So, I started this whole "clean eating" thing back in February 2011, after being really intrigued about a plan called the Whole30 . I decided to give it a go, but quickly realized that I needed to make it more adaptable to the way that our family eats and lives. I like my glass of wine at night. I don't think a piece of gum is going to sabotage me. I think that a DQ Blizzard is a good thing every once in a while. If my friend makes the most awesome jalapeno poppers you've ever had, you know I'm going to have one. But I also know that I feel pretty darn good when I'm eating quality proteins, fats, veggies, fruits and nuts, while leaving out dairy, grains, legumes (including soy and peanuts) and the big one, sugar, at least most of the time.
Here are some of the ways to do just that....

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Kicked Up Chicken Salad

I had some leftover chicken and a few avocados that needed to be used up, so here is the tasty result!

2 ripe avocados
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic
1-2 TBS pickled sliced jalapenos
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 or so cups diced or shredded chicken
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

In a food processor combine and blend first 8 ingredients.  Combine in a bowl with diced chicken, carrots and the rest of the cilantro.  I'm eating mine in lettuce leaves.  Simple, delicious dinner or lunch!

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