Saturday, November 26, 2016

Whole 30 Favorites

A few months ago, Zeb and I did Whole 30 to see if we could figure out if I had any food triggers for Crohn's.  We were super strict and careful--the kids ate it at night because I only cook one dinner!  We had some really good food and I have had lots of people ask me for my favorite recipes.  I am going to try to put a couple on here every few days.

This first one we were having prior to Whole 30--we just had to cut out the feta or the mozzarella.  I don't have measurements for it--but it's easy to eyeball.  This is super easy to prep while the kids are in school and then it comes together in 15 minutes.  We eat this as a one dish meal.

Chicken with Zucchini Noodles:
Spiralize Zucchini and put aside:  I usually do 4 small ones for my family and this step can be done
       earlier in the day.
Cut chicken in bite size pieces.  I do 3 chicken breasts and I do this earlier in the day.
Cherry Tomatoes
Olive Oil
Garlic, crushed or chopped small

Salt and Pepper the chicken and saute in olive oil in a dutch oven until cooked through. Pull the chicken out and set aside.  Add olive oil to the pan (I add a good bit).  Throw in cherry tomatoes.  I cook these until they are blistered.  When almost done I add  the garlic.  Then break up the tomatoes. Throw in the zucchini noodles.  Cook these as little or as long as you like.  My family likes them cooked until they are soft.  Add in chicken. Toss Together.    (If not doing whole 30-add in either fresh mozzarella or feta cheese)

This started out as Chicken Alfredo, but didn't end up that way!  This was probably my favorite.  It was so rich and creamy!  I don't even know what to call it.

Spaghetti Squash
butternut squash (I bought already cut up)
Chicken, 2 breasts
Bacon, 4 pieces chopped (I buy whole 30 approved at Whole Foods)
Can of Coconut Milk
Garlic powder
frozen peas, 1/2 bag

Cut spaghetti squash in half.  Sprinkle with olive oil and roast 45 minutes on 450 degrees.  Roast butternut squash for about 20 minutes.  
At the same time cook the chicken.  Sprinkle with salt/pepper and olive oil.  Cook for 20 minutes on 450 degrees and then pull out and cover in foil for 5 minutes. Shred or chop chicken.
Cook 4 pieces of chopped bacon and then wipe out (but not clean) the grease.  
Add the butternut squash and 3/4 can of coconut milk.  Salt and pepper it along with a good amount of garlic pepper.  Add a few dashes of oregano.  Mash with a potato masher.  
Throw in frozen peas, chopped chicken, bacon, spaghetti squash, and mix together.  

This can be served as a one pot meal or serve with a salad or vegetable.