Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Eat Well...Live Long

The Lindsey household is striving to get healthier! My cooking is now very health conscious and we now have a membership to the local Y for frequent calorie burning.

Someone told me to grocery shop only in the outer rim of the store where all the fresh veggies, fruit and meats are. It's a challenge to stay away from pre-packaged items just for the convenience factor but we're doing well avoiding them.

I'm really trying to be creative with meals but that's also challenging when you have limited time to whip something up after work.

I've been doing alot of salads like tuna, egg and chicken with lots of greens to accompany it. Very light, fresh and perfect for summer! Arranging it all on a platter really makes it seem dinner worthy.

A rotisserie chicken makes throwing together the chicken salad a breeze. My chicken salad is full of yummy herbs, nuts and grapes. Here's my recipe:

Yummy Chicken Salad

2 cups cubed cooked chicken breasts
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 cup of halved grapes (green or red)
1/3 cup of chopped or halved pecans
handful of fresh chopped parsley
salt & pepper to taste

Toss all together and refridgerate. The longer it sits so the flavors meld together, the better it tastes.