Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Spicy Zucchini Straws

My Grammy has always made the best cheese straws. Growing up I remember being at their house and just the smell of them cooking would get everyone excited. She made sure there was always a fresh batch when the Bowen Bunch came to town.  Now they were by all means not in any way healthy but when you are young and run around in the yard all day playing with your brothers and sisters, it really didn't matter. Well now I can't exactly sit down and eat hand fulls of cheese straws so I wanted to find something that would somewhat taste like those delicious cheese straws. This is what I came up with.

What you will need
1 or 2 zucchini's (it depends how many you want to make)
2 eggs (beaten)
Parmesan cheese (grated and shredded, grated isn't pictured because I didn't think I would use it but it is necessary)
Crushed red pepper
seasoning salt

Start by preheating your oven at 400'
Then chop your zucchini into straw like shapes.

Add you seasonings to your egg and then dip your zucchini into the egg.
Then dip your zucchini into the grated Parmesan cheese till completely covered. (you won't use the shredded till the end)

Then place on baking sheet.
Let cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until somewhat crispy, then add shredded Parmesan cheese to the tops (not a lot).
Then bake for another 5 minutes.
Then let cool.
Once they are cooled.......

enjoy your Spicy Zucchini Straws
(don't worry Grammy they are nothing like your cheese straws)
But they are VERY tasty and healthy.
Week 2 Workout 2:
Treadmill: 20 minutes  (10 minutes incline 15 speed 3.5 - 8 minutes 0 incline speed 4.6 - 2 minutes 0 incline speed 5.5)
20 squats 30 lunges
40 calf raises
50 second wall squat
100 jumping jacks
50 second wall squat
40 sumo squats30 leg raises
20 squats
15 minutes bicycle level 4
Day 120:
Post workout smoothie: mixed unsweetened berries, 1 1/2 tablespoons of PB, almond milk and 3 ice cubes
Breakfast: deli ham/ turkey/ skim mozzarella cheese wraps (no bread of course)
Lunch: Buffalo Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad with a handful of Spicy Zucchini Straws
Snack: dry roasted edamame
Dinner: Turkey sausage, pepper and onion pasta with spaghetti squash
69 days no diet mountain dew- 23 days no soda
I have set a new weight goal- I have 68 days to reach my final goal!!

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