Well hello my friends, it's been a whirlwind of personal obligations over the past week, which has kept me from doing what I love to do — blogging. A week without a post is far too long for my liking.
One of the healthy living habits I encourage, is to develop outlets that allow creativity. For me, everything that goes into my blog, is such an outlet. I find when I am creative, my mind is calm, almost carefree, and I have a sense of peace as well as purpose.
As an introvert I have found, that after a period of high engagement with others, I need time to decompress first before my mind gets creative. I need my alone time to recharge and be inspired. This is how I operate. The past 10 days, I have been pulled in many directions, some unforeseen crisis and some planned obligations and my time, which I dedicate to Healthy Living How To has dwindled.
When this happens I go into functional mode and “just do it” but I long to be left alone for a day, to just be. The end is in sight and balance will be restored. At least what is balance for me.
Last night, with the help of my husband, we created a meal together in the kitchen. I even dusted off my camera and took some pictures, which is one of my favorite parts of being a blogger.
I posted a picture of our Chicken Marinara with Sun Dried Tomatoes over Zucchini Noodles on the Healthy Living How To Facebook page last night and of course got requests for a recipe. However, this meal, like others I make, was just an outlet of creativity. There really isn't a recipe to follow per se. It was a “throw things together” and “taste as you go” kind of meal that turned out spectacular.
What follows is a list of ingredients, and you my friends, will need to add your own creativity to this recipe. Is that a deal?!
- Chicken Breast, Diced
- Marinara Sauce
- Italian Seasoning
- Garlic, Crushed
- Celtic Sea Salt
- Sun Dried Tomatoes
- Using a spiral slicer or julienne peeler, make your noodles.
- In a dry non-stick ceramic skillet saute noodles until al dente (no water necessary).
- In a separate skillet cook chicken breast.
- Top cooked breast with marinara, Italian seasoning to taste, crushed garlic, Celtic sea salt and a handful of sun dried tomatoes.
- Pile noodles on plate and top with sauce.
To make zucchini noodles I use a spiral slicer, but a julienne peeler works as well.
Zucchini crops in the US are commonly genetically modified. For this reason I buy organic.
Fee free to make your own marinara sauce, but after a long week and for the sake of convenience, I used jarred sauce. I shop for sauce found in glass jars and scan the ingredients for added sugar or, gasp, HFCS, and avoid those. There are some good organic sauces out there, but they usually need a little jazzing up.