YUM! That’s the only word to describe my lunch today. I got the idea for today’s lunch from two different inspirations – the first one is my latest issue of Cook’s Country. It’s a funny story, my great Aunt gave me a subscription for Christmas – I absolutely loved it.
Fast forward to around April and I get a bill saying that this is the 4th notice that my subscription has not been paid and that I won’t get any more issues until I pay! Being that my great Aunt is 79 years old, I just went ahead and paid it.
Then Monday I received two magazines – with two different subscription numbers! I emailed them and they agreed to switch my second subscription to Cook’s Illustrated – yeah another magazine!
In any event, they had a couscous stuffed zucchini, and since this is Day 3 of South Beach, I decided to use some ingredients for my Zucchini Noodle Meatza tonight.
The only thing I’d change is the cooking time of the zucchini – I microwaved it for 6 minutes, forgetting that I would have to reheat it in the microwave for a couple minutes before putting it in the toaster oven to melt the cheese, so I would have preferred a bit more “crunch” to the zucchini, but putting that aside – it was delicious!
- 7 ounce zucchini
- 3 ounces cooked ground beef
- 1/4 cup marinara sauce
- 1 ounce mozzarella cheeese
- big garden veggie salad
- 2 tablespoons Annie’s Goddess Dressing
Cut 1/8 off the top of the zucchini, then put on a paper plate, face down and cook anywhere from 4 to 8 minutes depending on your microwave and size of zucchini. Let cool. Take a grapefruit knife and remove the seeds, so your left with about 1/3 of the zucchini in the shell.
My workout buddy had errands to run at lunch today, so I was on my own. I was going to walk because it is so cool out – 62 degrees! – but it kind of looks like it could rain. So I did my 35 minute treadmill jog/sprint – my highest sprints were 6 mph for 30 seconds and my jog was 4.0 mph. Then I did 5 minutes of abs using the balance ball.
Lunch break is over – see you tonight for the zucchini noodle meatza!!