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Easy Faux Pasta

I'll admit years ago, when I first tried Spaghetti Squash I was intimidated but it ended up being so easy and it's a staple of mine now and is quite perfect for a pasta fix with out an overload on carbs. The best part is that it's SO versitile! Use red, white, or pesto sauce whatever you want!

It's this simple:

Cut the squash in half. But be SOO careful! These buggers are very hard and I would hate for someone to chop off a finger because I didn't warn you.  

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Scrape out the seeds and middle. 

Place the squash cut side down and bake in the oven for an hour on 400 degrees.  

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Let it cool for like 15 minutes and get a fork and pull the noodle-like strands from the cooked squash.  

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You can also cook it in the microwave if you’re short on time. Cut the same put face down with a little bit of water in the pan and microwave for 10-15 minutes depending on how big your squash is.

Often times during Lent I kick meat to the curb and only eat fish. But however you would like to dress up your dish have fun with it.

Here’s what I used: 

Broccoli

Arrichokes  

A dab of cream cheese

Parm cheese

Garlic and other spices

(I threw in shrimp at the last minute) 

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Mix everything together and put back into the squash shell. Top with a little bit of parm cheese and broil for about 5 minutes. 

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Then enjoy the goodness!

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This is absolutely one of my favorite recipes for when I want pasta but not the calories. 

Hey, if you look real hard you can see Friday in the distance…

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Simple Salmon

These days the "fast" in Fast Fashionista has a whole new meaning. When I have a 15-20 minute window I have to be ten times as fast as I used to be. So dinner through the week has to be really fast...and healthy. This is one of my favorite salmon recipes because it's both. Perfect when you're looking for something with health benefits but so don't feel like making your kitchen a mess or really dealing with dinner in general. It's this simple:

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2 salmon fillets

1/2 pound asparagus  

1 1/2 olive oil

2 tbsp minced garlic

salt for taste

lemon slices

parsley for a little flavor on top

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Cut your salmon in half if not done already and cut the ends off of your asparagus. On a piece of foil add your asparagus and put a piece of salmon on top. Then, in a small bowl mix together oil and garlic. Sprinkle salt for flavor and add two lemon slices, add your parsley and wrap your foil. Pop it in the oven on 400 degrees for 25 minutes and pour yourself a drink. 

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Enjoy your Wednesday! 

xoxo

Sassy Salsa

Health has always been important to me. It's very much a part of my daily life so there is no better time than now to start sharing some healthy and fast recipes! I'm cutting out dairy for a bit so sometimes you need to jazz up a dish. This salsa is amazing and perfect for just that. Here is what you need:

6 Tomatoes (recipe makes 3 cups)

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

1/2 onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 lemon juice

Mix everything in a bowl and boom you're done! You can use it to top almost anything! Or even better whip up with chips when you have guests.

Have a fit Wednesday pretties!

xoxo