Light Lunch Salads

These two recipes are my favorite go to light lunch salads.  I really try to live a 80/20 lifestyle where 80% of the time I eat really healthy with plenty of lean meats, fish and veggies. I cut out sweets and try to drink plenty of water.  I also try to squeeze in some form of exercise at least 5 days a week. Then when its the 20%  of the time I treat myself to chocolate moose cakes,  dinners out and wine to wash it all down 😉 . I don’t believe in never eating a certain type of food and I am not able to go out to dinner and order just a salad. I ALWAYS WANT A BREAD BASKET!!! I gain weight very easily and have found that I am more successful with the control of my weight when I behave most of the week and then treat myself to something yummy every weekend.

First up

Chicken Avacado Salad

Here is what you need:

– 2 cooked chicken breast. I usually just roast  two chicken breast in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, but I saw this cooked chicken in the supermarket and thought how much easier it would be to use it.

-1 large ripe hass avacado

– juice of a lime

– small handful of chopped cilantro

– 1/4 cup of diced red onion

– salt and pepper to taste

Here is what you need to do:


Shred up the meat from the 2 chicken breast.


Add avocado, lime juice, salt, pepper, red onion and cilantro. Mix it all up. Make sure you work the avocado into everything. It acts as the mayonnaise that holds it all together.


I find it taste even better when you make it ahead and give all the ingredients time to blend.


Veggie Tuna Salad

IMG_3092Here is what you need:

– 2 cans of solid white tuna in water

– 4 small baby carrots sliced

– 1 celery stalk diced

– 1/4 cup of diced red onion

– pepper to your taste. I like a lot of pepper with tuna

– 2 tablespoons of light mayonnaise

Here is what you need to do:


Shred your tuna out of the can and add pepper, carrots, celery, red onion and mayo. Mix it all together.


I eat these salads as a sandwich or sometimes over romaine lettuce. This is my favorite light bread. It is only 45 calories a slice and helps fill me up.




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