It’s been just over two years since I received a life changing medical diagnosis and something like that changes the way you see everything. In the past, I was constantly trying to reach perfection in what I ate, my level of fitness, my work and my environment. What I understand now is balance is more important than anything and simple meals can be just as healthy as complex recipes made from scratch.
This wholesome combination, laid out on a cute board, could be a snack or a quick easy meal. It includes my meal prep chicken salad scooped onto cucumber rounds and provides good quality protein and fat, the celery and pickled asparagus add to the veggies and the multi-grain pita chips bring the carbs to create a balanced meal. Finish by topping everything off with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
Hubby and I decided to take a movie day today and are in the process of watching several movies, so eating needs to be quick as well as healthy. With my system of relying heavily on our pantry and fridge, all I needed to do was go to the kitchen and within minutes I created this balanced healthy tasty meal. And since we haven’t been very active this afternoon, a light meal is all we needed.
Dessert will be just as simple, fresh cantaloupe chunks drizzled with a little local honey. Since, we took a walk around our neighborhood this morning, we can also feel good about following my Embracing A Healthy Immune Boosting Lifestyle program as well as enjoying a stress-free day off. I love this cutting board because it makes a simple meal even more attractive and was a gift from sister, Mary.
You can find cucumber nutrition information in my Cucumbers are Healthy and Refreshing post. Find our chicken salad recipe in my Meal Prep Recipes or Intentional Leftovers? post. I get a little help from the market for the pickled asparagus, be sure to check the ingredient list though. Mine have asparagus, water, vinegar, salt, sugar, spices and garlic. Finally, the multi-grain pita chips come from Trader Joe’s.
“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” Hebrews 10:23, NLT