Diabetes is part of my family history. My dad had it and my mom was recently diagnosed. If you have been following me, then you know I have been trying to work on my eating habits and then work in exercise. We have been meal planning which has been a huge help. I know what we are making every night, I get to try different recipes, and it has been cheaper on our wallets. My aunt was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago and shared this "Southwest Chicken Salad Recipe" with me. We didn't know what to call it, so I named it. She said she found it on a diabetes forum where recipes were shared, but that she has since tweaked it. She said she makes it in large batches for her family and they have it to munch on all week.
What You Need:
2 rotisserie chickens
1 15 oz. can black beans drained & rinsed
1 8 oz. can corn drained
3 small avocados chopped
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
Cup cherry tomatoes chopped
Olive Garden Italian dressing to taste
What You Do:
Take all the meat off the rotisserie chickens and place in a big bowl, then put everything else in and mix.
You can put this on top of some greens, in a wrap (or lettuce wrap), or by itself. Makes a great lunch or dinner. We love taking this to get togethers, family picnics, and just on the go!
Please let me know if you try it and how you like it in the comments below!