What's great about being Real Fit for Real Life is that you DON'T have to give up foods you love! And who doesn't love spaghetti & meatballs?!
Simply combine a pack of ground turkey with one egg, crumbs from one slice of your healthy bread of choice, fresh ground pepper & salt, & Italian seasoning. Heat up a pan (medium heat) sprayed with olive oil & carefully form meatballs (I used my cookie scooper) & place in pan. Brown each side as evenly as possible, then pour in the healthiest marinara you can find (I like hitting farmers markets for this, but even the grocery store has good organic ones with no added sugar. They may be pricier, but a good marinara that I don't have to spend days making is totally worth it!! How good can it be if it costs less than $2???)
Turn heat to low & let simmer. Meanwhile, cook your pasta of choice. Here you could use zoodles, quinoa pasta (that's what I used here), brown rice pasta, etc. And because I'm a nice mom, I let my kids make some garlic bread using bakery rolls, butter, & garlic salt. Have another kid make salad, & together you've created a delicious, nutritious spaghetti dinner you all can feel good about!
Clean eating doesn't have to be complicated! Keep it simple. Come back to basics! Stop overwhelming yourself with exotic ingredients & doing everything yourself from garden to table. This is real life. And it's beautifully, deliciously simple.
As a busy mom of 3, working multiple part-time jobs & volunteering in PTA, I am all about QUICK, EASY, HEALTHY, REALISTIC meals. If it takes longer than 20 minutes or requires hard-to-find ingredients, it's likely not gonna happen! Don't ask me for macros, because that goes against my Real Life mentality-- just know I always balance carbs, protein, & healthy fats.