (I LOVE carbs, but you know, something different), high veggie count dish a try.
Another fun creation recently was this Chocolate Almond Avocado Smoothie. I got the idea to create something with chocolate almond milk after seeing a chocolate smoothie on my friend Nicole’s blog. The only problem was that I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand.
So instead, I came up with this little gem based on what was in my pantry:
It was super creamy, frothy, chocolatey and down right delicioso!
Other good eats include this avocado chicken salad: lettuce, grilled chicken and avocado dressing were a sensational combo.
And some yummy fish tacos with pineapple pico de gallo and a side of crunchy homemade coleslaw for the win.
This month’s challenge #Tighten&Tone is a pilates and barre based challenge. Every day for the month of September I’ll be posting a pilates/barre exercise for you to do! Plan to get tight and tone in 30 days with these fun exercises. I’ll be posting video tutorials with rep suggestions to help you through.
And the best part is that the winner will get a month of free Siggi’s yogurt. I checked out Siggi’s for the first time at Blogfest/IDEA and I fell in love. Siggi himself told us the story about how he started his company. He was super humble and extremely interesting. Plus, the yogurt is free from nasty stuff and VERY low on sugar. Siggi started his company by making his yogurt in his NYC kitchen. How cool is that?!
Readers, what are you up to this weekend? Have you tried Siggi’s? Are you a zoodles fan?
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