Hello Heathy Chicken Salad!


Who doesn’t love a good home cooked meal? Don’t we all? But when life gets busy, I definitely don’t have the time to spend hours in the kitchen. And when the temperatures start climbing, I sure don’t want to ‘slave over a hot stove.’ Yesterday I found myself in a bit of a predicament… I came home from class literally starving for lunch! I scanned the contents of the fridge and scoured through the cupboards. Nothing was jumping out at me and things were not looking pretty. What’s a hungry girl to do??

Thankfully, I discovered the leftover other half of a cooked spaghetti squash beneath a tent of tinfoil. Sounds promising, but in terms of a fresh source of protein, we were pretty much all out. I peeked back into the pantry and that’s when I spied a can of white meat chopped-up chicken. “That’s it!” I cried. 

So, I made this SERIOUSLY SIMPLE Chicken Salad. It’s just 3 ingredients… totally grain free and dairy free! I simply mixed canned chicken with mashed avocado and a little whole grain mustard. I added some lettuce and plopped it in my mini spaghetti squash bowl for an interesting, yet deliciously happy little lunch. Do Try!!

What’s your go-to when you’re pressed for time (i.e. when you come home starving and you need to get something in your tummy ASAP?) 



  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family

    Sounds like a winner for a quick meal!

    June 21, 2016 at 2:49 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Rach! So quick and easy!

      June 27, 2016 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Claire at My Pink & Green Life

    This is a great idea! I’ve never tried spaghetti squash before (I know, what kind of a healthy living blogger am I haha?!) but chicken, avocado, and mustard sound like a winning combination. 😀 I love a good omelet with fresh fruit when I’m pressed for time!

    June 21, 2016 at 1:48 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Hehe! You’re so cute Claire! And you MUST try spaghetti squash! You’ll love it! …and YES to an omelet and fruit!! SO good!

      June 27, 2016 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    This looks so so good!

    My go to when I’m pressed for time seems to be grabbing whatever frozen cooked grain I have in the freezer, adding a can of tuna or cooked chicken and whatever toppings/flavourings I have at hand!

    June 22, 2016 at 12:17 am
    • Reply Cailee

      That sounds like the perfect go to! Quick, easy, healthy, and delicious! YES please!

      June 27, 2016 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Ashley@CookNourishBliss

    I love using avocado any way I can and it sounds delicious for this chicken salad with a little mustard! Yum!

    June 22, 2016 at 2:41 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Ashley! It was so simple and tasty! …and I agree! The more avocado the better if ya ask me!! <3

      June 27, 2016 at 4:11 pm

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