Karen Mangeney- Spaghetti and Dancing in Your Car

Spaghetti is a favorite of adults and children alike, but the carbohydrates in all those noodles can be a major detriment to your overall nutrition. LifeWise TV is all about how small changes can make big impacts, and Karen Mangeney is no exception. In this episode of Key Ingredients, Faith and Karen show you how to make healthy, homemade spaghetti. Find out how to cut those carbs out of your pasta without cutting out the flavor.

Karen Mangeney is an entrepreneur, business owner, and has even been a reality TV star. She is the owner of Jordanos Boutique and is also the creator of The Motor Couture, a mobile fashion experience dedicated to benefiting children with autism by bringing one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities directly to your door.


Show Notes:

Homemade Carb-Free Spaghetti

Key Ingredients For The Healthy Version:

  • Meat sauce – Organic, grass-fed beef
  • Store-bought marinara – Organic tomato paste
  • Pasta noodles – Sliced zucchini noodles


Key Ingredients To Success

Karen is a strong woman with a soft heart. She believes that following your passion leads to happiness, and, in her words, if you’re not dancing in your car on the way to work, you’re not in the right place!

  • “You have to make your own way in life.”
  • “Follow your passion. Don’t go for the money. It will all just come.”
  • “You can turn your phone off when you go out of town or go on a date. And it is okay to leave your children!”
  • “Go after what you want; stay convicted.”


Full Recipe:

2 large organic zucchini’s slices with the sparooli

8 oz of organic tomato sauce (from a glass jar preferably) or puréed home canned tomatoes,
2 oz jar of tomato paste
2 lb of grassfed ground beef
2 oz of organic butter
1 small onion
Carton of chopped mushrooms
1 tsp of Stevia
1 tbsp of each: sea salt, pepper, red pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
Fresh basil
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese

In a cast iron skillet sauté the ground beef in butter using salt, pepper, red pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to taste. Cook on medium heat until browned

In a medium saucepan sauté onion and mushrooms in butter. Once browned add tomato sauce and tomato paste. Fill the tomato paste jar with water to get a 1:1 ratio of paste and water and pour water in saucepan. Simmer on medium to low heat. Add stevia and herbs to taste. Add ground beef scraping the skillet to get the extra butter and fat for flavor.

Let simmer while making “pasta”

Toss pasta in olive oil and sea salt, pour sauce over noodles and top with chopped fresh basil or fresh grated Parmesan.

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