Spaghetti and Meatballs (Using Zucchini Spaghetti – Gluten-Free)

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Recipe first, daily report to follow. 🙂

This recipe is so easy. You definitely want to invest in a Spiralizer as it will make the job easy, and I have to say it is fun making long spirals of zucchini!

Here are links to the meatballs and sauce:

Click here for the meatballs recipe

Click here for the sauce recipe*

*Omit the meat in the recipe or you can use this sauce if you don't make the meatballs! This recipe is also very flavorful without any meat. 

Zucchini Spaghetti and Meatballs
Zucchini Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spiralized Zucchini

  1. Put a pot of water on the stove on high heat to start it boiling
  2. Spiralize one zucchini for each person (we love spiralized zucchini so we choose a large zucchini for each person eating)
  3. When the water starts to boil, put the spiralized zucchini in and push down under the water. The water will stop boiling momentarily due to the addition of the zucchini. Allow the water to start boiling and check your zucchini, it might be done that fast! We like ours al dente. If you let it boil too long, it will become mushy and won't hold its shape. After you have made spiralized zucchini a few times, you'll get to know how long you should cook for your preference.
  4. You can also saute the zucchini in butter or your favorite oil

Serve with your favorite sauce on top! I like the meatballs and sauce that I linked to before this recipe.

Day 51 update on my GAPS Diet Journey

I talked with a friend about GAPS. She said she wasn't ready to do anything like GAPS but she did ask what goes into “prep” and how many times a day do I eat. I told her about my feet and back, how they've stopped hurting. She asked me if I thought my feet and back stopping hurting due to losing weight? I don't think losing weight could have played a part in only 13 days. It's more likely that I removed foods that cause inflammation.

I made a loaf of sandwich bread from Elana Amsterdam's The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook today. I had to tweak the recipe a bit. It called for arrowroot powder, which is not GAPS legal. It turned out okay. Actually it was pretty good. I think I was expecting a taller loaf, but I did have to tweak it some so maybe that is why it is shorter than I anticipated.

I managed to drink six glasses of water today. I drank two cups at a time each time. I didn't have to use my Albuterol last night – I felt like I was not breathing as well as I could be, but no wheezing. I didn't have to use it today either. I drank four glasses of water yesterday.

I guess I am going to just use my Albuterol as needed.

I'm pretty tired tonight. I guess I wish I would see some improvement in my energy levels. I'm feeling a little weary.

I'm not having to take a nap every single day that I don't have to go to my regular job, so that is a positive.

I thought the meatballs were fabulous, and I would love to make them again. But I made two pounds worth of meat today so I would have to cut it way back just to make it for myself.

Shoot. I forgot to cook my liver today. I hope I remember to come home tomorrow night and do that.


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