I love when lunch just comes together quickly from things you have in the fridge. This is much easier to achieve when you have lots of options in the fridge ready to go! It is much, much harder when you need to go grocery shopping and have been avoiding it due to laziness and the knowledge that once you shop you must then prepare your foods before they go bad. And I am usually an overzealous shopper and purchase half the produce in the store. Then I get home and panic, realizing that I will never be able to eat/use it all in time. I have been a million times better about this since starting whole 30, and I haven’t had to throw out old produce in a few weeks, huzzah! Aaaanyway, I love chicken salad and here’s the version I made myself for lunch yesterday. It was so good that I then had it for dinner. And wished I had some for breakfast today pre-wod. I now must go grill some chicken breasts so that I have chicken for my chicken salad.
Whole 30 Avocado Chicken Salad
Yield: two 7.15 oz servings
Nutrition per serving
Fat: 5.5 g
Sodium: 548.4 mg
Carbs: 7.3 g
Fiber: 3.4 g
Sugars: 2.2 g
Protein: 19.5 g
6 oz grilled (cooked somehow) boneless skinless chicken breast
46 g (1/8thcup) diced white onion
50 g (1/8th cup-ish) diced celery
59 g (see above) diced grape tomatoes
2 oz avocado, diced or mashed
juice of one lime
kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste
fresh cilantro to taste, about 2 Tb chopped for me
Take all your ingredients and toss them into a bowl, minus the avocado (unless you are a genius and mashed yours beforehand-which I am not and did not.) Mash up your avocado until smooth, then toss it into the bowl with the rest, stir until all the ingredients are uniformly covered in delicious avocado. Salt and pepper to taste. I ate mine over a bed of spinach leaves with nothing else on it. It was amazing! It would also be great as a wrap or sandwich for anyone not following paleo/gluten free/whole 30.
PS Kale chips are amazing right out of the oven. I used this recipe from nomnom paleo and its freaking fantastic. I used smoked salt after they came out of the oven and wow! Delightful. No post oven picture because Christian and I then consumed them all as fast as we could!