Healthy Humpday Dinners!

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Hello!!

So, I started a new traditional at home. ( I am known for doing this) Wednesday nights are my healthy cooking nights. Since Wednesday I get home from school and work at a normal time, I have time to cook a good and planned meal. So, I hope you look forward to seeing more

Healthy Humpday Dinners! 

Spinach

Last night I made a quick and easy Stuffed Spinach Shells.

Here’s what you will need: (feeds 2-4 people depending how much they eat :)

1 egg

1 cup of fresh spinach – I drain mine, you don’t have to but the texture is easier to eat.

1 cup of Ricotta cheese reduced fat

1 cup of mozzarella cheese

1 box of jumbo shells

& your choice of sauce, I used Vodka sauce *Superyummy*

Here are the steps: Enjoy

Start by boiling your water and putting your shell in to cook

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Meanwhile, while the shells are cook, start your filling!

1 cup Ricotta Cheese

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Mix this all ingredients together to create a paste!

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This is what your filling should look like.

Let’s check on those shells, if they are boiling for too long, they will get too soft and start falling apart.

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Perfect!!

Time to drain and fill!

I use a spoon and just put the filling right in.

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and to get a nice toasted top!

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< That is the Vodka Sauce I used! *AMAZING*

Pour the sauce over the shells and put some cheese if you like it CHESSY>

I bake it for about 10 minutes @ 350.

And when it’s done…. SERVE AND ENJOY!!

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Love you guys, Your Average Joe- Averageoria <3

A bump in the road

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Hello, My beautiful strong readers! Sorry for not posting in such a looong time, but I am back now and stronger and bolder then ever!!!

I am so happy to be back, and I have this quote to thank… “Falling down and giving up, is like dropping you cellphone and because it fell picking it up and throwing it against the wall.” I thought about not starting again, but it truly brings me joy; so the right thing to do is to do what makes you happy.

So, today well be a brief post, just to let you guys know where I’m at and the progress. Now, before you start to think that because I wasn’t posting means I wasn’t working out, let me stop you right there. I actually started working out much harder! I realized that when you are facing hardships and struggles, working out and getting in touch with yourself is the best thing to do. I also, can’t wait to tell you about meditation and my new self-confidence workshop!! There are a lot of exciting things in store for my blog and I hope you guys can forgive me and rejoin me on this journey!!!Channing Tatum has kept me running!

This is my homemade workout shirt! I have grown very fond of this puffy fabric paint, because it allows me to write any inspirational quotes or sayings on my shirts for like $3!! Invest the time and small amount of money, making these will be so fun and they will be unique!

Here’s a picture of Channing T. the man I am referring to in my shirt, just in case your eyes haven’t seen something beautiful today!

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Okay, back to reality!

This last picture is from a couple of days ago, I have been running on the treadmill because I am preparing for THE BIGGEST LOSER RACE!! It is coming to Miami, FL on March. 8th and I am super excited!! I will be posting those pictures! Pinky promise! :)

Bathroom picture taken at the gym!!It’s not insane but I am very happy with the improvements!! I weighted myself last weekend and was at

a lovely 129lbs. I was very happy, now just to start toning. When I get a routine for that I will post the procedures!!

Well guys I am glad to be back!!

I hope you guys have an amazing and stress-free weekend!

#smile

Love always, Your Average Joe – Averageoria

Entering Week 3..

week 3 ” All you have to do, is do it”

Today is Monday the 13th, quoting my co-worker “This is possibly worst then Friday the 13th.” This can very well be true, if you let it.

I woke up this morning with no attitude to workout later. I have work from 8am to 5pm,

and class from 5pm-7:40pm, which allows me to go to the gym after 8pm. A long day is ahead but I have to keep the goal in sight.

I am doing this not because I have to or because I want to look good for other people, but because it makes me feel better about

myself. I went to the gym all last week, hence the weekend I might have fallen of the wagon, but I did

work hard last week. Resulting in some minor changes in my body. They are small but I feel so much better.

I took a famous “Mirror picture” this weekend and was so proud of what I saw.

I am posting my FAVORITE workout which I did last Friday! It really is amazing. I love it because

I am not really in shape and I do not have much stamina and most times when I do too much exercise I feel sick and

will want to throw up. This could also be because I do not drink enough water, which I am starting to enjoy!

But I have do have trouble finding a workout that doesn’t leave me wanting to puke. It is called Treadmill Shreadmill!

It makes you sweat A LOT, without leaving you out of breath. It is directed for toning your legs and booty, but

I found that I sweat so much, I don’t even have to run! I absolutely love it. I will be doing this workout twice a week for now,

til I change up the routine!

Thanks for checking it out!

Hope your resolutions are coming through!

check out www.pinterest.com to get more workout ideas!!

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 It really doesn’t feel like 50mins!! (I didn’t even know a treadmill inclined to 15) :D

Try it! Let me know how you like it!

XOXO- Averageoria, Your Average Joe!

School has began.. and so has the stress.

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School has started, which makes life a little more interesting and difficult at the same time.

Between classes and going back and forward at work, sometimes I find it hard to blog about my daily exercise. But as most people may say, if you want to get something done you’ll find a way or if you don’t want it done, you’ll find an excuse. I am hope to prove to myself that this year I can keep my resolutions. In order to do so, I have made a short list of things I need to keep in mind. (always)

1. Be honest with myself and others.

2. Only make promises you plan on keeping.

3. You are to blessed to be stressed.

4. We are human and we all make mistakes. Get up and keep moving.

Sometimes when you make a resolution and fail, you decide it is easier to just give up. Well, that is what I would have done last year, actually that is what I did last year. I failed and didn’t think it was worth starting over. But this year, this year has to be different. If not this year, then when?

I want to be the person that I look for in others. I want to be the person that when I go to bed at night, I am happy to be with.

I found that running releases a lot of thoughts and stress, so for this posted I wanted to share my jog with you.

I am fortunate to be at a University that recently created a jogging path. It is located in our Nature Preserve, which gives it beautiful scenery. There are stations with different exercises, like sit-ups and push ups.

Take the time to take a jog around your local park, or Google a jogging or bicycle path around your neighborhood. You will be happy you did.

XOXO, Averageoria, Your Average Joe

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I did about 25mins before it started raining. (lol)

Dinner- Zucchini Tacos!

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Not the prettiest picture, but it sure taste amazing!

Looking for a healthy dinner!! Look no more!

Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies! These here are my zucchini tacos.

You can treat them like regular tacos, add anything you would normally add to your tacos!

Here are the step by step process.

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Gather you medium size zucchini, make sure to wash them thoroughly. Then, cut them long length in half.

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After cutting them in half, you can use a small spoon to scoop out the inside of the zucchini, making a boat effect. Make sure not to scoop all the way to the end, you what there to be a border so the fillings doesn’t  fall out. (Don’t mind the sliced zucchini, those are for tomorrow’s steak dinner)

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Now, that they are all cut and cleaned, you can use a cooking brush to apply a little

oil to the inside of the zucchini, this will help the zucchini cook nicely in the oven.

This step is by all means optional, also spraying a little PAM works just as well.

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I cook them for about 10 minutes at about 350, meanwhile I am cooking the ground beef. You can use chicken, turkey ground beef or fajita meat.

Which ever you chose will taste amazing!

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Then, you fill them with all the goodies. You add your meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt and any other yummy condiments.

I eat about two boats, that’s enough to get me filled, which is only 1 zucchini! Amazing huh!

Well, I hope you guys try this recipe out! Let me know how you liked it or didn’t!!

Thanks again everyone for reading! Thanks!!

XOXO- Averageoria, Your Average Joe!