MAY 2018

Nutritional Factoid

What’s a carb?

Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred form of fuel. It’s the most metabolically efficient source of energy. Once the body exhausts energy from dietary and stored carbs it turns to fat as a source of fuel. This is why carbs are considered a “short-term fuel” and fat is considered a “long-term fuel.” Protein can be used as fuel as a last resort; however the body is designed to save or “spare” protein for functions only it can perform. The body mainly requires a sufficient source of both carbs and fat to deliver sustained energy for optimal performance.

Recipe of the Month

 Burrito Zucchini Boats
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Score zucchini (like you’re dicing an avocado) and scoop out insides into a large bowl.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add ground beef, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. Cook until beef is no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Drain fat.
  3. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and paprika, then season with salt and pepper. Stir in black beans, cherry tomatoes, and corn.
  4. Spoon beef mixture into zucchini then top with cheeses. Bake until zucchini is just tender and cheeses are melted, about 15 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve warm.

Ingredients

4 zucchini, halved lengthwise

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/4 tsp. paprika

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 (15-oz.) can black beans

1 c. chopped cherry tomatoes

1/2 c. corn

1 c. shredded cheddar

1 c. shredded Monterey

2 tbsp. chopped cilantro

Directions

PREP TIME: 0:10

TOTAL TIME: 0:30

Original recipe found here: Delish