I created this recipe one night when I was craving a chunky tomato sauce. This ended up turning into one of my favorite dishes made during some weight-loss journey recipe experiments. Try this recipe for Grilled Garlic chicken Over Zoodles!
When I was first experimenting with this dish, tomatoes were in season and I was looking for a way to utilize some of my farmers market finds. I love fresh tomatoes, they’re unbelievably delicious. However, in the winter, I switch to canned. In this case, you’d use diced tomatoes.
There are very few items I’ll get in cans because so many nutrients are lost in the process. For some reason, tomatoes are the exception to my rule. Typically, if I cannot get fresh, in-season produce, I will opt for frozen as they have more nutrients than canned. If I am eating tomatoes in the winter it’s because I’m having a craving for them - after all, they are one of my favorite foods.
I went with zoodles for two reasons. First, they're super healthy for you. And second, they're low in calories. There are so many vegetable spiralizers out there now and come in a wide range of pricing for any budget. It's worth getting if you like zucchini.
I truly believe that the secret to weight loss is having foods that you enjoy readily available. It is important that you enjoy the food that you’re eating, otherwise you won’t eat them. It’s all about making healthy choices but healthy does not have to mean boring.
So if I only have healthy snacks in the house, I will only have good choices to make. If I have chips and cookies sitting around, I will go directly to them because that’s what’s there. So, it’s important that you recognize what foods you do enjoy and keep experimenting to find recipes that make this journey easier. Having low-calorie dishes that are easy to make, and that you find delicious is a key ingredient in any weight loss journey.
One of the things that I love to do is make healthier versions of the foods I loved before I started my journey. I know I’ve mentioned this a couple times in the blog, but it’s still very true and I still experiment with new foods to this day. Our bodies change every couple years and your tastes can change along with it. So every few years I’m trying foods that I previously did not like to see if I feel differently. This way I can add even more healthier foods to the mix.
I hope you enjoy this Grilled Garlic Chicken Over Zoodles recipe on your journey!
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