Eating Low Carb
The thing with eating low carb and/or keto is that you are supposed to eat more fats. That being said, a low carb or keto eating plan does not have to consist of merely meat, eggs and dairy. That’s where this blog differs from many of the low carb diets out there. While I have a few recipes here with dairy in them from when I first got started, I have since given it up completely. Not only because I’m very sensitive or even allergic to it, but also because it’s better for my blood sugar to avoid dairy.
Low Carb & Dairy Free
Giving up dairy means you have to pay a lot more attention to the fats you get. It’s not as easy as adding cheese to everything and calling it a day. But that doesn’t mean it has to be complicated either. In fact, I have made it far easier on myself by making it a point to ensure I have a nice selection of good quality oils in my kitchen and that tends to get me through each and every time!
For this recipe, all those wonderful fats come from good quality olive oil as well as the avocados. You just can’t get fats that are healthier then that! Well… maybe one or two, but you get my drift!
This salad was made super simply by using a rotisserie chicken. But you can also cook your own chicken at home first, whichever is easiest for you.
I will say that this salad has a much nicer texture if you chop everything small. But outside of that, the flavors are a wonderful blend that will please your palate and any dinner guests!
- 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
- 1/2 medium tomato, chopped (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped
- 2-3 large fresh basil leaves, minced
- 2 medium avocados
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
HINT: If you want a creamier sauce, stir in 1 tbsp. of good quality mayonnaise!
Nutrition Data According To MyFitnessPal.com
(May not be totally accurate):