Healthy Pasta and Scallops Dish

January 26, 2009
Whole Wheat Pasta with Scallops, Spinach, Tomato and White Wine Sauce
Here is a delicious and healthy dinner idea that my wonderful girlfriend came up with.   I think I’ll name it Pasta alla Sarah.  Let me know what you think guys. 
1 pound whole wheat spaghetti or angel hair pasta (organic bio nature is my favorite)
1/2 -3/4 pound of frozen bay scallops (fresh can be used as well)
1/2- 1 pound of chopped spinach (frozen or fresh can be used)
Half a can of diced tomatoes (drained)
1-2 tsp of chopped or minced garlic (more or less depending on how comfortable you are with garlic)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (to taste)
Approximately 1 cup of dry white wine or cooking wine.
 
**** For the healthiest options I use all organic ingredients but you don’t have to****
 
 
Defrost scallops in cool water for 15-20 minutes (if using frozen). Cook pasta in 4 quarts of water adding 2 tsp of salt to pot so pasta does not stick.
Heat small to medium sized skillet with garlic and oil; once hot add spinach (defrosted if using frozen), tomato, white wine, and salt if desired. Cook on medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes or until spinach and tomatoes are fully cooked and savory. In a separate skillet, heat 1-2 tsp of EVOO (and touch more white wine if desired), once hot add bay scallops. Cook scallops for 3-4 minutes. Watch scallops carefully because they can overcook very easily and become rubbery!! Pour spinach tomato sauce and scallops over pasta and mix. Top the dish off with a spoonful of grated Parmesan or Romano cheese. Add more salt and pepper as desired.
 
This recipe is really easy and provides a healthy, savory meal complete with whole grains, lean protein, healthy fat from olive oil and essential vitamins from spinach and fish. Also, the left overs make for an excellent lunch the following day!
 
Cooking time: Approximately 25-30 minutes.
Serves 4

How to Resist Cravings

January 22, 2009

Some people love donuts. Some people love cookies. Some people love pizzas. I’m guessing you love to eat something you know you shouldn’t. But a BIG mistake people make is thinking they can’t eat their favorite foods ever again if they want to keep off the belly fat. Now you know you can’t eat whatever the heck you want whenever you want in unlimited amounts. You’re an intelligent person. You’re completely rational. But you also want to enjoy yourself. Two things I really want you to understand. First, is the fact you CAN eat your favorite foods here and there. You cannot think you’re going to go the rest of your life without treating yourself.

Second, when you have a really sound nutritional plan in place and your eating habits get a whole lot better, well, you’re not going to want those foods nearly as much anymore. Ok, so here is where people have a real problem. They just don’t believe the second part. They really believe they’re going to wallow in misery the rest of their lives wishing they could devour as much fat and sugar as they can get their hands on. Here’s the thing: You have to understand that when you’re feeding your body the best possible nutrients and your body looks and feels amazing you lose your appetite for the fatty, sugary and greasy foods. And when you eat them you feel like such garbage you can’t wait to get back to your healthy eating. If you don’t believe me then try it for yourself and see.

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Yours in health,

Dave Quevedo

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