Last week, I had my first attempt at creating a home-made, cheaper than ever salad. If you have tried making your own using that as your guide, then you may have felt something was missing after you’ve gobbled up your bowl of greens. In fact, there was, indeed, some bits missing in that recipe. So this time, I present to you my second – and better version of Monday chicken salad dinner.
Living healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. All it requires is creativity, resourcefulness, and loads of fun.
My salad experience gets better and better with every bowl! Well, okay, let’s not get carried away. After all, I’m still on the first month of my “one-salad-dinner-a-week diet”. It was self resolution I started 2 weeks ago, along with my daily yoga and semi-vegetarian diet.
For this week, I decided to try out something way better than the ones before. So earlier today I was there, pushing my blue cart and strolling inside SaveMore Supermarket.
I picked items from shelves as I went down my well-prepared grocery list. Intentionally, I picked my salad ingredients last to preserve their freshness. And when it was time to gather my greens, I went to the vegetable section. The process turned out to be a lot easier and faster than I expected. That’s because I have noticed a package right next to the ball of lettuce I was about to pick. When I checked it out, it was a salad package complete with a Caesar Dressing, to my great delight! And it’s got more varied slices of fresh veggies than I was planning to buy.
What Went into my Chicken Salad
I got all of these for only Php75.00. Okay, okay, that costs Php7.50 more than last week’s salad, but what a small amount compared to the added colors (and nutrients) I got, right!
Same as before, all I had to do was to mix everything. Since almost everything were already sliced into bite-sized chunks, the preparation went a lot faster.
How long did we prepare the other salad last week? 20 minutes? Well, this one took only 10 minutes, and presto! Here I am, blogging as I munch on salad pieces in between sentences!
That bottle of drink on the side?
I’ve read a lot of shocking facts about diet drinks and the not-so-good effects of their artificial sweeteners, so I switched to Vitamilk Black Cereal Soymilk this time to go with my salad meal.
More from the Background
Earlier, I had my once a week “eat-anything-I-want lunch” at Orange Brutus. Unaware that I’ve successfully reduced my preferred meal size in just a matter of one week, I was stunned at how large the chicken pieces they serve! I ended up asking the crew to pack for take out one of the 2-piece chicken I ordered. That’s the chicken that ended up mixed into my salad.
By the way, if you plan to do the same thing, make sure not to include the breaded chicken skin. Only the white meat strips should go into that bowl or else, your salad will taste like fast food! It won’t be as healthy as you would intend it to be. Better yet, just use plain boiled chicken, sliced into bite-sized cubes.
There you have it! Try this, and you’ll definitely find it more delectable than the first one. Next week, maybe we’ll to find more variations in preparing our salad mania. I can hardly wait!
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