If you have followed my blog for any given amount of time, you know I like to eat healthy, protein packed, clean foods. I feel they are the most flavoful and leaves me feeling great all day long. In addition to developing my own healthy recipes I too am fangirl of sorts to a few other peeps that I admire and wish to be more like them. One of them is Kevin from Fit Men Cook. And I LOVE his motto: " Built in the kitchen; Sculpted in the gym" I truly try to live by this every day. I know that 80% of your success is nutrition and it is SO important to have a balanced diet and well rounded excercise to go along with it.
Kevin has some really great recipes and his videos are so much fun to watch! He is also an affiliate with Quest Nutrition and Body building.com. Which I also follow their strength training workouts on their app! Jamie Easons and Lee Labrada are my favorite workout plans to follow and I have lost pant sizes and inches every where from following them!
Any way, when I heard that Kevin was teaming up with body building.com to have a cook off, I HAD to enter. The rules were to make a diss with these 5 ingredients: chicken breast, zucchini, granny smith apples, sweet potato, and goat cheese. The thing that tripped me up was the apples...but I made this ragu and it is SO good! I hope I win! Thanks Kevin!
1 oz of pancetta
1 yellow onion diced
2 small sweet potatoes diced
liberal amount of salt free garlic seasoning
2 4oz chicken breasts cooked ( I baked mine in the oven with garlic seasoning for 20 minutes at 385)
2 medium Granny Smith apples diced
¼ cup white wine
1 29oz can of diced tomatoes
1 tbs organic tomato paste
2 medium zucchini spiral used
2 oz of soft goat cheese
basil or Rosemary for garnish
In a skillet heat pancetta on medium high heat for 3 minutes
Add onion and potatoes and sauté for 5-6 minutes or until softened
Add garlic seasoning and apples
Add wine and let it reduce down by half
Add tomatoes and tomato paste and stir thoroughly
Place zucchini on plate top with hot Ragu and chicken breast. Top with goat cheese and garnish "BOOM!"-Kevin
Macros:serves 2 Calories:589, fat: 16g,Protein:41g, carbs:64g, fiber:14g, Sodium: 700mg
What a fun twist on ragu! Love the zucchini noodles.
Love this recipe! I'm always looking for recipes to get more use out of my spiralizer.
Love this twist on a ragu! I've been wanting a spiralizer for a while now!
Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says
1 - I want a spiralizer so badly! I julienne zucchini to make zoodles pretty often, but these just look so much cooler! 2 - I love that there's apple in this!
I am definitely going to check on those work out plans. You also have an excellent chance at winning!
[email protected] says
I love zucchini noodles and love the addition of Apple and pancetta!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
You totally deserve to win!! This is a great looking dish!!
beate weiss-krull (@Beatepdx) says
Yes, lot's of veggies and healthy food definitively rule.
Your recipe sounds fantastic I am crossing my fingers for you to win
Paula - bell'alimento says
I need to get on this zoodle train
Back for Seconds says
Such a beautiful dish and it sounds delish too!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Interesting noodles! I made zucchini "noodles" over the weekend for my husband (I don't like zucchini) and they were not nearly as nice looking as yours! The chicken looks great, too! Love healthy meals like this.
Cookin Canuck says
It's so true that a good balance between eating and exercise can fuel your body and make you feel fantastic! I love everything about this recipe.
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
I love those zoodles!!!!
christine (@foodyschmoody) says
Sounds amazing. I really need to get myself a spiralizer
Nutmeg Nanny says
I don't know why I haven't gotten on the zoodle train yet. I need to make this asap!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
When I saw this photo the other day, I almost died! it looks absolutely amazing. I adore zucchini noodles to begin with but you seriously upped the ante.
Colleen (Souffle Bombay) says
Your zucchini noodles look SO fun, I have never had them and now I have to try them! Best of luck in the contest