- Dr. Sweeney
Easy Chicken Salad (high in protein and healthy fats)
This is a super easy, cheap recipe that you can make and keep in the fridge for quick lunches. I love it because it is basically made up of my two favorite food groups, Protein and healthy fats.
Beware of the "vehicle" (as I like to call it) that you choose to eat your Chicken salad on. Ideally your "vehicle" should just be a fork. Traditional ways to eat chicken / egg / tuna salad are on bread or crackers and we want to avoid these high - carb vehicles that will undo your progress.
I have some suggestions below if you absolutely HAVE TO eat your chicken salad on something.
1 whole rotisserie chicken chopped up into small bites
1/2 onion chopped as small as you want
3 stalks celery chopped to your liking
3/4 Cup Mayo (the real stuff, not miracle whip).
- and the not-so-secret, secret ingredient
1 tsp celery salt
Mix it all up in a bowl and refrigerate and enjoy!!
What I love about this is that you can take it on the go, keep it at work, and it keeps for quite awhile in the fridge for an easy meal whenever. The protein and healthy fats that dominate this recipe fill you up and keep you full! By avoiding carbs we are avoiding swings in blood sugar and insulin and the "crash" that comes a couple hours later making you ravenous for more carbs.
As far as suggestions on what to eat it with:
- best to just eat by itself but.... here's some other suggestions
- lettuce wrap
- on a stalk of celery
-in a low carb tortilla or wrap
- on these pitas ( I find locally at Meijer and Wal-mart) only 7 net carbs per pita and you probably will only need half a pita
Enjoy and share this with others