Well this week is flying by and I can’t seem to catch up! Seems like a theme in my life, I know. Thank goodness for this Buffalo Hummus Chicken Salad though because it has been my go-to lunch of choice this week. Sometimes all you can do is feed yourself well and that’s the win of the week, for me I think that might be the case.
However, there have been a few more exciting positive things that have happened this week. First off, my website is now legit. That’s right folks, I am now too legit to quit (I hope)! I have the fancy secure (https) piece after my http:// because I am now offering my services online, eek! The process was not the easiest to figure out, if only I could work the internet like I can work my Instant Pot, huh? But, it now means I can get my online business rolling in the direction of my hopes and dreams.
The next good thing to happen this week is the number of recipes I have created & photographed. Thanks to my intern (yes, I have one of those, she’s awesome) I was able to get a ton of new recipes developed, tested and photographed for you guys. It’s amazing how much goes into doing such a thing, believe it or not. However, one of my passions is cooking and sharing recipes with as many people as possible, so it’s worth it.
Recipes Coming Soon!
I’m not one to follow recipes, instead I prefer to create them and have YOU follow them. If you ever have recipes you are craving, need help with, and/or would like to see here, let me know, don’t be shy. Here are a few of the recipes you have to look forward to:
- Homemade Roasted Red Peppers
- Parmesan Roasted Fennel
- Zucchini Roasted Red Pepper Salad
- Blacked Chicken Tacos with Tropical Pico de Gallo
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Roasted Potato Wedges with a Savory Yogurt Dipping Sauce
- Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Savory Protein Balls
- S’mores Campfire Mix 2-Ways
- Cherry Lemon Bars (Gluten-Free)
- Cherry Lemonade
- …and more!
Stay tuned on Instagram and the blog for new recipes soon! But until then, let’s enjoy the one I have for you today.
Working with clients allows me to see some overarching themes as far as food intake goes. While we are all very different in what we need, how much we need, and when we need it there are some common trouble areas that we all share. Protein is one of them.
Protein is the building block for a lot of structural components in our body, like muscles. It tends to be the most under-eaten macronutrient compared to the goals for most (unless you are taking a supplement of sorts). It also tends to be the hardest to prep ahead of time as compared to carbs and fats. So, I’m always looking at ways to add in more protein to my diet and to my meal planning clients’ diets.
Buffalo Hummus Chicken Salad
When designing clients meal plans I’m always looking for a lunch option that is high in protein, low in processed crap, tasty AND easy. That’s a tall order. Many of my clients will forgo packing their lunch and just grab food at work, on the go, or go out to eat with co-workers. While this isn’t always a bad thing, done all the time can add to your budget and your waistline.
So, I decided, why not make a lunch idea for you guys that is high in protein, low in processed crap, tasty AND incredibly easy. And so, the Buffalo Hummus Chicken Salad was born. It was so simple to make and most of the ingredients can be found at home already. Don’t have a pepper and onion? No worries! Use some carrots & celery or an apple and cucumber, just something to add the crunch and some healthy carbs.
Pro Tip: running low on time? Use a rotisserie chicken and shred or use canned chicken as they will get the job done.Print
- 16 oz. cooked chicken breast, chopped or shredded
- 1/2 cup hummus, flavor of choice (I used this brand)
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 3 Tbsp hot sauce
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Mix all ingredients together until combined. That’s it 🙂
Per serving; 26g protein, 11g carb, 7g fat
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