Chicken Salad with Avocado RecipeNov 18, 2023
A man walks into a restaurant and sits at a table.
The waiter comes over and asks, "Would you like the soup or salad?"
Man replies, "Oh, that sounds much too big for me. I’ll just have the regular-sized salad, thank you."
Sharon and I have an inside joke.
On a Sunday, I look at all of the scrumptious batch-prepared meals and then I exclaim: "It's going to be a great week!"
Yes, I'm a bit goofy, but knowing I have fresh-prepared meals really helps me focus.
Having ready-to-eat, portion-controlled meals removes countless decisions from my life.
I'm never at work wondering, "What should I order for lunch?"
Why not, you ask?
Well, because I bring these tasty meals with me.
Chicken Salad with Avocado Recipe🥑
If you're struggling with what to prepare for lunch, may I suggest you try this delicious recipe.
- 1 lb. chicken, cooked & diced or shredded
- 2 avocados, pitted
- 1 bundle cilantro, stems removed
- 3-4 long carrots, shredded
- 1 cucumber, diced
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Juice of ½ lime
- ⅛ tsp. Garlic powder
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Start off by cooking your chicken however you would like. (I prefer to use chicken from a whole chicken I cooked in the crock pot). While your chicken cooks, make your dressing. Add your avocados, cilantro, lemon, lime, garlic powder and salt and pepper to the food processor.
Mix thoroughly until the avocado becomes a paste. This will take 1 - 2 minutes or so. Add it to your diced chicken.
If you haven’t already shredded your carrots or diced your other veggies, do that. Mix veggies into your chicken.
Top with salt and pepper for a little extra flavor and a bit of leftover cilantro.
Another thought for today.
What I mean by this is that every single choice or action is moving you closer to or further from your number-one goal.
You’re a product of your choices.
Your life is a reflection of the actions you did or didn’t take.
Are you getting the results you should be getting?
If not, it’s almost always a reflection of the choices you’re making.
- Eating things that aren’t congruent with getting results
- Too many drinks on the weekend
- Not enough sleep
Every day you have the option to plan tomorrow or to simply wake up and react to what comes your way.
Every day you choose what you’re feeding your mind.
What are you reading? Who are you learning from?
Every day you decide how you’re going to engage (or fail to engage) with the people in your life, from your family and close friends to your co-workers.
You decide if you’re going to take specific actions to move toward your goals or put them off until tomorrow.
In truth, you decide whether you believe success is even possible.
Your self talk is often the first domino for many of the choices you’ll make.
You decide who you spend time with.
If you spend your time with negative people, you’re going to be negative.
If you surround yourself with others who play small, you will play small too.
And you don’t really get to pick and choose which decisions actually matter and which choices will be important.
The way you treat someone today has implications on your relationships, and even your health, a year down the road.
You never know when a coaching session you attend or the book you read will be the one that changes everything.
I’ve seen lives forever improved by a single, seemingly simple choice too, like completing four smart workouts per week.
I’ve also seen people’s lives ruined, or even ended, by poor choices.
Never forget: Every little thing you choose affects you and determines how quickly you move toward or away from your goals.
Here's to making better choices every day.
To your success,
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