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Huff the Hubs has been doing this program called The Ketogenic Diet, so I’ve been trying to find ways to help him have low-carb dinners (homeboy is on his own at lunch) without putting more work on myself. One of our menu staples is spaghetti–its easy, its cheap, there are easy ways to make it healthy, and–BONUS–my kids will eat it (translation: I only have to cook ONE meal). But I needed to be able to make it low-carb for the hubs. I’ve used a spaghetti squash before but with two kids, its too much work. Thankfully, Target had my back! The kids and I were doing our weekly Target run and I spied this:

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A veggie that’s already spiralized, organic, and it only takes 3-4 minutes to cook? YES, PLEASE!

All I did was toss the entire container into a skillet with a teensy bit of EVOO and a dash of salt and pepper and stirred every now and then for 3-4 minutes. BAM. Done.

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I added a little to my whole wheat noodles because I was nervous about how it would taste…

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It was really good! I actually liked it a bit better than the whole wheat noodles! And check out the nutrition facts:

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You could eat the entire box of zucchini spirals and still eat three times FEWER calories than ONE serving of whole wheat noodles! Plus, you get all the health benefits from the zucchini!

 

Have you ever tried these? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

Try It Wednesday

Its Hump Day, folks! What better way to get out of the mid-week slump than with an awesome Try It? (Totally supposed to be yesterday’s post, but I’ve got Mommy-Brain and forgot).

Anyway, I saw this on Pinterest and thought it would be a great way to still be able to snack but also be able to eat healthy:

Zucchini Fries!

Zucchini Fries!

This recipe is super simple. I mean, its so easy, Hermione could probably do it! Okay, maybe not that easy, but still, not that difficult.

 

All you need is:

Your tools.

Your tools.

2 zucchini, thinly sliced long-ways

2 egg whites

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

 

First, I washed and sliced my zucchini:

That's just ONE zucchini.

That’s just ONE zucchini.

 

Then, I dipped them in the egg whites and sprinkled them with parmesan cheese:

Cheesy!

Cheesy!

 

I baked them for about 30 minutes and let them cool.

After they were cool enough to touch without burning my fingers off, I tried them.

Umm… yeeeahhh…I think I may have sliced them too thin. Or baked them too long. But, whatever the case may have been they looked like this:

Cajun z-fries!

Cajun z-fries!

If I try to make these again, I’ll DEFINITELY have to make some adjustments. Has anyone else ever tried these before? What did you think?