LOW-CALORIE SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE
NOW THIS IS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT #MAGICMACROS...
(i just made that up, i don't actually say it, often, but its cool so i will from now on, lol magic macros.)
I am currently reverse dieting out of a prep i did for two bikini competitions not too long ago (3 weeks ago to be precise), sounds like a bad time right? Because i mentioned the word 'diet' (lol), HOWEVER... what i have not mentioned is that i follow the flexible dieting/ macro counting approach. Ever heard of #IIFYM* (if it fits your macros)? Yes? I am sure you have.
ANYWAY, this means i am still on poverty macros to slowly increase the calories back without blowing out (a competitor term for eating all the foods to soon and as a result, becoming overweight).
This recipe takes no more than 15mins MAX (i didn't actually time it but it was quick as) and is ridiculously delicious and easy! YOU'RE WELCOME!
If you try it out please let me know either through my blog here, or my instagram @bfitbybelll. I am always excited to get feedback!
SERVES 4 275KCAL PER SERVE 6.2F - 13.6C - 37.4P
1 X 500g Container of Reguletto Meatball Sauce
600g Kangaroo Mince
100g Diced Red Onion
2 x 250g Containers Calorie Clever Spaghetti (pictured below)
40g Traditional Perfect Italian Extra Sharp Parmesan
In a pan (i use a good non-stick so i don't have to waste fats on cooking oils but if you want to add coconut oil go for it... but adjust your macros for it) add the kangaroo mince and cook for a bit till starting to brown, then add the red onions till the soften and brown slightly too.
Add the Reguletto Meatball Sauce to the meat and onion mixture, turn the heat to a low-medium and let it simmer for a bit, adding your salt and peppers etc.
While the sauce is simmering, take the spaghetti out of their container, drain the water it comes in and add it to a pot of warm water for 5 minutes. (i boil the kettle for a bit then legit just add the spag to that boiled water for 2 mins cause i' m hungry and impatient hehe).
Once the spaghetti has "cooked" a bit, add it to the simmering sauce and mix it nicely together and let simmer for a bit more.
Divide out your 4 portions add 10g of parmesan to each portion! Then if you're meal prepping i guess chuck it in containers or if your feeding your mates, serve ASAP!
There’s nothing quite like... a warm comforting spaghetti bolognese, cooked to perfection.
With the calories and carbs so low, you have the room to pair it with MORE!
Who loves a bulky, tasty bolognese with macro room to play?
So, with this recipe being a great base for a much loved, feel good meal and if you’ve got macros to spare… these are my highly recommended additions to this recipe!
Stock (if you wish but it will hike up the total carbs quite abit)
*IIFYM is an approach to eating whereby your goal is to hit calculated macronutrient targets; grams in fat, carbs and proteins. These are calculated SPECIFICALLY to each and every individuals needs, body and goals. Essentially, it gives you the flexibility to have a donut if you want a donut, or a slice of cake, but keeping in mind, while you have the flexibility to "cheat" for one meal/snack, that means for the rest of the day you will need to eat foods lower in fat or carbs and higher in protein in order to meat your Macro goals, so they balance out! IIFYM is a great way to teach and practice moderation when it comes to treats. Yes, you can have that, but watch the serving size and make sure to get all your Macros in so your body will still get the nutrition it needs.
I may do an actual post about IIFYM with a bit more depth and detail as it is truely a method that i believe WORKS, is sustainable and keeps you mental haha!