Sunday Funday

The day has come.  The final day of the weekend.  Tomorrow is Monday, so we might a well get ready now.  Today starts the first day of my “7 Days of healthy eating” series.  I’m going to tell you what I eat for breakfast lunch and dinner.  I even throw in a few snacks and desserts every now and then.

So, this is how its going to work.  Today, I’m going to be talking about Monday’s meal.  Tomorrow, I’ll be talking about Tuesday’s meal and so on.  Get it?  Good.

Tonight I’m making one of my favorites.  Spaghetti Squash.  Making spaghetti squash is actually really easy.  There’s not much you have to do.  But I’ll tell you now, actually cutting the squash in half is the hardest part.  Lets do this step by step.

Things you’ll need:
Spaghetti Squash
Minced Garlic
Pesto
Onion
Pepper
Spaghetti Sauce of your choice

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Rinse squash and place on some type of pan that can go in the oven.
  3. Take a knife and cut the squash in half
  4. Once both parts of the squash have been separated, remove all the seed and debris in the middle area and throw it away (I have no idea how the stuff in the middle tastes, so if you eat it, you’re on your own)
  5. Here’s the trick to tasty squash.  Rub the pesto sauce around the inside of the squash.
  6. Follow the pesto sauce with the minced garlic, onions (real onions or onion powder will do), and pepper.
  7. Place aluminum foil over both halves of the squash and place them in the oven for around 40-50 minutes (depending on how big the squash is)
  8. After its done, remove it from the oven, but keep the oven on
  9. Use a fork and scrape around the sides of the squash.  It should be tender and come out looking similar to spaghetti noodles.
  10. Slowly mix in the spaghetti sauce inside of the squash shell.  Try adding a little sauce at a time, just to be sure you don’t add too much.
  11. This last one is optional, but I put shredded cheese on the top then place it back in the oven to melt the cheese.

After about 5 minutes in the oven, take it out and guess what?  Its ready! Taste it, I dare you.

So, you can either eat this for dinner tonight or tomorrow, or package it up for lunch.  I’m going to do both.

My breakfast on Monday mornings are really simple.  I mean, its Monday.  I don’t want to make it any more complicated than it has to be.  I have 4oz of strawberry greek yogurt with granola mixed into it.  It comes out to be around 330 calories with about 22 grams of protein which is good.

Lunch: I’ll be having my leftover spaghetti squash.  Around 4-6oz of it.  Just enough to get me full

Snack: I’m having a cliff bar (or any other type of protein bar that reasonable) and water.  How delicious (insert rolling eyes emoji).

Dessert: My favorite part of the day.  For dessert I’m having a frozen strawberry fruit bar.  They’re actually really good and only 60 calories.

Lastly, today is Sunday and I want a cupcake.  So I’m going to have half a cupcake (portion control at its finest).  Be blessed and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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