A few months back, I got this funny little gadget called the veggetti, I swear it changed my life. It turns boring veggies into faux pasta noodles / healthy pasta that you can eat everyday without the guilt and the weight gain. Since then, I have experimented with just about every veggie I can possibly turn into a "noodle".

This is a pretty basic and somewhat popular recipe so I didn't reinvent the wheel on this one but I had to share it, as it is my top 5 favorite healthy meals. I make it at least 3 times a week because it's quick, SUPER healthy, and beyond delicious.



First, I make my own pesto. Pesto is only a few ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make. This is one of those things I always make myself because it's so simple and not worth buying products that have additives and preservatives. You'll want to make this first. Once you have finished the pesto, set it aside.


> > Mix all of these ingredients into a food processor until it is nice and smooth. < <



I typically enjoy this dish without chicken but when I'm really hungry or I am making it for my boyfriend I include chicken to round out the dish. It's wonderful with or without.


The chicken:


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Apply a thin coat of the pesto on each side of the chicken breasts. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for another 15 minutes or until the juices run clear. When they are finished, cut the breasts into bite sized pieces to add to the noodles.


The veggetti is extremely easy to use. In this recipe I actually used zucchini and carrots. I veggetti'd 2 large zucchinis and 3 large carrots (only the thicker carrots will work with the spiralizer).

This next step is really important!


Zucchinis are a water-based veg so, they need to be physically patted down and dried with a paper towel after they have been spiralized. If you do not do this you will have a very watery dish. You should see quite a bit of moisture come out of the noodles and once there is very little left you can put them in a warm pan with the carrots. On medium heat, add the noodles and the pesto. Stir on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Remove the noodles from the pan and place them in a large bowl.

In the bowl, add the sun dried tomatoes, chicken, and coarsely chopped basil. Stir together until all of the ingredients are equally dispersed. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe is fairly simple and super healthy! This is a great recipe to keep on hand for a planned weight loss regimen, meal prepping, go-to snack or healthy date night.



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I really love this look. I have been wearing this sweater almost everyday since I bought it. Don't worry I have washed it! It is a sleek, simple piece that can be paired with anything. I wore it with leggings here. When I wore it in Spain, I tucked it into a floral maxi skirt. I also bought a grey mini skirt to wear it with, untucked.