Simple lunch salad: chicken walnut salad
Chicken walnut salad
It’s the talk of the moment: corona kilo’s (or pounds) that are creeping up because we all eat more (hello comfort food) and we move less. Recipe for disaster if it comes to weight gain. And I am certainly no exception. On top of the whole corona thing, there is also stuff going on in my personal life.
And that makes it even harder to not reach for the cookies, cakes and other sugary things. I’m just really bad that way.
Back to normal
So instead of reaching for the cookie jar way to often, I’ve decided to go back to eating lots of veggies. I love vegetables and I normally tend to make a big salad for lunch most days of the week. But lately it’s been more quick sandwich kind of things. Which is tasty but not necessarily the best thing to do.
So in order to get back some control I am starting with this delicious chicken walnut salad. And no, this is not the biggest amount of vegetables you can eat, but it is easy to adapt this chicken walnut salad to be more of an entire meal.
So instead of putting it on a sandwich or cracker (which is delicious) you can eat this chicken walnut salad with extra carrot, extra lamb’s lettuce or any other kind of lettuce of your choice.
Or if this is not your thing, try this Asian style salad with mango and chicken. Which is totally one of my favorites.
Battle against the kilo’s
So today is the day I am starting the battle against the extra weight gain… Are you with me?
I’m starting of by eating this delicious chicken walnut salad for dinner with extra veggies. That should be a good start of a better eating pattern!
This delicious chicken walnut salad is perfect for use on a cracker or can be eaten with extra vegetables. Quantity is enough for a spread for four or a meal for 2.
- 250 gr chicken filet
- 50 gr walnuts chopped
- 2-3 carrots grated
- 20 gr parsley chopped
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/2 lemon juice
- pepper and salt
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- flax seed crackers to serve
Start by poaching the chicken in a pan with salted water. Leave to cook for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the water and let it cool.
Pull the chicken apart with your fingers or by using two forks and place in a bowl. Add the chopped walnuts, the chopped parsley and the grated carrot and mix it well.
Make the dressing by combining the ingredients and add pepper and salt to taste.
Mix the dressing through the salad and stir through
This salad is delicious to eat like this or serve on a flax seed cracker .