Something else I made in no time at all is this chicken salad. It is a complete meal in a bowl which is always a good idea if you need to eat properly but are in a hurry. I like to add seeds for the health aspect and I really like them. I sprinkle seeds on everything I can. These are a mixture of flax seeds, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds.
Mixed baby leaf lettuce leaves. I used a packet of salad leaf mix from checkers. I always put mine in a sink filled with water and some salt, then I dry it in a salad spinner or with a clean tea towel. I throw the tomatoes in there too and those are dried with the tea towel.
English cucumber rinse well and dry.
Pre-cooked chicken – shredded.
Place your lettuce in a bowl.
Chop the cherry tomatoes lengthwise.
Add the tomatoes to the salad bowl.
Chop cucumbers into quarters. Chop off the rounded ends. Then chop the cucumber in half. Take one half and slice it length ways. Do this with each half if you want to use the whole thing or save the other half in glad wrap for something else.
Take the halved, lengthwise cucumber and place it seed side down and slice it down the middle lengthwise then chop into bite size, quartered pieces.
I do not peel the cucumbers. The skin has all the vitamins in it. I also do not remove the seeds but you can do so if you prefer. Some people have IBS where you should not eat seeds from tomatoes or cucumbers. Before I was properly diagnosed with Celiac disease they thought I had IBS so I have done my fair share of not eating seeds. I will be posting some proper information in the next day or two on Celiac disease and eating gluten-free with some FAQs as well. The symptoms of IBS are very similar to Celiac disease.
I will also be talking about eating gluten-free in general, whether you have an intolerance or not so look out for that! As a single mom I have to watch the budget so I can give you some tips on eating gluten-free on a shoe string budget too!
Add the cucumbers to the salad bowl.
Shred your precooked chicken. I had bought a ready made chicken from Checkers. I ate some for a meal and then used the rest in this salad. These are extremely cost effective and you don’t have to do the cooking. Remember how busy I’ve been? I didn’t even have time to post. I was looking for any way to save time on cooking. I have a few of those recipes up my sleeve and I will share lots more with you. In fact if there is something you love to eat but want to know a cost effective, quick way of cooking it, ask a question in the comment section and I’ll find a recipe for it.
Add your chicken to the salad bowl and toss the salad. Sprinkle the seeds on top.
You can add any dressing you like. I ate it with no dressing.