Mediterranean Pesto Pasta with Chicken, Veggies & Chickpeas

Mediterranean Pesto Pasta with Chicken, Veggies & Chickpeas

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Mediterranean Pesto Pasta with Chicken, Veggies & Chickpeas


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  • Author: Amy MS, RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Description

Mediterranean Pesto Pasta is fresh, vibrant and satisfying! This dish is infinitely adaptable with your favorite veggies or in-season produce.


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb Whole Wheat Penne Pasta
  • 1 lb Chicken Breast, cut into 1 1/2 inch dice
  • 2 Medium Zucchini
  • 2 Bell Peppers (Orange, Red or Yellow)
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 15 oz Can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 Tbsp Spinach Pesto

Instructions

  1. Make your pesto and then set aside to cook the rest of the dish.
  2. Cook your pasta according to the box directions.
  3. While the pasta cooks, cook your chicken and veggies
  4. Heat a large skillet (cast iron pan if you have it!) over medium high heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil
  5. When your pan is hot, add the chicken. Cook for 8-10 minutes until nicely browned and cooked through. Place cooked chicken on a plate and set aside.
  6. While the chicken cooks, prep your veggies. Rinse your veggies and get ready to chop!
  7. Dice the vegetables into 1 1/2 inch pieces
    1. Zucchini: Slice in half length-wise, then dice into half moon shape
    2. Bell Pepper: Cut around the pepper and remove the core, then slice into strips, then dice
    3. Cherry Tomatoes: Slice in half lengthwise
  8. Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and adjust skillet heat to medium. Add the chickpeas to the skillet.
  9. Next add the zucchini and bell pepper to your pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally and turning over the veggies to cook evenly on each side.
  10. Now its time to put the dish together!
  11. In a large bowl, add the 3-4 tablespoons of pesto to the bottom. Next, add the pasta, chicken and veggies, including the cherry tomatoes you chopped earlier. Top with another tablespoon of pesto. Using a large spoon, mix the dish together, taking care to not mash your veg!
  12. Taste the pasta and add additional pesto per your preference.
  13. Serve immediately and enjoy a taste of a Mediterranean Summer!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner, Mediterranean
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6
  • Calories: 460
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 625mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 77g
  • Fiber: 39g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
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Turmeric Pickled Onions

Turmeric Pickled Onions

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Turmeric Pickled Onions


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  • Author: Amy MS, RD, LDN

Description

Packed with anti-inflammatory benefits and delicious flavor, Turmeric Pickled Onions are a great topping for any meal!


Ingredients

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  • 1 Large Sweet Onion
  • 1 cup Distilled White Vinegar
  • 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients into a mason jar or a glass container with a lid.
  2. Allow to marinate for at least 12 hours, ideally 24 hours.
  3. Serve on top of fajitas, tacos, sandwiches, salads, so many ways!

 

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Pesto Garlic Knots

Pesto Garlic Knots

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Pesto Garlic Knots


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  • Author: Amy MS, RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Pesto Garlic Knots are delicious bites packed with spinach pesto, garlic and cheese. Perfect as an appetizer or side dish!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Start by making the Whole Wheat Pizza Dough and Spinach Pesto.
  2. Roll the pizza dough into a square, roughly 12×12 inches.
  3. Using a spatula, spread the pesto onto the dough, leaving about a 1/2 inch border around all sides.
  4. Evenly sprinkle the mozzarella over the pesto.
  5. Next, take the top half of the dough and fold down to meet the bottom. You are basically folding the dough in half here. (Check out the video for a play-by-play!)
  6. Then, using a knife or bench scraper, cut the dough horizontally into 6 sections. You should have 6 rectangles at this point.
  7. Now, take one of your rectangles and vertically cut two slits into the dough, keeping the top portion intact. Continue with remaining rectangles.
  8. Next it’s time to braid! Take one of your rectangles and fold the left dough portion over the middle section then repeat with the left side. Continue braiding until you reach the end of the dough. Then, pinch the bottom of the dough to seal. Now take the end you sealed and roll it up towards the other end. You will now have a braided pesto knot! Continue with the rest of the rectangles.
  9. Place the knots into a 9×9 baking dish and brush with a little olive oil.
  10. Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly and serve with marinara sauce. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 216
  • Sodium: 406mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
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Greek Chickpea Salad in a Jar

Greek Chickpea Salad in a Jar

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Greek Chickpea Salad in a Jar


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  • Author: Amy MS, RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Salads 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Chickpea Greek Salad is the easiest and tastiest plant-based meal prep!


Ingredients

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Chickpea Greek Salad:

  • 1 Can, 15 oz Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Cucumber, Peeled, Seeded and Diced
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata Olives
  • 1/4 cup Banana Peppers
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese
  • 1 cup Mixed Greens

Greek Salad Vinaigrette:

  • 1/3 cup Red Wine or Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all the Greek Vinaigrette ingredients to a small bowl or mason jar and whisk to combine.
  2. Get out two large mason jars for the salads.
  3. Add 2 tbsp Greek Salad Vinaigrette to the bottom of each of the jars.
  4. Next, add the salad ingredients. 1/2 can of the drained, rinsed chickpeas to each jar.
  5. Then half the diced cucumber, half the cherry tomatoes, half kalamata olives and half banana peppers.
  6. Top with 1/4 cup feta cheese in each jar and finally 1/2 cup of Mixed Greens on top.
  7. Put the mason jar lid on and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to dig in!
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Greek

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Salad
  • Calories: 204
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 643mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 33mg
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Almond Lemon Cookies

Almond Lemon Cookies

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Almond Lemon Cookies Gluten Free

Almond Lemon Cookies


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  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 1112 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Lemon almond cookies are moist, light and gluten-free goodness!


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/8 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Medium Sized Lemon, Zested and Juiced
  • 1 Large Egg White
  • 2 tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Slivered Almonds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Get out a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Place the egg white into a small bowl and beat with a fork until slightly frothy. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl add the almond flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, baking soda, and egg white. Stir together with a spatula. The mixture should resemble wet sand.
  4. Using a 1 1/2 inch scoop, scoop the dough and place onto the baking sheet. Continue until all dough has been used.
  5. Sprinkle each raw cookie with a few slivered almonds and gently press the cookies with your hands to flatten them every so slightly.
  6. Place the tray into the oven and bake the cookies for 12 minutes until just golden on the edges. You do not want to over cook!
  7. After 12 minutes, allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 124
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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Breakfast Granola Cups

Breakfast Granola Cups

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Granola Cups

Breakfast Granola Cups


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  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x

Description

Homemade granola cups are a wholesome and nutritious breakfast or snack. Fill them with Greek Yogurt and berries for more protein, antioxidants and flavor.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/4 cup Ground Flaxseed
  • 3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 Egg White

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a muffin tin with nonstick spray or coconut oil, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flaxseed and cinnamon and stir together with a spatula.
  3. To a small microwave safe bowl, add the maple syrup and peanut butter. Microwave for 20-25 seconds just to soften the peanut butter so it is easy to stir.
  4. Next, pour the peanut butter mixture into the oat mixture. Stir together with a spatula, making sure that all dry ingredients are coated in the wet ingredients.
  5. Whisk the egg white with a fork until slightly frothy then pour into the oat mixture and stir together.
  6. Divide the oat mixture into 8 muffin cups. Using your fingers, press the the mixture into the muffin tin to form cup shapes. Continue with the remaining granola cups.
  7. Place muffin tin into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes until the granola cups just start to turn golden brown.
  8. Allow the cups to cool in the muffin tin for at least 15 minutes. This is KEY, otherwise they will fall apart! Then, run a spatula or butter knife around the edge of each cup to gently release from the muffin tin.
  9. To serve, fill each cup with a spoonful of Greek Yogurt and top with fresh berries. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 194
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 53mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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Mediterranean Egg Wrap

Mediterranean Egg Wrap

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Mediterranean Egg Wrap

Mediterranean Egg Wrap


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  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x

Description

This Mediterranean Egg Wrap is a mix between an omelet and a breakfast burrito but it is so much better than both of those! Plus, it packs in 31 grams of protein per serving!


Ingredients

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  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Soy Milk
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 oz Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup Raw Baby Spinach
  • 3/4 oz Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1 Whole Wheat Tortilla

Instructions

  1. Heat a nonstick skillet to medium heat. Add 2 tsp olive oil.
  2. When the pan is heated up, add the peppers and mushrooms and sautee for 1-2 minutes until the mushrooms are nicely browned.
  3. Next add a handful of spinach and sautee for 1 minute.
  4. While the spinach and veggies cook, whisk up the eggs, milk, Greek Yogurt and salt and pepper in a bowl.
  5. Then, pour the egg into the pan, over top of the veggies. Give the pan a little shake to spread the eggs out evenly.
  6. Place the tortilla on top of the egg mixture and allow to cook for 4-5 minutes.
  7. After 5 minutes, run your spatula around the outside edge of the egg to make sure it will easily release and that it is cooked through.
  8. Using a large spatula, flip the mixture over so that the tortilla is now on the bottom. Add the grated cheese and allow the tortilla to brown for 1 minute.
  9. Finally, roll or fold the tortilla egg up. I find that folding into thirds like a letter works well. Then, give the roll up a little press with your spatula to fully crisp the bottom.
  10. Now, slide it onto a plate, cut in half on a diagonal and dig in!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 461
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 364
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 580mg
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Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
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Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip


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  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x

Description

This protein-packed take on classic ranch dip is the perfect appetizer or snack.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Chives
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Dried Dill
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl or mason jar.
  2. Whisk together until all spices are incorporated into the yogurt.
  3. Enjoy as a dip for veggies, a spread on wraps and sandwiches, whatever combination you like!

Notes

  1. To make this into a salad dressing, thin it out with 2-3 tablespoons of water and whisk together.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dips
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 45
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 171mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
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Mini Rosemary & Parmesan Foccacia Bites

Mini Rosemary Foccacia Bites

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Mini Rosemary & Parmesan Foccacia Bites

Mini Rosemary & Parmesan Foccacia Bites


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  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Mini Rosemary & Parmesan Foccacia Bites make the perfect pair with a cozy soup or a flavorful appetizer for your next dinner.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp Rosemary, Minced
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 6 tsp Olive Oil
  • Flaked Sea Salt for topping, Optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Get a muffin tin out and prep for the foccacia bites by pouring 1/2 tsp olive oil into each muffin tin section.
  3. Then, make the dough. To the bowl of a stand mixer, add the Greek Yogurt, flours, baking powder, 1/4 cup Parmesan and salt. Mix on low until all ingredients are incorporated. (Alternatively you can add to a large bowl and mix by hand with a spatula.)
  4. Remove the bowl from the mixer and divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  5. Then, take each dough portion and flatten slightly with your hands and place into the prepared muffin tin sections.
  6. Top each dough section with the minced rosemary and 1 tbsp grated Parmesan. Then top with a pinch of sea salt on each.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly golden.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 84
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 114mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
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Quinoa Greek Salad

Quinoa Greek Salad

Quinoa Greek Salad
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