I will stay on track, eat clean, paleo, zone or whatever is good for me. I will also enjoy some birthday cake at a party or ice cream when I'm with the grandkids. It doesn't kill you if you only eat it once is awhile.
Today I am back on the path of posting, sharing and supporting others by sharing my meals!
Lemon Parmesan Spaghetti Squash with Pan Seared Brussel Sprouts
1 super large spaghetti squash
1 bunch Italian parsley or Basil
1lb brussel sprouts
small yellow onion
Parmesan cheese - fresh is best (or similar cheese)
Salt and pepper
Cook squash. I used the microwave since I didn't have an hour to cook in oven. Slice some slits through it all over, put in micro, 20 min on high...perfect spaghetti squash.
While that was cooking I prepared the brussel sprouts by cutting the stem off and cutting them in half. I used two cloves of garlic in my press and I added a half a yellow onion, cut up. I heated up about 2 tbl of coconut oil in a pan and added the garlic and onion, turned the heat down and added the sprouts. Stir it frequently and watch the heat so they don't sear to soon. I ended up adding a little water to help them steam
Meanwhile prep the parsley by cutting off the leaves, discard stems. Cut leaves into pieces. I don't know how to explain the rough chop well, so here goes. I piled all the leaves up and just chopped it a few times, mixed it up a little, bunched it again and chopped again. I rolled the lemon on the counter to get the juices loosened up too. It makes it easier to squeeze.
When the squash is done, let it sit a minute or two. Cut in half, scoop out seeds and mushy stuff in the center and then drag a fork through it to create the "spaghetti". I placed it in a large bowl, drizzled with a tad bit of olive oil, sprinkled a good amount of parmesan cheese on it (I used kraft. It was all I had, but fresh grated would be best) Added the lemon juice squeezed (watch the seeds) parsley, salt and pepper and tossed it with the fork. Walla Be warned, I used too much lemon juice so it was stronger then I would have liked, but still good. Who doesn't love lemon right?
Oh and a side note. 150lb Jerk overhead today!! That's a 5lb PR and my shoulder feels perfect!!