I love Pinterest because there are a wealth of recipes you can find on there, for pretty much anything you’re in the mood for. Last night, I came across this Pinterest recipe for a SCD-approved avocado chicken salad. I tweaked it ever so slightly to my liking. The end result was a savory, easy, beautifully colorful, and healthy dish! Here is what you’ll need:
- 1 package of boneless and skinless chicken tenderloins (since this recipe involves shredding the chicken, I found using tenderloins were easier than a whole chicken breast)
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and mashed
- 1/2 small tomato, chopped
- 1/4 red onion, chopped
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice
- Cilantro, chopped (as much as you like. I love Cilantro, so, I used about 2 tablespoons)
- Freshly ground pepper
For the chicken, I drizzled it with olive oil, salt and pepper, and put it in the George Foreman to grill. You can feel free to make/bake your chicken however you like. Once removed from the George Foreman, I shredded the chicken, and threw it in the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
I had about 1/4 of the avocado chicken salad a few hours ago and I’m still stuffed. The combination of all the different ingredients is definitely filling.
On a side note, I’ve been on the SCD for four days now and I can honestly say I’ve already noticed a difference in how I feel. I feel more energized in the morning, whereas before I was always so tired, no matter what time I would go to sleep the night before. I also feel myself getting full much quicker now that I’m eating unprocessed food, as opposed to before where eating a cheeseburger would make me hungry an hour later.
Even if you’re not willing to give up processed foods for the long run, I encourage you all to try out some of these SCD recipes, anyway. You don’t have to be on the SCD in order to enjoy good food.