A Chick and Her Salad

So last night I committed to making something healthy for lunch. I've been guzzling a ton of soda over the past few weeks. So much, in fact, that my supervisor at work commented that I must be collecting those $0.79 soda cups from Circle K. Honestly, I've let go of my health and body so much over the past six weeks that my coach seems to have a permanent impression of my perfect Netflix position molded into the cushions and surrounded by a scattering of Oreo crumbs and the last remnants of my dignity. I'd say that the lifestyle change that I started on Sunday couldn't come sooner. 

Now, I love healthy eating. Actually, I love eating period, but eating healthy puts me in a better state of mind to take on the day. For some reason, just planning to eat something healthy the next day makes me feel obligated to commit to other life affirming actions like flossing my teeth or actually putting the new roll of toilet paper on the holder instead of setting it on top of it. I mean if I can put together and eat a salad and enjoy it, then I can very well take on the day. Of course, I can't just jump into the deep end on this whole health kick, so I decided to go with a chicken salad sandwich. Baby steps, you know.

Served on toasted garlic ciabatta bread with a small smear of butter on each slice.

Avocado Chicken Salad

You Will Need:
1/2 lb chicken, steamed, and cubed*
1/2 c steamed peas** 
2 small avocados or 1 large
4 oz plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
Kosher salt and pepper to taste

In a food processer, pulse the avocado, yogurt, mustard, and vinegar until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Toss the chicken and peas together in a large bowl. Fold in the avocado mixture until evenly coated.

Serve on toast, crackers, apple slices, or even eat it straight out of the bowl standing in front of the refrigerator bathed in the warm glow of the refrigerator bulb in the middle of the night.

*Breast or thighs, It's your choice really. Both have their benefits.

**For you Paleo fans, you can use apples, raisins, celery, carrots. Go where ever your little heart takes you you beautiful bastards!


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