Paleo Chicken Salad

Eating Paleo on the road.

One of the reasons we chose our Class A motorhome was for its kitchen. I follow a Paleo diet plan and that means lots of organic, fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and nuts. We eat very well and we almost always eat at home. To make this work on the road, I need a reasonable size refrigerator/freezer, an oven that works, plenty of storage space, and enough counter surface to prepare meals from scratch. Ruby has it – and I enjoy cooking in her kitchen!

Today’s lunch was started a couple of days ago, when we roasted an organic chicken on the grill. I haven’t perfected the method yet so cleanup was more than I bargained for, but a simple roasted chicken has given us multiple meals, so it was well worth it.

The Recipe: Paleo Chicken Salad

1-2 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 tablespoons or so finely chopped green onion
handful of grapes – I used black, seedless, but use whatever variety you prefer
2-3 cups diced, cooked chicken
1/4 cup Soy Free Vegenaise – use as much as you want for the texture you prefer
1/2 avocado
salt, pepper, cardamon, bee pollen – all to taste

Mix it all up and spoon it onto Romaine leaves. You can spoon it into the leafy portion and fold the bottom of the stalk over the filling for a handheld sandwich, or just chop up some romaine or any type of lettuce leaves and top with the chicken salad. I chose the handheld sandwich option and didn’t think to take a photo of it until I was done eating. That’s what you get for waiting too long for lunch!

If you’re not ready for a full-on Paleo lunch, use it as a sandwich filling between two slices of hearty bread. That’s what my husband does.

A Paleo diet can be helpful for anyone with an autoimmune disease and it’s also a tasty way to lose weight. It’s been useful to me on both counts. My doctor recommended this way of eating several months ago, when he first suspected I was dealing with multiple sclerosis. A happy side effect was weight loss – from a size 12 to a size 6 without even trying, and while eating as much as I want of the many foods I can have. I’ll talk more about all of this in upcoming posts. Right now, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy some more of what the Black Hills has to offer!

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Shari Voigt

Shari Voigt is an author, website developer, and marketing consultant. She's been working and living on the road with her husband Gerald since July 25, 2013. When she's not working on the latest marketing idea for herself or her customers, she's exploring new places and meeting new people from all over the USA.