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Meatless Monday Mushroom Zucchini Boats

Meatless Monday Mushroom Zucchini Boats

This Meatless Monday try out these spicy, nutrient dense Mushroom Zucchini Boats. Main ingredient; Mushrooms. Although there are over 140,000 different species of mushrooms, whichever you choose for this dish will give you nutrients needed to support your energy throughout the day! Mushrooms have amazing immune system support properties due to their antimicrobial, antiviral and anti allergic properties. They also are an inflammatory to help those who suffer inflammatory causing diseases. Because Mushrooms are low in calories and high in nutrients they help with weight management. Follow the recipe below for these Zucchini Boats.

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What you’ll need:

1/2 teaspoon Basil, dried

2 teaspoon Basil, fresh

2 Garlic cloves

1 cup Mushrooms, fresh

1/2 teaspoon Oregano, dried

1 Tomato, medium diced

2 Zucchini, medium

1/4 teaspoon Red pepper flake

2 tablespoon Olive oil

3/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions:

1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp and seeds leaving 1/4 inch shell; set aside.

2. Combine zucchini pulp, garlic, tomato, mushrooms, basil, oregano, crushed  red pepper flakes, olive oil and 1/2 cup cheese in a medium bow.

3. Divide the mixture among the zucchini shells

4. Place stuffed zucchini in a 13 x 9 baking dish; cover with foil.

5. Bake for 25 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Baked uncovered for 5 minutes or more until the cheese is melted. Top with fresh basil.

 

Workout Wednesday Bench Press

Workout Wednesday Bench Press

With many variations this workout will work to increase your upper body strength. The bench press can be performed using a stability ball or an exercise bench. Make sure that when you are performing this exercise you have a spot or someone that can watch your form and your safety.

April 18 - bench press

Meatless Monday Zucchini Risotto

Zucchini Risotto with Pesto

Pesto sauce is a traditional sauce that is packed with nutrients and flavor and provides a great twist to this risotto dish. Pesto is made with minimal ingredients and fresh, natural ingredients at that. Included are the healthy fats from olive oil, pine nuts for protein and all of those vegetables included for fiber!

risotto

What you’ll need:

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup green beans, cut into inch-long pieces

1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets

2 cups of arborio rice

1 800ml box of vegetable stock

3 tablespoons pine nuts

3 tablespoons fresh parsley

black pepper

Directions:

1. Heat the 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large pan, add all of the vegetables. Stir in pan over medium heat for 5 minutes, until the onion is soft and the broccoli is just tender.

2. Remove the vegetables from the pan, and set aside

3. Add the rice to the pan, and after a minute, begin to add the stock a cup at a time. Stirring regularly, cook the rice over a medium heat until most of the stock has been absorbed, and then add another few cups. Continue doing this until the rice is cooked.

4. While the rice is cooking, prepare your quick parsley pesto. Add the pine nuts to a mini food processor, and blitz to a coarse crumb. Add the parsley and remaining olive oil, and blitz again to create your pesto.

5. When the rice is just about cooked, return your vegetables to the pan, and add the parsley pesto. Season generously with black pepper.

6. When the vegetables have been reheated thoroughly, serve the risotto topped with any remaining pesto, pine nuts, and a drizzle of olive […]

Workout Wednesday Pistol Squats

Workout Wednesday Pistol Squats

For this Workout Wednesday challenge yourself with this take on the traditional squats. This exercise will take more stability and will activate muscles you may not be used to working out.

April 11th - Pistol Squats

Falafel Meatless Monday

Falafel Meatless Monday

Mediterranean cuisine tends to be one of the healthier options in terms of freshness and nutrients! Falafel happens to be among the most tasty of the Mediterranean cuisine. These foods have helped to reduce disease-causing inflammation and maintain a healthy weight. These foods are low in sugar, full of high-quality proteins and omega-3, and very high in fiber leading to healthy digestion and muscle rebuild! This recipe is mainly chickpea based but an excellent way to stay meatless this monday!

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What you’ll need:

1/2 pound dried chickpeas                       1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 cup onion diced                                   1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup plan bread crumbs                      1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves

3 whole fresh cloves garlic                       1/3 cup Italian parsley

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin                  1 whole egg

oil for frying I use olive oil

Directions:

1. Using a food processor, combine all ingredient, except whole egg, and grind for about 30-40 seconds or until mixture is just evenly chopped up. Add 1 egg and blend again until mixture is finely chopped.

2. Put 2 inches of oil in a 8 or 01 inch cast iron skillet or heavy bottomed fry pan and heat over medium heat until it reaches 360 degrees. Using your hands and a spoon, shape 1-2 tablespoons of the dough into a slightly flattened round circle. Fry in the hot oil until brown on both sides (about […]