I’m stepping back from Melanie Makes for a few weeks to enjoy a maternity leave of sorts with our new arrival. In the meantime, I’m thrilled to be sharing recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers who I’m also lucky enough to call friends. Today, Taylor from Food Faith Fitness is sharing an easy weeknight meal that will definitely be making it’s way to our weekly menu plan!
Well hi there people from the space on the interwebz that we know and love as “Melanie Makes!” My name is Taylor and I blog over at Food Faith Fitness, a blog about (mostly) healthy recipes and thoughts on fitness, health, faith and life! I’m SUPA pumped up to be helping my good friend Melanie out by guest posting here today!
BUT, you didn’t come here to chat amIright? You came here to EAT, so let’s face plant right into this SUPER easy, weeknight recipe. You in?
Good. I knew there was a reason why I liked you already.
First, I want to ask you peeps a question. Do you have a spiralizer? YES? AWESOME! No?! Do you live under a rock??? Drop everything you’re doing RIGHT NOW (and yes, that means, going to work. Just tell them I told you to do it. You’ll be fine) and go buy one.
They will literally change your view on all things vegetal. And, in turn, change your view on the WHOLE WORLD.
That might be kind of an exaggeration. But, you understand.
Plus, you’ll need one to make this recipe. I mean, you could make zucchini noodles on a mandolin, but it’s just not as fun. And they just aren’t as pretty.
You know we eat with our eyes first. TRUTH.
Now that we’ve established that there are bright green, pretty spirals of squashy vegetable beautiosity (spell check is yelling at me for that one) let’s talk about what is sitting ON TOP of ‘em.
Pretty much the easiest and healthiest chicken marinade you’ll ever make. It’s just Greek yogurt (did you notice the protein ON protein action? Protein SQUARED!) with lemon juice, olive oil and CHIA seeds.
It’s like a SUPERFOOD version of the classic lemon and poppy seed combo that I know your taste buds adore.
Once you have that mixed up, just let your chicken swim around in it (well, as much as a chicken breast can swim, I suppose) for a few hours, pop it in the oven and BAM! That marinade turns into a healthy-yum-packed creamy sauce to go on above mentioned zoodle (zucchini + noodle) spirals.
Follow all o’ dat up with some more fresh squeezed lemon juice, parsley and a wee bit of feta cheese (what is dinner without cheese, amIright?) and you’re basically winning the nutritious dinner maker award of the year award.
It’s a thing, I promise.
I don’t know about you, but just looking at ALL. THE. GREEN makes my body feel VIBRANT and HEALTHY and FRESH.
You know what they say.
Winner winner chicken dinner.
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