super easy, super healthy hamburger pita pizza

hamburger pizza my pizza is eating my pizza
I had this for lunch yesterday and it was seriously delicious that I just had to share. I love pita bread and find any excuse to use it. The inspiration behind making this was I remembered having gone to California Pizza Kitchen a very long time ago and ordering a “hamburger pizza”. Well, this is my version of it, I used ground turkey instead of beef. You’ll notice that I didn’t add any measurements in my ingredients because it’s really up to you and how you want it. The same goes with how long its in the oven just eye-ball it and keep an eye on it… you can’t screw this up, promise.
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is it really a miracle? my thoughts on the Miracle Noodle

miracle noodle bowldon’t expect a miracle
Have you heard of these noodles? They are made of soluble plant fiber so they have no calories, no carbs, no protein, no fat… no nothing! For some reason there’s something about “no nothing” foods that creep me out. In fact, I have a couple of Walden Farms syrups that are also “no nothing” foods that also freaks me out. I keep thinking about what sorts of weird science has to happen in order to makes these things {hmmm… }. Ok, snap out of it! Let’s give them a try.

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sweet potato turkey chili

sweet potato chilii’m a little chili
Chili is one of my favorite foods. It’s been a while since I’ve made this so I decided to add this to the menu for my Mexican date night with Dave. For this one I incorporated sweet potatoes and it was also extra spicy. Dave said this was possibly the best batch I’ve ever made but I personally would’ve preferred less spiciness although it was pretty delicious. I made this one on the crockpot and had it stewing for a good 6 hours… the smell of chili all day long was a bit torturous though.

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zucchini pasta for my low carb friends

zucchini pastaIn my post about buying a griddle I mentioned how much I like kitchen appliances and gadgets; the spiralizer is one of those. This one is really cool, it’s technically called a spiral vegetable slicer but spiralizer sounds better. You can do so many things with it, in fact, there’s an entire blog/website dedicated to it (Inspiralized is the site, check it out it has some great recipe ideas). Zucchini is definitely the “go-to” veggie but you can use it with potatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and squash. It comes with 3 blades; one makes “ribbons” and the other two make noodles (for thin and thick noodles).

If you are looking for a low carb meal, this one is pretty yummy and low carb friendly. No real recipe here, I just used the spiralizer on a zucchini and heated up some store bought tomato and basil sauce and added ground turkey to make it meaty. This was super easy to make, it took about 5 minutes. The zucchini is not cooked but you can if you want, I prefer mines raw.

spiralizer
This is what the spiralizer looks like and you can get it from Amazon for about $20-30. What’s your favorite kitchen appliance and/or gadget?
spiralizer

baked sweet potato fries

sweet potato friesthe superior fries
Remember my obsession with sweet potatoes? Well this is just a continuation of that. I haven’t found a variation of sweet potatoes that I haven’t liked; baked, mashed, fried… as a side item, as part of the main dish, as a dessert… I’ll eat it all. When it comes to fries I would choose sweet potato fries over regular fries any day! They are just freaking delicious and super easy to make; cut them up and place them in the oven!

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baked and stuffed acorn squash

baked and stuffed acorn squashwinter squash lovin’
Acorn squash is a cute little winter squash that is perfect to stuff with just about anything. They are good for roasting, baking, steaming, and sautéing but can also be microwaved. I had this little guy on my counter top for a couple of weeks and wanted to make sure I used it before it went bad. One thing I hate to do is waste food (it happens more often than I’d like). But this was the perfect amount, each half was a serving; I had one for lunch and then mashed the other half and had it for dinner.

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