Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekly Paleo Meal Plan + Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad

What a BEAUTIFUL weekend!! We're building a deck right now (LOL - getting a deck BUILT, the idea of me building a deck is hilarious). Since the dogs/no one could use the backyard, we spent a lot of time outside and I took some fun pix which are at the bottom of the post because I'm obsessed with my dogs. For now, meal plan:

Breakfast for the week: Smoothies. I asked for suggestions last week and Jess had a great suggestion which I will be trying:

Lunch for the week: I made this taco soup recipe a few weeks ago and had SO much leftover at the end of the week that I froze it and am eating it for lunch this week! Yay for saving time!

Monday Dinner:

Tuesday Dinner:
Gaspacho!!! (Please excuse the !!!!s, I'm just REALLY PUMPED that it's finally gaspacho weather)

Wednesday Dinner:
Grilling burgers (recipe coming!)

Thursdsay Dinner

Friday Dinner: Oh! I'll be lounging on the beach in Florida for my friend's bachelorette party! No cooking for me!



Desserts: 
  • Dark Chocolate Pudding
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs (ok not Paleo at all but I gotta live a little and I bought ~10 bags since each bag cost $.25)
Snacks: 
  • Fruit, fruit, more fruit.
  • Plantain Chips from Trader Joe's

Here's a recipe I tried last week and really enjoyed. I call it chicken salad, Harrison calls it chicken guacamole, potatoes potahhtoes:


Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins (hey hey! I know you like that!)

Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 2 ripe (aka brownish blackish) avocados, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoons ground sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
Mix it all together. Eat it. Love it. Harrison dipped chips in it because he feels this is simply guacamole, I ate it plain.

And now for some Andi and Ziggy enjoying spring, which we all thought was going to skip over DC this year. AREN'T THEY PERFECT?!?! PS I constantly post pix of my dogs on Insta if you're into that kind of thing. 



16 comments:

  1. I was going to say, you're building a deck!! That's impressive and then I read the second sentence and that's way more up my alley haha Also love the insta pics of your cuties

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    1. Hahaha exactly why I clarified. If I was building a deck...

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  2. Your puppy pictures are so Professional! LOVE IT! Okay - I'm following you on Insta - now follow me!!!! :)

    I love the Chicken Avacado salad recipe! I mean, I would even put a small scoop over a large spinach salad! How yummy would THAT be?

    And - Cadbury mini eggs - are devine!

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    1. I got Harrison a GoPro for Christmas and it is 90% dog pictures and video, 10% pictures and video Harrison took haha!

      Def going to put some salad on the spinach next time!!

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  3. Yum! I like adding some tomatoes or salsa if I am really lazy to mine! Just followed you on insta, surprised I wasn't before!

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    1. Yay! And YES salsa! I wasn't thinking of this as a Mexican dish at all until Harrison ate the last of it and called it guac... I was like, OH! salsa!

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  4. I dont know if I ever had Gazpacho but it sounds fun!!! I bought 2 bags of Cadbury Minieggs this weekend because they were 70% off at Target. Damnit. haha!

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  5. hahaha love it - i was like damn girl you're building a deck?? that's awesome ;)

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  6. mmmm sitting in class reading your post makes me really hungry. I really want an avocado right now!

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  7. I am so excited that it is finally grilling season. though I need to clean my grill and all the dog poop out of my yard first! haha!

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  8. I make almost the exact same recipe, but with tuna instead of chicken! I'll have to follow you on insta, I love pup pics and I'm always posting ones of my doggy too!

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  9. You are going to have the best time in florida! I'm pretty pumped about all the warm weather recipes I can make now!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  10. That chicken salad sounds delish (I'd put mine on sprouted grain bread, but I know you Paleo's aren't down with that) and you know we love us some avocado here in Texas!

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  11. Your pups are beautiful. I have never tried gazsacho...could this be the year?

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  12. Avocado chicken salad sounds beyond delicious! PS love your pups!

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