Seafood Anyone?!?

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Garlic and herbs provide the most tantalizing aroma throughout the house.  Poor hubby.  He’ll be missing out as he can’t enjoy seafood . . .

So, I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve been slacking in the “exercise” department.  With poor timing, then getting sick, I feel like I just can’t win and it gets stressful.   However, I’ve been maintaining my healthy eating lifestyle.  I’ve still managed to come down a few lbs because abs are made in the kitchen, right?  Forgive me in advanced for my photo quality . . . my cam kinda sucks lol.  SO, anyway, for lunch I decided to make and share  another excellent recipe:  MUSSELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (The sharing part was decided at the last second. So no photo instructions 😦 but at least I remembered the finished product, right?)

For calorie counters, this recipe is only about ~180 calories for 4oz of mussels!!!!!!  For macro followers, this recipe has about 10g of carbs, 6g of fat, and a WHOPPING 27g of protein!!!!!!!!!!  Who knew?!  I surely didn’t until reading the nutrition facts!!!  Don’t believe me?!  Just look for yourself . . .

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See?!  Dieting can be so awesome!  So anyway.  Here’s the recipe

 

Ingredients:

4 oz mussels

1 cup of water from boiled mussels

1 8oz can of diced tomatoes

1/2 stick of butter

1 head of garlic (you know I love my garlic)- chopped

1 small onion-chopped

3 tbsp parsley

3 tbsp basil

 

Directions: (prepare mussels properly before boiling.  Remove beard, wash, etc)

Boil the mussels for 3-5 minutes until mussels open.  Retain 8oz of water.  In a large pan or dutch oven, add all ingredients until warm. Pour into your fav dish and enjoy!!!

A piece of baguette or perhaps pasta (squid ink would be my choice) would go GREAT with this dish.  However . . . the way carbs and my hormones are set up . . .

So if you all try this recipe, please let me know what you think.  I look forward to your responses.

Love,

Adriane XO

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