Happy April Fool’s Day and first day of April! Let’s enjoy it with this Tex-Mex Chicken Salad!
It’s official. I’m on a diet. Ugh, I just hate it. I can’t seem to ever like it and I don’t really like to classify it as a diet. And no I am not playing a April Fool’s joke on you all.
Do you ever notice when you say you’re on a diet that you want to eat everything in sight. No matter if you’re hungry. Also you’re hungry every single second of the day. Why is that?
Since I’m this way, I’m telling myself that I’m on a journey to eat healthier. I am not dieting! I’m just getting my body back to being healthy. I’m trying to eat better. More veggies and fruits. More yogurts and smaller portions. Now this doesn’t mean I’m giving up on my desserts and coffee every night. I’m not that dedicated. 😉
I have to have my little enjoyment or everything will go out the window. Now I’ll just substitute stevia for sugar and eat smaller portions. I also try to work out at least 3 – 4 times a week. Do you work out daily? What do you do? I’m an elliptical girl all the way. If you’re a runner, then I envy you. I want to run 3 miles a day, but I just can’t seem to do it.
Ok enough with me rambling on an on about diets and working out. Let’s get to the important stuff. I came upon this dish by accident really. I was craving Mexican food one night, but I wanted to keep it low-carb and low-calorie. I wanted that Tex-Mex flavor but a healthier version. I had my hubby grill some seasoned chicken thighs, then I got all the tex-mex veggies and because I wanted something with a little flavor I added some chipotle salsa to our ranch dressing. Yes I shouldn’t have ranch when I’m dieting, but it’s all about priorities. It gives it this nice spicy flavor that takes this dish to the next level!
So if your on a diet or just love good tasty salads, then you need to try this. You’re gonna love it. Plus it comes together within 30 minutes. Well minus the time to marinate. 😉
Need some more ideas for dinner? I got you covered