A healthier YOU starts with YOU. We cant expect to change the way we look and feel if we aren’t willing to make changes. A great way to heal your body and get into the best, strongest health of your life is to start a healthier diet. The word D.I.E.T. is usually associated with the idea of deprivation and eliminating food groups. That is not what diet means. We all have a diet, it is the way we eat. You can either have a healthy, clean diet or you could have a very unhealthy diet.
Adopting a healthy, clean diet is so important. Did you know that the food we eat can heal your body? It is true. The foods we eat can be healing. I am not saying that there is no need for doctors nor am I saying that all illnesses can be treated simply by adapting a healthier lifestyle. BUT, we can heal and cure a lot just by what we put in our bodies. We need to start adapting a diet that fuels your body and not punish it.
Ok ok, so that is my soapbox rant for the moment. I started this blog post to share with you a side dish I made for lunch today. Side dishes are sometimes my weakness. It isn’t very hard for me to come up with a clean, healthy, lean protein for a meal but then I usually just get stumped with side dishes. My go to in the past was quick things in a box like rice a roni or past dish etc. Now I am learning a new way to eat.
So for today’s lunch I was going to have a veggie burger for my protein but what oh what do we want on the side?? Hmmmm….. This is the point where I start staring into the abyss I call a refrigerator. I noticed I had a cucumber and a roma tomato. Thus a Cucumber Salad was born.
This recipe is so simple and quick you will wonder why you were not making this all along.
I am all about quick fix meals. My life seems to always be on the go, never knowing what will happen in the next five minutes. This crazy, on the go, always changing lifestyle makes it hard to stick to a "diet" or to lose weight. Finally, I realized I had to find a way to eat food I really enjoyed, that was healthy AND that was quick. I needed real food for a real lifestyle.
Just in the last two weeks, I have dialed in on my healthy nutrition, eating fast cook meals and have lost 3.6 pounds. Woot woot!! Ok, ok, back to my post about quick, healthy meals. In my need for things quick, I threw together and created this Healthy, Gut Healing Recipe that can be made in 10 minutes or less.
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I can't believe I actually cooked a whole Spaghetti Squash in the Crockpot. That is super cool. ?
I have included a yummy, healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipe in this blog. But First - we need to know how to cook your Spaghetti Squash. One of my favorite, easiest ways to cook my Spaghetti Squash is in my crockpot. There are other options such as in the oven or microwave. However, this post is How to Cook a Whole Spaghetti Squash in the Crockpot. Are you ready for this? It can get complicated so hold onto your hats. LOL.........If you want to use the crockpot method to cook your whole Spaghetti Squash, here we go - You wash squash, pierce 6-8 times and place in crockpot, whole with 1 cup water. Cook 8 hrs on low or 6 hours on high. Remove from crockpot, cut in half, remove seeds, scrape out spaghetti squash. Taaaa Daaaaa. Now you are the proud owner of a whole cooked Spaghetti Squash.
So now what will you do???? How about a Spaghetti Squash Pasta Bake. This recipe is Gluten Free, Clean Eating, Healthy, Dairy Free, 21 Day Fix Friendly, Paleo and Sugar Free. Please Note: Check the labels of the products you are going to use in the recipe to ensure there is no added sugar, gluten, dairy, etc.
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