After posting a picture of my spiralized zucchini on Facebook, I had an overwhelming amount of interest in recipes! This is something I have been making for the past several years and had no idea that most people had never tried it!
Here is my favourite recipe to date for zucchini ‘noodles’. It allows me to get that comfort food feeling from a super nutrient dense meal! I also love that I am able to stay on track with my fitness goals! Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments below or post a picture on Facebook or Instagram and tag me!
4 oz chicken breast
seasonings: Flavour God 0r Mrs. Dash
1 zucchini (spiralized)
handful of cherry tomatoes
1/3 of avocado-basil pasta sauce
Avocado-Basil Pasta Sauce
2 large avocados
1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup fresh basil (chopped)
sea salt & pepper
Wash & spiralize zucchini
Season your chicken breast and cook in a nonstick skillet (I personally like to cook my chicken in small strips to speed up the cooking time)
Remove the pits from two large avocados.
Mix the avocados, Greek yogurt, garlic, basil and juice from 1 lemon in blender. Once blended and the texture is smooth, add salt and pepper to taste.
Boil the zucchini noodles for 2 minutes.
Mix 1/3 of the avocado pasta sauce with the zucchini pasta, and then top with grilled chicken strips.
Add cherry tomatoes (this brightens up the plate which is always great!)
Top with 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, if desired. (I personally do not need any cheese, but for you cheese lovers out there ‘pasta’ might not be complete without it!)
Store the left over sauce in a glass container in the fridge and enjoy leftovers tomorrow! I also enjoy using the left over sauce spread over rice cakes for a snack, yum!
TIP: When I am meal prepping for my week I always use my spiralizer and keep the noodles in a jar of water in the fridge. This allows the zucchini to stay crunchy and I am ready to start cooking right away!
Sometimes I also eat them raw! Just be sure to strain them and dry them as much as you can so they don’t make your sauce runny!