Sunday, August 24, 2014

What's in My Lunchbox?

I've got a good one for y'all this week! (And maybe a little breakfast bonus too)

Do any of y'all like pesto? Oooor chicken salad? If so, you'll LOVE this pesto chicken salad recipe! 

I found this on Pinterest a while back, but tweaked it a bit. 

First, I will give you a homemade pesto recipe. If you don't want to use a homemade pesto, then that's fine too! Simply just scroll down to the chicken salad recipe.

My pictures show double what the recipe called for because I used some for dinner tonight! Just go by this recipe:

- 1 cup of fresh basil
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 3 tablespoons pine nuts
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste (I use pink salt)
- 1/3 cup olive oil

After I added the ingredients to the food processor, I had it on high until it chopped it the way I wanted it.

YUM! Look how fresh that looks! 

Okay, here's what you'll need for the chicken salad:

- heaping 1/4 cup pesto 
- 2 Tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cups of shredded chicken (I used two small grilled chicken breasts)
- salt and pepper to taste

The picture really doesn't do it any justice! It's delicious! Literally, all you do is mix the ingredients and there you have it!

I like my chicken salad on 100% whole wheat/grain bread. Of course, feel free to add whatever else you want.

I also will be bringing this along with my usual fruit and veggies. Oh, and can't forget some whole wheat goldfish!

Here's a little breakfast bonus! 

For breakfast I enjoy smoothies, but sometimes I struggle with rushing in the morning and don't have time to make them. Well, problem solved as of now.

I have prepared the majority of my smoothies for the week, and now all I need to add to them is protein powder and a liquid!

Some have strawberries, blackberries, spinach, half of a banana, and chia seeds. 
The others have strawberries, pineapple, half of a banana, and chia seeds.

And here's Lily being Lily…. Always by my feet in the kitchen. 

Have a great night and a wonderful Monday! Tomorrow is our First Day of School! AHHHH!


P.S. The giveaway winner will be announced on Instagram tomorrow!! 

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