Lean & Green Healthy Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Grilled Chicken
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Who doesn't love fresh, sweet tomatoes, heaping helping of zucchini and fresh basil! This Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Grilled Chicken is amazing alternative to heavier pastas or spaghetti, plus you still get all those flavors!
Benefits of Boneless Skinless Chicken in your Diet
If you're looking for a healthy, low-calorie food that's easy to prepare, boneless skinless chicken breast is the perfect option. Chicken breasts are rich in selenium and vitamin B which help promote heart health, as well as high protein and low fat content that makes it great for anyone trying to lose weight. Chicken breasts are also versatile and can be used in many different dishes such as sandwiches or salads.
Chicken breasts are a high protein, low-fat food.
You can enjoy the benefits of boneless skinless chicken breasts in your diet. They are a high protein, low-fat food that provides nearly all the essential amino acids and vitamins. Protein is important for building muscle, boosting immunity, lowering blood pressure and improving heart health. It also promotes healthy hair growth and helps you feel full longer so you won’t overeat at mealtime.
About Chris Sloan
My name is Chris Sloan and I, like so many others, struggled with my weight for years, not realizing the toll being overweight was taking on my body. At the beginning of 2021, I began to take my weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 75 lbs so far on the plan. It's been amazing, and while my journey isn't over, I'm well on my way!
When I started, I had a hard time finding the top 5 and 1 recipes, so I was so inspired to build this website to help compile some of what I felt are the best recipes around. I'm happy to share it with you as well!
For those new to the plan, weighing your food is an integral part of the program; it's one of the critical elements. If you want to be successful, you need to ensure that each meal has been weighed according to the guidelines. And we're not talking about "close enough." We mean EXACTLY those amounts! So forget about using a measuring cup or even eyeballing it—you need a food scale!
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The recipes on this site are intended for those on plan; however, they can easily be adapted to a low-carb or keto lifestyle. If you are following a ketogenic or low-calorie diet, you can enjoy many recipes found here to help keep you on track for your weight loss efforts.
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Helpful Cooking Utensils
- 1/3 cup Low Calorie Italian Dressing
- 1/2 cup Fresh Basil Chopped
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese Halved
- 1/3 oz Pine Nuts
- 1 pt Cooking spray
- 2 large Zucchini
- 1 1/2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
- 2 cup Cherry Tomatoes Halved
- 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- To make pesto, combine the salad dressing, basil, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, and pine nuts in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
- In a lightly greased skillet over medium heat, cook zucchini noodles until just tender about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in pesto and remaining Parmesan cheese, then remove from heat.
- Add tomatoes, top with grilled chicken, and garnish with crushed red pepper flakes.