I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you didn’t stick to your low-carb diet yesterday, don’t worry. Today is a new day and you can’t destroy your health with one meal. ;) It’s not about never eating something that’s not on plan, but it’s about doing that very rarely and enjoying better quality food most of the time. With that being said, here’s a great meal to enjoy - you could even use leftover turkey for this if you wanted! :) This chicken club wrap/salad is one of our favorite meals and it’s so simple and delicious!
I got this recipe from Complete Keto by Drew Manning and I’ve tweaked it a bit to make it work well for us.
Ingredients - 1 serving
- 3 ounces chicken breast, cooked and shredded
- 1½ tablespoons paleo mayo
- Sea salt, to taste
- Garlic powder, to taste
- 2 romaine lettuce leaves
- 4 slices of bacon, cooked
- 1 tablespoon paleo ranch
- ½ medium avocado, sliced
Toss the chicken in a small bowl with mayo, salt, and garlic powder. Lay the lettuce leaves on a plate; divide the bacon between lettuce leaves. Add shredded chicken breast and drizzle with ranch. Top with avocado, sprinkle with sea salt, and enjoy immediately!
592 calories | 48g fat | 8g carbs | 32g protein
It’s called Chicken Club Wraps in the book but instead of making it a wrap, we usually make it more of a salad - it’s easier to eat that way. haha! Normally we use the romaine lettuce but I was out and we had spinach so that’s what I used when I took this pic so you can see it’s very versatile. We also usually use a little more chicken, mayo. and avocado so it’s a serving for two but we don’t always add more bacon and just stick to the 4 slices. You can alter it to your tastes and enjoy!
Some side notes
If you’re unsure what mayo to choose to make sure you’re getting high quality mayo and not just mayo made of vegetable oil, I highly recommend Primal Kitchen. This is what I buy and it’s full of great ingredients, it’s made from avocado oil, and it tastes great!
Don’t be fooled though, the Kraft “avocado oil” mayo is NOT the same. If you read the label you’ll find it’s also full of canola oil and soybean oil. Actual ingredients list of Kraft: Water, Avocado Oil, Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Vinegar, Egg, Modified Food Starch*, Egg Yolk, Contains Less Than 2% of Salt, Sugar, Mustard Flour, Natural Flavor, Phosphoric Acid*, Potassium Sorbate* and Calcium Disodium EDTA (To Protect Flavor).
Primal Kitchen ingredients are: Avocado Oil, Organic Eggs, Organic Egg Yolks, Organic Vinegar, Sea Salt, Organic Rosemary Extract.
Doesn’t that sound better? You can find Primal Kitchen online or you can buy it at Costco, Target, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, and other local grocers.
By the way, I HIGHLY recommend this book as it’s full of great information and has a lot of great recipes. We have a bunch of favorites that came from this book and we make them regularly.