Last updated on May 20th, 2023 at 10:18 am
Don’t want to bore you with what I ate the other day, but I made a healthy low-carb high-protein avocado chicken salad for lunch that would also be easy to meal prep.
There’s a lot of stuff in there.
Other than, obviously, the chicken and avocado we’ve got an egg, olives, some invisible spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions, black pepper…
Basically, ALL the things I want to eat when I’m super hungry.
Don’t be fooled, this is a salad, but it’s not one of those side dish things. It’s a meal. I still felt light and alive after, because it’s a healthy salad, but it was super satisfying.
Also, this high-protein chicken salad is a great paleo and gluten-free lunch recipe. Dare I say even keto?
I have no idea. But could be – there’s some fat in there, almost no carbs.
Someone let me know if I can say I made a keto salad, please! I definitely made something low-carb that has a lot of protein.
How To Make A High-Protein Avocado Chicken Salad
So what you need to do here with the chicken: you basically prepare a chicken breast your favorite way. Either in a pan with some herbs and garlic or just boil if you’re feeling lazy (it’s healthier, but I personally wouldn’t really enjoy the chicken that much). Whatever you usually do with chicken breast.
I used only one hard-boiled egg, then added some olives, because I need to have olives with everything. And then came the avocado. It’s a good life, I’ve been buying so many avocados lately and somehow they’re all good. Add the vegetables to feel good.
When you’ve arranged everything, prepare the dressing. I used olive oil, lemon juice and minced garlic (obsessed with garlic right now, making everyone around me happy). I also added some toasted sesame oil, because I LOVE the flavor. But it’s optional if you don’t have it. Something else you can do is toast sesame seeds and sprinkle over the salad – SO GOOD!
What’s important when making this high-protein avocado chicken salad for lunch or dinner is adding salt to taste. The dressing doesn’t have any salt in it, olives have some, but I needed to add a pinch of salt to my serving.
How To Meal Prep
For meal prep this is really easy – just cook the chicken breast, boil some eggs and peel them, wash some spinach and air dry it for a little bit, use whole cherry tomatoes and olives. Pack it all without dressing into meal prep containers. These you should be good for about 3 days in the fridge. The perfect high-protein lunch recipe!
More Healthy High-Protein Lunch Ideas
I hope you enjoy this avocado chicken salad and make it whenever you feel like a satisfying healthy meal. If you need even more high-protein lunch ideas, make sure to check these out:
- Mashed Avocado Shrimp Salad
- Mediterranean Tuna Pie