Sunday, May 13, 2012

SouthWest Chicken Salad

Hey Peeps ~

I hope everyone one's Mother's day was beautiful like mine! Around our house we feel that everyday is a day to celebrate mom's and dad's so we never really do anything extra exciting. Other than maybe I don't spend all day doing the usual chores and cooking. I love to cook so I really don't mind it!

Today I got up, had my coffee on the deck will being serenaded by the birds and being snuggled by Marley, all the while Mr. Sunshine warmed me!

Then I made Mexican egg wraps, which I LOVE!! I just can't get enough of these. It's so easy and super delicious. I need to get some whole wheat tortillas. That's the only thing that always makes me feel like I'm not eating as I should. But I'm human.

I use...
2-3 tsp Taco seasoning
4 egg whites
2 whole eggs 
small flour tortillas
hot sauce or salsa
Scramble eggs with seasoning and put in shells just like a burrito or taco. I add salsa, a little cheese, cilantro, and Fage yogurt to mine..but it varies.. variety IS the spice of life, Right!! 
This makes about 4 wraps, enough to feed the hubs and I, 2 egg wraps ea.

Then I did some "around the house" stuff ya know... the usual suspects.. dishes, laundry, bathing! Then it was off to visit with my mom for a bit and then get a workout in!
Here's my workout for ya! Do 3 sets!
 Once I killed my workout! Yes I'm guilty!! I came home and made some delicious gluten free, vegan oatmeal choc chip cookies.

So yummy and did I mention Healthy!

At Chili's they have a southwest quesadilla chicken salad with a cilantro vinaigrette that is the only thing I ever get from there, minus the quesadilla ( trying to be healthy, ya know) So I thought I'd try to recreate it at home..

Sherice's SouthWest Chicken salad

Chicken Marinade 
1/4 tsp chipotle powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin.. I love cumin
1-2 cloves garlic minced
about 1/3 cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
 I put all ingredients into my Magic Bullet and give it a whirl!! Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this little machine!!

Cilantro lime vinaigrette
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup EVOO
1-2 Tbls fresh squeezed lime juice.. I used 3 and it was perfect but I like lime
1 Tbls red wine vinegar
salt and pepper
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp oregano
once again I used my Magic bullet! put all ingredients in and give it a whirl!
put in jar and put in fridge. Let sit for about 30 mins so flavors can marry before using

then I grilled the chicken and sliced it up, and added it on some romaine added corn kernals, black beans, black olives, a little cheese, avocado, cherry tomatoes and some crushed up corn tortilla chips on top. Then added the 2-3 Tbls of the dressing. DELICIOUS!!

 now I'm having the same thing tonight for dinner and a cold Stella.

Happy Mother's Day!!
oxox Sherice


Carole said...

Nice post. You might enjoy this Cartoon

Sherice said...

LOL Carole.. That was cute!

Janetha @ meals + moves said...

Delicious! And I looove my Magic Bullet. Those things are so handy!