Thursday, March 13, 2014

Low Key Kinda Week

This week has been fantastic outside. Nice weather, March Madness beginning, and spring right around the corner. I am loving it!!

I have also noticed that this has been an unusual down week for me. Off week from indoor volleyball and no sand yet. I am not accustomed to having so many free nights!! It is a good thing because I have tons of errands and silly things to get done!!

I decided to ride my bike inside to switch up my activities for the week. Plus, it gave me a chance to catch up on Cougar Town. Normally, I drink wine while I watch, but I am so behind!! I figured that biking is better for me anyway. I biked for an hour with lots of furry help!!

After I finished biking, I took the furry helper (who barked at the bike) out for a little walk to burn off some puppy energy!

After our walk, I tried out a new recipe.  Well, new to me anyway.  I modified this recipe from Skinny Taste.
Spaghetti Squash Italian Bake
6 servings--> 250 calories each

Spaghetti Squash:
Poke holes in spaghetti squash (3 lbs) and cook in the microwave for 10-12 minutes.  Turn it over once during the cooking process or one side will start to overcook. 

3 Trader Joes Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage Links
1 medium onion-finely chopped
1 red bell pepper-finely chopped
1 can of diced italian tomatoes
Italian seasoning

Additional Ingredients:
Grated Parmesan
Shredded Mozzarella-fat free

Saute the chicken sausage, onion and peppers until the onions are translucent and the peppers are thoroughly cooked.  Add in diced tomatoes, italian seasonings and garlic and let simmer for a few minutes. 

Scoop out the seeds from the spaghetti squash and dispose of them.  Then scoop out the squash strings.  I put mine in the bottom of a casserole dish.  (If you want a fancier serving, you could put them back in the spaghetti squash shell.) 

Top with a light dusting of grated parmesan cheese.

Evenly spread the sausage mixture on next and top with 1 cup of mozzarella. 

Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted (5-10 minutes). 


How is your week going?

Do you enjoy down weeks or get bored?  If every week was like this one, I would go crazy.  I love getting out and playing sports and spending time with friends!!

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