I have been trying to find ways to sneak good food into my diet.
Things that taste good so I won’t crave bad stuff.
Things that are easy so I will actually make them.
I won’t make it if it isn’t easy. Period. I am learning to accept this about myself and work with it.
Strawberry Salsa Chicken Salad
2 diced apples
1 jalapeno pepper with the insides stripped out and diced
5 green onions – finely chopped
1 Tablespoon of grated fresh ginger
1 cup diced fresh California Strawberries
1/3rd cup of white wine vinegar
1 bag spinach Salad mix
cooked chicken cubes
Spoon on top of the spinach salad mix and top with the chicken.
I took this picture and then devoured this Strawberry Salsa Chicken Salad in approximately 2 1/2 minutes. It is really yummy as a full meal. If you would rather use it as a side dish, I suggest substituting pecan halves for the chicken…and then you would have to call it Strawberry Salsa Pecan Salad.
I am a girl who has never met a jalapeno I didn’t like. I have also been recently obsessed with the fancy fruit-and-nut salads when we eat out. This salad is exactly like something I would order at a favorite restaurant, but the good news is that it is super easy and I don’t have to pay $7.99+ a serving for it.
Today, I ate it for lunch and two/three of my boys tried it at dinner. They both reported that they liked it. Their palates aren’t quite ready for a full serving, but the fact that they tried it and liked it is certainly a step in the right direction.