After months on zoodle envy and recipe stalking I recently asked myself, “why haven’t I tried this?”. The truth is, after months of chronic illness and my recent lyme diagnosis–I often feel completly zonked and unmotivated come dinner. Even if you are 100%, It’s easy to get in a rut and stick with the recipes you know and trust…but, it’s so worth it to break out of that cycle and have some fun! So, I did!
A week or so ago the Padermo spiralizer (I recommend this one as it has three different blades and works really well) so I took that as a sign from the universe to give this a go. To my surprise, “zoodling” is super fun and really easy.
Sidenote: in my head–a zoodle is a Dr. Seuss character which makes me giggle as I spiralize (an equally as groovy word).
It felt great to try something new in the kitchen and I was equally as thrilled by the fact that the fam really loved it. What a fun way to enjoy your veggies!
Without getting too deep (I mean, we are talking about zoodles after all), this expereince reinforced my daily mantra of late, “choose joy”. The funny thing about feeling unwell is that the small stuff doesn’t seem to matter as much. I feel more gratitude in the day to day then I have in the past and find that little joys, such as zoodling, become so much more. The kitchen is and has always been my happy place so I enjoyed feeling inspired to whip up something new and I truly had fun doing it.
I hope this super simple and satisfying recipe brings you as much joy as it did me! Happy Zoodling! (Insert mental picture of Dr. Seuss character here….)
- 1 cup pulled chicken
- 1 large zucchini
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
- 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Spiralize Zucchini and place in a large bowl.
- Add the tomato slices and chicken
- Toss with olive oil, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper. Top with fresh herbs.