I don’t know about you, but I am missing summer just a little bit right about now. We had some serious winds and rain last week, then the weekend was filled with a bit of sunshine. It was nice. I needed that since I spent the better part of my weekend sorting through boxes full of things which I had to sort on whether I was taking it or leaving it here. I found myself leaving a lot of things here. Part because I don’t need more stuff to move and part because I would rather kiddo and her dad enjoy the things.
One of the things I found over the weekend was with the amount of stress and sadness I am feeling, I am forgetting to really sit down and take care of me. I know I need to watch my self-care otherwise my mental health issues take over. On the other hand, I am glad they are not out of control because I am not eating everything tied down.
Now that I have some of my health issues under control, I need to be considerate with myself and be mindful of what I do eat.
I picked up some zucchini on special last week so I decided it was time to bust out the spiralizer and get some zoodles going. I dug out the George Foreman grill, seasoned some chicken breasts and started grilling.
I’d like to be able to tell you that I made my own pesto this time, but I just used a little jar I had opened which I bought at Aldi.
I didn’t cook the zoodles. I just tossed in a little pesto and lightly mixed them up. When the chicken was done I cut it in strips.
It’s super filling and I didn’t get that carb hangover I feel when I eat too much pasta.
With everything going on in my life between my health and my personal life, I am pretty sure my body is thankful for these healthier options.
Anything healthy on your plate today?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I am in love with zoodles. They are a healthy alternative to all the carbs in regular pasta.
Lisa Joy Thompson says
This is such a great keto recipe! I have a ton of health problems and switching to a ketogenic diet has made such a difference for me!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That sounds absolutely delicious. I love that you used zucchini to replace empty carbs for something more healthy.
MJ L. commenting for Mommyhastowork says
That sounds delicious! I have never tried “Zoodles” I will have to make this!
I have not tried these before, but I have always wanted to. I have been a little hesitant in the past, but there are so many people saying its good so I am going to try it.
Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says
I don’t make my pesto, either…. I like the jarred stuff too much, and as soon as I smell it, I’m starving.
A little trick I learned, when you empty the pesto jar, put a little bit of olive oil in there and shake it. That way you get every delicious bit!
Sarh S says
I bet my daughter would love this, she loves her veggies and trying new things. I’ve thought about doing this before, but have yet to do so. Maybe we’ll try it.
Life as a Convert says
I want to try these zoodles. I can only imagine how much healthier they are.
Liz Mays says
This sounds like a nice healthy meal to make you feel better. I need to try using a spiralizer for meals like this.
Marcie W. says
I am a sucker for a good homemade pesto and have really wanted to give zoodles a try. Heaven knows I could stand to consume a little less carbs.
This is such a great way to eat less carbs. It sounds and looks so good!
This looks so delicious. I ,too, eat too much pasta. I also love how beautiful this dish looks.
Miles L. says
I’ve always wanted to try this, but I just don’t have the chance. Now that I read your post, I am more motivated. 🙂
Chasing Joy says
What a coincidence. I got out my spirilizer for dinner and had zoodles with meat sauce.
A great recipe to try. We love pesto and also chicken and this would be a nice change.
zoodles always scared me… then I tried them! I fell in love! It’s definitely the way they are cooked and that depends if someone will like them or not. But once you get past the fact that they aren’t pasta it’s all good!
Toni | BoulderLocavore says
I’m sure eating is the last thing on your mind right now but you are right, you need to take care of yourself. A healthy dish like this always makes me feel better.
Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) says
I need to do better about eliminating carbs too. The zuchini pasta looks delish!
Wood Arts Universe says
Wow, that’s amazing! You cooked your own pesto. I wish I know how to cook it by my own.
This is healthy and delicious. I just got my spiralizer and I can’t wait to make zoodles.
Jesica H says
Those noodles look like so much fun!! My mouth is watering and dying to give this a try!
This looks really good. I love pesto. What an interesting meal option that I’ll have to try!
Every time I see zoodles, I want to get a zoodle maker! This looks so delicious!
Diana Elizabeth says
I love zucchini pasta, I use a potato peelers so they are like strips but I really like the way the spiralizer makes them look. I throw in the frozen home style turkey meatballs (unfrozen of course) and that makes it simple. I love how veggie pasta is easier and yummier than we think – because I definitely wouldn’t sit down and just eat a zuchinni in it’s entirety 🙂
Kelly Hutchinson says
I am not a huge pesto fan but the zoodles look yummy. What a healthy option!
I have never tried Zoodles before but now I really want to!! This recipe looks amazing!!
I made fun of my husband when he brought the spiralizer home a few months back. But I love it…..I make noodles out of veggies all the time. Even the kids will eat their veggies when they think it’s pasta!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I love zucchini noodles, but i never thought about pairing them with pesto. Ill definitely be trying this very soon
Chubskulit Rose says
Oh my gosh, this looks so delicious. I would love to trymaking this.
Ron Leyba says
This looks really delicious. So love it! yummy!
Mimi Green says
I’ve seen these a few times, but I’ve yet to give them a try. I really want to try them.
It’s been a hectic week which means we haven’t been eating all that well. I need some more veggies in my world. These zoodles are a great way to get them!
Okay I have been hearing a lot about zucchini noodles. I love pasta it doesn’t love my waistline, so I may need to try these.
Shanéy Maharaj says
Never ate zoodles yet. No idea why, but now I have to try it! Your picture is tempting me.
Claudia Krusch says
I’ve never heard of zoodles! I need to check it out! Love how the meal looks healthy and delicious!
Bonnie @wemake7 says
I’m sorry to hear that your feeling that way and at least you realize that you need to take care of you. I’m feeling the same way and always seem to put me last. I too am trying to eat better to at least be good to my body. Thanks for sharing about these chicken zoodles. (Hugs)
That looks really good. I love pasta and this looks tasty to me.
I keep meaning to try a zoodles recipe! This post has got me thinking that I need to do it soon. This looks delicious!
Debbie Denny says
That looks so tasty. I want to make some zoodles.
Omg this is a forst for me hearing of zoodles! I definitely need to give them a try though. Always looking for healthy alternatives 🙂
Jessica Simms says
I love Pesto! I would really like to try this for my next dinner party.
I keep wanting to try this zoodle maker. I think my kids would get a kick out of it. I think this recipes sounds amazing even with the addition of more veggies.
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey says
Now this looks appetizing. I’ve always wanted to try zoodles, I’m just not sure my kids would dig them.
You never know, they might surprise you!