ItalianOptavia Recipes



  • 1 Lean
  • 3 Green
  • 1 Healthy Fat
  • 3 Condiment

A classic Italian dish, this Chicken Parmesan is absolutely amazing! Coupled with some light zucchini noodles and you have a hearty dish that’s on the plan, great-tasting, and a true family pleaser! Would your family eat Italian food every night? Prepare this lean and green Chicken Parmesan recipe and you’ll have an Italian meal that is both delicious and on plan!

  • Difficulty
  • Servings
  • Cooking Time
    20 MINUTES
  • Prep Time
    10 MINUTES



  • 1.75 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • 2 tbsp Large Flake Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tsp Large Flake Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided (optional)*
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 (15oz.) can Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 small Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 stalk Scallions chopped
  • 2 medium Zucchini spiraled



  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the almond flour and (2tbsp+2tsp) of large flake nutritional yeast. Season the chicken breasts with salt (if desired) and pepper, then cover both sides in almond mixture.
  3. Bake the chicken for 12 to 15 minutes, or until its internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove the chicken from the oven after it has cooked. Set aside to rest while still hot.
  4. While the chicken is baking, put the tomatoes, oregano, garlic, and scallions in a saucepan and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes on low.
  5. Zucchinis (1 lb. total), sliced or “spiralized” into noodle-like strands (should yield about 4 cups zucchini noodles). Steam zucchini “noodles” in a steamer basket over boiling water on the stovetop until cooked.
  6. Serve chicken with zucchini “noodles” and marinara.

Optavia Lean and Green Recipes

Hi, we have found that almost the 3rd person facing the problem of being overweight. In our team and research, we have some fellows who have been facing this for years. So at the beginning of 2021, we began to take the weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 60 lbs so far on the OPTAVIA 5&1 Plan! It's been amazing, and while our journey isn't over, we are well on our way! When we started our team and fellows had a hard time finding the top OPTAVIA 5&1 recipes, so we were so inspired to build this website to help compile some of what I felt are the best OPTAVIA recipes around. We are very happy to share it with you as well! For those not familiar, OPTAVIA is not some fad diet but instead is a program designed to help those who are looking to lose weight make better choices with their health and wellness via better habits. We've worked hard to make sure that all OPTAVIA 5 and 1 recipes listed are approved for the OPTAVIA 5&1 plan.

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