Healthy Chicken Salad
Wow. You guys. Thank you SO much for the outpouring of compassion about Buck. I guess animal lovers attract animal lovers, right? Seriously, one of the perks of having a blog is having awesome readers like you all showing compassion
So, happy Friday! It’s Friday, right? I’m ALL messed up this week with my days – anyone else?
Last night I had about 20 minutes between clients, and I had some energy to burn. So I put myself in an empty little corner of the gym, gathered a medicine ball and a mat, I went through this workout 3 times. Kicked my booty! And I worked up a pretty good sweat, which I attribute both to the workout itself as well as the humidity that the gym had been leeching in from outside all day.
After training my last client for the afternoon, I headed home, cleaned out my car (guh) and put together this cool little dinner to have on a beastly hot evening.
Guys, it’s even too hot to use the grill right now! Plus, apparently, I’m all about making salads out of “non-salad” food. Like healthy chicken salad! – in a whole wheat wrap, with a side of carrots and hummus.
I’m all about not turning on the oven, grill, stove, or heck – even the microwave! – right now. So when I found a little can of organic chicken, I immediately picked it up and thought “chicken salad!”
I literally put this together in 5 minutes (but I’d already had my onion and red bell pepper chopped up) and it was such a hit for both Shane and myself.
1 can (organic) chicken
2 eggs, hard boiled and chopped
½ c. red grapes, halved
½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 tbsp. onion, finely chopped
½ c. pecans pieces
¼ c. olive oil mayo
¼ c. Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, make the dressing by combining the mayo, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, mix together everything except the dressing. Stir the dressing until everything is evenly coated. Chill for at least 20 minutes.
Do you try to avoid appliances that produces hot when temps reach scorcher-status?
I know I sure do – I even had a hard time drinking my hot coffee yesterday!