You Won’t Believe it’s not Alfredo, Alfredo

You Won't Believe it's not Alfredo, Alfredo | Nutrition Stripped I know I said this when I brought you all McKel’s Ultimate Cheeze Sauce several weeks ago, but I’m going to say it again- this alfredo sauce is the best. You’ll never believe it’s not a traditional alfredo sauce either, hence the name You Won’t Believe it’s not Alfredo, Alfredo. I turn a classic and traditionally high calorie dish into one that will leave you feeling great, light on your feet, and maybe have room for seconds. Using one of my favorite cruciferous vegetables, cauliflower, for the base alongside cashews and macadamia nuts rich in healthy fats and protein, and nutritional yeast for the creamiest non-dairy alfredo sauce.

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Zucchini Pizza Boats, five ways

Zucchini Pizza Boats, five ways | Nutrition Stripped

Now that this weekends festivities have passed, my body is craving lighter foods especially lighter on digestion after a weekend of indulging in food and drinks. Therefore, I’m back with another “boat” recipe since you guys went crazy for those Beachy Papaya Boats with Papaya Seed Drizzle, wow. I couldn’t resist the temptation to share another boat recipe only this time for a savory dish. These Zucchini Pizza Boats are amazing for those of you monitoring your carbohydrate intake, on a weight loss/fat loss plan and need to easily shed a couple calories without sacrificing flavor one bit or even being conscious of it!

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Cheezy Broccoli Quinoa Pilaf

Cheezy Broccoli Quinoa Pilaf | Nutrition Stripped

When I was younger, like most children in America, there was some type of dish our parents would cook using carbohydrates loaded with cheese as a way to hide green vegetables… am I right? Fortunately, my family embraced healthy foods and were on the health conscious side, but that didn’t mean I wouldn’t eat “junk”. When I was a teenager learning to cook for myself, mac & cheese with broccoli was my go-to, it was easy, moderately healthy (or so I thought) and kept me feeling good enough to do activities I wanted to all day/night long.

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Beachy Papaya Boats with Papaya Seed Drizzle

Beachy Papaya Boats with Papaya Seed Drizzle | Papaya Seed Drizzle We’re getting all beachy today on Nutrition Stripped. Just picture yourself on sandy beaches, ocean sea water at your toes, and a Beachy Papaya Boats with Papaya Seed Drizzle in hand. I’m obviously trying to hold on to summer as long as I can, even though here in Nashville I don’t need to try that hard it’s been SO hot here lately! Nonetheless, even if you’re in the middle of fall or winter for all my international readers, you can still enjoy this recipe to bring a little of the tropics and beachyness to your side of the globe with this recipe.

Beachy Papaya Boats with Papaya Seed Drizzle has been a recipe I’ve been making for a couple summers now, since I started enjoying papaya, and have come up with several variations using these unique tropical fruits. The center of the papaya is hollowed out so we can squeeze more goodies inside such as, fresh avocado, hemp seeds, juicy figs, crunchy cashews, and a dollop with Sweet Cream. They’re truly a dessert for breakfast kind of thing… or breakfast for dessert- however you look at it, it’s delicious!

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Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad with Corn Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Watermelon Salad with Corn Vinaigrette This title is a long one, but I have a lot to say about it. Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad with Corn Vinaigrette has so many flavor and texture components that make this a classic summer salad, it’s fresh, raw, and uses three main ingredients that are the epitome of summer product. Fresh watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, and a delicious dressing that contains less than 5 ingredients, makes up this recipe. It’s a great recipe to showcase summer in a sweet and savory way.

The balance of flavors in this simple salad is amazing, you have a tart component from the fresh lime juice in the dressing with the sweet and starchy mouthfeel from the corn, juicy and sweet watermelon, and rich tomatoes. Garnishing this salad with creamy avocado and fresh parsley makes it that much better. If you have any late summer parties, BBQ’s, or last trips to the farmers market, be sure to share this one with friends and family- I promise it won’t disappoint. It’s visually beautiful, but can make a large serving very affordably because of the amount of watermelon used.

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