Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chicken Salad For Breakfast?

It takes time to eat right. Time is one thing that most people feel they don't have enough of. If you can prepare something for breakfast the night before you are more likely to eat in the morning. Since breakfast is so important I'll be focusing on make ahead breakfast ideas for the next few days.

This morning I made what I call "breakfast chicken salad". I would normally make it the night before so it is ready first thing in the morning. Last night I cooked the chicken. I also spent the evening knitting socks. Socks are my favorite knit. These socks were fun. They kept me entertained while my chicken was roasting. They kept me further entertained while I was waiting for the chicken to cool before putting it into the fridge. Sadly, I do not have a fun picture of those socks to share with you. They were mailed off today. I mailed them away without documentation. I promise to not deprive everyone of such wonders in the future. 

What is the difference in a breakfast chicken salad and a regular chicken salad? The amount of veggies, fruit, mayo, and flavorings. I want my clients eating veggies at breakfast. That is why this salad is packed with  fiber rich celery and apple. This recipe makes one serving. Yes. ONE. Double it if you like. Triple it if you want. Quadruple it if necessary. Just be sure you are understanding you need all this food at one sitting. Balancing the blood sugar requires you to eat food. It requires you to eat food in the appropriate portions and combinations. I'm so happy that eating is a required part of healthy living!

Breakfast Chicken Salad

4 oz cooked chicken, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 apple, cored and diced
1/2 oz walnut pieces
2 TBS craisins
1 tsp mayo

Simply mix all the ingredients and chill overnight. You may want to mix the mayo in at the last moment before eating. I'm not a big mayo fan so I don't mind the salad being dry. Others are not as happy and would rather have the rich mayo taste. Adding it just before eating will give you more satisfaction if you are in the later category. 


Substitute or add 1/2 tsp honey or real maple syrup (if you do this omit the craisins because you will have too much sugar in your meal with both).
Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and/or a dash of nutmeg
Lightly salt before eating
Use 1 TBS Greek Yogurt instead of the mayo
Make it vegetarian and use tempeh or a soy analog meat instead of chicken

1 comment:

  1. This looks pretty good. Will try it. I need some variety to my breakfasts.