Comfort food: Your family will love this healthy casserole made with spinach, artichoke and chicken.


By JULIE BRINKLEY


There is nothing better than having a casserole waiting for you at home after a long, busy day.


And this recipe is not only healthy, it’s delicious!

WHAT’S IN IT


2 cooked skinless chicken breasts, shredded or cubed


2 tbsp avocado oil or melted butter


½ cup cottage cheese


¾ cup sour cream


2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided


¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

1 tsp salt


1 ½ tsp garlic powder


1 tsp thyme


Juice and zest of ½ lemon


2 cups fresh spinach


18-oz artichoke hearts, halved and drained.

HOW TO MAKE IT


Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease a 1 ½ quart casserole dish with healthy fat of choice and set aside.


In large mixing bowl, add cooked shredded chicken, healthy fat of choice, cottage cheese and sour cream.


Add 1 ½ cups shredded cheese, parsley, sea salt, garlic, thyme, lemon juice and lemon zest; stir until fully combined.

Gently fold in the spinach and artichoke hearts and pour mixture into greased casserole dish.


Sprinkle remaining ½ cup shredded cheese over the top and bake for 40-50 minutes or until the cheesy top is lightly golden brown.


Let the casserole sit for 10 minutes before serving.


Enjoy!