I don't know about you but it can be hard to find the time to meal prep, espeically if you find yourself traveling or super busy on the weekends. I like to keep canned chicken (and tuna) on hand for times like this, when I don't have time to meal prep, but I want to eat something aside from a frozen meal for lunch. Yes, dietitians do eat frozen meals.
While frozen meals can become a routine for me, I feel better when I eat foods that I prepare for myself (instead of warm up in the microwave), like this Southern Chicken Salad. I love that it's quick and conveneient and still wholesome.
This chicken salad is made with hard boiled eggs, relish, and celery and can be served with crunchy crackers, a top a bed of greens, or smeared in between toasted whole grain braed. If I'm making a sandwich, I like layering it with tomato and lettuce too.
What foods to you prep when you need a quick lunch? Do you ever resort to eating frozen meals for lunch during the week?
Make a batch of this easy Southern Chicken Salad on the weekend and enjoy for lunch all week long! Tweet this
Southern Chicken Salad
- 12.5 ounces canned white chunk chicken, drained
- 3 hard-boiled eggs, diced
- 1/4 cup diced celery
- 1/4 cup relish
- 3 tablespoons mayo
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and gently toss together to combine. Serve with your favorite crackers.