Don't you wish we had 3 days for the weekend?!? Two days to hang out with friends, spend time with the boy, have fun adventures, and relax a bit. Then a day to do laundry, clean the apartment, and prepare food for the week. But alas, we only have 2 days to smash in all these activities.
Well, we should at least attempt to make the most of weekends, right? This weekend the boy and I took a fun-filled day trip to Starved Rock, IL. It's a 2 hour drive from Chicago, so we got up pretty early on Saturday, drove down, got in a ~5 mile hike, bought some local sweet corn/peaches/honey, then drove back before sundown. It was a jam packed day, and it felt great being active and getting some fresh, non-city, air!
The gorgeous views along the hike didn't hurt either....
But now, it's Sunday and we're back to reality of chores and preparing food for the week. If you need some ideas for weekly meals to prepare on Sunday evenings, may I suggest this avocado chicken salad?
While you can simply eat the salad sandwiched between 2 slices of bread, my favorite way to eat it is with whole wheat crackers (crunchy, flavorful, lots of fiber, and low-calorie) and a ton of fresh veggies (carrots, radishes, tomatoes, and orange peppers). It was equally delicious scooped on top of a large salad.
I prefer the lightness/crunchiness of veggies with the chicken salad compared with simply using it as a sandwich filling. But no matter how you serve it, you can't really go wrong with this recipe!
Avocado chicken salad, adapted from Becoming Betty
Ummm, so I didn't really measure anything. Sorry! But obviously tastes are gonna vary, so add/remove quantities and ingredients as you see fit. I added a bit of light mayo, probably around 1/4 cup for a whole rotisserie chicken, but feel free to eliminate the mayo completely, or use more for a more classic chicken salad flavor.
A few grilled chicken breasts, or a whole rotisserie chicken (shredded or chopped), cooled
1 - 2 avocados, mashed
light mayo, optional
handful cilantro, chopped
red onion, chopped (feel free to use shallots or green onions too)
salt and pepper
- Combine everything in a bowl. Enjoy!