Lunch comes together in a pinch with a toss of salad and prepped ahead chicken for Spicy Chicken Avocado Salad.
I can’t explain it but somehow I managed to fall into a bad eating rut again. My fridge is always packed full of fresh fruit and vegetables and trust me, they get eaten but somehow, someway when it was time to pull out those old dusty jeans last week they were just a little too tight on me.
Hmm. . . I didn’t remember that being a problem before the summer started. Last time I check the weight gain happened during the winter months, not the summer! I can come up with a million reasons and excuses but the truth is the lure of takeout calls to me after long days baking cookies and selling them at outdoor markets. You’d think, after staring at butter and sugar for a couple of hours I’d be craving salad but pizza is just so much easier.
It’s a good thing Eat Smart Salad Kits reentered my life when they did. You might recall their introduction last december with an easy shrimp stir fry but today it’s about making some smart lunch and dinner choices with their Gourmet Vegetable and Plant Powered Protein Salad Kits.
You see, it’s not that I don’t like salad, it’s that I’m too lazy to toss one together when I’m hungry and tired and I just want to eat right now! When I worked full time, I would spend a ridiculous amount of money for someone to make me salad because it was easy.
Now that I’m home, I slip away from those salad lunches but I think I fixed the problem. For real this time, I need those jeans to fit! What I love about the Plant Powered Protein Kits is that they are individual servings and perfect for on the go – just toss together and enjoy! The mix-ins are keep in separate pouches, so everything stays fresh. It’s a pretty perfect option for days when I’m finished baking and I’m famish, pop open a salad and have a late lunch.
The Superfood Gourmet Salads are all chef inspired and offer blends of six or more superfoods. This is not your average iceberg salad. The first one out of the bunch I decided to try was the Southwest Vegetable Kit. It’s full of savoy cabbage, red cabbage, radishes, kale, carrots, corn, a sprinkling of cheddar cheese and a zesty Chipotle ranch dressing.
It’s packed full of flavor and I figured it some spicy chicken and avocado would be a great way to round out the salad for a complete meal.
Any well stocked spice cabinet should have these spices on hand for the rub on the chicken and if you’re like me, I bet you’ve always got an avocado (or 5) on hand. I prepped a few chicken breasts at a time and kept them in the fridge, so they are ready to go on top of all my salads for the week. Now there was really no excuse not to have a healthy lunch.
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