Zucchini Spaghetti Squash

Zucchini Spaghetti Squash

Zucchini Spaghetti Squash Recipe from Lavinia Todor Ingredients: 1 large zucchini, sliced 1 spaghetti squash, medium size 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup almonds, toasted 3 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper MAKE IT HAPPEN: Preheat oven to 450°. Cut the squash in half, scrape out the seeds. Brush oil over the cut sides of the squash as well as the baking sheet and place the squash cut side down. Bake for about 35-45 minutes. Remove it from the oven when it’s cooked through and soft, and let it cool. After squash cools, scrape the inside with a fork and place everything in a bowl. Set aside. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add sliced zucchini and minced garlic and saute for about 3 minutes, stirring, on medium heat. Season with salt and continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes, covered, occasionally stirring, until zucchini softens and browns a bit. Add spaghetti squash to the skillet with zucchini and mix, on low heat. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Top with toasted almonds and baked chickpeas. If you’re not avoiding dairy, add some shredded cheese to the mix....
LEGIT craving crushers.

LEGIT craving crushers.

BS-free ways to eat what we should. Advice like “get more sleep” and “build willpower”, are great nuggets of wisdom but we dare you to tell us these things when we’re craving a salty, chocolatey treat. Here are our top ways to give a craving the finger: Brush your teeth. If you’re like us, you crave something sweet seconds after a meal. We asked ourselves WHY and wondered….could this just be a desire to cleanse the palate?  We’ve found that brushing teeth works in about 75% of post-meal chocolate cravings….that’s big! Lemon Water.  Similar to the above theory…we tried having a glass of H20 with a squeeze of fresh lemon after a meal or during that afternoon slump. The lemon cleanses the palate, the water hydrates…coffee or treat craving averted most of the time! Splurge Prep.  Because we know we have a sweet tooth and a salt obsession, we try to set ourselves up for success by using our Sunday night to prep one treat that covers both categories, so we have a healthier options all week long. There’s nothing wrong with a super-clean occasional treat, and it’s a hell of a lot better than diving for junk food. Clean splurge recipes all over this blog! Beat the Booze Factor.  Drinking can sabotage our results by messing with our blood sugar, interrupting sleep, reducing clarity and the list goes on. We’re not saying don’t indulge, but remember a drink is a splurge. If you know you’re having cocktails, stock the fridge with hydration and healthy options and commit to not having a milkshake and bacon cheeseburger for breakfast. Savour it.  We love to try treats...
The Secret to Success in 8 Weeks?

The Secret to Success in 8 Weeks?

You already know the answer. We’re a whole thing.  We want what we want and we want it now.  When we can shop, hail a cab, and plan world travel in a few simple clicks; it’s no wonder we want a quick fix for everything.  Not to mention, they’ve been telling us for years we can have it all if only we just buy whatever their magic secret is. From blenders to hair products to real estate…isn’t that what they want us to believe? For four years our Revvers’ have shared stories with us about their past attempts at quick fixes.  From cleanses and detoxes to bars and shakes; from 21-day slim-downs to cucumber diets, we’ve heard it all. Not to mention, weigh-ins and measuring just work to deepen self-loathing and make us feel objectified.  Seriously…aren’t we more than the circumference of our upper arm? When it comes to the big stuff, the secret is that there is no secret. It’s human nature to think everyone else’s blessing were showered upon them without any effort.  From the outside looking in, the people who have it all seem to just - have it all. But hold up a second - we know better than this, right? Oprah, Steve Jobs, that guy at the bands who can crush aaallllll the Fighter Kicks, do we really think they were just chillin’ on their Playstation with a pizza pocket when one day badassery came knocking at their door? Hell no. We used to call our 8 Week Challenge the Revkor Shred.  Catchy, right?  Sounds super fitnessy; gives you visions of ripped abs and sweat.  Which is exactly why we evolved....