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