After starting the official Shift Shop test group last week, I have realized that although I have thought that I was being strict with my portion fix meal plan, I have not been. I am really guilty of adding a little extra olive oil, a little grass fed butter and not counting my marinades as anything. I think it is easy to convince ourselves that a little bit here and there just doesn't count. Well, hate to tell you, but even if we don't count these things, our bodies still do. Last week, I was on a hunt to make a delicious salad that had a ton of flavor, but used a marinade with only free items on my meal plan. Mustard is free and I love a good honey mustard salad, so I decided to get a little creative and this is what I came up with! Hope you enjoy!
- 4 ounces of chicken, diced
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon stevia (I wanted to make it a bit sweeter to cut the mustard and vinegar)
- 1/8 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
- 1.5 cups romaine, chopped
- 1/4 cup roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 cup carrot shreds
- 1/8 avocado
- 2 tablespoons Tessemae Honey Poppyseed Dressing (or any other oil based dressing)
- Combine diced raw chicken, dijon mustard, vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, sea salt, stevia and chili powder in a ziplock bag. Mix around and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
- In a pan over medium high heat, add chicken mixture and cook for a total of 6 minutes, or until no longer pink, stirring often. Set chicken aside and allow to cool.
- Meanwhile, combine romaine, tomato and carrot shreds in a bowl.
- Top salad with the chicken, avocado and two tablespoons of dressing.
If you are following the portion fix meal plan, this salad counts as: 2 green, 1 red, 1/4 blue and 1 orange.
If you need to bulk up your salad, here are some additional ideas:
- To add more greens, add more romaine and red onions
- To add more reds, add two hard boiled eggs or turkey bacon
- To add in yellows, add in black beans
- To add more blues, increase amount of avocado or add almonds
This salad is so easy and you can prepare your chicken mixture in advance as well as dice up your chicken and veggies. If you cannot find the Tessemae dressing, feel free to use any oil based dressing to substitute.