This recipe is low carb, healthy, and seriously amazing!
1 medium spaghetti squash
4 tbsp olive oil
2 cups of broccoli florets (bite-sized)
1 cup of shaved Brussels sprouts
4 slices of turkey bacon
3-4oz of crumbled feta cheese
salt and pepper to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Slice your spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
- Rub the meaty part of the squash with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the squash face down on a tin foil lined baking sheet.
- Bake the squash for 30-40 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. (Cooking time will vary depending on squash size).
- While squash cooks, you can work on the filling. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet and add the broccoli. Cook over medium heat for three minutes, then add the Brussels sprout shavings. Cook another 1-2 minutes, or until broccoli is tender. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Chop bacon into small pieces and add to the skillet. Fry the bacon on medium heat for 1-2 minutes, or until it starts to get crispy.
- Remove bacon from the heat and add the the greens.
- Add feta to the filling and mix.
- Once squash is done, remove it from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Once it’s cooled, use a forked to pull the “spaghetti” from the shell.
- Add the spaghetti squash to the filling mixture, and stir everything together.
- Add the mixture back to the shell, and bake the squash for another 5-10 minutes at 400 degrees.
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Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds.
Once you finish the lower body round, rest for one minute and repeat the entire round. Then move on to the upper body and do the same thing for 2 rounds.
Finish with 10-15 minutes of medium-high intensity cardio.
1 heavy kettlebell
Pull-up bar (with band if needed)
3 sets of dumbbells (1 heavy, 1 medium, 1 light)
Optional: Mat for push-ups
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I can eat as much fruit as I want because it’s healthy, right?
Not so fast. Everything in moderation- even fruit.
What are the pros?
- Fruit is delicious!
- Fruit is a healthier way to satisfy a sweet tooth (vs. cookies, candy, etc.)
- Fruit is high in nutrients (vitamins and antioxidants)
- Most fruit is high in fiber, which makes you feel full/satisfied and helps you poo!
What are the cons?
- Fruit typically has a decent amount of sugar…that delicious flavor has to come from somewhere…Some fruits have more than others
- Fruit can be expensive if you don’t live in warm climate (A Boston Winter can set me back $10 for two small pints of strawberries)
- It’s easy to overindulge on fruit. One piece of fruit may equate to multiple servings.
So what’s the right way to eat fruit?
The USDA recommends 1.5-2 cups of fruit per day. To give you an idea of what that looks like, here are a few examples of the fruit I’ve had over the past couple of days…
So enjoy your fruit, but keep an eye on those serving sizes ??????????????
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