There’s no sugar coating the day after a long holiday weekend. If you’re a coffee drinker, it’s time to hook up an IV of your favorite brew.
Honestly, when I woke up this morning, part of me thought I was still at my parent’s place in Florida, which meant I was getting up for another day of the beach.
Luckily, I have a lot to look forward to these next few weeks, which will fuel me through this post-Memorial Day weekend Tuesday.
Literally, there are 25 days left until our wedding. Twenty-five. Needless to say, I have a lot of wedding-related planning to do, which is great, but not as exciting as the fact that I get to marry Lu in a little over three weeks.
So, I have that to motivate me through this week, as well as a lot of cooking to prepare for said wedding and my honeymooooon! I’m going to be cooking lots, so make sure you follow me on Snapchat (username inspiralized) and Instagram, as I’ll be posting sneak peeks as I cook close to three recipes a day from now until I tie the knot!
Anyways, I hope you all had a wonderful, happy and relaxing weekend, wherever you were and whatever you did. I spent mine in Florida (Singer Island) at my parent’s condo with my sister, her boyfriend, Lu and of course, my parents. A much-needed beach vacation!
This picture pretty much sums it all up:
Now that it’s the unofficial start of summer, we have that to look forward to – trips down the shore, margaritas outside and sunny road trips.
And of course, summer means zucchinis are in season, which means plenty of zucchini noodle recipes, like this one – a classic Italian dish, made with spiralized zucchini!
Pasta alla norma is a simple pasta dish made with sauteed eggplant. The eggplant is typically drenched in olive oil, cooked until brown and then tossed with a simple tomato sauce and pasta.
Here, the toasted pine nuts add more savory flavor, with a little crunch and added nutrients. This dish is easy to make, quick to whip up, and it’s under 400 calories – so definitely post-Memorial Day weekend detox-friendly!
I’m very much looking forward to whipping up some healthy meals for you all this week! Welcome back, everyone!
Are you ready for the summer?
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 13 points