Easy and Healthy Chicken Salad with a Vegan Alternative
Updated: Aug 21, 2019
If you’re like myself and lactose intolerant, but love creamy things (like everyone else), then this Chicken Salad recipe will satisfy your craving!
Start to finish: 30 minutes
If you’re like myself and lactose intolerant, but love creamy things (like everyone else), then this Chicken Salad recipe will satisfy your craving! Even though chicken salad is usually dairy free, it's loaded with calories from Mayo. This is a lower calorie meal prep you can make quickly and enjoy all week!
Tired of chicken salad by Wednesday? Chop up some squash and green onion, throw in a pan with water, add 1/4 Not Chick'n Bouillon (I feel like this the best vegan chicken bouillon brand, others add turmeric or other spices that don't taste like the real stuff). Throw in your chicken salad, and boom! Creamy Chicken Veggie Soup.
What you’ll need:
*1/4 small onion
*2-4 cloves of garlic (if you don’t like raw onion & garlic, simmer in oil first)
*3-4 cups of cherry tomatoes
*1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
*1-2 jalapeños (depends on spice preference)
*2 tablespoons Better than Sour Cream (Vegan)
*2 tablespoons hummus
*Salt & pepper
*Whole rotisserie chicken or 2-3 cans of black beans or 2 lbs of meat alternative
Chop meat or meat substitute into small chunks and/or rinse black beans well
Chop all veggies except lemon and add all ingredients into one bowl then mix well.
Take the lemon and squeeze all the juice from the lemon into the bowl.
I’d recommend cooking some veggies like steamed squash, or steamed broccoli to make this delicious meal alkaline. Personally, I like to take mini organic cucumbers with me to work to munch on with my salad, but do not mix cucumber in the salad as they won’t last the entire four days of your meal prep. I also recommend that all ingredients be organic, grass fed, and cage free if you’re able. The less chemicals from pesticides, herbicides, and hormones you put in the body, the easier it is for your body to keep your chemicals and hormones balanced.