Paleo Chicken Salad

Today is Day 5 of being off of the 21 Day Superhero Challenge and I’m still feeling so good! 

One of my favorite things about the challenge is the meal plans that Emily Schromm sends us. In the last three that I’ve done, I have tried at least one recipe from each one. I really use them as a jumping point for what I’m gonna eat during my 21 days. As a foodie, I don’t mind getting a little more complicated in my food prep. I don’t mind buying the different/sometimes strange ingredients to make my meals because those things excite me!

This recipe is simple and straight forward. I use Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo but you can substitute whatever paleo mayo you want. Whether it’s a homemade one (this one is a favorite of mine to make) or a different brand that you may have found. I use the Chipotle Mayo because I love the little kick that comes at the end of my bites. I also like to use this nifty Citrus Lemon Sea Salt that I found at TJ Maxx and also this Paleo Ranch dressing.

***If you don’t have this fancy salt, adding the juice and zest of half of a lime does the trick too.*** 

Here are some pics of the process.

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Paleo Chicken Salad
Delicious, NOT BORING Chicken Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 4 chicken breasts (cooked, cooled and chopped)
  2. 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  3. 1/2 cup chopped celery
  4. 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  5. 1/2 cup sliced red grapes
  6. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  7. 1/2 cup Paleo Mayo (Avocado Oil Mayo)
  8. 1/4 cup Paleo Ranch Dressing
  9. 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  10. Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, onion,celery, grapes, walnuts and garlic powder together.
  2. Then spoon in the mayo and ranch dressing and mix well.
  3. Serve over greens with a side of plantain chips.
  4. You might like more dressing, or maybe not but for me this was the perfect consistency of dressing.
Notes
  1. I love to serve this chicken salad over greens. Lately my favorite greens have been Sweet Kale by Eat Smart without the cranberries or dressing that it comes with.
  2. P.S. This can also be made with regular mayo and regular ranch dressing.
  3. I usually double this recipe and so my pictures reflect that but the recipe itself isn't written as doubled.
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I love serving it over a bed of salad of some sort and a small side of plantain chips so I can get my little crunch fix taken care of. Lately I’ve been eating the Sweet Kale Blend that I found at my local Sam’s Club and I leave out the dressing and cranberries that it comes with and just use the salad and pepitas. Oh so good!

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I really do hope you get to try some of the recipes that I’ve posted this week. They are some of my favorites and they are good for you and not boring.

Something that I’m learning on my health journey is that I have to keep myself from getting bored with what I eat or I tend to just give up. I am refusing to allow myself to sabotage my health any longer. If you’re in the predicament yourself, drop me a message. I’d love to help encourage you. Don’t give up!

~Mrs Galvan~

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