Friday, May 24, 2013

Avocado Based Chicken Salad

While we are vA-Kayin' it on up in Florida {double check that you are followin me on Instagram} little miss Kristine was gracious enough to offer to guest post this AMAZING recipe! So pumped to have her here! Thanks SOOOO much Kristine!

avocado based chicken salad recipe, heartshapedsweat

While Ashlee is out enjoying her vacation and we're all stuck here working hard, I thought it would be fun to steal her space for the day and share a fast and healthy lunch recipe. You might remember first meeting me here in this post between me and Ashlee... but if not, I'm Kristine and I blog over at Heart Shaped Sweat, I'm a huge fan of exercise and try to stick with healthy eating. Between these values and a busy household it's important to have a few go-to recipes for quick meals. I've always loved chicken salad, it's a staple in my home. Whether it's made with rotisserie chicken or canned, grapes and apples, or eggs and celery it's any easy meal for on the go or at home. I'm sharing a tip to help you cut back on the calories and fat found within most chicken salad selections. Mayonnaise is typically the key ingredient because of it's binding qualities.
But as you may know Avocado's can offer the same thing!

When making your version of chicken salad try using avocados instead of mayonnaise!
Cut your avocado and mash it together with a fork to make it creamy. One or two avocado's should be enough for your chicken salad mix. This is a healthy alternative for the binding of your chicken salad ingredients. Avocados have a light flavor and offer lots of protein and healthy fats to your diet. My boys love this version of chicken salad, some days I add a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt to help fill them up!

Serve your chicken salad in a bowl with wheat crackers or rolled with spinach in a wrap!

Hope you've enjoyed this quick and healthy meal solution! I'd love for you to stop by Heart Shaped Sweat and say hi  :) Big thanks to Ashlee for letting me take over today, meeting all of you has been fun!

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Thanks again Kristine!! It has been an absoulute pleasure to have ya here.

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  2. Wow, I never thought of using an avocado. Now I can eat chicken salad again. Yay, thanks for the recipe.

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  7. Is it strange that I don't like avocado, but something about this makes me want to make it now and eat it! xo

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