Chicken Salad

Since we have been gone for two weeks on vacation and we are only home for four days before we head back out for another five-day-get-away for my grandma’s funeral, I am very adamant not to go grocery shopping. Monday night when we got home I ran to the store to grab the staples: milk, bananas, bread, meat, and lettuce. I only spent $40 and am making this last four days while utilizing meat from our freezer for protein.

Tonight I wanted a quick meal as we don’t need leftovers in the house; I decided on a quick, healthy big chicken salad. However, I still have to go to the store (sad face), this is how empty our fridge is; no dressings. I could resort to our rice vinegar with a dash johnny seasoning dressing, but because it is our only dish tonight, I thought we need the “comfort” dressing of blue cheese or ranch; add some fat to our meal.

I assume my husband won’t be a big fan of this dish as he loves comfort food, but decided he doesn’t need to know until it’s served before him. :) He will eat what’s provided, but guarantee he will eat more snacks tonight to feel more “satisfied.” Funny how our minds play this game on us, to me it just proves that we don’t eat healthy enough on a regular basis that our bodies ‘think’ they need more fatty, comfort food, rather than being satisfied with a salad that always fills our tummies. Roughage is a great filler and tells our bodies we are full when we actually are; leaving us to not overeat. Although, maybe I can blame it on vacation, we ate so terrible while we were gone (hince the word “vacation”) so maybe that’s why healthy food right now seems appealing. We ate ourselves into food comas. :)

Chicken Salad:

  • Spinach
  • Chicken
  • Beets
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Mushrooms
  • Croutons
  • Blue Cheese

Enjoy a healthy salad now and again even if your man doesn’t prefer them. It’s always good to stick to roughage as it’s healthy, filling and helps get our servings of vegetables and/or fruit.

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