Has it really been over a month since I did a recipe recap!? Time flies and I’m a slacker. I talked about in my last post that I was trying to incorporate more healthy meals into my cooking adventures. So here are a few of the ones I tried in February.
1.Thai Peanut Chicken Zoodle Bowel from Almost Supermom
I am trying to get into this whole zoodle trend, in theory it’s an easy and delicious way to cut out carbs and get some veggies, it’s a win win. The issue I am having with zoodles in that there is always so much excess water when I cook them and it really takes away from the dish. I have tried several suggestions including salting the noodles and letting them sit in a strainer for 30 minutes and using paper towels to soak up the water, and so far it just hasn’t worked for me. I am not giving up though! This dish has great flavor and lots of potential, next time I am going to try laying out the noodles for a little longer and then giving them some serious squeeze. I’ll keep you posted!
2.Quinoa Chicken Chili from Gimme Delicious
This is a slow cooker recipe, so it really doesn’t get any easier, and it was delicious. It had a great flavor, was filling, and made plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day. I am not sure that it can be considered healthy after all the cheese and tortilla chips we ate with it, but man was it yummy.
3.Skinny Bakes Chicken Parmesan by Well Plated
I don’t think I had ever made chicken Parmesan before this and I was not disappointed. It was fairly easy to make and the chicken was “on point” according to David. I served this with roasted veggies that were tossed in olive oil, garlic and a little bit of grated Parmesan. I definitely plan on making this one again.
4.Zucchini Burrito Boats from Making Thyme
I am not sure how I feel about this recipe. I mean it was good and pretty easy. David and I both ate two boats which is the equivalent of eating a whole zucchini each, that’s a big deal in our house! We are not veggie people. I so so want to be a veggie person, I am working on it, but there are so few veggies that I actually like unless they are smothered in cheese or mixed in with lots of carbs. Anyway, my point is that the zucchini flavor was obviously very strong in this recipe, which made it a little hard to eat for me, but ultimately this is a great alternative to burritos if you are cutting back on carbs and trying to add some veggies in your life. Although I think next time I will just chop up some cooked zucchini, add it to the burrito filling and eat it in a bowl without a tortilla.