When Does A Salad Turn Into A Dinosaur?

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Chicken Avocado SaladDo you ever have one of those crazy days? Days where you are so busy that you barely have time to sit down, but you don’t really notice that the time is flying by since you’re so busy? Yes, that was my day today. I’m grateful though that work went by so fast that it didn’t really feel like work.

As I left, I mentioned to my cube mate that I hoped my manservant was kind enough to have prepared dinner while I was gone. Ah, to have a manservant right. Or even a womanservant would do. Maybe I can train Thing Two to cook and clean. After all he’s home all day doing nothing but napping. It’s fine time he start earning his keep and making use of himself.

Since it was one of those days and none of my servants came through for me, I was left on my own to prepare dinner. I managed to whip up a pretty awesome creation tonight for The Kid in absolutely no time at all. She inhaled the entire thing, breaking the world record so I’d call that kid approved.

Chicken Avocado Salad

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 grilled chicken breast
  • 1 Tbsp dressing or marinade of choice (see below)

Slice avocado in half and scoop out the insides in as close to one piece as you can. Slice the avocado piece into chunks. Cut the chicken into chunks. Toss the chicken and the avocado with the dressing or marinade to coat. Spoon the mixture back into the avocado halves and serve. Serves one.

As an added bonus when you eat the salad out of one side, you can flip it over on top of the other. I was told that it completely resembled the head of a t-rex only filled with avocado salad instead of teeth. 😉 I served it with a side of sweet red pepper slices. For the adults, I highly recommend cutting the pepper into chunks and tossing with the avocado and chicken. The Kid is a purist though and refuses to mix her veggies in like that.

The flavor combinations are limitless and can be different based on the dressing/marinade that you use. On a trip to Whole Foods, I found these amazing dressings by Cindy’s Kitchen. So far I’ve tried the Sundried Tomato and the Carrot Ginger and they were both to DIE for! Seriously. Now that I’ve perused their website, I want to try the Pear Vinaigrette, Chipotle Ancho, and like 10 other varieties. I love that I can pronounce and recognize everything on their ingredient list.

Tonight I used the Sundried Tomato dressing to toss the chicken and avocado with. One tablespoon is under 15 calories total and adds a load of flavor. I’ve also tried it on fish and had it on my grilled veggies too. I’m not being paid by Cindy or her kitchen to say these things. I’m just thrilled that I found ways to add flavor for almost no calories and it isn’t a health killer like some of the chemical junk out there. Cindy’s does have regular fat varieties so read the labels before you buy.

Do you play with your food and make t-rex heads? Would your kid eat the salad with the peppers mixed in?

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