Chicken and Zucchini Quinoa Bake

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How would you define a ” Heart Healthy” lifestyle?  For me, it’s eating healthy, and maintaining a consistent running routine.  As most of you know, I started doubling healthy recipes and keeping the recipes in my freezer for quick and healthy lunch and dinners.  This is great because I hardly ever eat out anymore.

The other aspect of my ” Heart Healthy” lifestyle is running.  I ran cross-country when i was younger, and I have always kept running a part of my life.  Right now, I am training for a 5k that I will run in April with my good friend, Karen.

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Karen, is also the mom to two small children.  We are busy, and we are both trying to get back into shape.  We decided a few weeks ago, that we would run a race together this April.   We have been keeping each other in check, by sending each other e-mails a few days a week, discussing how much we ran, how fast, and the challenges we have faced.   Let me tell you, if you want to get back in to shape, there’s nothing quite like, positive peer pressure from a best friend.  🙂

We have discussed eating habits, how to fit a work out in when the kiddos are sick, to what kind of running clothes are the most comfortable.  I know, that if we keep this up, our results are going to be amazing.

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Nowadays, I feel like companies are doing a great job, coming out with more health conscious products to satisfy consumer demand, and  Campbell’s Soup is one of them.

I am helping Campbell launch their  Pinterest Sweepstakes, that encourages people to take healthy steps towards a heart-healthy lifestyle.   They are giving away a variety of fun prizes during February, which is American Heart Month.

Please click here to check out the Pinterest Sweepstakes.

Campbell Soup is dedicated to women by providing delicious, heart-healthy recipes and products to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.  I am going to show you one today!

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My Chicken and Zucchini Quinoa Bake is comfort food, packed with healthy ingredients.  It is also Gluten-Free and Grain-Free.  Quinoa is not actually a grain, it’s a seed.   I also used two whole zucchini, and leftover baked chicken in this recipe.  This dinner turned out wonderfully, and I currently have leftover,  lunch sized portions in my fridge for next week.

 

Chicken and Zucchini Quinoa Bake
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups of cooked Quinoa
  • 1 can of Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 2 cups of shredded chicken, OR 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped.
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 1 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a Saucepan, saute onion, chopped carrot, and shredded zucchini, until they become transparent. Add the Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup and 1 cup of milk and stir until the mixture is boiling.
  3. In a 9 by 13 baking dish, Mix the quinoa with the soup mixture.
  4. Top casserole with shredded chicken and cheese
  5. Bake in the oven for 20-15 minutes- or until the cheese has melted to your preference.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, so it’s never been more important to start a “Heart Healthy” lifestyle.   Campbell has a whole list of delicious looking, heart-healthy recipes on their website.   Most of their dinner recipes are also easy for any mom on the go.

Also, please don’t forget to enter the sweepstakes, in order to win some fun prizes!

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17 Comments

  1. I’ll definitely give this one a try. It looks delicious, and quinoa is so good for you!

     
  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    That sounds delicious. I love meals like this that are easy to make and taste awesome. I have to try it.

     
  3. Yeah so – I’m about to make this for supper tomorrow night (since today is Pancake night). I LOVE quinoa.

     
  4. I love anything quinoa. I am definitely going to be trying this meal. It combines so many of my favorite meals.

     
  5. This looks super yummy! It reminds me of chicken and broccoli, which my family loves! I will have to try this one!

     
  6. Anything with Quinoa and you got me! I’ll be sharing this recipe with my boyfriend for a future dinner.

     
  7. CourtneyLynne

    omg this sounds absolutely delicious!! I’m so pinning this to try next week!

     
  8. This sounds delicious. I could make this for me for lunch!

     
  9. That really does look and sound amazing. Just like comfort food. I wish I had this instead of what I have at the moment on my plate!

     
  10. I agree with you when you said that companies these days are doing a better job at providing healthier options and healthier products for their customers. It’s good that they’re all adapting to this lifestyle that a lot of us have now embraced. Your Chicken & Zucchini Quinoa Bake recipe sure looks easy-to-prepare and delicious!

     
  11. Bonnie @ wemake7

    That looks really good. Our family loves Campbell’s products and chicken. I’ll give this recipe a try.

     
  12. This looks so delicious! I really want to try this!

     
  13. This looks so yummy and healthy. I have just recently got into quinoa and I am addicted! I want this recipe now! Great pics!

     
  14. I never know what to do with quinoa but this looks absolutely delicious! I’ll be trying this out for sure!

     
  15. We’ve just started using quinoa and are always looking for ways to cook it, this looks great because we like zucchini as well. Maybe with some grilled blackened chicken….

     
  16. I love quinoa and zucchini so this dish appeals to me in many ways. I migth give it a try with some tofu for added protein.

     
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