Disclosure

Spaghetti is one of my favorite foods and since I have an Instant Pot, I put it to use. I’m making spaghetti sauce in an instant pot with my daughter.

I’ve only used the Instant Pot three or four times. It’s a great appliance, and I look forward to making more meals with it.

If you want to take a break from using pasta noodles, then try zucchini noodles. I’ll show you how to make zucchini noodles. They are a great way to cut back on your carbohydrates.

Let’s make spaghetti!

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Taco Zucchini Boats

Do you like tacos? If you want to take a break from using traditional taco shells, you can switch things up by using zucchini.

It is a healthier alternative, especially if you are trying to cut back on the carbohydrates.

The lovely green beauty is versatile and used in many different types of dishes; from pasta to desserts. Zucchini has a neutral taste and takes the flavor of the ingredients used in recipes.

The taco boats are simple to prepare not to mention delicious.

Ingredients

(Makes 4 Servings)

  • 1 pound of Ground Turkey
  • 2 medium Zucchini
  • 3/4 cups of Salsa
  • 1 packet of Low Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 cups of Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 bag of Southwest Protein Blend
  • 2 cups of Shredded Lettuce
  • 3 tablespoons of Cilantro Avocado Dressing

Instructions:

Cook ground turkey until done. Cut zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and pulp. Chop the seeds and pulp and set it aside. Add chopped zucchini, salsa, and taco seasoning mix to the cooked ground turkey. Set aside 1/4 cup of zucchini. Let simmer until the liquid has evaporated.

Turn off the heat and add sour cream or Greek Yogurt. Prepare the Southwest Protein Blend according to directions on the bag. Pout protein blend into a 9 x 13-inch pan. Place boats on top of the protein blend. Add the taco filling to the boats.

Place 1/4 cup of chopped zucchini on top of the taco boats. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover and place in the oven. Cook until the zucchini is tender. Test by piercing with a fork. If the fork goes in easy, then the zucchini is done. Enjoy!

Check out the video on how I made Taco Zucchini Boats. Link to video.

about-cucumbers

I made a cucumber salad, and I had to share it with you.

It is a quick and easy salad to make, healthy and fresh, and quite tasty to make. Today, I’ll show you how to make a cucumber salad.

 

 5 Benefits of the Cucumber

Cucumber is a fruit and belongs to the same family as watermelon, melons, and squash, the Cucurbitaceae family.  The cucumber is made up of mostly water, making it a hydrating and cooling food.

Cucumber Benefits

  1. Fights inflammation (may help to cool body’s response to inflammation)
  2. Supports heart health (contains potassium)
  3. Aids in supporting digestive health (water and fiber)
  4. Help manage stress (has a lot of different B vitamins)
  5. Excellent for weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight (low in calories and fiber-rich)

Video Demonstration

If you are unable to listen to the video, you can click the CC button (Subtitles/closed captions) on the video.

Ingredients

1 cup of English Cucumber (chopped)

1 ounce of Red Onion

1/2 cup of Peppers (red/yellow)

1/2 of a Roma Tomato

One clove of Garlic (chopped)

1/4 cup of Sunflower Seeds

15 g of Dried Mixed Berries

/4 cup Feta cheese or Blue cheese

1/2- 1 Tbs of Olive Oil

1 Tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar

Dill, salt, and pepper to taste

Mix and let it chill in the refrigerator if you like.

Enjoy!