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Italian Tomatoes, Sausage and Spinach over Penne

Oh yes!  One of my favorite dishes!!!  Hoe could I forget about this one?
Pay no attention to the sweet potato in the picture.  It is not an ingredient.  Moving right along…..image Ok let’s get started…..  I use Jimmy Dean Original sausage.  You can use another kind of meat or meatless meat if you like.  Just be sure to season it as it’s cooking with some Italian seasonings if you choose to go a different route.

Start your pasta before you start browning the meat or you’ll be standing around waiting on your pasta to finish cooking. Nobody got time for that!

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After your meat is all browned, drain that fat!!!  Just do it…. you’ll thank yourself later 🙂

Add the two cans of tomatoes let that simmer for about 15 minutes.  Then add the WHOLE bag of spinach.  Let that simmer while covered until wilted.

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At this time I like to add some Italian seasoning, salt & pepper.  The sausage has a lot of seasoning already so just add with a light hand.  Add a little grated Parmesan cheese at this time too if you like.

 

Ooh la la!  Lookie there!  Remove from the heat and wait for the pasta to finish cooking. Did you know that by placing a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water prohibits the water from boiling over??

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And here it is…. the final product!
Top it with some shredded fresh Parmesan Cheese and you are on your way to a yumfest!!!

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Here’s the recipe:

  • 1 lb Jimmy Dean Sausage – original
  • 2 cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 box penne pasta
  • Italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese

Enjoy!!

 

I’m WILD about salmon! 

 

I love a good salmon recipe!!

I’ve been craving it lately.  It’s so healthy!

Here’s a Super yummy recipe I found on Cafe Delites Pinterest Board.

This Teriyaki Salmon looks amazingly delicious too from Natasha’s Kitchen.

My recipe you ask?  It goes a little something like this:

I like to marinate the fillets (usually 2) in some honey, teriyaki and garlic.  Maybe add a squeeze of lemon.  Let it sit for at least an hour in the fridge, flipping from time to time, then sear in a hot skillet.  Serve it up with some oven roasted asparagus and jasmine rice and LOOK OUT!!

Not only are you getting a meal that is low in fat but your taste buds will be doing a happy dance!!

Get in my belly!!

I have a TON of other recipes on my Pinterest if you’d like to take a look!

This is not a test. It’s real!

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I looked forward to Pilates day.

It will be a nice gentle workout, I thought.

Pfffth!! Gentle? HA!

How dare I think any part of getting fit is easy and gentle?

Nothing about my fitness journey will be easy.

I will continue to push myself and keep my eye on the prize!!

#bikiniseason #summerslimdown#youdontgetthebuttyouwantbysittingonit

My Fitness Journey

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Ok y’all. This ain’t pretty. I never could pull off the messy bun look, haha. 💁

What’s beautiful about this is that I am dedicated to a healthy life. For me, this means setting my alarm for 4AM.

This gives me one interrupted hour to focus on myself. 💪🏻

Do I WANT to get up? Heck no!! But I know the reward I feel when I check off my to do list before the sun comes up. ☀️

Set your goal and stick with it!

Try this: Set your alarm for just 30 min early and get a head start on your day!

Go be amazing!! 😊👍🏻💯
‪#‎goals‬ ‪#‎hashtag‬ ‪#‎healthylife‬ ‪#‎workit‬ ‪#‎justdoit‬ ‪#‎21days‬