Category Archives: The Cellulite Project

Lean Italian Turkey Meatballs And Zucchini Spaghetti

Here it is, the most delicious low carb Italian meal. I got this recipe from http://www.skinnytaste.com . This is how it goes 🙂

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2 pkg lean ground turkey

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup finely chopped parsley

2 eggs

2 cloves of garlic crushed

Salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce:

2 tsp olive oil

4 cloves of garlic crushed

2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes ( I used fire roasted organic)

2 bay leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, eggs, parsley, garlic and cheese. Using clean hands, mix all ingredients and form meatballs. In a small saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until golden. Pour crushed tomatoes into Crock Pot with the bay leaves. Add garlic and oil. I made large meatballs so I cooked on a baking sheet for about 15 minutes on 350 degrees. I then transferred the balls to the crock pot in the sauce. I cooked on low for 4 to 6 hours. I served with zucchini spaghetti. I made the spaghetti with this little gadget below

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Very simple to do. Just wash zucchini and cut ends off. Lightly shred into a bowl until you get near the seeds of the zucchini. I used about 4 or 5 large zucchini to make this pan of spaghetti.

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Well that is it. The husband and Piper loved it. This was very easy and healthy.

What is your favorite healthy Italian dinner?

Lean Turkey Burgers

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These Italian Turkey Burgers are so good. I got the recipe from Jamie Eason’s LiveFit program from Bodybuilding.com. They are easy to prepare and can be broiled or grilled and ready in 30 minutes.

All you need is:

2 medium to large zucchini shredded (keep all juices because this helps keep them moist)
2 tsp of onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 package extra lean ground turkey

Combine everything in a bowl and mix with clean hands. Form burgers or form balls to have turkey balls. Line a pan with foil. Place burgers or balls on pan and place the pan on the top rack of oven. Broil for about 8-10 or until golden then flip burgers and broil another 8-10 minutes. Done!!

This is one of my favorite low-fat lean proteins and is great to have during The Cellulite Project 🙂

What is your favorite turkey recipe?

Abs Are Made In The Kitchen

Well we have all heard the saying “abs are made in the kitchen”.  I would say I am in pretty good shape. I eat healthy, train hard and overall, take good care of myself. I started doing The Cellulite Project again just to stay on track with healthy eating and eliminating processed food completely from my diet so I will feel energetic and strong. I know I do not need to lose weight and that is not my goal if that is what you are thinking. However, I am not going to lie. Even though I am a thin person, I would like to see some cuts and definition in my abs and arms. I believe “abs are made in the kitchen” . I have a very strong core, but my hard work in the gym is hidden by some junky food effects from earlier this summer. I will put this theory to the test 🙂 I will continue my daily workouts along with following The Cellulite Project over the next 22 days and then I will snap another photo to show my progress. This is a photo of me and my abs taken yesterday.

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I Fight Cellulite With Real Food

It is on again! The Cellulite Project! Look above at the tabs, click on The Cellulite Project button to get an overview of what I am doing. This time I will do this for 24 days. A little over a year ago I followed this program which I developed and not only did I get leaner, diminshing some dimples on my thighs and buttocks, but most of all I felt incredible. I slept better and had so much energy.

So it is that time again when I feel some serious measures need to come in to play. Overall I eat very healthy and make great choices but the processed food has been creeping around in my diet over the past month. It is time to take control.

I started today so the next 23 days I will be following the project again and this time I will be regularly posting all of my healthy non processed foods on my blog, my facebook page, twitter and instagram. So if you would like to see what I am up to, just go check them out. By the way, my main goal is to continue to be healthy and inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle, but I still want a defined midsection and less dimples on my rear 🙂 Just keeping it real. So with that being said, I suppose I will do a before and after photo of my abdominal area and we will see what happens. If you want to see all this craziness just follow me on IG and twitter at @nthefitzone or my facebook page (click the FB link at top) to get all updates quick. I will also be posting as much as I can on this blog.

This is what I ate for dinner tonight 🙂 A lovely salad with grilled chicken drizzled with a tsp EVOO and lemon juice (salt/pepper to taste). It was leftover from last night. I suggest preparing more than you need at the moment so you will have leftovers, easy to prepare so you will not be tempted to go for the crap fake food.

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I also paired the salad with these little nuggets. Brussel sprouts with a touch of EVOO, fresh lemon juice, sea salt and pepper. Yes I did 🙂

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Wish me luck and follow along if you like 🙂 So what is in your fridge?

This blog is written by me. I describe my own experiences and opinions. Consult your own physician before starting any new nutrition or exercise program.

The Cellulite Project-Revisited

This is a post that I have on the yoga blog at www.myYogaspacebook.com . Some of you may have seen this, but I know a couple of people who are interested, so ignore it if it bores you:)  It was a little experiment I did with myself called The Cellulite Project. For 21 days I only consumed non-processed foods to see what the effect would be on the cottage cheesy look on my thighs. Well I can tell you, it does work. I followed the program almost perfectly except for a couple of weak moments with a graham cracker,

English: A Graham cracker.

English: A Graham cracker. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

but overall it was not that hard. Now keep in mind I eat alot of whole foods anyway so it was not that difficult for me to take out the junk that I was eating. And anyway, 21 days is not forever right?

So go on over and take a peek at www.myYogaspacebook.com and click on The Cellulite Project under the labels. Let me know if you have questions and I sure appreciate your comments too:) Thanks Y’all!

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