This is a concoction of food I had handy, and we needed something to eat for lunch. A pretty simple concept-nothing fancy here.
Cooked chicken with some crunchy things thrown in, plus a side of chopped walnuts since the walnut is the only nut – and one of the few plant-based foods – that contains omega-3.
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid (meaning we need to obtain it from our diets). Among the many benefits, omega-3 plays an important role in cognitive function and bringing down inflammation in the body.
It’s pretty fitting since the walnut is shaped like a little brain.
Served in a Joseph’s Pita Bread half with slices of fresh avocado, it was not only filling, but it was very much dee-double-licious!
Crunchy Walnut Chicken Salad
- 2 cups cooked chicken diced
- 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 1 green onion green and white part, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix
- salt and pepper
Mix all together. Serves 6.
With a Joseph's pita half and 1/2 avocado, appx. 9 net carbs total. Not bad for lunch!