5 Ingredient Chicken Salad

While studying for my masters degree in holistic nutrition, my advisor encouraged me to try a ketogenic diet. I couldn’t wrap my mind around eating so much fat. Like so many others, I had been brainwashed for years into believing fat is the enemy. Research is increasingly indicating it is not. I agree.

For decades I was speeding on a high carb low-fat roller coaster. Possessed by overwhelming sugar cravings, refined sugar in the form of Ben & Jerry’s became a daily staple “food” item in my diet. Naturally, I ballooned. And the cravings became uncontrollable. It took years to dial that back. I lost my mind in the meantime but that’s a much longer story.

After reaching the wonderful life stage of menopause, nothing and I mean nothing would budge my weight. And I felt horrible. Regardless, I would exercise almost daily and was very active. Lethargy, joint pain, IBS, insomnia and anxiety only worsened. Oh, yeah and hot flashes. How could I forget the hot flashes?

I’ve been eating a whole foods, organic and mostly gluten-free diet for several years. That’s helped. A lot. But I was still way off from being energetic and feeling good. Actually, I want to feel great. That’s the goal. And be healthy, which I am. But I want to keep it that way. Looking great is secondary and should be a byproduct of being healthy.

The keto diet. Low, low carb. Super low. Moderate to low protein. High fat. Sounds nuts right? Research is indicating otherwise. I’ll put together a section on the ketogenic diet and post the research. For now, I want to put up some easy recipes.

Stay tuned. I’m feeling good about this!

Here’s lunch today.

Chicken Lunch
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20 if poaching breast
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1 5 minutes
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20 if poaching breast
Chicken Lunch
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Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 if poaching breast
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 if poaching breast
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Instructions
  1. Small dice the chicken breast.
  2. Add other ingredients.
  3. Mix.
  4. Serve over a leafy green. This is bok choy.
  5. Add some kimchi or other fermented veggie.
  6. Fun to wrap like this.
  7. Enjoy!
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