Monday, April 15

RECiPE RADAR | Zoodles

I'm officially half way through my Whole30 journey.
So today I'm sharing with you something I've NEVER tried before...
and I want to try these right now...like today. *wink*

Zoodles
 aka "noodles made from fresh zucchini"

Since one of J's biggest cravings during our last 15 days of the Whole30 eating plan has been spaghetti...
I really want to surprise him with a plate of spaghetti and meatballs - Whole30 compliant - of course.
I keep hearing how wonderful these are as a replacement for regular noodles - so why not try them?

I just ordered this Julienne Peeler which apparently allows you to whip up
some zoodles in no time flat - and is a super affordable kitchen gadget. (around $10-$15).

Once I've got my new julienne peeler, I'll be trying out this delightful dish too...



Eliminate the feta to keep it Whole30 compliant...otherwise everything else is a go.

If you've got a favorite recipe using zoodles - please share!
And if you've experienced Whole30 - let me know how you did.
What were your personal results?

I can tell you I've had some really frustrating days.
I haven't seen results like J has already been seeing.
But the one thing I HAVE noticed?
No more REAL cravings anymore.

I'm not saying I completely ignored the cookies at Jason's Deli with my mom this weekend.
I actually honed in on them and thought, "Wow! Those are big, delicious-looking cookies".
But, there wasn't my normal feeling of "I've absolutely got to devour those this instant".

And I may have even glanced longingly at the beautiful bread on the Pastrami sandwich my mom ordered.
But...
those moments of longing were fleeting.
I got the salad bar, ordered a side of grilled chicken (whole30 approved) and felt perfectly satisfied at the end of my meal. 
I didn't feel cheated or deprived - or bloated and gross.
So I'm very proud of myself.

I was also surrounded by chips and dips and lots of other temptations at the poolside barbecue we went to yesterday.
But J and I were perfectly satisfied with the steaks we brought for grilling...
and the steamed cauliflower and fresh veggies we showed up with to accommodate our protein source.
It's getting easier...
and I take it day by day!

Thank you Cooley family for having us over yesterday - we had a great time!!

I hope you are enjoying the last two Recipe Radar posts!
They are most certainly a change from my sugary sweet desserts I typically post...
but I think the Kale Blueberry Ice Cream from last week...
and today's Zoodles are both a reFRESHing choice to add to your menu - which makes them perfect for Spring!!

KEEPiNG iT REAL
I've got lots of craft ideas I've been prepping to share with you...
Hopefully the workload in the design shoppe will slow down a bit so I can actually photograph things and get them posted for you.

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