Psst. Wanna know how to get a good night’s sleep? Check out the Fitbit One. It’s a minuscule device that measures your every move. Hook it onto your pocket or bra and head on out. You’ll be spurred into walking your tootsies off, and afterwards, depleted enough to easily drift into the land of nod.
When you’re ready for bed, simply slide your Fitbit into its lightweight nighttime cuff (fashionable and comfortable, even while sleeping). Knowing your sleep is being watched will encourage you to simmer down, retire from the day’s concerns and give in to sleep’s sweet surrender.
And speaking of ZZZs — Are you looking for new and creative ways to get satiated without weighing yourself down? These Stuffed Zucchini are light as a feather yet packed with energy-boosting goodness.
- 6 zucchini, halved lengthwise
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/4 c chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 t kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 c quinoa, cooked (makes just over 2 cups when cooked)
- 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
- 2 T each chopped basil, parsley, plus more as garnish
- 1 t kosher salt
- 1/2 t dried oregano
- 3 T roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
- 3 oz grated mozzarella
- 1 oz Parmesan
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a large pan, over medium heat, heat oil, then add onion. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add garlic, and cook for 30 seconds. Mix in canned and sun-dried tomatoes and bring to a boil, then simmer, covered for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the sauce onto the bottom of a large roasting pan.
Now place quinoa in the pan you used to cook the sauce. Add fresh tomato, basil, parsley, oregano, sunflower seeds, mozzarella and Parmesan. Stir to combine.
Using a small spoon, carefully scoop out zucchini flesh and fill zucchini with quinoa mixture. Place in roasting pan and cover with tin foil. Cook for 30 minutes, then remove foil and cook for 15 minutes until zucchini is knife tender and quinoa is slightly browned. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serves 12 as a side dish. Delicious served hot or cold.
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- Stuffed Zucchini was inspired by this Aussie Couscous Herb and Seed Stuffed Vegetable recipe.
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- Getting too much sleep? Watch The Night Of and perhaps you’ll stay up all night wondering who done it.