If you haven't tried spaghetti squash yet, it's time! I know it may look intimidating, but it's actually so easy to make and it seriously satisfies the pasta cravings in a much healthier way! Usually when I make spaghetti squash, I'll scrape out the "noodles" and serve them in a bowl with some sauce or I'll top it with my Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs. Mitch absolutely loves it with bolognese sauce though, so for Valentine's Day, I wanted to do a different take on it and mixed the "spaghetti" with the sauce and some cheese, then stuffed it back into the outer shell to bake until it was golden and the top was perfectly crisped. The result was beyond delicious, and honestly, it's way more fun to eat your own spaghetti squash bolognese "boat" than to have it out of a bowl! Mitch said it was one of the best things I've ever made (I have to agree!) and in the few weeks since v-day, I've made it three times, so I figured it was time to share it with you!
Brunch is 100% my favorite meal. One of my best friends jokes that I'm never just eating breakfast... I'm always brunching. There's just something so nice and relaxing about brunch. In my mind, brunch is a leisurely morning where you've slept in, put on comfy clothes, sip a cappuccino or a matcha latte, and sit back and relax while a delicious spread comes your way. What's better than that? Clearly I love enjoying a fabulous brunch out, but I also love hosting one at my house! It's definitely the most stress-free meal to take on. It's casual, it doesn't require anything too fancy or complicated, and pretty much everything can be prepped ahead of time. Here are my tips for the next time you're hosting a brunch!
I've got a 10-minute, 5-ingredient recipe for ya that I know you'll absolutely love - Paleo Coconut Shrimp! It's crispy, crunchy, salty, coconutty, and delicious. This recipe is super versatile and really pairs well with anything and everything - you can serve it as an appetizer with your favorite dips or a mango salsa, serve it over greens and avocado for a fresh and delicious salad, use it for taco night, pair it with my fave Cabbage & Apple Slaw and wrap it up into lettuce wraps, or mix it in with stir-fry veggies. The options are endless!
You ready for the ultimate snack to cure your salty, crunchy cravings? Plantain chips! They're beyond easy to make (just 3 ingredients!) and they're a great homemade swap when you're craving a big bag of potato chips. To be honest, I'm not even a potato chip fan, but plantain chips... yes, please! They're super versatile and would pair well with pretty much any dip, but in my opinion, using them as a vehicle for guacamole would be a pretty ideal situation!
This warm, cozy breakfast may look a lot like a bowl of oatmeal, but there's a secret ingredient in there that makes it totally grain-free and paleo. I'm guessing it won't come as a huge surprise, given the fact that I use this ingredient all the time, but this "N'Oatmeal" is made with... drumroll please... cauliflower rice! 😲Now before you click out of here and tell me that you'd rather not eat cauliflower for breakfast (and I totally get that, btw), let me just assure you that it's so much more delicious and so much less strange than it sounds! Since cauliflower doesn't have a ton of flavor on it's own, it's a really easy veggie to transform into a lot of the foods that we crave like gnocchi, fried rice, mashed potatoes, pizza, etc. So I figure, why not take a break from the savory route and turn cauliflower into a slightly sweet, comforting recipe that we can add to our healthy morning routine?
July 28th, 2016
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.