Dinner
Zucchini Zoodles

Zoodleing (new verb?) some zucchini is an easy way to ditch the refined and processed flours and grains in typical noodle dishes.  With a simple tool called a spiralizer, you can make noodles out of all kinds of things like carrots, peppers, and beets for example.

It’s a simple process as long as you don’t go bottom of the barrel on price.  Cheap spiralizers are harder to use and break more frequently.  You can pick up a solid one for around $40 give or take.

 

First, cube up some butternut squash, mix it up in olive oil, sea salt, and pepper, and then bake it in the oven for 25 minutes or until tender. Next, zoodle 1 large zucchini and then sautee in olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper for around 10-12 minutes.

In another pan brown some grass-fed beef in coconut oil, and then add a bottle of organic spaghetti sauce. Stir frequently on medium heat until warmed up. By now it will be time to plate the zoodles, meat sauce, and finally the cubed butternut squash on top.  Peppers and mushrooms would be a great addition to this recipe as well!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized zucchinis

  • 1lb grass-fed ground beef

  • 1 large or 2 medium-sized butternut squash

  • 1 bottle organic spaghetti sauce

  • olive oil, sea salt, and pepper to taste

  • optional: mushrooms, peppers, garlic, onion, GF butter in place of olive oil

 

If you are looking for ways to help regulate your blood sugar, get in more fiber, and just move towards a healthier lifestyle pick up a spiralizer today and get your zoodleing on!

Beet Ravioli Noodles With Mussels

Beet flour is another tasty, excellent way to avoid the highly processed flours that mess with your blood sugar.  Its gluten and grain-free (obviously) and cooks up well with a consistency much like traditional pasta.  This meal is very customizable, but here I chose organic green beans and simple white rice along with some mussels for something a little out of the ordinary!

 

I chose white rice because its a clean energy source and easy on the gut.  I eat most of my carbohydrates in the evening as part of a low-carb approach depending on my activity levels.  I also sleep a lot better with "some" of this macronutrient in my system before bed. Any vegetable you enjoy will do.

Mussels are a great source of protein and have an impressive nutritional profile overall including the essential minerals manganese, selenium, iron, zinc & phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and copper. They also contain Vitamin B-12, B-5, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and omega 3 fatty acids important for brain and cardiovascular health.

Ingredients

  • 1 box beet noodles

  • 1 bag frozen mussels

  • 1 cup white rice

  • 1 bag organic frozen green beans

  • grass-fed butter, garlic powder, sea salt/pepper to taste

Prep time is minimal for this dish.  Just boil the noodles, drain, and then mix in butter, garlic powder & salt/pepper.  At the same time, you can cook up the rice,  boil the greens & steam the mussels.  We're talking around 20 minutes total time to plate.  Enjoy!

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