Hi Relishments readers! I’m on maternity leave, but some awesome bloggers have volunteered to step in and keep new content coming your way. I may be popping in occasionally, but I really appreciate the opportunity to take some time off with our new addition. Please show my guest authors some love and check out their sites and social media! Today’s post is from Ashley who writes at The Small Town Foodie.
This healthy chicken salad is made with a homemade olive oil mayo and is a delicious version of the classic chicken salad sandwich!
I cannot even tell you how many times I have heard someone say that eating healthy is hard, boring, or tastes bad. I used to drive myself absolutely crazy trying to defend all of these comments, but then realized people are just not educated about eating well. Still to this day people think fat is the devil and eating less means losing weight. Rather than getting annoyed, I’ve been trying to nicely educate people so everyone can live happy, healthy lives!
I’m not going to lie, blogging is not easy to keep up with, especially with a full-time job, tending a vegetable garden, and trying to have a personal life (I can’t even imagine how hard it is to do it while being a mom, too). I am just so passionate about The Small Town Foodie though because I feel like I NEED to educate people and show them that eating healthy is easy, fun, and delicious.
Okay, enough with that rant, I’m sure you want to hear all about this healthy chicken salad—a perfect example of tasty, simple food. Who would have thought a sandwich that is usually packed with mayo could be healthy? Thanks to the Whole 30 book It Starts With Food, I’ve learned how to create an olive oil mayo that can be used in so many recipes.
Besides the mayo, this calls for canned chicken (you can always use fresh if you prefer, but it’s so much quicker to use canned. Just try to get the brand at the store that has the least amount of sodium), scallions, celery, grapes, and walnuts. Could it get any easier?
I love love love this chicken salad as a lettuce wrap with a big, crispy piece of iceberg lettuce. You could also serve it on top of cucumber slices, in a whole grain wrap, or however creative you can get! I’ll make a huge batch of it on Sunday to have for lunch the whole week.
If you’re one of those people who think eating healthy is difficult or boring, I dare you to try this healthy chicken salad. Your mind will be changed instantly 🙂