Woo hoo, the long weekend has arrived!

As I’m sure you know, I LOVE long weekends. They allow me plenty of time to step back, disconnect, and have some fun in the kitchen.

Today, I’m sharing 2 healthy recipes from The Simplicity Kitchen that will keep your taste buds satisfied, your hormones balanced, and your family happy.

Greek Inspired Zoodles

  • 4 zucchini
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, halved
  • 1⁄2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • Crumbled goat feta, optional
  1. Rinse the zucchini well, pat them dry, and chop the tips and tails off.
  2. Using a spiralizer (like Paderno or Pampered Chef), make noodles out of all of the zucchini and add the noodles to a large serving bowl.
  3. Note: once you get to the last 2 inches or so of the zucchini, it will be difficult to spiral, so you can either grate it or finely chop the rest.
  4. Add the cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and kalamata olives into the bowl with the zucchini.
  5. Whisk together the other ingredients in a small bowl.
  6. Pour this dressing over the zucchini pasta and toss everything together.
  7. Serve cold, with crumbled feta cheese (if you choose to include it).
  8. You can serve this as a side dish with some grilled chicken or cod or as a main meal by adding 1⁄2 cup black beans, white beans, or lentils.

Macadamia Nut Crusted Cod

  • 2 5-oz wild cod fillets (you can use any wild fish of choice)
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp butter, grass-fed
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  1. Sprinkle cod with salt and pepper.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg until frothy. Dip the fish into the egg, then coat the fillets with nuts.
  3. Gently pat nut mixture onto the fish.
  4. In a large skillet, sear the fish in oil over medium heat for about 6-8 minutes on each side or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Meanwhile, melt your butter. Stir in parsley and lemon juice. Drizzle over the fish.
  6. I love serving this dish up with a huge bowl of greek zoodles and grilled veggies.
Cheers to a Simplicious long weekend!

 

Jenn Pike
Written by Jenn Pike
Jenn is a best selling author ~ The Simplicity Project, Holistic Lifestyle & Media Expert. Yogi. Mom. Wife. On a mission to educate the masses.