Ceviche

Hello Darlings!

To fulfill the request, here is my one of my favorite recipes and so easy to make. Another plus is to that it’s generally pretty healthy. As I mentioned before my husband and I are doing a fitness challenge through the holidays to keep off the extra weight and start off new year right!

Ingredients: Yields 2 serving

6oz Shrimp (deveined and pre-cooked)

1 cup of cucumber, peeled

1/2 Cup Chopped onion (red or yellow)

2 Tbsp Heinz Ketchup

2 Tbsp Lime Juice

1 Tbsp Chopped Parsley

Salt & Pepper to taste

6 Lightly Salted rice cakes

1 Tbsp Real Mayonaise

Directions:

Chop all ingredients into cubes and place in a large bowl. Pour lime juice, ketchup, and salt and pepper in bowl. Mix together until the sauce is evenly spread throughout.

Spread mayo evenly on 3 rice cakes (per person), place a spoonful of ceviche on each cake.Eat and enjoy, and save those calories for Thanksgiving!

SMR

375 Calorie Dinner

Hello Darlings!

It’s fall, and that means the holidays. Holidays usually means we get nice and plump and put on those extra pounds to stay warm for the winter. Well, not in this house. My husband and I decided to buckle down and get serious about our weight-loss journey together. This is not a strong suit for him so I really have to carry the weight of being pro-active in our meals, and I try my best to be creative so we’re not eating the same things over and over. The biggest misconception about clean eating is that it’s boring, well I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be.

Ingredients: Yields 1 serving

1 Tbsp Fresh herbs (of choice)

2 Tbsp SoyYay

2 Tbsp Soy Sauce (Low sodium)

6oz Tofu

1 Package Shirataki Spaghetti (2 servings)

1/2 Cup Diced Onion

1/2 Cup Chopped Cabbage

1 Tbsp Minced Garlic

Salt & Pepper to taste

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Directions:

Remove noodles from package and rinse and drain thoroughly. Place a sauce pan on medium heat and add noodles and herbs, toss noodles for about 5 minutes or until golden color. Place to the side.

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In a medium sauce pan place on medium heat, spray with nonstick oil and add cabbage, cook cabbage until it softens. Add Cabbage to the noodles (in the pan on the side).

Now place your Tofu in the pan, add the onions and garlic, cook until tofu starts to brown and onions become soft. Add Soy sauce to the tofu mixture and continue to toss in pan until the tofu crisps on the outside.

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Once cooked, add the tofu mixture to the noodles and cabbage, place pan on low heat and add the SoyYay. Toss until the sauce is glazed over your dish and serve!

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There you have it, a great meal that will leave you full and guilt-free. If you’re a carnivore (like me) you can replace the tofu with chicken, shrimp or a lean fish, although this will affect the calories of the dish. I chose tofu because it’s lower in calories but still a good source of protein.

Enjoy, and save those calories for Thanksgiving!

SMR


Cheese Stuffed Shells

Hello darlings, 

I will begin this recipe by saying, CAUTION: this is NOT a healthy recipe this is purely for the comfort and satisfaction of your tastebuds! I had one of those days where I just needed a little comfort food, and to me comfort food means Italian food 100 percent! 

Serving size: 4 servings 

Ingredients: 

1 box of Large Shells 

1 16oz container of Ricotta cheese

1C shredded swiss cheese 

1/2 Yellow Onion 

1 1/2C of Spinach

2tsp of Sugar

1tsp of Nutmeg 

Garlic Powder

Spike Seasoning

Italian Seasoning

16oz of Ground beef 

16oz can of Marinara Sauce 

Directions: 

Bring water to a rolling boil in a medium pot, add the box of large shells and boil for 9 minutes. While noodles are boiling, grab a medium mixing bowl and add ricotta cheese, swiss cheese, garlic powder, spike seasoning, sugar, and nutmeg, set to the side.

Take a blender or Ninja/bullet and blend the onion into a thick liquid add it to the mixing bowl (with ricotta). Add the spinach into the ninja/blender/bullet and process them until they are finely chopped, then add to the mixing bowl.

Once all ingredients are in the bowl, mix thoroughly. When the noodles are done boiling place them evenly in one layer on a cookie sheet, and preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Fill a sandwich baggie with the cheese mixture and cut one edge of the baggie, fill the inside of each shell with the cheese. I was pretty generous with the amount of cheese I put in each shell. 

Once each shell is full, place the noodles in the oven for about 12 minutes. Grease a medium sauce pan, and brown the ground beef. Make sure you SEASON your meat, I recommend Spike Seasoning. Drain any excess juices created from the meat and add the marinara sauce, then sprinkle Italian seasoning over the meat sauce mixture. 

Once the noodles finish cooking in the oven, place 4-5 shells on each plate and ladle the meat sauce on top. Garnish with parmesan cheese and enjoy!