Italian Turkey Meatballs and Zucchini Noodles

You ever have those mornings where you’re tired for absolutely no reason?

That was me this morning. I was beyond exhausted and I didn’t think I could complete the intense arms and abs workout of Kayla Itsines Pre-training Week 1. So instead I decided to do an evening workout, which rarely happens.

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If there’s anything you should know about me, it’s that I love working out in the mornings. Well, I don’t think anyone really loves getting their butts out of bed in the morning just to beat their bodies up before the day has even begun, but I genuinely think working out in the mornings is the best way to get my day going. Not only do I feel more energetic, but I also feel like I’ve already accomplished something extremely important that day and can take on the rest of the day with vigor.

That being said, you’ll be glad to hear that I did in fact complete my workout in the evening. Don’t you worry!

In terms of what I ate for the day:

Breakfast: I had my usual banana chocolate shake
Lunch: Costco Kale Salad plus ready made chicken (mentioned in a previous post)
Snack: Kirkland Black Cherry Greek Yogurt
Dinner: Italian Meatballs and Zoodles!!

Zoodles are one of my favorite new health finds. What are zoodles you ask?

Zucchini spiralized into noodle shaped pieces … Zoodles!

One of my favorite recipe bloggers is SkinnyTaste. I have made a few different recipes of hers, and she legitimately has some of the best healthy tasting recipe concoctions! On Sunday I made the Crock Pot version of her Italian Meatballs, and made enough to last me the entire week. Now, the best part: making the zoodles!

First, you have to get a spiralizer. The one I have is the Paderno Spiralizer, and it is amazing. There’s really no need to look anywhere else.

Then, wash your zucchini and cut off one end. Take your zucchini and insert the end you don’t want to spiralize on the point spikes. Then, start cranking!

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The zoodles just fall out like water cascading down a waterfall. That’s how flawless and easy it is. Okay, that metaphor was a little cheesy, but it’s so true. Spiralizing is almost therapeutic…

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Easy peasy. Meatballs and zoodles. My favorite!

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